Avoid Life’s Pretty Wallpaper & Get Filthy

4:16 pm in Pyschology That Helps by seph

Love the inherent craziness in real things. Without a modest amount of uncertainty, it’s going to lack depth. Without depth, you’re going to skim the border of what’s actually possible for you. Without finding your best stuff and what creates your foundation, development and fulfillment will seem like a remote dream. You see, there’s an inclination to become infatuated with the fast and easy, but that is not where the magic is. The magic lies within the depths. The magic takes some soul spelunking. The magic…is in jumping out of the boat completely and diving deep down into unexplored waters all while having indestructible faith that you will find a bubble of air on the way down.

Fear? Embrace it.

When you actually think of it, we reside in a world absolutely full of chaos. Everything is going 1,000,000 miles a minute. Things are consistently collapsing and colliding together. It’s a miracle that we are even in a position to function with everything happening around us. Some find their way early and others spend their entire lives looking for some form of meaning that will give them direction. We seek out direction, education and consume great amounts of material to help us attempt to sound right out of all of this. What is the point of the journey I’m on? Who am I while traveling on it? This uncertainty can seduce us into trying to digest surface level pseudo-spirituality so as to help us understand ourselves. Do not get me wrong, I am all about life quotes and the small morsels of wisdom they can divulge to us, but without understanding context and avoiding diving into the depths we set ourselves up for disaster. Surface level foundations never work…try building a kingdom on wallpaper.

And that’s actually what all this shallow surface level stuff is when it comes down to it – wallpaper. It is what you put over something to cause it to look all pretty and nice. Life isn’t all pretty and nice. Life is dirty. Life can be vicious. Life can test you and bring you to your knees every time it feels like it. Irrespective of how much you try and avoid certain things happening, life acts as a professional dart thrower, hitting it’s target every time – irrespective of how fast it’s moving.

But in real things (thoughts, emotions, experiences) that have some depth to them, they aren’t wallpaper in the slightest. They have some madness to them. They are not predictable, uncertain and frequently totally astonishing. They rip the rug out from under you and help you pop right back up when you are down. It’s a bit chaotic, but that is the honest point. The chaos is the attractive part. The chaos is the art. When you start to live in that place, your whole life becomes part of that painting. Then, when you begin to understand that you have a role to play in this world, you can honestly start to develop the steered hand of the painter.

But you’ve got to get messy first.

Roll around in the dust. Get mud on your face. Tear down the wallpaper. Burn down the termite ridden support beams you have created throughout the years and dance in the ashes of it all. That rock solid ground you are standing on – that’s absolutely going to be the spot where you build your life. It is now time to build it over again and do the work you’ve always been afraid to do.

What’s life without any risk? Just surviving.

Evan Sanders is the author and creator of The Words Of Encouragement a website devoted to bringing audiences encouraging blogs, life changing quotes, videos and other content to help people follow their passions and purposes.