When was the last time you actually felt good?
Now, I mean real good.
In previous blog posts, we talked about the benefit of being content, which does mean not feeling the exceptional heady highs of thrills.
Of course, that is its own thing you see, thrill-seeking is staring danger (or perceived danger) in the face. Whether it’s riding roller coasters, visiting haunted houses real or constructed, or skydiving, there is no happiness for miles around in these instances.
These are particular avenues for fear to show itself without causing damage. It is just like taming a tiger for a circus act; the tiger is of course still a tiger; and in that it still has its carnivorous tendencies (as we all have heard the horror stories when it goes wrong), but there is enough husbandry to domesticate this wild beast to do particular tricks.
When you seek thrills, you are training that fear that is your wild beast to do tricks; domesticating it…
...until it turns on you.
The best thing is, of course, to keep wild animals wild. Domestication notwithstanding; just because these modern creatures that we call dogs and cats are so oddly mutated and misshapen from their original wolf and big cat form just so we can have “companionship” doesn’t make it right do so.
Neither is it right to just live devoid of all feeling. Especially being devoid of all feeling when you don’t even know you are devoid of all feeling.
Life is on autopilot for you, you stop to smell not much of anything, much less the roses.
The psychiatrists say that this is a tell tale sign of depression; it’s a pandemic nowadays.
People feeling rundown, listless, and pooping out at parties, to quote the inimitable Lucille Ball.
How do you solve depression? It’s easy. What is a regular depression in nature? It’s a hole in something.
How do you “solve” a hole in something?
You fill it up.
As you fill up a normal depression in the ground, you must fill up the depression within your psyche; and not with shoddy materials no less. It must be compact so that a depression can no longer form.
How to do that?
Quite literally find that which will fill you full. That which has meaning, that which has weight and has gravity.