In case of amnesia, notes to self on a life worth living:
Wake up and dance. Do yoga. Do what ever tends to make you really feel alive. Move as if you know tomorrow you will be paralyzed for life. Throw each limb, each ligament, each tendon, each nerve, into it. You have been created to move. Not to carry out, not to be ornamental – you have been born into this physique to stretch its capabilities, its possibilities, to discover the marvel and energy of your becoming even though you have the present of inhabiting it.
Listen to the music. Listen to each layer. Each harmony. Lean into the discord. Delight in the darkness. Relish in the lightness. The much more you listen, the much more you hear.
You can not put on out a song you like. There’s no such point. Not if you seriously, really listen. The expressions will adjust. Partly, mainly because you are altering. Partly, mainly because the expertise of listening is so frequently passive, and when you seriously listen with your complete becoming, what you hear is totally various than what you feel you heard.
This is also correct of folks. You feel you know folks. You devote your complete life with a person. You have decade-extended pals. But the slate is generally blank. At times you feel the book is written. But seriously, there’s generally a further chapter. Just ask, and seriously, seriously listen. And even ask the similar queries more than the years, mainly because the answers may well incredibly effectively be various.
Breathe deeply. From your head to your toes. When Abu was in her final days, keep in mind she had to fight for each breath, till lastly, she couldn’t catch any much more air. Never ever take your breath, your lungs, the energy of your physique for granted.
And your thoughts. Speak. Study. Create. Believe. Study all the things. Remain insatiable. The sharpness of our brilliant minds is not to be taken for granted. Like all issues, the thoughts fades more than time. Do not waste writing on emails. Or if you are going to create emails, or send texts, create them like poetry. Like like letters. USE CAPS LIBERALLY. Say what you imply. You can even be funny if you really feel like it. You are funny.
Give, give, give – obtain out if providing runs out. Give your time, give your like, give your generosity, give space, suggestions, listening. Attempt to give forgiveness but do not be terribly tough on oneself if you cannot.
Serve. Life is not worth living if not in service. There’s as well considerably discomfort and suffering in this planet, as well a lot of issues made to hold humanity back, to bring us to our knees, to maintain us in all manner of chains. You can not be free of charge even though other people are in chains.
Envision the planet as you feel it need to be. Now produce it into reality. Do not despair when you see issues that humans do to every other that make you unfathomably sad. When you really feel that sadness, let oneself really feel it, be consumed by it. That is your fire. Concentrate your attentions onto producing a various reality, 1 exactly where the atrocities, the discomfort, the suffering does not exist. Build a new space, a far better space, for other people to reside in.
Query all the things. Challenge your assumptions about oneself, and the planet. Reflect frequently to make certain your life is not becoming defined by guidelines produced by other people. All constructs have been produced by a further human, like you. Constantly be looking for the subsequent set of guidelines to break, to mold, to re-produce in the image of what you know to be correct to you. Your life, your guidelines.
Appear up. Cloud-watch frequently. The much more you appear, the much more you see (correct of humans and all nature as well). There is a giant, exquisite, blue sky above you. Wonder and awe are just a glance away.
Experiment with infinite loving. You have currently broken all the finite considering guidelines. Remain infinite in this realm. Retain loving and obtain the boundaries of exactly where it runs out – if it does. Possibly it in no way does. And you just uncover that like really is infinite.
At the finish of the day, trust oneself. Every little thing is inside of you. The answers, the energy, the like. Only you hold the keys to becoming free of charge.
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