I’ve had this spiritual awakening recently. If you know me well however you will probably want to say something like: “aren’t you always realizing something dude?”
It’s true, okay? It’s true!
I am always realizing something. And while it might annoy the shit out of other people – that I’m always having these strange revelations – I like to believe that it is both ordinary and relatable.
Fact is, life is a drawn out lesson. We are always learning.
Sometimes we like learn the hard way – that is, after making a mistake or after doing something stupid – and other times, we learn the easy way, without having to make a mistake.
What I realized today is that the worst thing we can do to ourselves is to over-think things. Thinking can be most counterproductive to learning. In fact I think – ha – that thinking is completely antithetical to spirituality and inner-peace. Before posting this article to my blog, I thought about it for a while. I thought, and thought, and thought. I asked myself questions like:
Should I do it?
Don’t I have better things to do?
How can I use my time more effectively?
Question…after question…after question.
And then, boom. I snapped out of it.
You know what that is called? Mental slavery. And it is extremely unhealthy.
Drink a beer, abandon your conscience, and act on impulse.
No seriously, here’s what I think:
Firstly, we have to accept that none of us are God. We all learn through the choices we make, be they good ones, or bad ones.
At the end of the day, we are feeble and fragile human beings. All we can do in the end is follow our hearts. If you ever really want something, go after it. Even if you don’t know how much you want something, I say, go for it and find out. If you fail, you fail. If you succeed, you succeed. Point is, you never allow yourself to get caught in a brainstorm of thought. You decide.
Take everything that comes your way, and keep your sanity by remembering that everything is Written.