Everpresent

Sometimes I find it amazing that humans have managed to exist as a conscious race at all. Think about it for a moment – we’re each stuck with our own mind and our own emotions all the time. Twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week, there isn’t any escape. When we live with other people, we have to “endure” them all the time as well, but we’re only dealing with the outward projection of this person’s thoughts and emotions. Even living with children, who speak out about what they need and want rather more than adults, isn’t the same as how we live with ourselves.

If I sound rather gloomy or negative here, I apologize, for that is not my intention at all. Of course we all have painful moments where we have a difficult time with ourselves and we feel the need to escape from something that we can never escape from. But that’s not what I’m alluding to in this post – I’m mostly thinking about the mundane, everyday thoughts that we deal with. Our minds are always buzzing with thought and emotion, always trying to figure things out, always thinking things we’d rather not think about. We have control over ourselves, but only to a point. How many times have we tried to get rid of a tune or song that’s stuck in our head? We only succeed when we’re truly distracted by something else, outside of us.

I suppose what I’m trying to say is that it’s incredible so many of us are still sane, stuck with ourselves as are.

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4 thoughts on “Everpresent

  1. grin. yes. I quite agree with you. It is incredible how we survive stuck in our own minds, going over and over and over things… just talking to ourselves… of course the other side of the coin is that we are still sane because we can and do talk to ourselves… lol

  2. I just love this post. I “think” of so many things and I solve a whole lot of problems if only in my own mind but I’ve never really thought about it this way. That we all have them. Am I ever glad I can’t read my husbands mind when he’s listening to all the rattling that goes on in my little head.

    This is a great thing to think about.

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