Many of us have gotten so used to playing to the expectations of society, of our families, of our friends, and of our minds, that we don’t even allow ourselves to consider who we really are or what we really need. We ignore the calls of our hearts, giving our lives, instead, to the demands of an outside world built on fitting in. We can stop this, right now.
We can choose to listen to ourselves, to heed our deepest callings, whatever they are. We can give ourselves the freedom to be whoever the hell we want to be in this world. Right now, if we choose to. And why wouldn’t we?
CHOOSE TO BE YOU & CHOOSE YOURSELF EVERY POSSIBLE MOMENT.
If you feel like you’re torn between who the world is telling you to be and who your heart is telling you to be, go with your heart. Always go with your heart. The world may be telling you to go one way with your relationships, your career, your friendships, your home. The world may be telling you to act a certain way, be less emotional, be more emotional, be louder, be softer, to be something else. Don’t listen.
Quiet down the outside world however you can meditate, take a trip, shut off your phone, open your journal and listen to what your heart is telling you deep inside. Listen to how it feels about your career, your relationships. Listen to how it feels about your life. At the end of the day, you will never go wrong when you follow your heart because, that’s the AUTHENTIC version of you. (Not my words.)
Eat better. Run more. Squat more. Sleep earlier. Wake up earlier. Make a good breakfast. Drink water. Eat healthy. Read books. Adventure. Talk sense. Listen more. Feel deeper. Love better. Open your eyes. Experience life. Remain consistent. Be happy. BE YOU.
You have one life. Don’t spend it scrolling through everyone else’s life. Don’t spend it wishing you had someone else’s life. Don’t spend it comparing it to someone else’s life. Don’t spend it competing with someone else’s life. Don’t spend it talking about someone else’s life. Don’t spend it recounting your mistakes. Don’t spend it rehearsing your failures. Don’t spend it focusing on your limitations. Don’t spend it living in regret. Don’t spend it paralyzed by fear. Don’t spend it listening to the naysayers. Don’t spend it living purposelessly. You have one life. Live it.
There are so many popular figures who want people to think they are strong and tough because they use substances and party all night long. To me, strong is when you can sit through your problems and feel your emotions, when you don’t have to hide them. There have been nights where I’ve had to sit on my hands because I want to act out, because I physically can’t sit still in the pain or I’m trying to distract myself from living in the moment.
Stop running and start dealing with life and your problems. It could be as simple as not checking your phone when you’re uncomfortable or alone. Listen to what’s going on in your mind and respect the thoughts coming to you. If you’re spending your entire life chasing the next party, what are you running away from?
Eat better. Run more. Squat more. Sleep earlier. Wake up earlier. Make a good breakfast. Drink water. Eat fruits. Read books. Adventure. Talk less. Listen more. Feel deeper. Love better. Open your eyes. Experience life. Be happy. Be you.
Buy the black car, People will say you should’ve got blue. Start a business, People will say you should’ve got a job. Get married, People will say you picked the wrong partner. Learn a trade, People will say you should’ve done something else.
Everyone has an opinion about everything. You’ll go crazy trying to please everyone. Don’t even try. Listen, smile, agree. And then do whatever the fuck you were gonna do anyway.
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