You can be high-functioning, and still be depressed. You can appear confident, and still suffer from anxiety. You can laugh and seem happy, and still be depressed. You can make progress in your healing, and still feel the weight of the trauma. You can have it all together, and still feel empty inside.
Be gentle with yourself and others. Everyone is going through something.
There’s nothing more beautiful than a kind empathetic heart which can feel the same for others as much as for yourself.
Balance is the key in everything you do. Dance all night long and practice yoga the next day. Drink wine but don’t forget your green juice. Eat chocolate when your heart wants it and kale salad when your body needs it. Live high and low. Move and stay still. Embrace all sides of who you are.
Be brave, bold, spontaneous and loud and let that complement your abilities to find silence, patience, modesty and peace. Aim for balance. Make your own rules and follow your own path and don’t let anybody tell you how to live according to theirs.
Do what you love. And fuck everything else. Love who you want to love. And fuck their opinions. Fuck their criticisms. You deserve to live your life the way you want to live it. Chase who you want. Be who you want. Dress how you want. Speak what’s in your heart. Worship what you believe in. And be kind to others. And fuck everything else.
Fuck the drama. Fuck the pain. Fuck the hate. Fuck the social media manipulation. Fuck that. Be an authentic version of yourself. Life is too short to die wishing you had done a little more. (Not my words.)
It’s funny because when you were a child, you believe you can be anything you want to be, go wherever you want to go. There’s no limit to what you can dream. You expect the unexpected, you believe in magic, you believe in fairy tales, and you strongly believe in possibilities. Then you get older. That innocence is shattered. And somewhere along the way the reality of life gets in the way. You’re hit by the realization that you can’t be all you wanted to be. You might have to settle for a bit little bit less.
BE REAL. BE YOU. BE THE MOST AUTHENTIC VERSION OF YOURSELF. BECOME WHAT YOUR HEART PUSHES YOU TO BE. IN THIS WORLD OF INSTANT GRATIFICATION & UNREAL EXPECTATIONS, YOU BEING A REAL YOU IS THE BEST GIFT YOU CAN GIVE TO YOURSELF & THE SOCIETY.
This is your life. You’re allowed to change your mind. To change your heart. You’re allowed to be a different person. To wake up one day and not want to do the things you’ve been doing all your life. You’re allowed to love who you want. To move on from the people who are not good to you. To let go of anyone without any kind of explanation. Without any kind of regret. You’re allowed to make mistakes. To learn from them. Or not to learn from them and experience everything all over again. You’re allowed to forget your past if you want to. Or to stay in it but you must also understand that this is not how you will grow. You’re allowed to change careers. To dress differently. To chase different dreams. To change locations, even if, at first, you’re terrified to do so. You’re allowed to dislike yourself but also allowed to change those same parts you don’t see eye to eye with. To work on them until you’re completely comfortable with who you are.
This is your life. Make it count. Make your own validation. Your own path. Your own way of life. You are enough. And you are not broken. You’re a lot stronger than you want to believe. Now breathe. (Not my words.)
If your body is telling you to avoid certain foods and eat more fruits and veggies, DO IT. If your gut feeling is telling you to distance yourself from certain people, DO IT. And if your heart tells you to get closer to those who have a positive aura to them, DO IT.
If your heart is telling you to travel, quit that job, start this project, spend more time in nature, take a break, read this book, be with that person, GO FOR IT. Your higher self knows what’s best for you, so don’t ignore the messages.
The world is filled with people who, no matter what you do, no matter what you try, will simply not like you. But the world is also filled with those who will love you fiercely. The ones who love you: they are YOUR PEOPLE.
Don’t waste your finite time and heart trying to convince the people who aren’t your people that you have value. They will miss it completely. They won’t buy what you are selling. Don’t try to convince them to walk your path with you because you will only waste your time and your emotional good health. You are not for them and they are not for you. You are not their cup of tea and they are not yours.
Politely wave them along and you move away as well. Seek to share your path with those who recognize and appreciate your gifts, who you are.
Be who you are. You are not everyone’s cup of tea and that is OK.
If anyone tells you that you can’t live the life you imagined, you don’t have to prove them wrong. Just keep on working your hardest and know in your heart that you can achieve it. Use their doubtful attitude as motivation.
You deserve all the happiness in the world. So pursue it with all the madness and passion in your soul. Go confidently in the direction of your dreams. Live the life you have imagined.
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