“The Thinker”


“Think left and think right
And think low and think high.
Oh, the thinks you can think up
If you only try.
– Theodor Seuss Geisel

Boy, I don’t have to try to think. I think too much as it is. Even as a kid I was a deep thinker always living inside my head. I remember sitting in the backseat of our car looking out the window at everything yet not really seeing anything. I would hum as I was deep in thought. Maybe I did it to drown out the chatter of my siblings. I remember my Dad asking me, “what’s ya humming back there Connie?”

“Oh nothing,” I’d say. Because if I stopped to think what I was actually humming I’d lose my train of thought.

“Well, it sounds nice,” he’d say back to me.

I took the Myers Briggs personality test once and mine came back as an INFP introverted, intuitive, feeling, perceiving personality. *INFPs never seem to lose their wonder. One might say they see things through rose colored glasses.

I have come a bit out of my shell these days, finding the need and nerve to actually say what’s on my mind. All those years of deep thinking I’ve become like an over inflated ballon letting the air out slowly. Finding a happy medium is what I have to work on. That is because if I’m thinking all the time, then I’m not living my life, and if I’m talking too much, I’m not listening to others.

As Seng-Ts’an says, “Stop talking, stop thinking, and there is nothing you will not understand.”

*based on Carl Jung and Isabel Briggs Myers personality type theory.

About connieszone

I've come to know myself as a unique individual expression of God. I love that there is only one me in all the world. I'm still learning, growing and experiencing all the wonders that this life has to teach me. I live, move, and breath in this shell of a body God has given me, and together we travel. He see's, hears, taste, smells and touches all that I experience through the individual personality that I am. I believe He exist in each one of us for the same purpose. I am a daughter, sister, wife, mother, grandmother and friend to many. I love to write and express the many thoughts that swim around in my head. I love to read. I'm a creative crafty kind of person. I love being in my garden. I've been working on my families genecology for 25 years. I think that about sums me up for now.

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