Dramatic Life Questions/Thoughts:
What is it about us? On our day to day, we go through the motions. We walk the sidewalks, we breathe the air, we interact, we think, we feel... We have relationships. And we get lost. We question to the point of no return. We take things to heart, we don't feel enough. We live in extremes. We treat our emotional centers as states that we can't control. But we can.
I hate the idea of: "You don't know what you got till it's gone". Why live that way? Why cater yourself to something that doesn't favor you? I think it is a choice. It's a choice we make to excuse us from appreciation. If we can not enjoy the simple gestures and interactions in life, we miss out on life. I'm particularly concerned for our relationships. Our interactions to each other. Our hatred, our love.
So let me propose a routine for you: Let's bring back the power of compliments. Start small. Start with people you love. When a thought comes, express it! Strive to be genuine! Then try it with your everyday interactions. Try honesty. When you see someone walking down the street and you like their shirt, tell them! You see someone reading a book that you've read, maybe you can share your opinions. Keep it simple. Treat it as expressing yourself and leave expectation at the door. Also remember to respect people's space and respect your own in the process. We are not our emotions, our thoughts. We are complex, we are multi-layered. We are more than the boxes that the evils of social constructs confine us to. We are flawed. And we are perfect in those flaws. And we can better define ourselves by exercising an open heart. Be open.
Yes, being open means being vulnerable. Being open can ignite fear and resistance. But being open also warrants peace. It harnesses confidence and nourishes love. It celebrates health and it will always teach you about yourself. These are things that we can fuel inspiration with. And through inspiration, it is possible for the people we love to rise and join us.
I hope this finds you well.
"You don't need to lose to know that you had it good. No no!" - John Mayer Trio - Another Kind of Green