|Jump by Doug Flora. Photo by Dan Irwin.
Do you spend part of your day trying to escape from the rest of it? Your escape could be anything you choose that does not add to your life - TV, internet, food, exercise, shopping, gossip, etc. (Escaping feels different from simply relaxing.) An escape is an attempt to expand your soul that does not go far enough.
I've been an escape artist all of my life, but my husband is slowly teaching me to say regarding my problems, "What can we do about this?" rather than entering a downward spiral of introspection. This brings me to my mantra for the past year - "If you don't like your life, change it." Figure out what you are escaping from and change it. Then examine your "escape" to see if it represents something your soul needs. Go for it in a more productive way.
Start small, but think big.