The worst thing about a computer freezing is, you can’t google how to fix a frozen computer.
It’s like a modern day ouroboros. A digital snake trying to eat its own tail.
And so, the only solution, is to take your laptop the shop and hand it over to a real person and trust that they can fix it.
What’s fascinating is, the human brain works the same way.
You can’t use it to fix it when it’s broken. Healing can only come from outside of you. From another human being. Somebody who introduces you to yourself and, through their imperfect humanity, becomes an agent of transformation.
Whenever I start experiencing existential anxiety, situational sadness, psychic illnesses or any other dreadful forms of alienation of the soul, I try to make simple changes in my interpersonal environment.
Instead of isolating at my home office, I go work at a coffee shop.
Instead of exercising alone, I go take a class with twenty other people.
Instead of disappearing into a podcast vortex, I make phone calls to people I haven’t talked to in a while.
The commonality is always the same:
Healing comes from other people. A brain in pain can’t use itself to administer the medicine.
Frankly famously wrote that the true meaning of life is to be discovered in the world rather than within man or his own psyche.
Perhaps the same principle applies to the healing process.
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