Someone asked me today, “are you happy?” My immediate autopilot response was yeah, with a smile. But this got my thinking, wait, am I actually happy? I concluded fairly quickly that, yes I am. Even though right now, I’m probably the most stressed I’ve ever been in my life. Somehow…I’m still happy.
So far my twenties have been a complex, puzzling, amazing journey. A time of constant epiphanies and revelations. From sexual to spiritual. I’ve been experiencing so much, because I’ve kept myself open to experiencing it all. I don’t shy away from any type of person or opportunity for further knowledge and understanding. I remain mindfully open. It’s like I’m habitually awaiting the next moment of truth, the next chapter of change and growth. I feel like I change as often as the phases of the moon. Change isn’t always what we want or expect it to be, but it’s constant. Change is the one fixed factor of life we can wholeheartedly depend on.
This might sound crazy but, I like being sad. I like being in pain. I like feeling extreme emotions, whether that be love and happiness or sadness and rejection. I enjoy emotion. Emotion is my inspiration. When I’m in a mode of emotion, I’m also in a mode of creation. It makes me so introspective that I also become a better person. I’ve learned thru the years how to turn my pain into power.
My biggest fear is not conquering all of my fears.
Failure for me is not trying versus the outcome.
If someone treats you bad just remember it’s not you, there’s some shit going on with them that they haven’t gotten a grip on yet. Normal happy people don’t go around destroying other human beings.
Live your life so that you can like yourself.
One of the biggest keys to surviving your 20’s is learning how to move on. Move on from jobs, old friends, lovers, and unfortunate situations. It’s tough making tough decisions but sometimes it’s so necessary in order for you to grow as a person/ young professional.
Support your friends, support your family, support strangers. Encourage and be happy for everyone around you. We need more of that, man.
To be calm is highest achievement of the self.
Whatever you do, as long as you perform with honesty, integrity and intelligence, the universe will absolutely always have your back.
Be a lover of simplicity. Less is more.
One of the best pieces of advice I’ve ever received is to not be attached to outcomes. The outcome of any situation, even if you gave it your all.
First impressions, are they really everything?
“It’s never too late to start over. If you weren’t happy with yesterday, try something different today. Don’t stay stuck. Do better.”
We’re all fucked up in one way or another. We just need to find those who are equally as fucked up as we are and keep em close.
There’s a world we create and a world by which we are created. Find a healthy balance of the two.
Raise the consciousness of your atmosphere.
Depth is what a lot of people are missing.
I wonder what stories would come about with all those unsent text messages, voicemails, phone calls, e-mails, handwritten letters if we had just sent them in that moment. Would anything be different if we lived in the moment of how we were feeling instead of worrying about a future reaction? It’s only right that we play the way we feel.
Live in love. Live through love. Live because of love. Love because you live.
“There are far, far better things ahead than any we leave behind.”- C.S. Lewis