When you decide to love humanity through all of it's broken, it's ego, it's pain...
it will hurt sometimes. this is only a part of our existence. in the case of trauma therapy, it is encouraged to remember the pain, tell the story, and share it with a responsible person. in the case of our existence, we do not need anymore attempts at ignoring the pain of people.
we need to face it. tell the true story. then we move forward. otherwise, we are pebbles in the ocean, waiting to land wherever we may.
don't be a pebble. be the wave.
life has a way of showing you what really matters when you are really watching, listening, believing, feeling...
i was told today that a problem lies in believing that people have to be on board. i was told that the truest societal change has always taken place with the smallest percentage of followers...
life showed me what mattered today...
do what you are supposed to. love people always and anyway. do it again.
I am beyond blessed to be able to make each day something worth experiencing....both for myself and those connected to me. In my human experience, at times, I do not do a great job of this. On the days where I remember and get it right...this feeling of us all connected, I cannot trade and will not trade it for funds or material gains...
I have been asked several times recently...so you quit your full-time job, right? What are you doing now? My answer is always the same.
Living. Am I getting all of it right? No. But...am I serving the purpose I am here for? I think so. And this momentum...
you to me and me to you...
I will not trade it.
for many of us, we will risk at times large amounts of self, financial security, sleep, and even food at the belief that we are here to help. we believe that we are to heal in the space we have been given.
for some of us, we will learn balance and understand that we do no good when we are not healthy, taken care of, and well. we will involve ourselves in the learning of balance in caring for self and caring for others. we will learn that no idea is truly our own and that an idea means nothing without the guts to see it through.
for others, they will become focused on who is receiving attention, accolades, or applause rather than the work that has been and is being done. they will create another of "something" that already exists rather than lending their hands, brain, and resources to the current existence. they will focus on how to market their cause, themselves, and their beliefs.
it is for this person that I am saddened.
Write as if your life depends on it....
one of our poets, Southern Styles, begins a poem with this very line. i believe that if we all saw how this world depends on our ability to create something, we'd do it. we'd look at fear for what it is and say "I'm doing it anyway"...
we would heal this world.
When we are afraid, we have to remember that this does not mean stop. You were created to create. Period. Whether it is an invention, a product, survival skill, poetry, or visual art...we are artists.
We are also human.
Do not allow perceived limitations that you or others have placed on you to stop you. Always be brave, human, and create...through the fear.
i find myself remembering more of self. the fact that i choose.
each of us is in our own divine right a creator. we choose to use that energy and create something. sometimes it is good and sometimes it is bad. sometimes it works and sometimes it does not.
but to be afraid to create, to challenge, to go forth...this is choosing to die. slowly.
choose today to create what you are. give something today. connect something today.