Jonathan The Wanderer
I am a traveling artist documenting my thoughts and experiences as I experience funny and beautiful places and people! Donate if you feel called!
I am not so sure how long it had been since I had last felt clean air against my nostrils, but I can¬ tell you that I had begun to get used the sting of brimstone against my bated breath. I inhaled sharply, my eyes wide and my chest straining, and directed my gaze beneath me with a yell. I stood upon a ruined building, gently balanced upon its sloppily remaining lower stories. The world around me burned. Roofs were caved in, stones were scattered, and fires raged across my vision. My breathing began to calm, and my growing awareness of myself welcomed my friend’s loving nuzzle and cry.
How Meditating Killed Me
I’m sure anyone who has heard of meditation has heard a story about somebody becoming so ungrounded that they lost all health and stability. Supposedly, finding yourself too high up in your chakras can detach you from your bodily needs and put you in a casket. I waved these exaggerations aside as I stepped into the world of meditation... that is until I found out for myself just how unexaggerated this scenario was.
What Will My Family Think If I Start Traveling?
At the end of the day, who’s life did we just live? Did we walk around telling the kid who wants to go out and see the world, and still be successful that he couldn’t do it, or were we that kid? Ultimately, although we may take to heart what is said to us, especially by those close to us, we must lead our own life, and the only we to do so fulfillingly is by listening to our intuition, and following our heart. A heart filled with the expectations and wishes of everyone but yourself is a confusing heart to follow.
Channel Your Stress
Sometimes just breathing isn’t enough... sometimes we just need to yell. Having grown up in an environment that had me constantly on edge, I can attest that having an outlet for our energy is one of the most important places we could place our willpower. A child’s tendency to become its environment as it grows into an adult is too great to acknowledge and not attend to.