Making Sense Of Life Maya

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In this day and age we seem to be always catching up - there is always something to do - we never have enough time to do all the things we have to or would like to do. We seem to be constantly caught on the left foot, apologising for being late, for forgetting something important, for not doing what someone has asked us, and we suffer inwardly terribly if we feel we have let someone down.

There seems to be no escape from this never-ending list of demands that we place upon ourselves in a bid to please the people in our lives, do what is right, and most importantly get things done. Now more than ever do we have things to do - computers were meant to make it all easier, but somehow our lives have become even more complicated, erratic, chaotic and busy. And things are not letting up they are continuing to get worse and worse, and we are becoming accustomed to it.

We are mutating to adjust to the chaos at work, we then spread the chaos into our home life, our social life, we seem to be always on edge, always quickly able to detect if someone is not pleased with us, or has attempted to verbally attack or demean us. We seem to be unable to relax even at home, or if we do finally unwind we become uncontrollably bored, as we are just so accustomed to the fast paced, take away lifestyle that we have created.

Thus we need to go online, watch you tube and follow twits on twitter, just so that we can stop ourselves from feeling the pervading space of boredom that so easily threatens to overtake us. Instead of relishing in the spaciousness of boredom, instead of sitting through the restlessness of being we give in to it and them, we do what these compulsions demand, we go out, get take away, buy alcohol, dvds, pizza, we veg out in front of the telly, we ring a friend and go out rather than just relaxing for the first time in the week.

Thus, then are we constantly compelled into action, into chasing our own tail, as we seek to avoid what lies within us, exhausting ourselves even more, training our mind, and our body to be always on the go - always thinking, always moving, always doing.

The energy that this requires forces us into taking vitamins, fluids, caffeine, vit B, medications, just to help us get through the day, without eating too much or drinking too much. Yet, in the end what are we really gaining? We may be able to fool ourselves into a level of distraction which numbs us into a zombie like state, but how is this really working for us overall?

It may give us less time to contemplate the erratic and compulsive nature in which we live our lives, so that we can for a time assume that our lives aren't erratic, and compulsive, yet life has a way of throwing down into our lives right in front of our feet that which we do not wish to see. Thus our lives are pricked with uncertainty, fear, trauma, grief which cannot be segmented off into another person's back yard no matter how hard we try to avoid that which we do not like in our lives.

Then when life hits us full force, we don't know how we are going to cope, we lay in bed at night wide awake, terrified of what the next day will bring, unconvinced that we will be able to get through what we need to in order to survive. Annoyed and pissed at the people we work with yet too frightened to express it, does the idea of continuing with life then become overwhelming when tragedy strikes and we feel unsupported, alone and out of the loop.

Thus, medication or addiction, sleep and isolating ourselves off from the people we care about seem to be the only way we can deal effectively with what is happening. Our senses our receptors, our mind and body are so overworked and cluttered with the goings on of our lives that we need to zone out, shut down, or find some way of getting away from all this overactive stimuli.

Thus addiction and shutting down from the people we love, becomes an automatic consequence of this. We do it and do not even realise what we are doing, we are too busy or too exhausted to see the effects of our life choices, we cannot grasp even that we have isolated ourselves off and have shut down, for we are still there in the same house, doing the same things we have always done.

It's just now we are not so interested in what happened at hubby's work and we respond matter of factly with an almost automatic response, we do not think deeply upon what is happening to him, we do not look beyond the surface of things to see how he is really feeling.

we do not question our children to find out how they are really feeling about their life, we just accept that they are getting on with their life the same way we are getting on with ours. Occupying ourselves 24/7. If we do communicate it is only about things that don't matter and rarely, rarely is it about things that do.

We cannot discuss what is important as we do not know, we spend most of our time running from it. Thus are we enslaved to this pattern of living for better or worse in sickness and in health. Nothing much will change until we have the insight and the courage to see just how detrimental our way of life has become.

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