What on Earth is Going On?
You know there are times in life that you just got to sit back and wonder.
What on earth is going on?
You feel malaise. Unsure. Uncertain of what is going on.
There are times when you feel a bit lost.
Over the last few weeks, I have increasingly been feeling this way. Lost.
It is not certain what to do. Am I doing the ‘right’ things? Am I taking the right path? Is the world turning out right?
More than that: There can be the fear of the future. Fear of the unknown. Fear of what lies ahead.
Are we going to have more problems? Is the government going to escalate things?
Is everything going to be alright?
From experience, these moments are important. Rather than times to be feared, they are times to be embraced.
Surrendering to the current circumstances. Letting go. Giving up on trying. These are hard things to do. Especially when there are so many unknowns.
But letting go, sometimes we must.
This doesn’t mean giving up control. Being in control of something is critical for happiness. Controlling your breathing, creativity, and time and space - all critical.
It’s more about the existential crisis of the day. This is not the time, in my view, for reading into society. Society is in flux, and we are also going to be in the tumble dryer.
Instead, learning to relax, be calm, and detached from the trouble outside is the lesson.
The good thing to know is that others feel lost, too. It doesn’t mean life is meaningless. Or that there is no hope. All it means is that it's hard to attach understanding or meaning to what is going on.
Let’s face it, if you could figure this out, you'd be a genius. or a psychic. Who knows what is going on?What I do know that being found is in the alternative.
The mainstream is a tumble dryer.
Going to step back. And just watch the machine spin on.
For myself, I am going to have a quiet moment.
In my hermit cave. And just do small, little and insignificant things. That’s enough at this time.
In peace and parallel.