Why are we so exhausted? Physical and mental exhaustion, overpowering your being. Americans are always running around, always working. Stress and anxiety-inducing tasks. Wearing yourself out comes all too easily. Many people do burn-outs with their cars for fun, many more do burn-outs with their jobs, for anti-fun. 9-5 is a way of life. Let’s face it, work takes up the majority of your time. Those long moments between doing what you actually want to do. We are all running around, but are we actually going anywhere? What are we really accomplishing when most of our days are spent devoting our time and effort towards the goals of a company? Sadly, the structure and nature of this capitalist society cannot be changed, so we must face it head on;
What is boredom exactly? Are we so over-stimulated that regular activities just don’t give us sufficient stimulation anymore? Those with depression often deal with boredom but boredom is not merely being depressed; many individuals experience this phenomena despite living regular happy lives. Is boredom a side-effect of this instant-gratification culture? Is it a symptom of the culture? More and more people are experiencing boredom everyday. Direct contact with the boring, the mundane, the inescapable. Direct confrontation with the droning and monotonous; an aspect of life that many of us know all too well. Sitting in your car at a long red light, on your boring drive home from work; sitting in bed on your computer while it’s raining, with nothing to do. I am in a state of boredom while I write this post, but I am forcing myself to complete it.
Eternal Recurrence, Eternal Return. The snake swallowing its own tail. Eternal Recurrence is “a theory that the universe and all existence and energy has been recurring, and will continue to recur, in a self-similar form an infinite number of times across infinite time or space.” (“Eternal Return,” n.d.)
The phrase, “there is nothing new under the sun” seems to fit well with this theory. Also, the idea of “lost knowledge”, that which had been known before, that will be known again.
The divine incarnation, Jesus (and possibly others), may also follow this cycle; bringing this great work to completion by being born again. Possibly coming again under a different flavor; the same thing, yet slightly different; a full Krishna,
Souls, fully immaterial, cast into the world, to merge with the material. We are born from our mother and father, just as our souls were born from The Mother and The Father. We were born into a vast ocean that is the world, and accustom ourselves to swimming. Deep or shallow water, it does and does not make a difference. Our senses are tuned in, so is all higher thought; and we naturally try to make sense of this thing. We form experiences, beliefs, and we get to know ourselves and others; we have preferences. We form an identity. “I am such and such a person”, because others have told me and I believe so myself.
We are all too close to this society to look at our situation objectively;
God loves you. Unconditionally. He is proud of how far you’ve come. He made you from the clay and formed you. He knew you, more than you even know yourself, before you were even born. He knows how hard life is, He knows your circumstances. He does not judge; He leaves that for those clouded in ignorance. You are not a ‘sinner’, you are human. God is on your side. He is rooting for you, even if no one else is. You are worth it. Your life is worth it. Do not pay attention to the naysayers, for they are lost in their own illusion; they will come around, in time; for everything comes back to Him.
You own your life. You have power over yourself. You choose what kind of individual you want to be. The self-realized individual, the one who realizes their potential, is something to be reckoned with. We are all like little gods, masters of our domains, and we each have the power over our little universes that are our lives. What do you want to do? What do you want out of life? Where do you want to go? How much power have we been given to control our own lives? A lot. Although we must spend a large portion of our time on mundane matters, we all have a good amount of time to change, grow, and pursue what sparks our interests. Change what you can, leave the rest to the birds.
Since the beginning of our lives we have been conditioned to accept this reality in a certain way, as to always listen to authority, and subject ourselves to systems of control. Conspiracy theories aside, we have entered, through conditioning, contractual agreements between those in power, authority, those who run things, and microscopic us. We do not often recognize our own power because it has been stripped from us in every way possible.
There are too many of them! – Think about kindergarten and first grade, going from a limitless child, a naturally creative one, infinite potential, into one that learns to sit down and shut up at the right time. Most of our creative power has been pulled from underneath us at this young age. Yes, there is a time for drawing and other creative activities but think of this: what if there was an hour-long session,