Optimystic (@optimystic) 7 years, 4 months ago

Why does it so often feel like the default  state of life is despair?

I feel like there’s some kind of spiritual gravity that keeps us grounded at rock bottom.

I don’t know why it’s got to take effort to feel happy or worthwhile. I wonder if we convince ourselves consciously or not that we have to reach for what we want, rather than reflect.

Sometimes it’s hard to tell whether death would be better, or at least not as bad.

Why don’t more of us fold under our stress?

If it’s not fun to be hopeless, why do so many of us feel that way? We’re lazy, for the most part, and even inspiration seems to have an expiration date.

Some of us know what we want, and we still don’t do anything about it. I don’t think we’re content merely gazing at our dreams. Oh, but what if we attain them? Then what? More dreams are on the way. Does shit ever end?

A good life seems to include an individual questioning why life is even good at all, right?

We can suffer together, but suffering will still exist if we do. Solace seems to be a symptom and not a cure. That’s really sad and I hope untrue.

This will stop now.

April 10, 2015 at 8:31 pm
Ellie (1,363)M (@tangledupinplaid21) 7 years, 4 months ago ago

I just read this other post right after yours and I think it complements it nicely,

The secret of a beautiful life

Optimystic (26) (@optimystic) 7 years, 4 months ago ago

I appreciate you linking to that.

Patrick Triplett (8) (@trippypatty) 7 years, 4 months ago ago

This default state of despair manifests in the public because of the atmosphere of contemporary society. We don’t pay attention to this condition that we are subject to by living in this world. We cage the creativity of the world to pursue a world run by economic autonomy. We are so focused on gaining money that we manipulate the rest of the country to supply their currency to filling the greed major organizations and wealthy individuals. This hopelessness is the result of these actions, unless your awareness is attended to these natural tendencies of the mind. To believe and bring about a good nature to your environment and yourself, I believe, is central to finding a new bliss of your world. To gain understanding of what it means to live and what we are really living for, elevates your frequency emitted for good events and great individuals to attract to the vibes you’re radiating. Basically, we are all attracting bad vibes from our collective conscious, the thing that has been misaligned by contemporary society.

Ellie (1,363)M (@tangledupinplaid21) 7 years, 4 months ago ago

that was pretty brilliant man

Anonymous (2) (@) 7 years, 4 months ago ago

“The weight of the world is love”
I feel that life’s solace and suffering are in equal proportions.Solace is not a bandaid to the overarching reality of suffering. It’s all an opportunity to know our power. 

LVX (297) (@Vovinawol) 7 years, 4 months ago ago

The Buddist’s say that enlightenment is to understand the cause of our pain and suffering. The more simple the phrase the more complex it’s answer I suppose.

LifeInMyOpinionLIMO (51) (@dewanderingsage) 7 years, 4 months ago ago

We’re broken, we’re tired of giving all of our energy to a system that doesn’t reciprocate. So, we must scale life back to a local, more personal level. Stop giving our power to those and things that do not benefit us as a person or as people. Life is about sowing and reaping, we sow but our harvests are going elsewhere. Question everything and find your bliss.

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