Here and Now

tumblr_navmpw7U4D1r5gmiko1_400Anton Chekhov once wrote that any idiot can face a crisis – it’s day to day life that wears you out.

And he was right.

I believe that most of us are strong enough to conquer the reality we live in, but so few of us are actually in control. It’s the ups and downs that make life interesting, to say the least. The struggles, the fights, the losses.

But at the same time this makes life so unpredictable. And it’s in our nature to do everything we can to make it as easy and predictable as possible. So we build a web of routines, and we escape reality one day at a time. Think about it. Waking up at the same hour, doing the same things, eating at the same restaurants.

Routines make us feel safe. Routines are supposed to make life predictable enough, so we never have to go out of our comfort zones.

Pack some bags and go two thousand miles in any direction. Plane, bus, car.

Could you do it?

We grow roots… it’s such a subtle process that we’re not ever aware of it. We get used to the same places, to the same faces, and to waking up in the same bed.

Here and now… you should ask yourself if the life you are living is the life you’ve always wanted. Be honest. Find the routines, the patterns, the compromises. Find all the excuses you create in order to fight any chance of escaping your comfort zone.

Because all those things are actually enabling you to escape reality. The world you live in is just the product of years and years of doing the same things day in and day out.

You can do more. You can be more. You can see more. You can live more.

It’s not going to be easy, and it’s not even supposed to be, but it’s going to be worth it.

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12 thoughts on “Here and Now

  1. This feels like it was written with me in mind. I am quite the creature of habit. Spontaneity is just a word in the dictionary, lol. But I am slowly starting to challenge myself to get out of my comfort zone and this feels like one of the nudges telling me that’s the way to go. Thanks for this.

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  2. Routines are prisons with invisible walls.

    The moment we can predict the outcome, we loose the fun in the process of achievement.

    I love the twist you gave it, Cristian_ you just served my muse juice.

    Thanks for sharing
    Thanks for inspiring

    🤗

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  3. I have to agree! Routine bogs us down and dulls our lives. I am a free spirit and have trouble staying in one house very long, my husband needs his roots. I could literally pick up one day and move out of state, out of time zone, even out of the country without looking back. Three years ago I bought a house. Biggest mistake I’ve ever made. You should never become a slave to your possessions. Meaning, at any given time, you should be able to get up and walk away without ever looking back.

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