What’s with the games we play? Why hold back what we are dying to say? Who has time to live if all we ever do is ponder ways to hold ourselves back? Modesty is best reserved for humbleness, not exploration. I want to explore everything I encounter in this life.
I want to try that cup of coffee. I want to know his name. I want to experience the changing of seasons in that city.
In matters of the head and the heart, there’s no holding back. Leave that for the ego, the arrogance, the pride.
So you’ve been hurt before. Have you lived and loved enough to make the pain worth it? Your glass can’t runneth over if the pitcher is safely on the table. I’m tired of the games we play and the lies we tell ourselves, attempting to convince ourselves it doesn’t matter.
It matters. All of it. That moment, that chance, that too good to be yours. & Maybe that is all it’ll ever be. A glorious, fleeting moment, but it’s one more than you had before. Why waste it on questioning?
Give everything you come across your whole self. In that conversation in line, your attention to that question, your heart to that possibility. Let everyone know all of you and you’ll never be left wondering if they really understood.
We daydream what seems impossible, but like every great creation, it was a scheme before a thing. Put yourself full-force into the dream and before long, your visions will be far beyond the shorelines. You can’t build your whole life unless you give yourself permission to be your whole self. Every time, every way, every part.
The pieces of you come from the bits of your life. We are not handed a life in one go. So take that step, accept that hand, offer that smile to a stranger.
Take all the droplets of your life, create an ocean of storms and sunny days, and let yourself set sail for as far as she will carry you. & Whatever you do, avoid the safe harbors and those who are merely tugboats. Allow the waves you make turn your vessel and the windy whispers of your dreams nudge you along. Explore everything completely and you will build your ocean, drop by drop.
What have you done today that made something magical out of the ordinary?