Can you fix this?
“This” being anything in our society, anything in your life, anything in health, anything with nature, or anything else bruised or battered right now which is almost everything and everyone in some capacity.
Rather than waving the white flag and all of us laying down to die, let’s just start small and fix what we can. Fix your mind by releasing it positively with exercise, writing, drawing, singing, building, or anything else that is a release for you. Don’t work away your problems. I’ve tried that and it doesn’t help a bit. If anything it makes you more stressed because you have conditioned yourself to be in a hunt and find mode for work so you’ll then do it on topics that won’t make you feel good and divided you and almost everyone you know.
The world needs a little love right now, don’t you think? So you can start there if you don’t want to focus on you. Go volunteer, go hang with your parents or grandparents, go clean up your park, go to a homeless shelter and ask if you can help, collect food for a local food bank, become an animal foster, foster a child, clean out your closet and donate anything you haven’t worn in a year. This list is endless.
If you’re increasingly getting antsy while reading this, how about trying to not read this … Scratch that. I’m selfish. Read this and then get offline. Try downloading the apps I referenced in my blog so you can find some clarity and inner peace even if it only lasts for a few minutes. It’s a few minutes of peace you didn’t have before.
All that we really have are a few minutes. None of us know when our expiration is so how can we ever really prepare? We can’t. Not unless we’re diagnosed with a terminal disease then the countdown kicks in.
This countdown that I hear in my head as I write this is a ticking clock. With the high stress moments surrounding life today, the clock speeds up and becomes an intense noise rather than a slow but steady pace. If there is a meaning to life, I believe it’s to find your meaning and what makes you tick. You’re the clock. Clocks that run fast will get worn out faster than the clocks that go at a slower pace. Sure, there are defects that can cause the steady clock to breakdown with time but it’s not frequent enough to not try.
So just try it.
Slow yourself down with your breathing, your thought processes, your endless to-do list, et cetera. Nothing has to be done unless life is on the line and you want to delay that for as long as possible. Go out and get into something that makes the sound of your clock disappear. If you can get away from your own mind and truly disconnect means you’re free.
Remember this one thing, the fix is elusive and ever-changing. You’re never going to be “fixed” instead you adjust to the world and the world to you.