... but a weirdness comes over me when I'm aware of others and concerned about what they might be thinking of me.
Years ago I was flying home on an airline and was looking out at the clouds, and earth below me. (I love having a window seat.) Anyway, as I was lost in my thoughts about the vast earth, and my huge God, I happened to notice the man right behind me looking at me. Well, that spoiled the whole experience. Self-consciousness took over. The awe and wonder of God's nature was gone. Well, it was gone in my mind. It was still there, of course. I just quit focusing on it. ... And I started feeling weird.
I'm sure I could write more about my self-consciousness, but I'm thinking you know what I mean.
When I let myself enjoy God's beauty ... and bask in his wonder... well, I feel better than when I wonder what someone is thinking about me.
That's my simple honesty today.