At times - like when we feel exhausted - we wonder when we'll be OK without running after (or from?) something. Who knows, but we sure as hell do run a lot don't we? And like the poor hounds at dog races, we run in circles and never catch the fake rabbit.
Can we take a break and look around a bit? Maybe get our bearings? How about re-prioritizing? Maybe there's life above and beyond the fake rabbit?
I'm not suggesting we should all drop out and become hippies, but maybe there's a more physiologic pace to life. Maybe by adopting a humbler standard of living, Visa and the banks would loosen their grips on our throats. How much stuff and how many trips-of-a-lifetime do we "have to have"? Would we need all these "compensations" if we simply lived a decent, worthy life moment-by-moment?
Do I feel anxious, lost and bored when I have nothing to do, nowhere to go? Why? Can't I simply enjoy the break? Don't I deserve it? Was I running away from something - what is it? Am I not enough when I'm still? Says who?
See also: http://mindfulnessforeveryone.blogspot.ca/2012/04/110-armoring.html
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