The power of pondering


I love to ponder over yonder. 

Every day I ponder life and the universe for at least 45 minutes.

In the mornings I ponder while I drink my cup of coffee at 10 o'clock.  In the evenings I like to ponder while sipping a big mug of tea.

During my pondering I listen to classical music, and let it wash over me. And all the time I just let my thoughts roam freely.

At first I feel a bit antsy. Suddenly I'll remember all kinds of stuff I have to do and I can feel my body getting ready to jump out of my easy chair and go and do them. But I won't let it. Instead I write whatever it is down in my moleskine and continue to sit there.

And then it won't be long before I start to feel calmer. I start to enjoy sitting there. I start to take pleasure in my life.

Pondering versus meditating

I prefer pondering over meditating. Meditating is hard. Especially since meditating makes me feel I should empty my mind, instead of letting my thoughts take a hike.

Time to ponder: the perks

  • Pondering helps me get in touch with myself. 
  • It feels good to think about everything that happened during the day.
  • Pondering inspires me. After I sit and ponder for a while, I get all kinds of new ideas!

Do you take time to ponder?

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  1. When my kids were younger I used to rise early, make my coffee and sit for an hour pondering. I got away from this years ago but recently have rediscovered how pleasant it is, I like you have to get past that point of leaping up to go do something. Having a note book close by would help.

    Thanks for linking this week on Friday Features, wishing you a great weekend!

  2. I don't have a specific set time, but I really do love to ponder throughout the day! And, I love your thoughts about pondering versus meditating. I'd be really happy if pondering has the same effect, because like you, I think meditating is hard 🙂

  3. I'm pretty sure I ponder far too often LOL I need to do PRODUCTIVE pondering...I think that's the key for me LOL Thanks so much for taking the time to link up with us over at the #HomeMattersParty - we hope to see you again this Friday! Feel free to bring a friend 🙂

  4. Oh I love this! I am such a ponderer even when I am trying to "meditate." I find my creativity is at its peak during these times. I think I may steal your idea and keep a notebook close by so I don't let my best ideas slip past me. Visiting from Wednesday's Wisdom link up.


  5. I ponder at 6 am while in the shower. That's the only time I have. Sometimes, I ponder too long and then have to rush to the office, lol. Thank you for sharing at Thursday Favorite Things. Hope you have a fabulous day!

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