Around and around we go. Like a hamster on a wheel, we run unconsciously towards an unknown goal. We get caught up in our habitual patterns and sometimes forget to ask ourselves if we are actually happy.
Here’s the thing: wheels don’t bring you new experiences, they bring you the same experience over and over again. If you are not happy with that experience, why would you stay on the wheel?
On some level, we believe that running on the same wheel as everyone else is actually easier than trying to stop the rapid pace of life and leap off it to make change. However, by staying on the wheel you are limiting yourself to a narrow perspective of life. While you are on the wheel you only get one view.
We can hold on to dysfunctional situations with our friends, our family members, and our careers for too long to try and make them work, only to wind up exhausting ourselves. Then, we realize that after all that time we have actually not gotten anywhere we’ve wanted to go.
Life is meant to be lived and truly experienced. You never get anywhere in life by staying in the same place, no matter how fast you run.
If you are unhappy, it is time to slow down the pace just enough to leap off the wheel. Once you are off of it, you can stroll around and explore all your views. You will see that life opens up. Eventually you will even learn how to find completely new perspectives. These new perspectives may be frightening, but I assure you no more frightening than staying on that wheel. A life lived consciously is worth a million unconscious trips stuck on the same wheel.
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