We are all experiencing life from our own perspective, like a uniquely crafted lens that only you see life through. That’s why expecting others to be like you is impractical and unrealistic. We can relate with another’s experiences or perspectives and not be anything like them. No one is exactly like you and how boring would it be if they were. “Variety is the spice of life.”
Personally, I prefer to roam and learn as I go along. This is also how I tend to travel, book a place to sleep and figure it out when I get there. I have taken weekend trips to just be in another environment and never left the rental. To some this is a waste of a trip, to me it is an act of self care. I know from my experiences that changing my environment often helps my psyche. While crowds and commotion tend to put me on high alert (stress). I order foods I cannot get at home and write or create with whatever creative outlets I bring with me for the trip.
On other travel occasions I may venture out to take photos in National parks or visit local art exhibits. Traveling has always been a deep calling for me. I often refer to myself as having “bad wanderlust” because after around 3 months, ‘I gotta go’ takes over me and I want a change of scenery. Year-round I do not leave home very often, appointments mostly. I prefer socializing online, with my discord server the folks I enjoy chatting with easily travel with me. Of course I have labels assigned because “I don’t like going outside” makes me agoraphobic.
I’ve explored so much of the world and others beliefs seeking solutions to my shit (psych labels for my symptoms). I’m not certain how many in the world embark on healing, I know it’s not an easy venture. I’m sure healing never stops because pain itself is inevitable, I will feel hurt again. The real question for all of us is how we deal with our pain—inflict more or find acceptance to continue moving forward in growth. I’m trying to be better today than I was yesterday (by my own standards). It’s me vs me and it always was, I just realize it now.
I do not identify as religious or “just spiritual” — when I’m feeling overwhelmed I often recite the Lords Prayer in my head like a mantra. I’ve done this mostly before takeoff on flights in the past as a ‘just in case’ because my thought is “who am I to assert there is -no- God?” I always found atheism a bit peculiar for that, so assertive there is no God as a polar opposite to theists who assert there is a God. I’ve also practiced meditation to help me find balance.
My only assertion is that I don’t know — which always made agnostic appealing. I don’t think any human does know with certainty for any side of theisms. I believe there are convicted souls and folks holding on to their ideals for a sense of direction in life. I’m most comfortable in acceptance that I don’t know everything and that’s ok with me. I’m removed from the competition of life by isolating and creating art in solitude. We all have choices to make.
Be well, sweet souls. 💛
If you identify with the neurodivergent community, would appreciate an adult space with a focus on support and betterment, I’d like to invite you to check out my discord server! Where shame, blame and devaluation are discouraged while compassion and personal growth are encouraged. The server is designated mature (18+) and minors are promptly removed. Multiple categories allow Members to decide what sort of content they’d like to see from the server using selections in the #about-you channel after joining. You’re invited!