Monday Moaning: Restricting Uncertainties!
Isn’t that a great title to start of the post. In many way it is what we do or like to do every single day. Face it sometimes we fail and something has to give. It has been like this for some weeks now for me and to be honest the first thing that drops from the agenda is blogging.
Now we can read the title in many forms but the one I am talking about is how we like to control life. What happens when a unpredictable moment occurs and test you endurance and flexibility to gain the upper hand.
Though is that what we do?
How do we live in the first place?
Fast paced we go forward. Putting a lot of effort into work and what we think is important. Building status and gaining enough to keep up with our desires.
It is a big question, obviously. We are talking about something we always are trying to find an answer to. The meaning of life. Yet, I think we can turn that into three different question to shed a small dim light on the matter.
Life is unpredictable and has a lot of uncertainties in a near or far away future. Neither one of us know what will happen unless we have some kind of mental ability to see a future. That said I am sure that what one sees is a possible future, and not a certainty.
What drives us so much to control our every day. Build so much of a routine we go mad when something unexpected happens.
Is it not funny in away that we thrive to be calm, or maybe a better way to describe this is; we like to think we are capable of making things go our way without fail.
Could it be that, that kind of mind-set is our very own downfall?
To feel so superior when things happen as planned and loose our cool when something happens we did not want to happen or had planned.
Crazy to think we rush into the day in a specific order, with the thought it will happen as we se fit.
I said three question to shed a light. So let me get back to that.
How do we live?
Only one can answer that and that be you.
Though I like to say that something inside me says we all wish the same. To find a peaceful life for everyone around us.
Yes, we are searching but we do not know for what really. In the mean time we live to fulfil our desires or live to keep up with what we desire.
Individuality is key in this as we all live our own life. Not a single one bend or walks the same path. There are always deviations.
This is what causes the unpredictability of what is to come tomorrow. Each desire is different. And lots these day finds us leaning toward money and power. Getting on top so we, or as we like to think, we can have more power and control over our life. The real question if that truly is the case?
Do we have more control over our life when we get on top or is it that we can control others more easily so that it comes to fit ours.
Creating restrictions and rules to set a path for others to walk on.
Order is after achieved by discipline and rules. The question is and would be if we could call that living?
Are we living? Or am I living?
Again it is a very personal view so again only you would be able to try and answer that. And it depends really how you read the question?
You might see similarities with the former.
One philosopher might be answering this with the following; I breath, there for I am living or something like that.
Still this does bring us some thoughts and dreams to the surface about what we like to see in life.
It isn’t all about money, power and work. Sure enough I think that is what you might be thinking as well. We like to have free time to do fun things and letting go of the control. To live without rules and restrictions.
Dreams like that we all have.
First thoughts are usually the best and I am sure most were saying: I am.
Simplicity over difficulty.
But looking back at the first question, it makes me doubt. Is this what I truly wanted in life. The way things are right now. Why do I feel so pushed in doing what other s want. Is this what it means to be living. Guided by everything around us as if programmed to do only one thing.
To reach out to the free hours we have and see us follow another routine. A common and ordinary thing we taught ourselves.
Mine would have been every day at one or lunch write my blog post. Even on my free days. It is a routine I created and made me feel comfortable in doing. True enough last couple of weeks that routine got busted and I missed some days writing. And funny enough I am so used to write it did get me upset.
This made me come to a conclusion I am not living just following a pattern. Like a robot cutting a panel for a car.
This is not what I desired and the urge grows ever stronger to break with what we consider life.
I enjoyed the last couple of weeks as so many things have started happening I do not know where to start or where it will take me. It wasn’t easy breaking up with what was the usual, but it was worth it. Times change and so do we.
Putting aside all desires and just be happy with a bare minimum, I am taking a new step in the hope to find my continuous smile.
Am I alive?
This is something that dig deep into your soul and heart. As it asks you if this is what you wanted from live and how it makes you feel to be here today.
Up until now we might only have felt alive in our free time and still do. While working we don’t feel it. Sure enough don’t see it a lot either. I know I sometimes feel the need to ask this and find myself answering I feel dead and being lived.
When you look around you see people focussed on the job at hand. Walking a set path and following strict rules and laws. It is sad to see people put on a rail to gain a little benefit themselves.
Why do we feel alive when we are at the beach and not in our office?
Could it be that all those restrictions keep us from being and feeling alive?
Again everything is very personal and not a single answer is entirely the same. It is what makes everything so unpredictable and life interesting to be living.
Should we stop putting up walls and chain life, just so we can control what will happen?
Just a question to leave you with.
Did you get closer to answering the meaning of life?
One last thing….
Who reads the quotes and motivational lines about life? There are so many who know how to live life and so little who actually do.