Falling off the Wagon


{another still drawing from the animation I’m working on}

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Do you ever feel like you’ve fallen off the wagon, spiritually or emotionally?

I’ve been feeling like that recently.

For a period this past fall I was feeling particularly aligned—like I had figured some things out and was learning how to live in a new, more mindful way. But at some point all of the noise crept back in, or maybe I just started listening to it again, and here I am feeling like I have lost it.

Luckily, it only takes a short moment to realize that you never quite lose it—you can find “it” in any moment—“it” being some sense of perspective and ability to see reality as it is {instead of distorted by your crazy mind}.

This idea feels like a little bit of light—no matter how many times I get sucked in, there is always a way out—if I can see a way out.

That’s usually the hardest part: remembering in the moment that you can choose to step out of it. I often wonder if this ever gets easier. I surely hope it does. Or maybe it’s just like everything else in life—it goes up and down, back and forth, continually oscillating, and the only way is to just keep going.

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2 Responses to “Falling off the Wagon”


  1. 1 Kerri April 30, 2011 at 1:54 am

    Ha! I fall off the wagon all the time! It’s happened so many times for so many years that I’ve finally learnt to sigh and pick myself up and know that this too shall pass. The sun will shine again soon and you’ll dust off all your beautiful dreams and start again. It’s only a little speed bump in your path. You’ll soon be on your way again x

  2. 2 keishua May 3, 2011 at 9:02 am

    yep, I fall off at the wagon all the time. sometimes daily. All one can do is be aware and begin again.


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Hello there! My name is Nicole K. Docimo, and I am an artist and writer from the U.S.A. but currently residing in Zurich, Switzerand. Thank you for visiting my blog!

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