Do you want to avoid a meltdown? Start with being a little selfish and irresponsible from time to time. It’s okay to flirt with disaster a little. Some people need a little risk to feel alive. You can still be a solid person and have a little adventure in your life. People who deny themselves the space for adventure often snap and lose their whole stable life just for a little excitement, when a brief experience would have sufficed. You don’t have to always play it so safe; the grave is very safe. You don’t have to be so damn “good” either. You can remain stable and sane if you will just be honest with yourself and allow yourself to be human. It’s actually less risky to let off a little steam. Remember that safety is often a failure of courage. Take a risk now and then, because your life is your adventure. Do something different today. Think something different. Get off of the hamster wheel and push back on life a little. Stretch yourself. Risk is your only chance of really living. Safety is a fatal illusion; a slow-motion dream killer.
“To live abundantly, you must be courageous. You must be able to go outside of the box, lines, dimension, energy, set point, field, ‘comfort zone’ or whatever adjective humanity chooses to describe its current confines. Be like a child. Be an explorer who is ever-excited, ever-reaching, ever-searching, not because of lack but because of the courageous heart. Get out of old patterns, systems and ideas that have controlled your reality.”
— Darius M. Barazandeh
Aren’t you tired of conforming? When you are around people, be who you are when you’re alone. If you act falsely, everything around you will be false. When you hide who you are it’s just like a ticking time-bomb. Think about all the acting you do; playing roles at work, with your parents or children and your partner. This is a major reason people become depressed and self-medicate or pop happy pills. Don’t give in just to keep the facade going. If you keep faking perfect for everyone — one day either it will all fall apart, or you will. A life crisis happens when you haven’t been being honest about who you are, and if you think a crisis isn’t coming, you are lying to yourself. When you are honest, and there is nothing to hide, your life will adjust. Honesty is one of the greatest luxuries in the world. Don’t be someone who has everything but can’t afford the truth. Think about who you are when you are alone and start being that person full time.