Simplicity. We open our eyes everyday and exist with two options. Live or die. Right? Right. We wake up, roll out of bed, drink coffee ( or don’t ) and continue existing within these two simple modern ideas. But what if I told you there is a third option. What if I told you that within the option of “living” there was an entirely different world in which most of probably don’t exist in daily or even know exists at all. See, existing and living are two very different forms of life. Waking up and deciding to simply self-place within your current boundaries is not the same as living.
We, as humans, have set up these subconscious boundaries to protect ourselves from possible x-y-z-outcomes. This is actually how basic developmental boundaries begin and snowball into much larger crowds of cultural comparisons. This includes intermediate comparisons within our own cultures. I mean take for example women’s rights. I, myself, am I woman yet I can tell you right now that if I ask five different women what they believe women’s rights entails they would all be very different. Yet how do we come to the place we have in our culture and current environment for how we see and react to all million different possible definitions. Who creates these boundaries and why?
Rene Descartes said it correctly when he said “Cogito, ergo som” (I think, therefor I am ). We draw ourselves in these little boxes everyday and decide who we are based on that. We think or feel a certain way, therefore we are? It’s true though. You feel sad, therefore you are sad. You feel mad, therefor you are mad. You feel useless, therefore you are useless…? You feel worthless, therefor you are worthless…? But wait that doesn’t sound right. Who would even say that? See that line that suddenly appeared? Yeah. Apply that to the other ones as well. Take yourself out of the feelings and start experiencing them from a third person point of view and then process it in a healthy way.
Your mental health and how you see yourself in regards to your own feelings actually DOES affect who you are every day. It affects who you become when you wake up the next morning. You are sad, therefor you are strong enough to wake up and go to work. You are mad, therefor you are strong enough to go for that run instead. You feel useless, therefor you find a new hobby or find a new way to build yourself. You feel worthless, therefor you’re bold enough to put your energy towards new things. New things that show you how vital you truly are to this world. The energy you bring. Take yourself out of your box so you can find a different word or phrase to describe yourself OUTSIDE of what you feel. Watch an entirely different world of options and opportunities open up for yourself. Trust me.
Positive Energy ❤