escaping from escapism // part II

You know the feeling. You know how it happens and when it’s coming on. Yet, somehow you always end up back at that feeling again. You can never really put your finger on it until it’s too late. It’s back again. The sinking feeling that you’ve let the time slip away. You’ve lost another chance. You’ve allowed yourself to yet again, check out. You’ve escaped from reality.

Your thoughts start to race and your brain is not yours to control any longer. You’ve been robbed by the sinking feeling - the anxiousness of not allowing it to happen again. You cannot and will not let it happen again. 

Two things have now happened: 

  1. You became lost in the past.
  2. You are now worrying about letting the past repeat itself. You are now worrying about the future. 

Isn’t it so frustrating? We all know that living in the present moment is healthier; it makes you happier! Yet, we do it all the time. We “default”. I don’t know about y’all but, I know why I do it and have been more aware. 

It’s called escapism. 

Most people escape from the humdrum of daily life as a means to avoid “sadness” and “depression”. People get caught in this mess because they have decided that world around them is that of sadness and darkness. We create the perception and check out.  

But, I see it as this: they escape from happiness because they feel that they may not deserve it. Some tend to believe that happiness and positivity are fleeting - sadness is the default

The reality is that sadness is actually the HABIT

I identify with this quite often. I’ve learned a great deal about happiness and darkness this last year and have begun to accept that happiness is the default.

Our natural state of being is joy. It takes energy to think negatively, be miserable and wallow in sadness. It takes absolutely no effort to be happy. Isn’t that reason alone to be happy - just knowing that we can just BE and subsequently allow ourselves to become?

Be impeccable to yourself. It takes no effort. Stop doing and just be

Forgive yourself for living in the past and worrying about the future.

Be here, now. Be happy. Be impeccable. Don’t think, don’t do, just BE.