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Sometimes You Just Need to Escape

Jul 30, 2023 | Conscious Leadership, Daily Trek

Sometimes You Just Need to Escape - Radical Trekking - Ayelet Baron

Escape the Ordinary

Escape from the imagined confines of your mind, where convention and preconceived notions dictate your every move. And allow your thoughts to flow freely, as a river defying its banks, exploring new landscapes.

Every so often, there are attempts to cage us within the models of thought deemed to be “the right way.” Whether they’re social constructs, career paths, or lifestyle expectations, these models become iron-clad prisons when we allow them to define our existence.

No one model captures human life. Frameworks are mere abstractions, designed to give us an illusion of understanding. But, just like a map, they are not the territory. They don’t capture the true essence, the vibrant colors, the nuanced contours, the ongoing transformation of the landscape that is life.

Can we question frameworks and models? Not with rebellion, but with curiosity. Not with the intention to destroy, but to imagine what is possible outside their confines; enhancing them with our own unique experiences, our passion, and our intuition.

We are not birds caged, limited by bars. We are phoenixes, destined to rise, unfettered, unrestrained, from the ashes of conventional wisdom.

Sometimes You Just Need to Escape

As we navigate life, let’s move away from populism. This force aims to make our thoughts, dreams, and goals the same. Populism fosters intellectual stagnation. It’s a place where suppression and destruction grow. It tries to box us in, forcing us to fit its narrow mold.

This is an opportunity to question, to ponder, to explore. To build relationships based on meaning, empathy, and shared values. And to be kind and gentle with ourselves and we discern who is truly healthy for us.

What actually happens when we break free? Can we soar on the winds of freedom, curiosity, and love? To do this requires discernment, and a willingness to embrace the unfamiliar and unknown. But maybe the true reward is no longer the destination, but also the journey, and the knowledge that we live on our own terms; instead of someone’s model.

“The object in life is not to be on the side of the majority, but to escape finding oneself in the ranks of the insane.” —Marcus Aurelius (121-180 CE). Breaking away from mainstream beliefs and practices is possible. Yet, it’s known as being a risky move. It might cost our popularity. But being ourselves brings inner peace as we no longer care what anyone thinks. Because the people who matter don’t judge or label.

We are not victims. We’re adventurers. Pioneers. Explorers. So why live within the confines of a model when we can sculpt the essence of our life ourselves? What if there is no longer a need to escape?

Can we take a bold step? Defy the ordinary. Embrace our curiosity and venture into the unknown …

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