None of this really matters.
We might think otherwise, but the truth is we're not in charge.
I accept that from anything other than a non-dual perspective that's not the case: there's a separate me directing itself in a world of other similarly-inclined people.
However, if you're willing to consider matters anew and apprehend that you are not your thoughts, sensations, moods, desires and feelings because in simple terms they, like everything else in the Universe, are formless, you might feel a sense that you might as well give up now.
And you might.
But then again, if you've ever tried sitting still for any length of time, sooner or later you'll move, and you'll express yourself in whatever way you're born to do.
Perhaps you're not happy to go with the flow but when you stand back and ask yourself who actually wants their wants, you'll understand that you've never actually controlled any of it.
I often finish a blog post with the words, "Onwards, forever onwards". That isn't my salutation to anything more than the fact that whatever happens in life, good, bad or indifferent, you'll proceed in a direction, even if it's not one you're comfortable with.
But, there again, does it really matter?
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