Wednesday, August 20, 2014

When Being Trapped Is Just A State Of Mind

It's 2.15 a.m. and trying to get some sleep under the weight of this misalignment I have looming in my life seems like an almost impossible feat.

I've been feeling this way for far too long, becoming increasingly dissatisfied with the nature of the job, and the lack of financial backing has created the illusion of me being trapped in an abyss of hopelessness.

Well, it was not always like this.

When things were much simpler back then, I tried to excel in my studies, took on activities that were challenging, both on an academic and non-academic scale. I constantly tried to exceed the thresholds of what made a well-rounded individual, holistic.

I painted a glistening future for myself.

Today, I find myself waking up to a misaligned life, where the values I hold on to no longer resonate in harmony with the ones practiced by the company.

I know I need to make a change.

But somehow, I'm not making that change. I find myself being held down firmly in place by this invisible weight. 

The feeling of being trapped does not only relate to the 'White Collar Syndrome', but also extends to other areas of our lives.

It's not just you and me. Very often, we hear the echoes of the same problem being repeated in different forms through the lips of others.  

You may feel like the weight of the world is on your shoulders, the burden, growing like a malignant tumour on your nerves. 

You fear uncertainty but the safe little life that you are living is depreciating in value for every day that you choose to give up to ignorance.

Many years from now, you'll look back at this and realize that it's all really trivial. 

You'll see that nothing actually held you down. 

It's just that you built a mental cage around yourself, crawled in and decided to spend the rest of your life in it.  

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