Chasing A Feeling

I wrote a story long ago by the same title about missing the beach. I wanted that feeling of being on the sand, surfing the waves, and feeling the warm sun on my skin.  If you love the beach, you know the feeling I speak of, and it is indeed worth the chase.

The concept has been circling in my head recently.  Chasing a feeling. 

Isn't that what we are all doing?  Trying to find that feeling that brings us right to the edge?  Makes us feel completely alive?  It's a different search for each of us.  We all have different needs.  Some of us will bungee jump.  Others will seek out an affair.  Sometimes a book is all it takes to allow us to escape into another's world for just a little while.

Whatever it may be that fulfills this need, it is a constant chase.  The state of being we're searching for cannot be maintained.  Why is just 'being' not enough? 

Maybe if we can answer that question, the chase can end.  

Then again, maybe we really don't want it to end.     
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9 Responses Nov 29, 2012

Very true. I think the chase is just part of human narture and the experience of life. I feel that before we are born we chart our lives out and all the experiences and challenges that we are going to face in life. It's how we deal with them and experience them that determines how we advance ourselves spiritually. But in truth the only thing we are required to do is survive life and we go back Home to the Other Side.

Still thinking... grrr... *pinches Taken*

Ehhh... *scratches faeriehead*

*pulls hair*

Faerie is near figuring out this one... I think... ...

Thinking... ... ...

LOL! *whack* I'm thinking here!!!
Was all right with finding, searching... but chasing... ahhh... faerie is a bit out of sorts now with this.

Oooohhh... the whack is for Gee... you know what I have for you, Taken... *winks*

This commenting at the same time is sooo funny...

What's easy...??!

And I thought it was only me. Whew. Gee may be venturing to chickenland, you know... hahaha

Ohhh... I get it. Duh. *whacks Gee* Stop making fun of faerie!!!

And Taken... *gasps* he's brainwashing you!!!

But love ya both! *group squeeesh*
Dang! I sooo fell for that.

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I have found that as I get older 'being' has become easier and more appealing. I chase less, and life seems more comfortable and peaceful. I don't know if that will make any sense at all to you, and it's hard to explain, but I've definitely noticed a shift.

I really like this! You are correct... we always seem to be searching out that next feeling. My most recent one has to be the "seeking out an affair" one. When I got married twelve years ago, I was happily married. It didn't take long putting up with my wife's ****, for me to start looking around at other women, and seeing how "normal" and "rational" they all seemed. It's not like sex was ever that bad (at least for me) in my marriage. So I think it is other reasons I seek. What would it be like to hook up with a woman who was "normal", and "more my age"??? We do have an age gap of 8-9 years, and sometimes I think that contributes to the feeling. Great post, taken!!!

Dedicated chaser here.
The sun.
Good times.
A good buzz.
All of the above.

I think special things can often become common place and hence they are no longer special. So, onward we go looking for something else special. It's like enjoying fine food - if we do it too often, it's no longer special.

I enjoyed your little ramble takenheart. You've perfectly expressed something that I think many of us do feel. I know I can relate to it very well. For me, that constant search is very much part of my nature and I wouldn't want it to stop. I think for many of us it drives us on and keeps the blood pumping. :)

I don't think I want it to end! I like your perspective.