I love my friends. I really do. My friend and fellow writer/artist Maria Greene had this to say today over on her blog and it just resonated with me on every level since I’ve had my ass kicked a few times by jobs and life and what not.
I love this post so much that now I’m reposting it. Read it til the end. It’s. That. Good.
It’s time to kick the hell back and set some perimeters of what is acceptable. First of all, look around. What do you see? Either you see a world full of promise or one with lots of problems. But it all starts with us as individuals. What do you want to experience in life? I, for one, like to feel peace inside, but I also like some asskicking action to make me feel I’m interacting, inspiring, and exploring joy and purpose with the world.
For the most part, we don’t live life on our terms. We get our asses kicked by the system via fear and herd mentality. There is false security when we rely on the system to take care of us. That may alleviate some fear, but why give away your LIFE for others to decide what you experience? Where will you be when the rug is pulled from under you?
I could never enjoy the 9-5 rat race, and God knows, I’ve had many jobs and worked my butt off for others, but not for myself. Well, that has ended. I choose to support myself by stopping to abuse or treat myself like a third class citizen.
And we do! We always give to others first. Don’t you kinda feel left out??
I can feel peace whenever I want by going within to meditate, but what is it that I put out into the world? I need to put out there who I truly am. It’s a journey of discovery, but I’m frigging tired of living according to other people’s ideas.
Who is the best judge of what is good for me? I am. Heeellllooooooo.
We, as humanity, have to lift the pillow cases from our heads and take a good look around. Take a frigging good look around! How happy are you as a sheep?
Not very. I know. I used to look at the clock all the time and wish the day was over.
Is this what I want to share with the world, more misery and unhappiness of every form, or do I want to stand up and be who I truly am and take charge of my life, get a buzz from living fully? Yes absolutely!
Once you see the whole picture there is no going back to being a sheep again. I want to live fully, not be a shadow of who I am. As every action becomes inspired, I inspire others (hopefully) to take some inventory of their lives.
Habits are hard to break, yes, but a slow death while being alive is worse. Life is an uncertainty, no matter how much we ignore that fact and live under false security.
What kind of legacy do you want to leave? How do you want to feel? I choose fulfillment and joy. I know it’s an inside job, but it’s important how I show up in the world.
It’s hard work to develop yourself and your passion, but nothing is more rewarding in this physical life than doing something worthwhile and feel great in the process.
Everyone will have an opinion of what YOU SHOULD BE DOING, but don’t listen. What does your heart tell you to do? If you don’t know, just do one small thing that you have always wanted to do. Record it in your journal (yes, get a journal going) and the feeling you got while doing it, and keep doing more things like that. Before you know it, a path opens up, one you didn’t know was there.
What do you long to do? Take steps in that direction every day and burdens will be lifted and you’ll feel good about waking up every morning! How about that?
You would rather think about it or find fault with my reasoning? Go ahead, no skin off my nose. It’s your life just cruising by while you’re watching from the sidelines.
Now, go and kick someone else’s ass! I’m going to make some art. My art blog: Greene Earth Originals.