As a child, I got used to retreating into my own little world. I’m not sure whether that was because I was avoiding certain things, or I just wanted to be with my own thoughts for a while.
Looking back, it is clear I was trying to work those things out. I was also happy being by myself. However we get to sort our issues out, issues need to be solved and we need to be instrumental in solving them. Depending on the issue, we tend to want to ignore the fact that our issues require solutions and to do that, we need clarification.
As children, we’re not required or expected to, but as adults we are expect to problem solve, whether we’re equipped or not. But we’re more equipped than we think. Instinctively we know, the biggest problem for many of us is the application. The problem is our perspective and where we are in our head space. We need time to think.
When we’re in a good head space we’re capable of working the things out we fail to accomplish at other times. Running away will make us feel empowered, if only for a finite time, primarily because we actively choose not to focus on the present. When we don’t have to think of what’s going on in the here and now that helps.
Our problems don’t exist in the place we’ve arrived at, while we’re ignoring them. We have a new focus. We feel good because we’ve temporarily made it that way. But inevitably we will begin to trip up, first on the little things, then eventually on the bigger things, until the bigger things can no longer be ignored.