From MERRIAM WEBSTER dictionary:          Definition of spontaneous

“1 : proceeding from natural feeling or native tendency without external constraint

 2 : arising from a momentary impulse

 3 : controlled and directed internally : self-acting spontaneous movement characteristic of       living things


 4 : produced without being planted or without human labor : indigenous


 5 : developing or occurring without apparent external influence, force, cause, or treatment


 6 : not apparently contrived or manipulated : natural”


Spontaneity is the quality or state of being spontaneous.  

I must admit, I love spontaneous.   Give me an unplanned day and I feel it is a gift.   But that also has it’s opposite; last minutes change of plans sometimes upset my internal clock.   There are spontaneous actions which can be life saving or catastrophic. But for this blog, I will be considering speaking spontaneous.  When I speak spontaneously, sometimes it is wisdom and sometimes it is obtuse.  Opposite sides of the coin – wisdom or obtuse.  (Guess most everything has it’s opposite; feeling, effect, outcome, etc.)

Lets look at OBTUSE (one of the opposites of wisdom):

Definition of obtuse 

“Lacking sharpness or quickness of sensibility or intellect : insensitive, stupid.

Difficult to comprehend : not clear or precise in thought or expression.”

What guides me to speak spontaneously with Wisdom or Obtuseness?   Basically it seems to be whether I am speaking from the emotional feeling of love/concern, or anger/ indignation/wrath.

Therefore;  I would recommend to myself that before i blurt out spontaneous words, I check to see my emotional state.  If I am feeling unrighteous or needing vindication or anger;  I would advise myself to wait to sleep on my response instead of being spontaneous.

About Theresa Geise

I AM an elderly, female. I AM reflecting on this journey and purpose of life as a human being.
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