Flight or Fight for Peace

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Have you ever been in that mental state that squealed: “I want to escape myself!”?

To feel so uncomfortable with your body and with your thoughts that you wish you could pause everything? To want for it all to stop even for a second to rebuilt hope, and to re- arrange your energy, goals and willpower. I mean, if you think about it, it’s not that bad, it’s just like a reality breach where you can sit back, collect yourself and forget about your daily routine, no feelings, family, work, no worries, no duties or expectations…just nothing. Simply closing your eyes and imagining an incredible, ideal place for yourself where you can go to in a split of a second to relax, without feeling guilt or pressuring yourself. Doesn’t it sound amazing and shouldn’t we have that?

It is just a tiny glimpse of a world we can create, one that we should escape to whenever we feel overwhelmed. Saying ‘NO’ to extra-duties when you are exhausted, upsetting someone in favour of your well being and choosing to support ourselves when we feel lost is not selfish, it’s a necessity no matter how it translates to the world. When all around you seems suffocating, dreadful and frightening, we should consciously choose to pause and take a step back. We should all create and find a place in our minds that makes as feel safe, restoring our courage, calm and presence of mind. I firmly side with the wise minds that are in favour and praise inner peace. Why? Because once we begin to understand how we work, we will be able to control the world around us.

“When you think everything is someone else’s fault, you will suffer a lot. When you realise that everything springs only from yourself, you will learn both peace and joy.” Dalai Lama