Playing small offers no favour to this world
Those who work hard and invest in themselves do so to stay in the world stronger and longer for the people they love, and for all those they will inspire and encourage as a result.
Playing small offers no favour to this world.
Do not quit or be guilted about self-investment.
This is your LIFE and legacy at stake and nobody has the right to throw opinionated rocks at you, nor distract you with fear-soaked ‘cotton wool’ limits.
If you’re operating from reason and integrity then you must play all out for yourself.
It’s the only way to authentically reach the platform where you can go all out for others.
The more you make of yourself the more you genuinely have to offer.
“To be successful you have to be selfish, or else you never achieve. And once you get to your highest level, then you have to be unselfish. Stay reachable. Stay in touch. Don’t isolate.”
― Michael Jordan
Great minds think alike, so rise up like Baruch, Michael and I, and countless others who have held fierce to their life, and don’t EVER allow yourself to be shamed out of creating your greatest self, your legacy.
You were born for this.
Dr Lynika Cruz
Let Joy Come At You
If you want to feel joy come at you, make sure you notice and appreciate what massive blessings already surround you.
Even if things are rough right now and you feel you’re coming up short on your list of gratitude, try these for starters…
Clean drinking water
Garbage picked up every single week, outside your house
Freedom, education, rights
Breathing without a machine
Things so often taken for granted yet even without one of the above, your life would change, rapidly.
The more blessings you notice, the more you fill with gratitude.
Fill your thank tank today and let joy come at you like the bright beast it is.
So don’t beat yourself up when you’re going through some of the less enjoyable bits…
Life is a medley.
No matter what you do there will be easier and not so easier times.
What matters is that you back yourself.
24/7 you have your human self to care for.
Treat that being with integrity and respect.
Your self care impacts the whole world for the greater good.
It makes you a whole being who by proxy gives permission and inspiration for others to do the same.
Take care of yourself and shine on my friend
“I don’t want to end up simply having visited this world.”
Live while you’re alive, right now this moment, this one and the next, these moments are your life.
Live in all your bones, don’t settle for someone else’s version of you or your life.
You came here to be you.
Live that amazing self out loud.
“When it’s over, I want to say: all my life
I was a bride married to amazement.
I was the bridegroom, taking the world into my arms.
When it is over, I don’t want to wonder
if I have made of my life something particular, and real.
I don’t want to find myself sighing and frightened,
or full of argument.
I don’t want to end up simply having visited this world.”
“So much of the ordinary is extraordinary, we often don’t pause long enough, to see the daily miracles tucked inside our days.” ~ Lynika
“Get fierce with living a full life. This isn’t a rehearsal. It’s your one, real, precious life. Right here. Right now. Gusto up!” ~Lynika
How to survive…
“Live your life in new ways…
Climb out via the other side of the bed each morning.
Don’t reach for your phone, let your soul come back all the way first.
Notice small things, kneel in the garden, 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, a word, a wish, your name…
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.
Walk into new rooms, make new chapters.
Own your life.
Our time here is brief.
Live it wild, w i d e, open and deep.” ~ Lynika Cruz
“If there is one door in the castle you have been told not to go through, you must. Otherwise, you’ll just be rearranging furniture in rooms you’ve already been in.” ~ Anne Lamott
“Remember you can stop at any time and be in the moment. If the path feels hard or too serious, recharge in the power of laughter. Look up and notice the joy of life itself. It’s woven everywhere.”
~ Lynika Cruz
This world has enough imitations…
Break free of any limitations you may have boxed yourself in with and shine, shine shine…
Because it turns out…
That little light of yours ain’t so little…
And it sure as heck doesn’t belong in the shade of anyone else’s shadow.
You don’t need anybody’s permission to be who you really are!
Live out loud..!
Count down with me…
In ten seconds you are going to decide to let go of everything and anything that keeps you small…
Welcome to the planet you magnificent, authentic, unique being!
We’ve been waiting for you! ~ Lynika Cruz
P.S. You’re born with the right to become YOU!
Pssst… Look around you…
Life is happening right this second.
This very moment right here, right now, is where you are actually ALIVE and living.
We spend so much time thinking and planning ahead that we sometimes don’t realise we have accidentally abandoned our current life and moved there.
Moved to a place that doesn’t have solid, earthy goodness filling you up and sweet, present, ecstatic joy slapping you in the face with a big, happy kiss.
Planning ahead is important but be careful not to live there.
We lose precious moments on words and half sentences like these:
Meanwhile those lost moments accumulate and turn into days, then weeks, months, years until one day you realise…
“These moments are my LIFE.”
Go outside for a moment, really. Get up, look out the window if you’re in a blizzard or heatwave, but LOOK out there, look at life, it’s happening right now around you and TO you.
The loose leaf, the sudden dot of a small bird lifting against the sky, the rustle or stillness of this very moment and your own heart beating in your chest, right now. THIS is living.
And it’s happening NOW.
Be happy in it.
Take one small moment if you will and just LOVE it.
Turn it over for a brief second and say out loud, in this moment, this very moment I’m alive and I am noticing it and feeling it.
Now breathe and breathe and breathe.
Life is brief…
Live it W I D E and DEEP… you gorgeous, magnificent, amazing miracle!