In this high-speed society we
created for ourselves, Americans live in traffic-congested cities with
skyscrapers ejaculating into the sky. On
the ground floor, humans race to catch crowded busses, packed subways and
With expressways gridlocked
from dawn to dusk, people overflow sidewalks, and sirens slash through the air
24/7. The evening news reports
robberies, accidents, homicides and a
plethora of calamities too numerous for
human emotions to endure.
But if you look at all the
people living in cities, whether in their workplace or their office cubicle,
what do you see on the partition wall?
You see posters of what they
would rather being doing: windsurfing, skiing, sunbathing on a beach in the
Caribbean, scuba diving, dancing, mountain climbing, camping, rafting,
bicycling and a dozen other activities they would rather be living.
If you’re one of those people
“wishing” you lived a different life or wishing you could live your dreams,
then why don’t you go after it? Why not
“live” your poster instead of wishing you were windsurfing across Lake Tahoe or
sunning on the beach in Hawaii?
Did you ever wonder how those
people you see traveling around the world with a backpack or bicycle, or
climbing mountains or taking a winter off to go “ski bumming” do it?
They defeat the “tyranny of
Henry David Thoreau said,
“The mass of men and women live lives of quiet desperation.”
In 2014 America, anyone at any
station in life, at any age, can renew his or her life by choice, by intention
and by action. Such individuals learn
how to defeat the “tyranny of resistance.”
First of all, what
constitutes this modern day tyranny that locks people into “cubicle prisons” in
cities or into humdrum jobs that provide zero meaning?
Such persons yield to an
inner “resistance” to transform themselves because they feel afraid, don’t know
how to break their cubicle-bonds and, often times, none of their office mates
know any better. It’s easier to be safe
with the constancy and comfort of a paycheck and friends.
Do you remember the TV sitcom
“King of Queens” with the fat boy Kevin James and co-star Leah Remini, who also
got fat in the series, staged in New York City?
They never showed any happiness, but mostly conflict. Their jobs sucked.
They didn’t know how to escape their relationship or their jobs.
If you live such a scenario,
how can you avoid a lifetime of regrets?
· Find your gift of what turns you on to life. Discover your talent, your ability, your
genius and your expertise. You can find
it by examining what you do in your spare time. Pursue it, love it and live it.
· Practice self-awareness. Socrates said, “The unexamined life is not
worth living.” Instead of going through
the motions, create your own wave and ride it.
· Incorporate your independent will as a “course
correction” on your way to your life’s destination. As Jack London said, “You can’t wait for
inspiration to change your life; you have to go after it with a club.”
· Discover your “True North” in the scheme of your
life. That’s your soul’s “true knowing”
and what you desire “most” about your life.
It’s your deepest truth.
Finally, you must engage your
physical, emotional, mental and spiritual well-being.
Exercise daily to blow off
excess energy in the body to release your mind to express itself. Eat healthy foods to maintain a lean
frame. That, in turn, allows you emotional balance that originates with your
relationship with friends, families and co-workers. For your mental well-being, read books, take
classes and express yourself through journaling, painting, sculpting or other
art forms. Finally, feed your spiritual
being via inspirational books, church or nature, and the peace you find from a
walk down a tree-lined path.
You will find the “tyranny of
resistance” fades as you walk or gallop toward your happiness in work, play and
friends. You won’t “wish” for what you
see in the poster on your cubicle wall, you will live it for real.
Six continent world bicycle traveler
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