Inner Me Enemy Part 1: Choose your Choice

Seems simple.
Make a choice and live with it.
But is it?

In the return-friendly world in which we live
We have conditioned ourselves to buy items with the knowledge that returning is an option
And so we buy
And return

We try out shoes
return them
We buy cell phones
take them back
We purchase computers
keep the labels intact because there is huge chance we will return them

And each day we lose
Each day we surrender the norm of owning our choices to the idea of backing out of them.
So what
What does this matter

Let me pull back the curtain and invite you into the reality
Contentment is  a state of happiness and satisfaction
But when you are never satisfied with your current state, your current choice,
contentment becomes an elusive dream
Always chasing, never finding
Always reaching, never obtaining
And so we buy and return with the hope that the next item will bring peace.

It doesn't stop there
It extends to our relationships while we're unaware
We make friends
and when the going gets tough, our nature of returning bids us to do the same
and so we cash out
We make commitments
and when the reality doesn't measure up to the fantasy
we make excuses and back out.
We enter marriages with the same mindset that if it doesn't work out
If it doesn't feel right, we can leave
and so we do.
We feel as if our choices are chains
But they are ours,
As long as you are chasing the elusive dream
Your last choice will always be seen as a chain
Shackling you to a perpetual state of dissatisfaction

Look this message is for me
Sometimes the enemy is the inner me
So check it,
Check your motives and thoughts
Check your habits and your norms
Choose your choice and be at peace

This is a first draft.
No editing
I just needed to get it out of me so I can work in sanity.


David Brown said...

Let your yea be yea and nay nay!

Kemi said...

yes David
so true