Here comes the Fall

August 12, 2005

Summer is coming to an end, and it is time to usher in another semester of living and learning. I feel more attuned to the way of the world and ready to accept the obstacles that may lay in my path in the coming months. I’ve learned that the problems that arise in life are of our own creation.

An interesting thought dawned on me the other day: Life is spent entirely attempting to balance out imbalances. Everything we do is done to fix a particular problem. Even my writing this is a result of my lack of self-expression as of late, regardless of whether or not I may think it. If we realize and accept this truth, mundane tasks become more meaningful and we realize that everything we do contributes equally to our well-being.

I recently viewed the film What the #$*! Do We (K)now!? and found it to be a very interesting way of thinking despite its obvious flaws. Its main thesis is that our emotions are of our own doing. We are addicted to our own emotions and by accepting that, we are able to control them.

I wanted to test this theory. I happened to stub my toe the other day and felt the familiar throbbing pain. Then I remembered what I had learned and simply cleared my mind; the pain subsided.

Don’t ever let your emotions tell you right from wrong. They are an addiction like any other.