Erase the past
Erase the future
Erase all that surrounds you
The scents, sounds, activities
All of it
Pretend there is nothing
In all your naked glory
And a mirror
That’s all there is
Picture yourself standing in front of this mirror
Look deep into your own eyes
Into your own soul
Do you like this person?
Do you like who this person is?
How this person behaves?
How this person lives? Eats? Works? Plays?
Is this your optimal self?
Optimal for this exact space and time?
Not some mythical realm of perfection
Not what you wish you had and were
But this person standing here now
With nothing outside of this person in existence
With all that this person before you is…..
Is this the best?
Could, without changing anything outside of yourself….. could you be better?
Put everything else back in place.
If nothing in your world changed except that you were your best version of you that you can imagine
In the right here and now
What would that look like?
Now if everything else MUST stay the same as it currently is, but you are still free to be your best self.
How can you achieve that?
Without forcing anything outside of yourself to realign itself.
Without blaming anything or anyone.
As if someone took that best version of you and just plopped it into your place.
As an even exchange
What does that look like?
How would you now be?
Life can be resistance or life can be fluid. Knowing you only have real control over yourself.
Stop letting outside factors designate and define you.
This is one go around.
Are you going to bring yourself to the table?
Are you going to give it your all?
Or are you going to die a slow death complaining and blaming your life away?
Get off your ass, soap box, high horse, tiny violin, drama fueled, passive-aggressive, anger driven, giving up/hopeless, head in the ground, or whatever your deal is issue at this moment…..
And start living your best you.
Wherever you are now
Not some far away place
Not where you were yesterday, or
As a child
In a dream
In this body
In this time
In this place
Welcome to your life
Start fucking enjoying it!!
Blah blah blah
Find your bliss
It’s not anywhere but
Exactly where you are now
I’ll give you a hint
It nothing outside of yourself
It is found in only one place
Everything else can and may eventually be taken away
Such is life
There is one constant
Until of course
there is not a you
You gonna wait until then to live?*
It was orange. An orange moon. Hard to tell with an iPhone six in a turbulent airplane through thick reflective window panes. Lol
*hard sometimes when I think that maybe a lot of people, most especially myself here of course, would benefit from hearing this on a regular basis; but then maybe there are those that wouldn’t. That maybe shouldn’t. That need clarification of things even more basic then this before this applies. We are not all on the same path.
My path in life has not always been easy.
But no complaints…. right now I feel I am being led to heal people. Not just in the capacity I currently work in but with people everyone has given up on. God keeps seeming to be directing me that way. There isn’t a guideline for this undertaking. So I’m waiting for the path to be lit for me. I am ready and willing to take the steps. Maybe I may have to take a few steps in blind faith. That’s ok too. But if God wants me to do this I will need a few more signs and definitely a lot of help. We shall see. One foot in front of the other. I may make some mistakes here; but this seems to be where I am needed. 🤷🏽♀️