Status Quo

Is it possible to die emotionally and mentally while remaining physically?

Do we become burdened in our troubles and live by our scars?

Are we letting life pass us by hoping for something we may never find?

Why do we fear what we don’t understand and call it different but build up our owns beliefs as faith?

Have we all become slaves – not to one another – but to expectations and money?

Why did we rechristen the Golden Rule “do unto others if they can help you?”

Everyone seems to have the answers but no one seems to know the question.

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9 thoughts on “Status Quo

  1. The answer to the question: “Is it possible to die emotionally and mentally while remaining physically?” asked in status quo is unequivocally yes.
    I was a husk, living by rote, only aroused by events that stirred in me reactionary responses based on their resemblance to past traumas. Only my refusal to continue to live this way stopped that grey existence.
    The question, I think asked and answered in Eckhart Tolle’s A New Earth, is can you let your primary purpose be consciousness of the present moment? Everything else, the content of life, if secondary.

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    • Hello there. I am in agreement with your perspective. It takes a very emotional traumatic life event such as a death, divorce, or other situation along those lines, to truly induce a person to want to change. It sounds like you are on a better path now and I am glad for that.

      You raised an interesting point. I have heard individuals say that animals live in the moment. Obviously, we, as human beings, are also animals, but we have perspective towards the past and the future. I am unsure if animals only live in the present but this would make sense, especially with regard to the quote you referenced, as the basic skills of life are to survive within the moment.

      Thank you for reading and your comment.

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      • Thank you for responding.

        I too had to look on ontology, and am no further enlightened as to its meaning.

        I hope that you too have found a path to healing.

        Best regards,
        Elizabeth

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      • Thank you for the well wishes. I am on a much better path than I was in the past. One of the things that really helped me was to start focusing most of my energy on myself and less on others. I quit worrying about what others said, thought, and cared and more about doing what I felt was the right thing. That may not always be popular but as long as I am not compromising who I am, then that is what is important.

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      • I wholeheartedly agree. Stopping the external concern and focusing on yourself is the only way to be happy, and is all that matters. Good for you for figuring that out.

        Best regards,
        Elizabeth

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      • Elizabeth, thank you again for sharing. If you are interested, I would invite you to read my post entitled “Poetry”. It speaks in some regard to me beginning my journey and exploration of growth and initiatives to improve myself.

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  2. Philosophy addresses two different aspects of the topic of reality: the nature of reality itself, and the relationship between the mind (as well as language and culture) and reality.

    On the one hand, ontology is the study of being, and the central topic of the field is couched, variously, in terms of being, existence, “what is”, and reality.

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