Follow your pain

You see it and hear it all the time. It’s written everywhere. On coffee mugs, t-shirts, TV ads, sports stores, bank flyers, banners, buildings, cars, airplanes. You’re constantly bombarded by it. Soon enough it might as well be written on the moon itself.

There are too many books on this subject and too many people who make this seem like something adventurous, straightforward and one hundred percent enjoyable. […]

The last step

Your head is filled with “what if” questions. There are too many things to solve before, and you’re wondering. You feel unprepared. Maybe you’re looking back, fearful, unsure about everything. And then there are all those steps you need to go through before you’ll be on your way. There’s just so many skills you need to get, in order to start doing whatever it is that you want to be doing.

No, you aren’t ready. And you will never be. Life just doesn’t work this way.

From that point, everything looks as if you will never finish getting ready. And you won’t.

So what can you do? […]

Shut up

You came all the way here to break away from the noise of the city. You wanted to elude all the nonsense people are talking back there. You felt the need to reconnect with nature, to get in touch with yourself on a much deeper level. You came here to forget of all the troubles and relax. Tired of the turmoil of society, you needed a break. […]

A friend

Everything is ready. He grabs the old beaten backpack and puts it on his shoulders. He needs to catch a bus to the next city. That is all he knows. No plans, no other burdens, only his good old backpack, the present moment and the friends he makes along the way. […]

Dream-life

I go out leaving the door slam behind me. The midday sun is too bright for my eyes as I walk down aimlessly on the narrow street. I feel like I’m floating around from one side of the street to the other. My muscles are sore. Actually my whole body feels like lead. Waking up this morning was a battle between mind and body. I know I should go home and get some sleep because I’m tired as hell. I also know that I’ve got a lot of things to take care of before doing that.

But I could care less! Everything is too much now. Too many people, too much work, too many things to take care of. With no time to spare for friends, hobbies or myself, all I wish now is to press that big imaginary pause button, so I can get some rest and forget about any responsibility. I could sleep for an entire week.

How did I get here? […]

Stories

Have you noticed that we always surround ourselves with stories? Everything we do, everything we own has one. From the most unimportant thing to life itself, we create stories. We cannot live without them. Did you ever wonder why? […]