“If your guidance is your ego, don’t rely on luck for help.
You sleep during the day and the nights are short. By the time you wake up your life may be over.
Let the beauty we love be what we do.
Let yourself be silently drawn by the stronger pull of what you really love.
Most people guard against going into the fire, and so end up in it.
Only from the heart can you touch the sky.
That which is false troubles the heart, but truth brings joyous tranquility.
Let the beauty we love be what we do.”
– Excerpts from a poem written by Rumi
Imagine waking up every day looking forward to the day ahead?
Imagine realising all the clichés (living in the present moment/ follow your instincts/ love is all there is/ live true to you) were correct?
Imagine how fulfilled your day would be? Knowing nothing is permanent therefore we should take nothing for granted; embracing the good moments and learning from the bad. Embracing that to fight against yourself will only lead to that fight anyway; embracing then to step into yourself.
I wake up every morning now, thankful for another day.
Life is short and no time should be wasted on waiting for the good to happen to me.
I need to make the good happen to myself.
I fall asleep every night thankful the day has ended and I now sleep well knowing I didn’t just let the day happen to me.
Life is hard and being true to myself in a world where everyone shares their opinions in a life they themselves are not living requires resilience.
So yes, I rest well knowing that I’ve used all my energy effortlessly, no longer wasting any; no longer fighting against myself trying to not let others down; when the only person I then let down is me.
I live knowing that if I am not taking care of myself I am incapable of taking care of anyone else.
Living bravely and my way is a tough choice that is made daily.
Life may pass quicker if I choose to be inactive and allow life to happen to me.
I may sleep while awake and in some moments, when I do awake my soul, be so tormented by what I believe has happened to me, that I choose to sleep some more and so continue the cycle of a life I do not want but choose to live.
I, on the other hand, may choose to be awake throughout it all and face life’s decisions directly knowing that I participated fully. “Why bother?” You may ask.
Because every night I will then sleep restful, ready for the next day, and in a cycle of life I have created and called my own.
In this way I will love what I do, and how I live, regardless of what it is and how it is, because I consciously decide how to live my life daily.
In this way, I will live in tranquility daily. Until the End.