I could spend my days trying to get a fat bank account. Or spend every second looking for my prince. Or read every book in existence for the perfect life philosophy. Those all lead up the the “nirvanas” of our lives, right? My point is, what if we fast forwarded the the second right after that? The second after seeing nine zeroes in our checking account, after that perfect date, after that realisation of truth. What’s next?
Let’s say that I suddenly had it all. That car. That house. That husband. That income. That acceptance. What’s next? Everybody makes different choice, but I find, however, that people are happiest when their joy is shared. You could have it all, but be the last person in the world. What would that mean?
I guess what I’m trying to convey is that living and behaving like I already have everything is more fulfilling than constantly trying to get-get-get something for me-me-me. For example, instead of waiting to be a millionaire to be a humanitarian, I’ll just start, well… now. Instead of working to get famous to make someone’s day feel special or to make a cause known, why not do it now? You wouldn’t wait till a friend’s funeral to tell OTHER people how much your cared about them rather than telling them today, right? Rather than getting my validation from my soul mate later, in 1 year, or maybe more, I can learn to love and respect myself today.
“I tell my students, ‘When you get these jobs that you have been so brilliantly trained for, just remember that your real job is that if you are free, you need to free somebody else. If you have some power, then your job is to empower somebody else. This is not just a grab-bag candy game.”—Toni Morrison (via ohhhkat)
“Strange is our situation here upon earth. Each of us comes for a short visit, not knowing why, yet sometimes seeming to a divine purpose. From the standpoint of daily life, however, there is one thing we do know: That we are here for the sake of others. For the countless unknown souls with whose fate we are connected by a bond of sympathy. Many times a day, I realize how much my outer and inner life is built upon the labors of people, both living and dead, and how earnestly I must exert myself in order to give in return as much as I have received.”—Albert Einstein (via each-beat)
Just got off the phone with a friend. God, you’re doing crazy things! I started prophesying over her and God was totally speaking to her through my words about really specific things that I didn’t even know about. Nuts. He never fails to impress me. And I’m truly honoured to be a mouthpiece.
I think I have a minute aneurysm whenever anyone asks me what I want to do with my life and expects a short answer.
It’s not that I don’t know what I want to do or don’t know what I’m capable of. It’s probably that they want to know all of it NOW. They also probably don’t want me to still be talking about it ten minutes later.