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Tired of Life
Question:

 Hello Deepak. I feel this sadness in my soul. Not only in my body. I look at life and people and somehow I want to escape this prison caught in this body, in this place, and in this time.. I feel there is nothing new for me in store. I feel everything is old on earth and I have been through it all for thousands of thousands of years, somehow I am also bored. I go along with life, but I feel it is the same old song, even when something new and exciting happen. I do feel joy, but somehow I feel it is a game I have played too long and I am 25. Life is long.. What to do? I would be happy for any thoughts. Thanks.


Response:

This is a question or a comment that I am seeing quite often these days from people of all ages from all parts of the world. It’s not really depression, it’s a kind of world weariness that is not only fed up with the violence and suffering all around, but even the joy and sweetness of life feels faded and tasteless. It may not feel like this is a positive or spiritual development in one’s life, but it actually indicates a major shift in one’s core identity away from the external world, to the inner realm of one’s pure consciousness. It can feel very unsettling and disorienting as the attachments and passions of one’s old familiar life come untethered and you start to feel you are watching your life as a spectator and not really enjoying the way this play is written or acted. It’s an odd feeling as the interior landscape of one’s self-identity is rearranged. But once you know what’s going on, and that it is a temporary phase until the new you comes online, it is much easier to bear. The main thing is not to literally believe that the detachment you feel means that you need to leave your body, or the world and others around you. That sense of feeling apart and aloof is a by-product of the spiritual transformations in consciousness that you have set in motion, it is not a message telling you that life is boring or that life is over…quite the opposite.
There is a part of you that now sees life as a game, that means that your silent witness self observes all the drama of your life from a perspective unmoved and apart from that drama. That is your real self. And part of your current drama or game is this notion that life on earth is the same worn-out story, that it’s a prison. Use the vantage of your higher self to see this story of being sentenced to a long boring life in prison as just another dramatic story of your old self that you no longer buy into or identify with. Right now the focus of your life needs to center on just Being. Be that silent witness that notices all these stories about your life without judgment and without getting sucked into them. Over time as this core spiritual self becomes firmly established, it reengages with the emotional currents of your life -- lovers, family, career – so that you feel passion and enthusiasm once more. But now this passion is connected to your spiritual center and you can never lose yourself as you throw yourself into love, work, or life itself. That is when the real fun starts.

Love,
Deepak

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I really feel This world is Full of fake people And The Actual real and Pure People are suffering,I Feel Bad for me and people like me,I mean Why,I don't like people I love my Family and My one Friend I think I'm to matured.And I wanna to Connect with the universe I don't like this social system I think I Don't be log here,I want To connect with the universe and Unite Completely.
Shivam - April 5, 2015
Yea I`m tired of life to can you help me get enough morphine to pass peacefully hanging like robin Williams seems to painfull and my pain is at a maximum and my doctor won`t help cause he doesn`t want to go to jail can`t do this another thirty years
Need relief - December 24, 2014
Dear Deepak,\n I`m sick of feeling like death would be a great escape from this world. I have no family as my dad passed a yr ago. I feel so lonely and so unwanted. I have prayed and prayed to the point of anger towards God is all I have for him and life. I just am so tired of the rat race. I feel like all the things in life that make it worth living are never coming my way again. God has abandoned me and I have little reason to continue .
james.m. - November 19, 2014
I too feel the same...a kind of detachment...glad to know that its not just me and its normal. Thanks!
lizza - October 25, 2014
All I can see and feel is strife, pain and suffering. I go to work because I have to, I eat because I have to, and I interact with others because I have to. I don`t see anything good, positive, or worth hoping for because I know that there`s just more strife and suffering. People tell me how much worse things could be, or that at least I`m not in the terrible situation some other person is in, and inside, I just end up feeling worse because there are so many people in worse situations than I. Other people`s struggle never makes me feel better about mine. I don`t even understand how other people can be inspired by other people`s suffering. It makes me want to detach myself from others that much more because I have to wonder what kind of evil or wickedness is living inside them that makes other people`s unhappiness a source of peace.\n\nI am so tired of all of this, and the only reason I haven`t taken my own life is because I don`t want to be the cause of anyone`s unhappiness. I feel trapped and alone, and I`m getting more and more tired of it all every day.
TiredO`Strife - October 18, 2014
Thanks for that Deepak, but even that insight has failed to release me. I have been this way for so many years that I have found ways to not work and to avoid people all together... Now I am alone, poor but with a roof over my head and food, and I have no social skills... For me, This hasn`t fully helped, and I just want to click \"Exit Game\"....
Dalorian - September 28, 2014
I feel this way too, just don`t have the energy, can`t feel connected or excited about anything, i think of everything to see if would make me feel whole, there is an emptiness deep within me nothing on this earth can solve.
Denise - August 15, 2014
I really needed this. I guess it`s sorta normal to feel out of whack with everything around me. Go figure. Thank you.
Lost Cub - August 4, 2014
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