How is your quarantine going? Let’s talk about one specific aspect of this suddenly-imposed-on-us: how things that we thought were so important and we could not live without went out of our lives.
A small change for me is cappuccino. I am not a huge coffee person. But I would want to have cappuccino every three or four days. When I wanted it, I had to have it.
Surprise. I did not have cappuccino in weeks and yet I have not craved for it yet.
I also thought I had to go out almost every day, even if a little bit. I thought I had to go out when I wanted to do it. I would stay home for a whole day one or twice a week but that was it. Now, I have been home weeks and I am not complaining.
What does this show us? It shows us that most things we base our lives on is not vital. And we are living our lives with temporary ideals and we get stuck with fleeting patterns. How much time did my obsession with going out every day cost me? A lot. Of course, we will go out at times; we need the sun. But if we say we can’t live without it, then we base our life on a false premise. It makes us dependent.
This realization now shows me that I want to search for more stable things. One thing is myself. I can lose everything but I will always with me. So, I am trying to focus on myself. I want to understand my place in this universe. Meditation, yoga or just aimlessly resting. I hope to find my place beyond the fleeting patterns and obsessions. Let’s see where this will take me.
Have you been noticing similar things? What did you think you could not live without but it turns out you can? What did this realization show you? Let’s discuss.