My Dysfunctional Relationship with Pleasure

Today, I say with confidence that I’m no longer ruled by my taste-buds as much since learning more of this pleasure business and ‘busyness’. Whereas, back in the day, my relationship with pleasure wasn’t always healthy and strong. It used to be very dysfunctional and destructive in nature.

Although fully aware of it in hindsight, little did I know previously of the trap I had fallen into from a needy mind always wanting more of the one type of sensation only. It would always want to change back and maintain its desired state away from anything monotonous or beyond the realm of pleasure.

Unquestionably, I lacked discipline and wouldn’t end my hunt for repeat positive stimulation as crucial psychological space wasn’t understood properly. I didn’t know of the finer details involved in ‘contrasting my thoughts’ to help replenish my psychological system to run smoothly. Instead, I dedicated my life as a full-time speculator, squeezing my thoughts hard for a taste I couldn’t get elsewhere. Well… Except for the physical sweets that I would also make a mess in, which naturally impacted my state of mind.

Yeah, I took in harsh chemicals, delving into dangerous synthetics as an almost perfect escape from a reality I couldn’t find my place in. With the right combination, I latched onto a temporary peace that was difficult to detach from, simply because I didn’t want to as she was my ‘one and only’. I guess I was destined from the beginning to experience life as a zombie since allowing these idiotic ideas to settle in. Or from letting the power of unrealistic goals hover too close in front. What I needed was either MORE stick or definitely LESS carrot!

How Did Things Get So South?

As I said, I had no place in this world, no solid base which would have allowed me to move forward. So naturally, I’d always try jumping straight to the top of everything that appeared easy (take life’s elevator instead of the staircase), making it mine for good. I wanted to secure my existence with free unlimited energy like everyone else who gets caught up in the pleasure trap.

Except the issue was, each attempt at conquest was too untamed and never held any potential to succeed. Unfortunately, I always had a hassle of bouncing to and from severely opposing states. I was unable to control the changes of scenery and kept getting pulled away from the field I wanted to absorb forever!

The idea was, “I was to have my cake and eat it too. Then line the next one up.” But reality kept taking it back off me.