Outside Our Head

Posted by Jacinta Hin on April 27, 2007

“I must get out of my head!” my friend proclaimed. I immediately realized I needed to do the same thing. I bet chances are you too have a tendency to walk circles inside yours.

Inside our heads is usually where we are when things are not really happening for us. It is a cramped little place where you tend to repeat the same thoughts over and over again. With no space for new ideas, this is where we are small, limited and stagnant. We go over our issues with no fresh input. As a result we come to the same conclusion and nothing changes.

If we stay here too long we get disconnected from the whole of us. We access only limited information and resources. We are not using all that is available. Our energy gets depressed, as my friend so beautifully said.

Inside of our head is also a refuge, a place of comfort. Inside feels safe. And sometimes being here is good for us. But staying never is.

If we stay too long, getting out gets harder. At some point we are likely to surrender to what we believe is our faith.

One problem with living inside your head is that our fears and doubts have free reign here. Fears and doubts keep us where we are, prevent us from action, and kill our curiosity. A vicious circle, because without action and curiosity we get no new experiences and without new experiences the landscape remains the same. We literally keep walking the same circle around and around.

My friend and I both committed to get out. We discussed our strategies, made our plans and agreed to keep each other motivated.

This morning I went for a walk before opening my computer. I had a coffee at Starbucks and read my book. A symbolic gesture perhaps, but already I feel more “outside”.


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  1. wendy April 27, 2007 9:11 am

    awesome blog – it captured our thoughts so well!!!!!

    good on you for getting out of your head – in a legal way ;)

    W xxx

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