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, having this option wouldn’t be wrong. It would be more 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. To simply close your eyes and imagine 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?
Like a tiny glimpse of a world we can create, one that we should escape to whenever we feel overwhelmed. How can we make it happen?
By saying ‘NO’ to extra-duties when you are exhausted or upsetting someone in favour of your well-being because you chose to support yourselves when you were feeling lost. And it is not selfish, it’s a necessity no matter how it translates to the world.
When all around you seems suffocating, dreadful and frightening, you should consciously choose to pause and take a step back. Actually, we should all create and find a place in our minds that makes us feel safe, while 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