So, we’re almost finished with the first month of the New Year. How many people have forgotten their resolutions already? It’s funny how every year people set themselves up with a list of things they will do in order to better themselves–and three weeks later, they’re exactly back to who they were prior to the dropping of the ball in times square?
Yep, we wake up long enough to say Happy New Year, make a list and then promptly go back to sleep. And, then wonder, why? Why aren’t things getting better? Why are we bored with the monotony of life? Where did the passion for living go? When did the definition of living become surviving? When did coloring inside the lines become a way of life? And, why doesn’t anyone want to take risk? It’s sad really… When your life becomes groundhog day–the movie. You don’t even have to get out of the bed in the morning because you know exactly what’s going to happen.
I catagorically refuse this mode of living. It goes against every cell in my entire being. I cannot settle. I don’t want any job, if it isn’t one I’m passionate about. I don’t want to be with a guy, if he isn’t someone that challenges me to be better somehow. And, that goes for my friends as well. I haven’t any interest in passively going through the motions of living. Everyday is different, whether I talk to someone I haven’t in a while, learn something new from an article, a new pose in yoga. The world is such a huge place and I’m excited by learning and doing as much as I can while I’m here.
The illusion is that we’re safe, that we’re in a cocoon is sooo widely accepted. And, when the reality of life comes crashing into it, we wake up and realize that there’s a whole world out there that we aren’t participating in. To some the idea of a world that you aren’t aware of is a scary one. We are prone to fear what we don’t know or understand. Here’s my question: What would the result be if we embraced what we didn’t know? If we we’re opened to discovering new people, places and modes of living? One: we’d probably find more similarities than not. Two: We’d put ourselves in a position to learn more about ourselves through interacting with the world outside our cocoon, and therefore expand in who we are.
Scientist say the universe is ever expanding… And, yet, we, the supposedly most intelligent animal on this planet–we just want to stay asleep in our shells, caves or whatever…and pretend we’re safe there. As if the world won’t remind us its there anytime it wants to. I’m going for the road less traveled, the scenic route, with lots of roses for me to smell…. I’m not going back to sleep, in a shell, cave or whatever. I’m going exploring. So, don’t be surprised if in conversation, it seems as if I’m having a different life experience than you… I am.
Love Peace Happiness N One,