Analysis, on the other hand, seeks certainty. It wants to categorize and pigeon-hole. It wants to tie things up with a string and put them away: done, solved, next. Its approach is cut and dry, hard-edged. It seeks to solve, not to wonder. It wants to arrive and not meander.
I bring both energies to my life, but I prefer the contemplative. I get in trouble when I try too hard to figure things out. I suffer needlessly asking why this and why that, and needing to understand. I can ask why not instead, and contemplation lets me. I can think hummm... and perhaps... and let's see, and what about this over here? Contemplation allows for all possibility. I don't have to solve anything or come to any conclusions. I can wander playfully in and around the ramblings of my spirit and my mind.
I invite the energy of contemplation into my day, and I open to the journey of reflective thoughts. I honor the living curiosity within me that wants to explore.