Addicted to excitement

Isn’t it interesting how addicted we humans are to excitement?

Now that the detox is over I’m not so revved up about cooking.  When the program was shiny and new, when I received my new dehydrator, THEN I was all over learning new food preparation methods.  It was exciting to try new recipes and see how they turned out.  But like with most things, my energy and interest waned when the program ended.

So what’s with our need/desire for constant stimulation/excitement?  I remember when seeing a group of guys on stage with guitars was a big deal.  Then light shows were added.  Then smoke machines, etc., etc., until now we have these incredible ‘concerts’ which I describe as ‘performance art meets a million dollar budget.’

I avoid too much of this anymore.  I prefer a good story to a fast paced action film.  I just don’t think it is healthy to keep stimulating ourselves to the point where we don’t know how to act if we aren’t multi-tasking.  I deliberately sit and stare into space at times, allowing myself to daydream.

It’s good to have space in my brain.  I like the experience of vastness.  There’s room for things to come in.  I invite creativity by stopping the craziness in my head.  This is not necessarily an easy thing to do, but I find it quite rewarding when I am able.  I love when creativity shakes things up and challenges my thinking.  These are the most exciting moments … to discover that I don’t know everything and that inside me is a well of possibility.

Now I want to go home and create a beautiful meal … big sigh.