Hello and welcome back to Second Chance to Live. I am happy to see that you decided to stop by to visit with me. In life I have made an observation. When the topic of time is discussed I have observed that many people — including myself — are prone to think in terms of past, present and future.
I have also observed that many people — including myself — have a tendency to place judgments on time. The past is frequently judged by a sort of “what iffing” and the future is judged by “when”. What if I had done “that” or said “this”. When I get “this” or do “that”… then I will be…
In the process the present is often stepped over in an attempt avoid the past or to arrive sometime in the future. In a rush to avoid the past and get to some time / place in the future the journey is often over looked and minimized.
I have also observed that for some people the present is merely something to be endured and survived. Moving from one drama or crisis to another drama or crisis becomes the measure of the day and a way to feel alive. For many years I measured the quality of my life by my ability to survive the events of the day — drama and crisis.
In the process my ability to survive the drama ad the crisis became the measure of my day. My ability to survive what I interpreted as the “storms” of life became my station in life and dictated the quality of my life. Consequently, I remained in a constant state of hyper vigilance and anxiety in my attempts to manage the unmanageable.
In my confusion I allowed the circumstances, drama’s and crisis’s in my life to keep me confused, discouraged and dis empowered. In the process I allowed myself to be drained of my spiritual, emotional and physical resources. When I realized what I was doing to myself I looked for a way out of the box that I had created for myself.
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