Wednesday, June 11, 2008

The Forth Leg: Exploring OURSELVES

Finally, and too frequently forgotten, there is ourselves.

We need time for us, time for those aspects of ourselves that we don't share in common with our families or our lovers. We are such complex and multifaceted individuals that no one person or group of people can ever meet our needs. We need time for those things we share in common with no one in our immediate circle.

We also require time just to be on our own, to know who we are apart from our partners, our families, our friends, our work places.

This is our life we are living and it requires time on our own to understand it and to know where it is going. This can be as simple as needing time for a relaxing bath, or to exercise, or attend classes in a subject of unique interest only to us, or to stroll the beach on windy day, to read a book or write one.

All too often we get caught up in the social and productive needs of our lives and forget about ourselves.

We are the forth leg of the table and to the extent our needs fail to get adequately met, the whole table is shaky.