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I think a lot about the meaning of life. It’s a recurring topic that comes up often in my thoughts. I’ve come up with different answers during different phases in my life-sometimes I’ve come up with nothing. But now, I’m almost certain the meaning of life is balance. Good and bad. Black and white. Dark and light. Night and day. Yes and no. Yin and Yang. Basically you can’t have one without the other. You also can’t have too much of one or the other and hope to live a fulfilling life. Thus we have balance. 
We tend to get so caught up in our daily issues and remedial problems we forget the bigger picture. The bigger picture being…the unknown. The unknown being the rest of the universe and how minuscule we are in comparison to everything else that is out there. I mean the universe just keeps expanding. Even if you don’t want to think that big, just remember there is always going to be someone doing better than you and there is always going to be someone hoping they were doing as good as you. So stay grounded and stay humble. If you can maintain this mindset and understanding, you’ll find it’s easy to pick and choose your stresses, your battles. You won’t be caught up in stupid shit.
Invest in yourself. Always make time in your life to cater to your physical and emotional self. Learn to be happy on your own. Learn to be independent on your own. Learn to be a good person. Fall in love with yourself before you even think about falling in love with anyone else. Similarly, get to know yourself first, only then can you even begin to genuinely get to know anyone else. Understand that it is okay to make mistakes. It is okay to not always have a solid response or understanding of everything. It’s okay to not always have it all together.
Be respectful to other people, even if only for the reason that they are human beings just like yourself capable of experiencing and feeling. This also brings me to, when you’re in the presence of somebody, be present with them. Give them your undivided attention. Make people feel good about themselves, promise it’ll make you feel good too.

Stop forcing a connection that isn’t there. When it’s there, you’ll know. There will be no questioning it. STOP SETTLING (clearly I’m very passionate about this). Always strive for more. Strive for better. Surround yourself with people that build you up and challenge you to turn your weaknesses into strengths and likewise be that person for them as well. You should want the best for everyone. Their success doesn’t mean your demise.

I think deep down we all want a solace connection. To be linked to someone/multiple someone’s in completely unified liberating ways.
Be in touch with all of your lightest and darkest secrets.
When the time is right for certain things, they appear at different places, in different ways, to different people. Multiple discoveries. Synchronicity.
I’m a person who loves so many things so deeply. Places, people, ideas. Sometimes it feels like a curse, but I don’t care, I love to love, it’s in my character, it’s deeply rooted in my soul.
I have such an impulsive nature but a cautious and thoughtful mind. But still
“take chances, make mistakes. That’s how you grow. Pain nourishes your courage. You have to fail in order to proactive being brave.”
I’m such a strong believer in the cosmos and the universe, energy, feelings, emotions, intuitions. I believe we have all that we need within ourselves. We just have to uncover it. Get to truly know who we are, what we like, what we don’t, develop our sense of morality and ethics. We have to put ourselves out there, and keep putting ourselves out there. We have to remain open to everything. Open to all walks of life and to all sorts of experiences to gain better understandings. Do shit you normally wouldn’t do, just to do it, be well rounded. Who knows you might discover a newfound hobby or inspiration. Now whether that’s skydiving or asking a person you find attractive for their digits is beyond me. Your pick, or hey, do both.
You know, whenever I travel outside of my hometown it’s almost a feeling of melancholy to come back home. I find so much joy in learning about the millions of other people sharing the same planet as me. We see the same sky. Breathe the same air. Taste the same flavors. Feel the same things. Experience life. We are all so much more connected to each other than we think.
I’m constantly doing things to get me out of my comfort zone. I put myself through challenges and work towards overcoming them and that’s how I like to live my life. What’s the point of living a life that’s sheltered and always secure? We grow and evolve through the delights and adversities we encounter. When everything is “perfect” there’s no room for growth or improvement. Because of the bad we become aware that a change needs to be made to better our lives.
I wonder about all the nitty gritty details of everything. The story of every evolution is in the details.
Look out for your future self. That mostly means don’t procrastinate. Do shit now, so you have a better then.
Pay extremely close attention to how different people make you feel.

Be kind. To strangers. To everyone.
“I had the excuse of not having what I needed to be successful only to realize I was the one holding myself back. Tools can be the biggest distraction to getting things done. Don’t let the desire to have the right “tools” keep you from creating.”
One of the best parts of growing older is having those moments of nostalgia. Reminiscing and realizing you are progressing and doing better for yourself than you once were. Once you know better, you do better no matter how long and how much effort it takes.
Do what is right, always. Not what is easy.
I am mine, before I am anyone else’s.
No one is you and that is your biggest power.
“In order to love who you are, you cannot hate the experiences that shaped you.”
“Something unknown is doing we don’t know what. But the best part is: I don’t need to know what. I don’t demand a translation of the unknown. I don’t need to understand what it all means, or where ideas are originally conceived, or why creativity plays off as unpredictability as it does. I don’t need to know why we are sometimes able to converse freely with inspirations, when at other times we labor hard in solitude and come up with nothing. We can not know such things, for these are among the great enigmas. All I know for certain is that this is how I want to spend my life-collaborating to the best of my ability with forces of inspiration that I can neither see, nor prove, nor command, nor understand.” One of my fave passage’s from the book I’m currently reading: Big Magic – Creative Living Beyond Fear. Check it out.
It’s currently 11:28pm and inspiration has found me in a few ways. Albeit I’m a tad bit tipsy and kinda stoned whilst writing this but I’m committed nonetheless (also I’m sure there may have been quite a bit of repetition in this post but I don’t feel like proofreading. Maybe I will tomorrow). We have no control over when we are chosen. Just that when we are, we have to answer, because we wouldn’t have been approached if we weren’t ready. Being chosen is enough for me because I know then it’s up to me to follow through.
And I always follow through.
Thanks for your time. Much love to you. xx
-A

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