"Life's too short to even care at all, I'm losing my mind losing my mind losing control.
If I could find a way to see this straight I'd run away, To some fortune that I should have found by now.
And so I run to the things they said could restore me, Restore life the way it should be." ~ Cough Syrup - Young the Giant
These spiritual ones they call themselves "Gurus" in my part of the land; now they are also internationally acclaimed for being mystical and your drivers to the spiritual self. They talk about detachment; indifference to worldly concerns. Something far beyond my understanding and grasp, is it actually attainable? I say a big "NO"
As long as you are alive, you will be attached to a zillion things that make up your life. The simple things are your family, your neighborhood, your society and community. You can try really hard to being detached but you sure can't deny the fact that you can't detach yourself from them completely - you can run but you can't hide!
This brings me to talk to you about the words that scare me, every day and night. You might say, I am over thinking such things but just let's say for the sake of the subject; I cannot detach myself from thinking about them. The words are, with their meaning below:
1. Introspect: To examine and consider your own ideas, thoughts, and feelings: Sometimes we need to introspect about our own motives.
2. Regret: A feeling of sadness about something sad or wrong or about a mistake that you have made, and a wish that it could have been different and better.
Today morning I connected with a friend and he spoke to me about "positive affirmations". I dismissed him and this conversation by telling him; positive affirmations is like having a burning house and thanking that you have a BMW parked in your driveway, that you own. If you are a realistic by nature, it's hard to either stay positive OR negative; you see things as they are and in black and white - no matter how many shades of gray there are in that given situation. That is why I fear these words; Introspection and Regret; being a realistic by nature I can partially detach myself from thinking about them, dismiss my thoughts. However, it's impossible to completely detach yourself from thinking about these words. Some people have succeeded in being able to totally detach themselves from these words and thoughts; kudos to them!; I term them ignorant to their own life and the life of others.
So what do you think dear readers? Is it possible to detach yourself? Is it possible to stop introspecting and regretting? OR am I losing my mind losing my mind losing control? Whatever it may be - I'm waiting for this cough syrup to come down!