If you don’t feel like you’re able to go anywhere, it’s very easy to be trapped in your life. Feeling trapped is horrible. It’s so important to feel like there is something stimulating. For instance, the possibility of a trip in the future is just as freeing as taking the trip itself sometimes. It’s when we feel there is no option, no hope, that we fall into despair. Many people are suicidal when that happens. I think it’s because we are all freedom seeking beings. When we feel there is no hope left to get out of where we’re at, that’s very bad.
For me, this happens when I get caught up in survival mode and get sucked into all the wrong ideas of how things ‘have to’ happen in life. I have to step back and remind myself that there are no rules, and I can find a solution just like every other time something happened in my life. But I’m also a naturally resilient person and have never been very far off my path, whatever that is.