It’s coming back to basics. Remembering that all of it matters: every moment, each conversation, glance, smile, tone of voice, action.. all of it, has meaning, all of it leaves an impact; while at the same time none of it matters at all. Lay down the self importance, take it lightly, none of it is all that serious.
Life is a series of contradictions when you break it down; the opposite of most statements can often be true, depending on circumstance. There are no rules, while at the same time it is useful to follow what feels right (as long as it doesn’t harm others!).
We are who we are. Our past experiences moulding and shaping us so that we become who we are today; yet then we go on to ponder who the hell are we anyway? Am I my thoughts? Am I my actions? Am I who I spend my time with? Am I where I’m from? Am I my mother? My father? My brother? My sister? Am I my education? Am I my skills? …
Who the hell are we? Is it set in stone? Is there such thing as destiny?
Thoughts, thoughts, we can ponder, going round and round. Only to find, that it’s all just thought. Sometimes we believe some things, then in other moments our point of view is turned around, as new belief systems are set in place.
What theoretically ought to feel right, doesn’t always feel right. We are intricate, complex, creatures, does any of it make sense?
In this search to understand, to comprehend; to find ourselves whilst losing the sense of self at the same? Paradoxical to say the least; yet isn’t that what’s going on here? For some, perhaps, while others attempt to establish themselves more and more, in an attempt to be somebody, to be a name, a brand, to represent something.
Yet life is fluid, as we morph from one shape to the next, moment to moment, beyond our comprehension. So what? So what? So what?
Why? Why ? Why?
Why do we do what we do, make the decisions we make, believe that which believe?
You might wonder why waste your time wondering? Why bother? Who cares? We are who are right?
So true too! So relevant, for we couldn’t be any other way. Yet at the same time if we choose to understand ourselves more, to grasp a better idea of who we are, whilst at the same time realize the potential for who we could be is also infinite, well then.. well then what?
Understanding human nature, realizing how similar we are, how we are all capable of the same emotions, and if we were the other person, having lived through all their experiences we would be exactly them.
So then? So then what? What does it matter? Who gives a damn?
Well I do! I most certainly do!
Yet, who is this I that you speak of?
Why not do what you Love? Life is too short not too.
Perhaps I'm a dreamer, an idealist.. yet I do believe we can live in a world where we can all do what we love to survive and thrive. In fact I believe it is essential that we do so. We are all so unique, composed of the unique sum totally of our experiences, and thus having something to share with the world that nobody else does. To further contribute to that when we are fuelled by the passion of doing what we love, when we are inspired, and motivated, we accomplish so much more.. and that energy of passion, inspiration, and motivation seems to energetically attract that which we need much more than when we are unmotivated and uninspired.
Personally I’m extremely passionate about self expression and through this self revelation.. Be it through writing, speaking, painting, yoga, dancing, singing, problem solving.. whatever shape or form it takes.. it is such a powerful tool for growth.
For it is through self expression that we grow. Nurturing what’s true to us and dear to our heart.
We empower ourselves
Empower our voices
Our entire BEingness
And through self expression we learn more about ourselves, reveal more of ourselves, and thus expand, grow and evolve.
For when we don’t do this. When we repress ourselves, resist who we are, what’s dear to our souls, we begin to shut down, shrivel up, we disconnect from ourselves and come to this place of dis-ease with ourselves.
Sometimes it seems easier to not express ourselves, to stay small, quiet, not too big, to not stand out.. but over time, that takes its toll.
And though it may seem scary at our first, in the long run, honest self expression is easier. there’s a feeling, of satisfaction, empowerment, self realization that comes with it. even though it may seem scary at the beginning, when we step through. it feels so damn good..
And with time, with practice
We gain experience
It becomes easier
Because we know we can do it
And we know It’s totally worth it.
So what could you do today to express yourself more fully?
It might be in the form of expressing an opinion that disagrees with somebody elses
Or it might be marching in the streets for a cause
Whatever shape or form it takes
Do not underestimate its value
And no, it’s not always easy.
But Be Brave. Be Brave. Be Brave.
What’s the worst that could happen?
And what’s the best that could happen?
And what’s the point in Being you, if you’re not going to BE you?!
Those moments when we completely lose our sense of self, this sense of I seperate to the whole.
Those moments where we connect with something larger,
a sense of ease,
a sense of peace.
Perhaps immersed in nature listening to the sound of birds,
enjoying a good meal,
having a bath,
an intimate moment with a loved one,
the list goes on..
There are so many tools for BEing.
Isn't this something we all strive for?
that sense of connection,
that sense of belonging,
that sense of ease.
We get so busy sometimes, caught up in the neverending todo lists we create for ourselves.
Do Do Do, there will always be more to do, if there isn't we will find something.
We enjoy being productive, achieving, creating, whatever it is..
and there is nothing wrong with that.
Yet the value of BEing and enjoying the moment is worth so much, sometimes we forget.
a form of meditation even.
It feeds the soul,
a sense of satisfaction.
So what is it that stands in our way of BEing?
with connecting with ourselves.
taking it easy.
It's ok not to be busy all the time,
it's ok to take time off,
it's ok to enjoy yourself a little.
So how can we incorporate more of this BEing time,
these spaces of peace and ease?
Perhaps it starts with simply giving ourselves permission,
even just for 15 minutes,
15 minutes of your day
15 minutes to BE.
Life is for living,
and it goes so fast,
and in the end we all die.
So why not BE?
why not appreciate, the moment?
"Time you enjoyed wasting, is not wasted time."
of a world where we all follow our heart
and transform our dreams into reality.
Where we inspire and encourage one another
and to feel
all of who we are.
To express our truth.
Honouring all aspects of who we are
A world where we all follow our passions,
and where we encourage and support one another in this.
A world where our dreams are no longer dreams
but our reality.
And reality is the illusion.
So what's your dream?
(Please feel free to share in the comments section, I love to hear from other dreamers!)