You have to chase the things that ignite you. You have to do the things that bring you joy. You have to surround yourself with the people who bring you back home to yourself, with the people who respect you and embrace you in ways that make you feel like you are worthy and accepted and celebrated and loved. You have do the work to heal yourself, even when it hurts especially when it hurts, so that you do not continue to approach your life within the boundary of what is heavy within you. You have to put yourself out there, and you cannot worry about what other people think, you cannot rob yourself of experience or happiness or inspiration because you are scared of how you will be perceived. You have to be unapologetic in the way that you exist here. You have to believe that your ideas, and your hope, and your being, deserve to take up space. You have to believe that you have purpose.
Because our existence is finite. And as hard as that is to understand, as hard as that can be to connect with, from time to time remind yourself that in the most human way we are all living on borrowed time. We live as if we are promised the experiences and the potential we are chasing, we live as if we have control over what happens to us. But we don’t, and that is liberating, because it is pressing there is urgency within the lesson. It is meant to wake you up. Life is meant to be lived. (Not my words).
Don’t COMPARE your actual self to a hypothetical self. Don’t drown in a sea of ‘what if’s. Don’t clutter your mind by imagining other versions of you, in parallel universes, where you made different decisions, don’t PROCRASTINATE, because they don’t have much relevance left in your current situation.
The internet age encourages choice and comparison, but don’t do this to yourself. ‘Comparison is the thief of joy’, said Theodore Roosevelt. You are you. The past is the past. The only way to make a better life is from inside the present. To focus on regret does nothing but turn that very present into another thing you will wish you did differently. Accept your own reality. Be human enough to make mistakes. Be human enough not to dread the future. Be human enough to be, well, enough. Accepting where you are in life makes it so much easier to be happy for other people without feeling terrible about yourself.
You carry so much love in your heart. It’s time to give some LOVE to yourself. No one is you, and that’s your SUPERPOWER. EMBRACE YOURSELF.
While you cannot always predict what the next season will bring or what it will look like or feel like, you can count on this: things will not always stay the same, they must evolve because they always evolve naturally.
Meaning; your circumstances are always going to be changing and if you want to make the most of each season. If you want to see each season be fruitful despite the circumstances, you must allow joy to be your compass. Learn to be happy despite what’s wrong with your situation & surroundings. LET JOY GUIDE YOU.