Today, a comment got me wondering where restlessness comes from. I think we’re restless most often when we feel “stuck”.
Stuck in our careers, homes, relationships, circumstances, way of lives… whatever, you name it. Or maybe you can’t name it. Maybe you just feel stuck and can’t articulate where it’s coming from. Sometimes, this has a lot to do with our thought process.
Then later I heard something interesting:
“Imagination is always either leading us toward enlightenment, or it is leading us away from enlightenment.
There is no such thing as stuck.
We are always moving in one direction or the other.”
This struck me for two reasons.
One, because I really believe there is something extremely special and undiscovered about the imaginative faculty; it’s one of the topics I like exploring here at Serenity Hacker. The idea that it can lead to enlightenment (or deeper happiness) really intrigues me.
And two, because sometimes, I feel a little stuck, myself. I think everyone out there can relate to that.
But could it be that simple? Is the power of our imaginations in our thoughts either causing us misery or leading us toward enlightenment and more fulfillment? Maybe, in some ways it really is that simple…