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“Don’t be satisfied with stories, how things have gone with others. Unfold your own myth.” – Rumi
You know that thing that scares the shit out of you?
Do it. Do it right now. Do it before you can ask yourself too many questions. Do it before you can talk yourself out of it. This is not a thinking thing, this is a task for the heart.
In all of eternity, the only thing Life has ever wanted for you was your expansion, for you to test the limits you think you have and feel them softly give way to more and more space until you realize you are infinity.
That's it. That's the key to a successful life. That's the key to fulfillment.
This life isn’t as serious as we take it -- it’s a play, a game for you to realize that epic, eternal expansion that is you. That’s all you are. You’re not a thing, you're not a person, you’re not a body, you’re not even a soul. You are a creative (sound) vibration eternally expanding.
And you NEED to experience this.
You have to be bold. You have to be brave. You have to live your life heroically.
“Run from what’s comfortable. Forget safety. Live where you fear to live. Destroy your reputation. Be notorious. I have tried prudent planning long enough. From now on I’ll be mad.” ― Rumi
I can feel the secret desires burning in your heart. I can hear the whispers of trips not taken, places not explored, moonlight and ocean air waiting to soak into your skin. I know there are things you long to do. Why on earth are you holding back?
LISTEN TO ME VERY CAREFULLY:
It does not matter what other people think.
It does not matter if it seems hard.
It does not matter if it doesn’t work out.
It does not matter if you look foolish.
It does not matter if you think you cannot do it.
It does not matter if you fail.
It does not matter if you’re scared.
Take my hand. I'll walk this with you.
I want you to make a list -- right now -- of all the things you wish to experience in this life.
What do you dream of? What places do you want to go? What chances do you need to take? Are there people you miss that you want to reconnect with? Is there art, poetry, music or dance in you that is longing to be expressed? What do you need to say to this world? What are you yearning for?
Your freedom is my freedom, my freedom is your freedom. The whole world needs your courage. We are all connected in this way, there is nothing that happens to one that does not affect all.
And we are ALL aching for our freedom.
Let's forget our limitations. They are nothing. Nothing! We'll eat them for breakfast. We'll live on morning dew and fiery sunsets. We'll live on salty skin and sandy toes. We'll live on the music in the trees, the soles of our feet sunk deep into this sacred earth.
We'll breathe the universe into existence by living the dreams born in us, each day new, each day bright and beautiful and unknown. We’ll remember that living this way doesn't mean that we won’t struggle, doesn’t mean that we won’t suffer. Even our suffering is greatness.
We won’t judge ourselves, we won’t tell ourselves that to do this we have to be perfect. And when we get scared or lost or confused we'll reach out to each other and with hand in hand, we'll remember that we are never alone.
This is the hero's path — when you have the audacity to live life on your own terms, following the call of your heart.
“Nature loves courage. You make the commitment and nature will respond to that commitment by removing impossible obstacles. Dream the impossible dream and the world will not grind you under, it will lift you up. This is the trick. This is what all these teachers and philosophers who really counted, who really touched the alchemical gold, this is what they understood. This is the shamanic dance in the waterfall. This is how magic is done. By hurling yourself into the abyss and discovering it's a feather bed.” ― Terence McKenna
I beg of you, please do not die with regrets, please do not leave this place before you’ve done what you wanted and needed to do. Whatever it is that's still burning inside you, waiting for permission, just do it.
JUST FUCKING DO IT.