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few days behind…. I’d definitely miss my jam sessions to the radio in the car. I’m a social worker and I’m constantly on the road. I use music as a distraction from the exhausting craziness that comes with my job. Some days I let Apple Music decide what I’m listening to, other days I pick a genre or artist. It’s the biggest coping skill that gets me through the day.
Writing – pencil and paper form. Full notebooks with musings, ideas, plans, poems…
The way my mind and body kicks into gear to creatively work on challenges. It can be a bit like ricochet rabbit as thoughts and ideas come and go. And if I verbalize these running thoughts I make people crazy, so I think they would be happy to see that idiosyncracy go;)
I realize I could probably create the same conclusions if I quietly meditated or walked, but there is something fun and energizing for me when I get “revved” up.
talking to myself — or my dogs which is close to the same thing sometimes. If I weren’t talking out loud, I’d get lost in my thoughts. 🙂
Cleaning constantly! It would really suck to have a dirty house !
My playful word riffing. And I’m going to appreciate it and all of them them right now while I’m alive.
my sense of whimsy . . .
ps. How did we come to associate this question
I think people are reading “if I was no longer here” rather than “if it was no longer here” . 🙂
I think it occurred to me later,
dear lasvistasjean . . . 🙂
hmm- after reading long lists of idiosyncrasies, it seems that one of my idiosyncrasies is to look things up. As I read through these lists I found that I enjoy some peoples obsessions: what others may find to be undesirable I find desirable. The easier question is what would I miss in another if they no longer had it? And after that my thoughts drift to people who are in the throws of dementia. hmm– only more questions– the biggest one– Who or what am I and how is that different from an idiosyncrasy, what is changeable and what isn’t? We are all unique beings with our temperaments and preferences, and that as part of humanity we share our biological traits, and survival and thriving needs What is a personality quirk that is because ‘ I am ‘ and what isn’t? What do I value about this human trait of being a unique being yet part of humanity? We all wish to be loved, valued, happy, healthy, safe, at peace, in compassion, appreciations, etc and to share these qualities with others; how we get there may well be a product of our idiosyncrasies.
I much prefer the question about what would I miss in another. It brings me back to not taking any one for granted. Thanks. 🙂
Oh gosh, I hope I never lose my sense of humour. I know those who care about me and for me would miss it too.
There are idiosyncrasies I work to shed, such as expectations of the way something should be done, but I would not miss those.
I would miss my little routines if I had give them up due to illness or failing abilities, like walks, PBJs for Sunday breakfast, reading in the morning with a cup of tea.
I’ve got nothing for this one.
My sick sense of humor.
Am I that peculiar that I would miss my idiosyncrasies, whatever they might be, when I am no longer here? I think I’ll be too busy melting into Pure Consciousness to know.
Thich Nhat Hanh writes, “a cloud never dies.” I always see Thây in the clouds, wind, and nature. The “I” of my current consciousness will cease to exist along with my body. However, our energy continues. Will I care about my idiosyncrasies when I float along the sky like a cloud or flow into the ocean as a wave and then return as rain, landing on a flower petal to become some new “continuation?” 🌺 🌸 🌹🌈
The instinct to follow a thought, conversation, something I just read or heard with a song lyric. I think I have music in my head all the time. My mom always did the same thing.
None. Because when I am no longer here, my body is dead. No thinking required! Besides, we mortals always like to think that we get to cherry pick our path into the next life, whatever that is. We don’t. But, if I did believe in maintaining various cognitive functions when I die, it wouldn’t be idiosyncrasies, because I don’t have any. Only other people do. 😊
‘It’, not ‘I’ – the idiosyncrasy was no longer here but you were, Kevin. But you don’t have idiosyncrasies, so I guess you answered that question, too 🙂
😀 . Yes you are right. But I know someone who lost both his legs. Is he half dead now. What died when the mind lost its cognitive functions . Who is the i that is supposed to die. Is there an i during deep sleep or is the i only there as long as there is thinking 🤔 . During deep sleep there is no i which I have during dream or waking. If dying happens while in deepsleep i wouldn’t die because there is no i. Who would live forever then? I have no answer for this.
I would miss my ability to observe of a situation and figure out the system behind it. The ability to see how things work and break them down conceptually and explain them in an understandable way.
I would miss my ability to connect with people where there pain is. To understand that pain.
I was told many times , that I am constantly humming or singing . It is true there is always some melody in my mind though I am not always aware of it. I guess , I would miss it if it stops. On the other hand there is no melody or missing of it during meditation. This stillness I might miss even more.
Thank you, dear Hermann-Josef for your inspiration. May you have a beautiful weekend and be blessed ✨
Though I have some problems with digitalization of the world, I am very thankful to be in contact and having friends all over the world by this medium called computer. Thank you Ose … from my heart. Divine blessings to you, dear Ose
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