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!
~ Lynika Cruz
Yes, YOU are!
“You must surround yourself with the right people, it’s imperative to your heart, soul and dreams. You wouldn’t fill your house with things that make you miserable and sad. Don’t fill your life with anything less than the beautiful people who deserve you in theirs.” ~ Lynika Cruz
“Life is always full of corners… what and who is around the next one and the next? How can it ever be anything but exciting to be alive?” – Lynika Cruz
Remember this, it’s what you do with the words after someone has spoken them to you that counts.
That’s where the true power lies.
You are the sole person who gets to say if they’re true and to take them into your life.
I’m here to tell you, it’s not true that you are unworthy of love. It’s a story, but it’s not true. It’s actually a lie.
And most of all, most imperative of all is loving yourself. Gosh, so much has been said on self-love that you may initially wince when you read those words.
I’m not a mushy kind of person. I’ve been new-aged to death like everyone else. But the truth is, REAL self-love is not some soft-coated, flowery coat you put on with affirmations in the pockets.
Real self love is strong, gutsy, ballsy, respectful, take-no-prisoners energy towards yourself that shows up in your life as courage, dignity, repeated-resurrection, humility, compassion, humour and down to the bones living.
As Hemingway said: “A man can be destroyed and still not be defeated’
You can get knocked down by someones words, the song was wrong, sticks and stones can hurt your bones and words CAN also hurt you!
BUT, massive clause here, don’t you leave it at that. No sir! You get back up, smack those words off like dust and remember the truth, sure some sucker can come along and knock you off your chair for a moment but you remember who you are, remember that ballsy self that doesn’t hand over life and truth to someone who thinks it’s okay to knock you.
YOU’RE the driver of your life, kick anyone out who tries to climb up in the rig and grab the wheel. They can get back in their own truck and deal with their own speed bumps. You’ve got a road you’re on and a journey to make. Love the person at the wheel, they’re gonna take you places you never imagined possible, you just have to remember they’re there and don’t let anyone get between you and that kind of love.
That’s one place that belongs to you, one love that won’t leave you high and dry. Period.
Life is happening right this second, this moment.
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.
*As soon as..
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.
Be happy in it. Satisfied even.. take one small moment if you will and just LOVE it.
Life is brief, live it W I D E and DEEP you gorgeous, magnificent, amazing miracle!
I LOVE anything outside of the box.
As a child I found it very hard to colour inside the lines and I’m glad to say I still do. I much prefer to live outside the box and to let colour spill over any lines.
When was the last time you threw off the ‘expected’ and did something in a new way, or simply your way or just for the fun of it?
“Live from that place in you that knows where the light switch is, trust it. Dare to live out loud with what drives you and don’t ever save anything for a special occasion. Being alive is the special occasion.” ~ Lynika