Narrowness

There’s a narrowness to life which can be exhausting. Perhaps, when life feels narrow, there are more opportunities to feel resentful, disagreements like pinball; maybe it’s the effect of being like a rat running the length of a drainpipe to get a breath of fresh air.
     What makes life narrow? People saying it’s a choice without recognising the throttling effect of their own boney hands.
     I don’t know what I can say about resisting narrowness apart from to make a point of noticing it. Control only really works when its barely perceptible (the reaction formation, perhaps), and noticing control interferes with it. Life can expand when you play about with control: so be creative.
     Choose your games amusingly. You’ll feel less tired.

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