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Is there such a thing as too much contemplation?

This morning I read.  I contemplated.  Then I wrote until my brain was numb, took a break to eat, then came back to the computer to write some more.  It was a pleasant, glorious morning filled with thoughts of the Lord and my relationship to Him.

But I wondered when I went from “focused on the Lord” to “focused on the high of contemplation”.

It is a very easy line to cross, I think.  Just as the extrovert can cross from “great party” to “party all the time”, perhaps contemplatives can go from “pondering” to “intellectual thrill seeking”.

So I did laundry.

Then came back to my book and computer.

At what point do you think that contemplation becomes self indulgent instead of fruitful?

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