Tuesday, March 07, 2006

Engage - Disengage


Do you think that someone with a propensity towards engaging with thoughts/activities/whatever must have an equal and opposite propensity towards disengaging? It's like so many cheesy cliches/analogies/whatever, equal and opposite reaction, can't have the dark without the light, happy goes with sad, salt with pepper, blah, blah, blah.

I can't help but imagine that there is balance in the world. But does that balance need to come within each of us or is it more of a collective journey? Do my good deeds make up for your transgressions allowing the karma wheel to continue to turn for all of us. Maybe that's just a weak way of getting out of personal responsibility. Maybe the world would be a better place if we were concerned enough to lead a balanced life within ourselves and didn't expect the rest of the world to pick up the pieces.

I can say that I find balance within myself in this case. My apptitude to engage with things seems balanced with an ability to disengage. That doesn't seem like it makes the world a better place but maybe it is part of a larger balance that I just don't see. Or maybe, it's just something in the water.

1 comment:

les said...

Good thoughts J-man! I like balance which includes stretching out to the left and then maybe to the right. And then for me the question is "am I enjoying myself and not crapping on others?" I have to be responsible for me and not count on others to balance me out. My thoughts....