repost: because life is not an emergency

“We’ve been led into a culture that has been engineered to leave us tired, hungry for indulgence, willing to pay a lot for convenience and entertainment, and most importantly, vaguely dissatisfied with our lives so that we continue wanting things we don’t have. We buy so much because it always seems like something is still missing.”

taking a new path

this photograph gave me the same rush of anxiety and feeling of lack of mastery over my own life path that I remember all too well from my final drinking days. that I was being carried along, against my will, into unknown and dangerous territory.

but it was not just my drinking that gave me that feeling. it was/is my whole life, which seems often to be a procession of forest fires that I struggle desperately to contain.

here are some synonyms and antonyms for ’emergency’:

difficulty, tension, compulsion, depression, distress, exigency, fix, hole, impasse, meltdown, pinch, plight, predicament, pressure, quandary, scrape, vicissitude, turning point, zero hour.

calmness, peace, ease, benefit, blessing, closure, solution.

in this post I’d like to draw together some of my recent reading so there will be various links coming up, which have been feeding into the thoughts and hopes I have been having about moving…

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