The Place(s) Where We Live: When Our Minds Become Uninhabitable

Where can we go when our minds become uninhabitable? Here is a beautiful essay on that subject by Akhil Sharma. Hat tip to Books, Inq.


...I got up from the sofa and walked down to the Hudson River, which I live not far from. I sat on a bench by the river and rested. I stared across it to the tall apartment buildings in New Jersey. Thinking of how people were living out their lives in those buildings comforted me somehow. I looked at the gray rushing water and its movement, the fact that it was coming from someplace and going someplace else also consoled me. It was then that I realized that I needed somehow to always be outside myself. My mind had become uninhabitable.