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Why is that we live in a society of abundance yet so many people feel so unfulfilled with what they are doing in life? When I look around, we have mobile phones that I can pick up and access someone on the other side of the world instantly. I can find out any information I want with the click of a mouse. I can flick a switch and turn on electricity in my house or flick another button and turn up or down the temperature and create the environment that I want.
It is amazing that we live in a world with absolute abundance yet so many people are unfulfilled and unhappy with life and it is normally because they are looking for short-term quick fixes of happiness. These short-term quick fixes can come in the form of alcohol, medical drugs or medical prescription drugs. The number one drug that is prescribed at the moment in the world is pain killers. Now when we think about pain, pain is not just a physical sensation, if a car hits you or if you are lifting a weight and the next second your arm has a lot of pain or you break something, then that is physical pain. But most other pain is emotional pain.
A lot of the time reoccurring pain in the body is an emotional pain, some emotional pain in our past that wraps up in the muscles which creates muscle tension which can then pull out joints, pull out bones, which can cause a lot of chaos, a lot of damage and a lot of carnage around the body. It can also happen in organs as all organs hold emotion. There is so much research on this stuff, which is out and about, that shows that organs store emotions. If we are living in an environment where there is this absolute abundance yet we are in pain and it is not a physical thing that we can put our finger on or it keeps coming back time again even though scans and x-rays come up with nothing. If that pain and that tension are still there, then normally there is something more to it.
There are other ways of getting quick fixes of happiness a part from pain killers, medical drugs or alcohol, it can also come through television usually in the form of engaging in other people’s drama. When we engage in someone else’s life, a fake life, or a false life, like in a fiction series or something like that, then we can engage in something that takes our mind away from our own lives for a little bit. However, when we turn off the radio or turn off the television, or whatever it is that we have engaged in that short amount of time, our brain fires up again to tell us that we are off track.
A lot of clients that I have had in the past will come in and tell me that they have trouble getting to sleep yet they get home from work and they are stressed out and they are frustrated because they are not doing the job they want or they don’t know how to communicate properly with their bosses or the people around them. Their environment is often also toxic and because of that they get home, they are stressed out, they are low on energy, so they flick on the TV because they don’t want to think about things anymore and their brain switches off for a little bit and they wonder into fantasy land. But when they turn it off their brain switches back on again to try solving the problems of everyday life. The problems that they are trying to avoid because they are not having that time to think about the things that are important to them or creating their own life. So TV can also be a drug of choice in this day and age. So to is engaging in other people’s drama, as well as friendship circles that just engage in other people’s drama, through gossiping. These are all really toxic things, which can contribute to making people feel unfulfilled.
It’s the same with shopping. People often just go out and spend money like it’s a never ending pool of funds, but it just creates more stress and makes them more frustrated which makes them want to escape more which makes them go shopping more. It ends up creating a shopping addiction, where people have to buy more clothes or more shoes in order to feel good. I remember reading something that in the early 1900’s it was common for the average male to have just one pair of pants and maybe another pair if they were going to Sunday church or formal event. They would have a good pair and a work pair of pants. These days people are just buying clothes because they have a shoe collection or a pant collection or a shirt collection and it’s because a lot of people use that to get a short burst of happiness yet it doesn’t create long term fulfillment, it normally creates long term pain.
HOW TO CREATE REAL FULFILLMENT
Fulfillment comes from taking minor actions everyday, creating good new habits, creating things that fulfill you in life, creating good quality friendships, like sitting down and talking to the people that you love and the people that you care about. It comes from creating something new, it could be creating a picture, whether it’s a drawing, or whether it’s filming something new or going out and taking photos. It could be through exercise. It could be through creating the lifestyle that you want to live. Creation is a part of us all.
Have a look at the things in your life that really make you feel fulfilled, that create long-term fulfillment. Love, happiness and joy, are just some of the emotions that come through fulfillment, not just short term happiness, not just short bursts of escapism. Food is probably the biggest drug of all in this day and age. Food and alcohol and medical drugs and even recreational drugs, these are all common things.
If you want to give up all of this stuff, you really need to sit down and assess your life, to assess what you want to create and to assess the things that are important to you in life so that you can have long term fulfillment each and everyday not just short bursts of happiness.
It’s your time to thrive.
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