Originally posted by Risingfall
reply to post by Galadriel
I play guitar outside sometimes, but I have to admit that I spend too much time behind the computer and xbox. But life has given me no choice. Not
that I am dependent to an outside source for change within myself, but I'd rather stay this way. The reason for this is because i'm a real party
pooper. So hanging with other people isn't an option. But I have been thinking about doing fitness again. That might help with recovering my body's
strenght and vitality. Right now i'm only 20 and I feel like an old man, because all I do is sit in chairs.
One of my kids is 20 (let's refer to as "Lee" for the sake of anonymity), has a group of friends...these friends are not the deepest, most awake
bunch...they are drifting, partying, playing out a lot of "teenage" drama even though they are not teens anymore...live on social media and
texting...cheat on their "boyfriends/girlfriends", steal from each other, lie to everyone and themselves, live for the moment but not in a
productive, giving way. They are lost. Some have overdosed. Some have died. This is suburbia. It's sad to me.
"Lee" is similar on the surface to these "friends," but much deeper, yet can't really show it for fear of being laughed at or ostracized. Also
has exhibited "ADHD, OCD, depression" symptoms growing up (much less now).
So it's hard sometimes to be 20 and be a "party pooper"--when you don't quite "fit in" to the mindless majority.
Heck, I'm much older and I don't fit in at my age either
Somewhere there are people that you can relate to and talk with and share, learn, grow
with - face to face (not just online). You won't find them at home though
Many here on ATS as you know, are "different" than most, more awake, more open (some are anyways
), and have experienced all sort of things that
defy "logic." Rush of kundalini I'm sure is something that others here can relate to. I can. What's important, though, is that you learn what to
do with this experience, or you could actually become "ill" inside your mind.
That's why the more you get out of your "mind" the more you are awake. Please, please get yourself moving--walking is the best, but because it
leaves you time to "think" you might want to try something that keeps your mind focused as well--like karate, kung fu, tai chi, yoga. Severely limit
your 'video game' time and stick with it. Put limits on your online time and TV time. All that time in front of computers can mess up your energy
field, as I'm sure you know.
Instead, work if you are working, or study if you are in school, or work on getting a job if you need one, or come up with a creative, fun business
idea that you can start from nothing and build (and one that can really help the world in some way). Volunteer--work with animals, clean up a park,
work with shy cats or dogs at the shelter to get them ready for adoption, help the homeless, teach a kid to read, whatever. That gets you out in the
world and out of your head. Good for the heart. Write, keep a journal, get thoughts out of your head onto paper.
I think those labels suck, and do a disservice to kids, people, but I also know the symptoms are real and can interfere with one's life and joy.
Healthy food, fitness, meditation--these can all help change those symptoms into creativity and joy.
I encourage you to eat organic if you can, eat as healthy as you can, make physical activity your main focus (even raking leaves or helping an elderly
neighbor with their yardwork) can be blissful in a "zen-like" way. Be conscious in every moment.
Don't try to get more active, do get more active (remember what Yoda said
. Start today!
If the stars don't start to come out in your "dark night" or if you don't see the first rays of dawn soon, after taking actions--then please do
consider talking with a counselor or someone who does energy work.
Wishing you the best!