Facebook memories. I am learning to appreciate them, especially when they’re of quotes I posted a couple of years ago and I can reflect on either how much I’ve grown or on how far I still have to go.
In order to jump off the cliff and fly I invariably have to move from being too dependent on logic and move towards more of a balance between emotion and logic; that sweet spot that would allow me to surrender to life. The need to control every aspect of myself is slowly waning as the wanting to jump increases. And as I move more into a reflective mood and away from always requiring action I accept that this journey will not be an easy nor short one. It may take a lifetime but that’s an invitation I would like to accept.
My invitation to you is to join me in accepting that life doesn’t always happen as planned. That we are not one-dimensional machines but multi-dimensional human beings who sometimes get things right and sometimes get it wrong. That there will be sides of ourselves we absolutely love, and sides we dislike and want to hide but ultimately we must accept all of who we are.
My invitation to you is to join me in surrendering to this roller-coaster of an adventure where the destination is inevitably death and all then that matters is the journey; and how we make the most of it.
My invitation to you is to join me in taking risks in order to grow and to make mistakes and learn. To become more human as we accept our inability to be perfect but as we continuously strive to be better.
My invitation to you is join me in continuing to dream, during the day and at night as we sleep, so that our unconscious and subconscious communicate with us and provide answers to those questions that fill our minds.
My invitation to you is to join me in continuing to strive for what our souls need and not confuse it with what we want; that when our souls are at peace we recognise what fills it and choose that over our wants, knowing that ultimately, no matter how difficult the decision it is the right one.
My invitation to you is to join me in surrendering to life.
“All my life I’ve always been guided by logic…I know this is an illusion but life has given me so many moments of harsh reality that it does no harm to dream a little…At that moment, I was behaving like a little girl who has just found out that the world isn’t full of ghosts and curses, as grown-ups have taught us. It’s full of love, regardless of how that love is manifested, a love that forgives our mistakes and redeems our sins…
I’ve always been a very restless person. I work hard…I go to courses on selling, I read one book after another. But that’s a way of avoiding those moments when nothing is happening, because those blank spaces give me a feeling of absolute emptiness, in which not a single crumb of love exists…I was always trying to be who I am, but could never manage it. I was always trying to impress other people…please my parents, and at the same time, I used every available means to do the things I really like to do. I’ve always forged my path with blood, tears and will power, but last night, I realised that I was going about it the wrong way. My dream doesn’t require that of me, I have only to surrender myself to it and, if I’m suffering, grit my teeth, because the suffering will pass…In that journey where suffering seemed to be the only rule, I struggled for things for which there was no point struggling…People either feel it or they don’t, and there isn’t a force in the world that can make them feel it.” – The Witch of Portobello.