the highest order is the internal experience of the emotions. sometimes how we feel inside is more valuable a focus than what is happening outside, for how we feel is often intuitively indicative of how conducive our environment is to our holistic health and overall wellbeing. living a shiny life with toys that shine and glimmer in the light is virtually worthless if emptiness is the truth of your inner existence, and if you don’t recognize that now, the consequences are sure to catastrophic.
Purposeful asceticism can yield enduringly qualitative results. When your mind and body are not bogged down with the overstimulating distractions that are so easily accessible, you have to no choice but to involve yourself with more substantial projects, the gratification of which is naturally more delayed than instant. If something has become excessive to the point that your values are being compromised and your net worth is suffering, today could be the day to commit to discipline rather than indulgence.
As you sit and reflect on your journey, surveying your space to take stock of all you have accumulated over the years, an unsettling sensation is stirred within you. It’s not necessarily emptiness, but it does feel like there’s something greater to be gained, something more profound and meaningful than you are able to articulate. Although you have created a life in which many, if not all, of the desires you imagined have been brought to life, there is likely to be some semblance of discontent that drives you to detach from your mundane domestication, impelling you to initiate a grand transition into uncharted territory.