dark & twisted
Life is strange. And difficult. And pointless. Death is inevitable. Yeah we know. It’s not hard to be miserable. Being positive despite it all, that’s the real challenge.
This column is about figuring out how to be happy and satisfied with this life for those of us this doesn’t come naturally to.
There’s fear in every aspect of life. More for some than others but it’s always there. How do we deal with it? Can it even be helpful?
Life sucks sometimes. Sometimes it sucks all the time. Everybody living on this planet knows that. But recently I’ve really been wondering: how much is it supposed to suck? What’s the percentage of sucking and being alright that’s “normal”? How much shit can a person take? And should you really have to work that hard to get the good moments?
An ode to slowing it down in a society that’s all about maximum productivity.
Advice and inspiring quotes floating around on the internet are great but as a matter of fact, if you don't have the right situation or problem to start with it doesn't help as much. It's made for a mold of problems that actually not everybody has.
These days people are all about going to the gym, getting in shape to look and feel good. And that's great! But just as much as physical fitness there is such thing as mental strength and there is a way to work out to improve that.
My name is Emma and I am a dreamer. I have realized and finally accepted that fact about myself and it certainly took me a while to do both of those things. In an environment of fact-based realists, my view of the world and my future was often frowned upon. And I never understood what was wrong with me. It took me trying to live a life that was expected of me and becoming miserably unhappy to realize that giving up my crazy dreams meant giving up my hope, excitement, drive, and happiness altogether. I realized I'd rather have something so exciting I wanted to work for it day and night, with the slightest chance of achieving it, then I would want something with a safe outcome if that's not what excites me.
I believe, in life, you don't have to find but create yourself to be the person you want to be. And to not create a completely new path to go from scratch, it is helpful to observe and analyze people you like and strive for the traits you admire about them. I have found myself being incredibly inspired by peoples talents and way of holding themselves. There is often something about a person that completely fascinates me. Sometimes I can't exactly tell what that is, sometimes I know exactly what it is.
What meditation really is, is a genius mind trick, that really should be part of everyone's life and taught in schools and integrated into our day to day routine. (Yes, I really think, it's that great!) But it sadly isn’t. But if you’re here you can consider yourself lucky because you have discovered it. And I promise, if you give it an honest shot then you will notice how good it is for you and not give it up for anything.
I recently figured out that everything I hate in a person can be narrowed down to one thing: cynicism. It's everywhere and it really destroys people who are genuine and serious about dreams, plans and goals.
I always wondered, why it's been so difficult for me to move on from things and let them go. I tend to hold on to them and drag them around until I'm exhausted because of it. I am so annoyed at everything that happene, that I have no influence over. Frustrated by the things I can't change. What I've realized is, I'm seriously lacking the skill to accept the things I can't change.