Ever hear the term detachment?
Most likely you have, if not here is one of the few handy definitions for you.
Detachment: a condition in which something has become separated from something else
So lately I have been feeling a sense of detachment. I suppose it would be fitting to say that this all started last week. First we had an emergency with our pet dog who turns out to be having some health issues, that I’m sure plays a part in this. Then I have also been faced with some other decisions in life which no doubt help play a role in this as well. On top of that my body fell a little ill due to the quickly changing weather from warm sunny days to very cold rainy days.
What I find most interesting in all this however is the feeling, or lack of them that one may experience during these detached experiences. We all live by our own reality, it is just on a majority of things we all tend to agree on because they can either be explained logically or scientifically and be proven through demonstrations. But there are things in life we perceive uniquely and that helps shape our reality. Now imagine where you just feel that you are drifting further away from your reality.
What do you think that feels like?
I will preface this by saying that these are momentary, very short in their time frame. So what I experience is lightheaded, dizziness and a near total numbness of my body. That numbing causes me to loose feeling in my whole body giving a sort of a light feeling. Generally when you are lightheaded, your mind will tend to go blank, or just drift away into the deeper cracks of your mind. I suppose that is what has happened with me as well as every time I come back, I feel as if I had left my reality for a moment in favor of whatever lies within my imagination, or in favor of simply drifting in a void.
It may sound sad to some, while to others it may sound like a nice momentary escape. To me, I think it happens for a reason. It happens to help the mind cope with the stress, negativity and the burdens we all experience as adults due to the trivialities we must deal with of living in human society. This is further enhanced by the fact that if you are a young adult struggling to get off the ground, that imagined land, or the void may seem more favorable in place of the reality you perceive daily.
Is this healthy?
In short doses, maybe. I mean we all need to get away from just about everything in our life sometimes. But if you do this all the time, or most of the time then I would say you are compromising your survival in human society. Sadly we all can’t just sleep forever living in our perfect world, we are not the center of the universe for the rest of the human population.
But that feeling of drifting away to a better place will no doubt be now deeply ingrained in my mind.
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