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Trapped

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At some time or other in our lives we all feel trapped. We have felt or will feel caged and unable to move in any kind of direction. We may batter the cage bars or sit in a corner and mope, but we want out, even if the trap is of our own making. The feeling of being trapped conjures up emotions of helplessness and hopelessness that can be more debilitating than being trapped itself may be. Traps can be easy to leave or very difficult; what matters is how much you want to be out and free. You will make almost any sacrifice to be out from under one trap, but can feel safe and secure in another one that you may not even recognize as a trap at all. If you’ve caught yourself in a trap purposely, chances are you’ll eventually be able to free yourself, and at your own discretion, too. If you’ve caught yourself in a trap sprung by another it may take  a bit more time to recognize the problem and find the key to escape. If you’ve set the trap for yourself but don’t know it you’re in the most difficult place because first you have to admit that you’re in a trap. You must evaluate your position to discover if you’ve maneuvered yourself there, and if so, what you need to do. It is at this point that others may try to point your position out to you and at this point you may want to shove them away rather than listening to them. It is good to remember that one of the arts to life is to remain balanced and receiving information from only one source, whether it is you or one other person, will not give you sufficient information about your situation. At any time it is good to listen; it is especially good when you are trapped. First help yourself, then allow help from others and be open to suggestions. Don’t you think finding the way out of trap is easier with some help?

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Author: EllenphanPhotos

I've been struck many times by the thoughts that run through my head when I'm outdoors and contemplating nothing in particular. The thoughts can be profound or silly, sad or joyful, relevant or not. But they're always there. And with just a bit of concentration they can lead to the most astonishing places and on the most convoluted trails. Exploring those vagaries and jigs and jogs is fun. I'm attempting to find more of these trails to see if they lead anywhere or nowhere, because even nowhere is somewhere. The bits and pieces of the outdoors help to make the indoors survivable. Photos help bring the outdoors in and remind me of many of the thoughts I had while still outside, a very valuable tool they are, too.

One thought on “Trapped

  1. I am trapped in my car right now. Can you find my keys?

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