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).
You can’t fuck up anything that is meant for you. So stop being so scared of what will happen. Trust your intuition, stay consistent with your approach, stay relevant with your purpose, let your heart and soul guide you on this journey.
Life is fun, let it be.
(This video got nothing to do with the post above. It’s a comparison by Food insider about Ben & Jerry’s ice cream in UK & USA. I am jealous of USA only for this one reason, and maybe Disneyland. That’s all.)
We’ve been infected with this idea that LOVE is an emotion only felt between two people. But love is universal. It’s an energy, a contagious force, a beautiful gift.
To offer money to a homeless man is to love. To smile at a stranger is love. To be grateful, to be hopeful, to be consistent, to be faithful, to be truthful, to be considerate, to be brave, to be forgiving, to be proud of yourself, is also to LOVE.
First have a lust towards a beautiful life. I am talking about your OWN LIFE. Never obsess about chasing love. Chase goals. Chase dreams. Chase the behaviors that are going to make you better.
You don’t chase love; you allow that to find you by accident, and when it finds you on accident, you’ll know that is was supposed to find you PURPOSEFULLY.
(This paragraph got nothing to do with the post above. It’s my movie review for FREEGUY. Watched in ODEON IMAX, the movie & experience both were amazing. One of the best movie theater i visited so far. Friends said, it’s a great one time watch, but i will definitely watch it again. Don’t miss it. My friends also suggested it’s even better in 4DX 3D. The only part i didn’t like was my bestie DEMI ate 4 chocolate cupcakes, a litre of cold drinks & a whole large tub of popcorn like a hungry pig. I must agree, most girls who look good are some kinda sorcerers. It’s impossible to look fly while eating that much amount of garbage.)
No matter what is going on in your world, no matter what happens today- do everything with a joyful heart. During the highs and lows, choose a stance of celebration. Everyday, choose to find something to be thankful for, decide to find the gold, and resolve to look for the happy moments.
If you can’t find anything to be joyful about, remember this: you are alive with a beating heart and air flowing through your lungs. This means your work here is not finished, and you haven’t reached your story’s end. You have a purpose; you have a dream that needs you to bring it to life. That is something to be joyful about and celebrate. (Not my words) Fetch your purpose.
If we want to see SUCCESS in our lives, we must intentionally work towards what we’re purposed to do. We cannot get distracted by anything outside of our purpose or compromise our creativity, vision, or convictions because we believe that we’ll obtain more success or get more recognition or praise through our change in direction.
It doesn’t work like that. Because, success is connected to purpose- not trends of popularity. One of the definitions of success is “the accomplishment of one’s goals”. We have to keep OUR GOALS in front of us, not someone else’s.
So, stay on track. believe in yourself and your purpose. trust that as you stay faithful to what you know you ought to be doing, you will experience astronomical success that will leave you with a sense of fulfillment and will impact the world around you. (Not my words) YOUR SUCCESS IS CONNECTED TO YOUR TO PURPOSE.
Fall in love. Maybe it doesn’t have to be with someone. Fall in love with music, art, dancing in the dark, car rides at 1am, the glistening of the stars, the colors of the sun as it rises, the smell of flowers, the feeling of adrenaline that takes over your whole body and suffocates your lungs with joy, good friends who bring out your best, silence, noise, fall in love with the little things that make you feel most alive and find purpose.