Trying to avoid life

we often look for the complicated, we seek the problems, we build obstacles, we look for elaborate get outs, we find ways to not show up, we seek approval or permission to stop us from starting, we look for others to seek avoidance with, we, in fact, do anything to avoid our lives.

Then we say ‘life’s too short’ or ‘if only I had more time’ or ‘you only live once’ and so on.

Our life is right now, just enjoy this moment and do something without thinking or do nothing at all, either, and it doesn’t matter, but we could choose to avoid spending every moment trying to avoid life and instead live it.

Fear is popular

If we took just a moment to really analyse what we are told, hear, see and listen to, we’d see beyond the headlines, the soundbites, the carefully crafted words and pictures – the fear we’re sold and told.

We’d realise all that is pumped into us on daily basis by social media, the media, large corporations, small businesses, governments, our peers, in fact, anyone who can broadcast a message is mainly fear and scaremongering.

We suck it up, as it compliments nicely our own mind created fears, it allows us to reassure ourselves that the end of the world is upon us and best not to risk doing that thing or this. We can say in our heads ‘I told you it was…’ insert whatever fear scenario we’ve cooked up and then sooth ourselves with some click bait, social media and Netflix (maybe this is just me).

Fear is popular as it lets us all off the hook. But we end up like the rabbit caught in the headlights and that doesn’t end well.