So that nothing is wasted
Adversity and suffering will carve you…
let the right things flow in the hollows it leaves so it does not also shrink you.
I see you.
Forward we go,
#liveyourlife #blogger #newblogpost
“Ring the bells that still can ring
Forget your perfect offering
There is a crack, a crack in everything
That’s how the light gets in”
You CAN do something
Be a light for others.
It’s all good and well to post memes and quotes about right action and helping others less fortunate or capable…
But it’s another thing to take action and actually help.
No dollar is too small, only the one not given.
No kind word is useless except for the one not spoken.
No donation of clothing, socks or blankets goes unnoticed except for those shivering on the streets or in poverty without receiving them.
Anything you give matters to the one in desperate need of it.
Memes alone don’t keep people warm, they don’t protect children or donate on your behalf.
Please take the small amount of time it takes to ACT on the topics you talk and post about.
There are so many ways you CAN make a real difference, right now.
BE for others the hands you’d want most in your life if it were your time in need.
There is no separation, no “other people’s children” or “other people’s struggle”
You can’t do it all but you can do something.
Do that something now.
Together, giving what we can, where we can, we stand for all.
Be your integrity not a meme of it.
Being alive is the right moment
Biggest ticket of all is this one called your life.
Have you sat yourself front row with a window…
or have you scooched down the back and folded yourself in between others, where you always have to check with someone else before you stand up?
Have you put yourself in a position where you’re afraid to move too much in case it bothers somebody else?
What are you doing with your ticket?
Stumbling about at ground zero because you’ve become too focused on limitations and idle thoughts that have become records that now play you?
You don’t need to wait for the right moment.
Thinking your life is something that happens later, is a scam.
Being alive is the right moment.
And now is the time to grab it.
And if you were waiting for permission or a sign to know if you’re ‘allowed’ to live out loud in all your bones, here it is;
If you’re breathing then you are worthy and wanted on this planet by life itself.
Breathing is your permission slip.
Now go out and use that ticket.
Existing is like opting for sawdust at a banquet.
It makes my heart wild happy to see you out there owning your life.
This is how we lift the world.
This is how we evolve.
A miracle ticket.
Own your life.
Live out loud.
This world needs your light.
What are you going to do with all that dark?
Find a way to glow in it…
Because that’s what you do in the dark, you find the light…
you find the smallest speck and you grow it…
and then you exude that light,
and then you shine it everywhere so that others can find the light inside themselves,
and realise their fierce right to own it.
Anyone who wants to complain can wear shades in the back row.
Whoever wants you to play small, is too small for you.
This world needs your light.
Roll the dice a hundred and one
It’s ultimately not about losing or winning, it’s casting your roll again and again.
That’s where you’ll find yourself breathing the fullest, that’s where you find yourself living out loud.
No matter what happens, get up and roll again…
As Rumi said – “Your life has been a mad gamble.
Make it more so.
You have lost now a hundred times running.
Roll the dice a hundred and one.”
Don’t stay in one repeat episode
These moments are your life…
Live them in new ways…
Climb out the other side of the bed each morning.
Don’t reach for your phone right away, let your soul come back all the way first.
Notice small things, kneel in the garden, the park, watch the tiny worlds living amongst the grass.
Remember how your heart beats for you each day, take deep breaths in return.
Work in a different room or corner of your home.
If you don’t work or you work for someone else, carry a stone or scrap of paper in your pocket with something valuable written on it.
It can be a quote,
Remember your world is bigger than 4 walls and it calls to you.
Love the miracle of being here, alive, playing yourself for a short time on this magnificent stage.
Love your character.
Write it new lines.
Remember to let it laugh, weep, dance, fall down, get up, love.
Think outside the old lines.
Don’t stay in one repeat episode.
This day isn’t a rehearsal for something ‘better’ up ahead.
Walk into new rooms, make new chapters.
Own your moments, your life is made of these.
Our time here is brief.
Live it wild, w i d e, open and deep.
Keep your heart and humour supple, your discernment sharp and trust your own resilience.
There’s always a way and you’re the best one for the helm.
“Love Many, Trust Few, and Always Paddle Your Own Canoe”
Live out loud.
You are enough, you do enough
Take time for silence, reflection, pondering, emptying, space, stillness.
You don’t have to justify your value with constant productivity.
You are enough, you do enough.
Breathing and rising each day is a gift, take time to lean into that.
And take time off grid whenever you need.
Your wellbeing is crucial…
And answers often find us in those quiet, intimate corners of our lives.
You didn’t come here to fold yourself into a corner
The stress and fatigue live in the hesitation, the what if’s, the fear.
If you wanted a sign, this is it.
Whether entering or leaving, go there with ALL of you.
Back yourself, believe in yourself and do it in motion.
That means feeding yourself, staying hydrated, giving your mind a diet of support.
Walking through a door takes guts, that’s something to respect.
It’s a fierce act to live out loud in your life, to turn the door handle, to take that step.
But it’s what you were born for.
You didn’t come here to fold yourself into a corner.
You came here to become you.
Fear is a misspelling of fuel. Use the energy and move.
Take the step.
Your body knows, your gut knows, your evolution calls your name.
Go there with ALL of you.
Perception is subjective
Everyone experiences the path to enlightenment and happiness differently. The way the body, brain and spirit interpret meaning along the way, is unique to each individual. Perception is subjective.
When someone sees the same thing with different eyes it doesn’t mean they’re lost or wrong. We need less ‘preach’ and more ‘reach’ through the celebration and sharing of our rich and varied stories. Less ‘conversion’ to any one persons opinion, and more varied ‘conversation’ so that we can experience the rich gift of a glimpse into someone else’s window, someone else’s eyes.
I’m grateful to share this earth with so many cultures and demographics. I’m grateful to share this earth with YOU.
Whether we agree or see things the same way, I’m glad you’re here, living out loud, in your truth and affording others the same peace and respect.