There should be a class that helps people settle into being themselves-it’s sad that there are so many people in the world who work relentlessly to be perceived as something or someone they are not. I say “perceived” because you can’t hide from yourself, unless there are other underlying issues and in that case don’t be afraid to admit that you need to lie down on somebody’s couch and get to the root of your issues.
Life can be shitty, but your spirit doesn’t have to match that energy.
Be authentic in all of your efforts-if you can weather the storms without compromising who you are, you will not lose.
I like to think of life as a series of episodes, filled with situations that provide us with insight and opportunities to obtain wisdom. Not every scene will be ideal-we may not always be shown in our best light-we almost certainly won’t love or even like all of our cast mates, but the peace comes in learning how not to become consumed with it.
People enter our lives-personally, professionally, socially and sometimes their interactions are only intended to last for a season. Their purpose in our lives is to be a lesson-a source of wisdom-a tool to sharpen our discernment. Tune into your experiences-they might reveal something critical about your journey-there might be directions on what step to take next-a clue for that important decision you don’t see coming.
Perhaps more importantly, disregard people’s judgement of you. Be a person of good intent-good character-follow your instincts and keep anything and anyone not in alignment with your vision out of your mind and space.
It’s important to remain steadfast and committed to your process in your peaks as well as your valleys. No journey is without shortcomings and obstacles are inevitable-it is only when you quit that you lose.
Don’t give people permission to define your progress-move at your own pace-be unapologetic about mistakes-it’s all part of the journey.
If it’s not your thing, don’t give it your energy. We all have gifts and they are given under the condition that we inspire those who stand to gain from them. The time you spend shitting on other’s peoples purpose is time you should be devoting to uncovering yours. There should always be respect, even in the absence of love.