Any outsider walking by on the street can tell you more about yourself than your best friends can. It always takes outside eyes to see the plain truth.
I have the eyes of an outsider and I can guess exactly what is wrong with you. Read along and tell me if I'm correct.
Intuition tells you that something is missing from your life but you cannot quite see what it is. You are curious because you feel like the truth is there, somewhere, but it has not revealed itself to you.
You are unsatisfied with normal life and you are curious about what life is like when you don’t play by the rules. You feel as though you are living life in black and white, and you feel that there is no color in your life to make you feel complete.
You think you have chronic fatigue syndrome. You think you have this disorder or that disorder. You cannot find what is causing your laziness. It feels like you always stop and start. It seems like you only have bursts of energy when you are moving forward.
You feel like it must be your lack of motivation, it must be your lack of willpower, there must be something wrong with you. You lose motivation almost as quickly as it came to you. You don't have a definite next step, all you have is a bunch of un-answered questions.
After a long plane ride you seem to have a sudden burst of energy. You could spend 10 hours on the plane and not sleep a wink. When you get to your destination you have a big burst of energy and you feel like the energy will never leave you. But it does, of course.
It seems like you only have energy when you're in motion. All the energy just seems to go away when you are not in motion. You cannot seem to capture that moment. You simply do not know what to do.
There is no clear and definite next step for you. You simply exist aimlessly. There is no momentum in your life. You are stuck, you are unsatisfied and you are unsure of what to do about it. You are inquisitive, but hesitant.
It feels like you're headed nowhere. You ask yourself the same question repeatedly and it is not even a question, it is a statement of fact: “I don’t know what to do, and I don’t know what to do about it.”
You have some fire in your eyes, though.You keep the fire alive by daydreaming of what life would be like if you weren't stuck with this vague sense of un-ease.
The vague sense of un-ease you feel is real.
Any outsider walking by on the street could tell you exactly what your problem is. It takes outside eyes to see what we cannot see. That's why things always seem to be hidden in plain sight.
To see what is hidden in plain sight, in other words – obvious, it takes an outsider to point it out to you.
The Immediate Cure To Malaise, Hidden in Plain Sight
Imagine you are on a long car-ride. You are a passenger in the car and the car is driving down the highway very fast. There is no traffic in sight, so you are relaxed. You look out the window at the scenery, but you are not really looking at the scenery.
You are day-dreaming and you do not even notice the scenery. The scenery becomes totally invisible. You are lost in thought driving down the highway.
On this car-ride you are day-dreaming about your future, and for whatever reason, you feel inspired. You feel hopeful. You feel happy. You feel there is hope for your future.
Actually, feel is the wrong word. When you are day-dreaming out the car window on a long car ride you are certain of what your future plans are.
When you're driving down the highway, your plans are crystal clear and they seem so obvious, so easy and so do-able to you. You feel so hopeful, so happy and so excited for the future.
You are certain that the future is going to be amazing and any problems you have can be overcome. Nothing can stop you is exactly the way you feel. You are going to finally take control of your life and you are going to conquer destiny.
You have made plans for not only the future, you are making plans for immediately when the car stops. You do not want to waste a single second. You are planned, prepared and you are certain of what you need to do.
You are dreaming out the window of the car driving down the highway. Life isn't so bad you think to yourself. Actually, on the long car ride you think life is pretty good. Then the car starts to slow down…What happens when the car slows down?
When the car slows down, people feel instant fear and anxiety. They instantly think “what's happening? What's going on? Why are we stopping?” Their reaction is immediate anxiety. They instantly feel fear and anxiety when the car starts to slow down after a long ride.
It felt so good to be driving down the highway lost in thought, unconcerned about any problems. Then the car stops and the momentum stops with it. Not only does the momentum stop, the passenger starts to feel anxious, confused and afraid when the car stops.
The motivation and hopeful attitude went away instantly when the car stopped. Poof. The car has stopped and it's back to the same old routine. The ghost trapped in the cubicle, living life in black and white. All those plans made in motion seem impossible.
Now that the car has stopped, the future seems to have stopped with it. Why does it feel hopeless when the car stops moving forward?
All of those wonderfully clear plans made along the highway made complete sense. Those plans made in motion now seem impossible, it’s impossible to even remember what the plans were. The car has stopped moving forward, and the momentum has been broken.
Then the car starts moving again and you breathe a sigh of relief. You instantly feel better. When you're back in the car, driving down the highway in motion, you're back to the world of possibilities where everything seems bright again.
Poof. All in an instant, you physically and mentally feel like a different person. You are a better person, who is more energetic and prepared to take on the world.
When the car starts, and you start moving forward again, you have energy, clarity of mind and calmness of spirit. Instantly. The change is immediate and instant. It is not a long process. It happens in the snap of a finger.
Why do you feel so good instantly when the car starts?