by Jen Zmurchyk – Prairie Sky Wellness
Two weeks ago I had a brain hemorrhage. A very frightening, and eye opening experience. When I was in the ambulance on the way to the hospital, I thought it was lights out for me.
It was very a stark reminder for me to stop doing any stupid stuff that doesn’t matter in the grand scheme of things. So many of us waste vast amounts of time and effort doing nothing. Well perhaps we are doing something, but many times that something is of no value.
How many of us spend hours of time every day on things like ‘Fakebook‘ or other social media platforms? Carefully crafting an image for ourselves based on illusions. Creating a false identity for the lives we wish we had rather than creating a real life that is authentic, and purposeful with meaning. Why are we seeking validation from other people instead of validating ourselves? Social media can be used as a positive tool for good. All of us have a voice, so why not use these spaces to create change in this world instead of wasting the energy to build a completely fake and false persona? Rather than spending hours talking to people in a virtual arena, why not go out and actually socialize with living and breathing human beings?
Social media is like any tool such an an axe; we can use an axe to chop wood, or we can use an axe to chop someone’s head off. The choice is ours.
What else is a stupid thing we do that doesn’t matter? Wasting time on toxic relationships and people that don’t love us. How many of us put time and effort into pleasing others that are happy to use us, but when the chips are down they leave us in the dust. There are plenty of good and solid people out there in the world who want to love us and be with us – whether or not it’s friends, lovers, or non-toxic family members. There is no point having anyone in our lives that make us feel bad or contribute to our unhappiness. Why not cultivate that happiness within us first? A beautiful thing happens when we love ourselves. If we love ourselves and are happy in our own skin, we attract like minded people of the same vibration.
Another stupid thing that many of us do is continuing to buy sh*t that we don’t need. Many of us have mountains of useless junk in our homes collecting dust. Tying up space and energy….giving our hard earned money to corporations bent on selling us shiny cheap trinkets. Our consumerism as a species is literally eating the planet’s resources at a very alarming rate, and for what? To keep up an image for others where the only thing that matters is the price tag on material items? Where our own value as a person is based on the brand of clothing we wear, or the car we drive? Why not put our money to use instead by investing in ourselves and things that have true value rather than investing in things that leave us feeling empty.
I could go on and on about all the things we do as people that are distracting us. Imagine instead if this were a world where everyone was collectively working toward a common goal of bettering humanity. Where we didn’t waste time putting energy and effort into things that don’t feed our soul. Where all humans worked together for the good of everyone instead of being petty and doing stupid sh*t that doesn’t matter.