truth: your life can start now
How to find the courage to do what you want to do. (Also: don't die with your life unlived.)
There’s a cool breeze fragrant with spring blossoms wafting in from the sea provoking the washing I just hung up on the outside line to sway. I have one week left in this place I have called home for 18 months. In one week today, I will deep clean the apartment, pack the final things into my two bags, and swim in the Baerlic sea one last time.
I am moved by the romance of endings and new beginnings. I am delighted by the unknown ahead. Indeed, there are moments when I panic about the uncertainty of it all. But it is overshadowed by the thrill of what life might deliver that I do not know about yet.
The satisfaction of all my expensive skin and hair care products being used up not a moment too soon, packing up only the most precious and meaningful things, the possibilities of all the tiny kismet miracles ahead… they make the challenges of packing up life and moving (again) feel precious.
After almost 3 months away from Instagram I returned yesterday with some questions.
What would you like to see from me? What makes your life better, your day sweeter, and your heart kinder regarding IG content?
I was given many insightful responses, including an iteration of a recurring question that I have received many, many, many times before.
How do you find the courage to do what you want to do?
Most people live every day of their life with the stubborn idea that they will always have tomorrow to do what they really want to do. The truth about life is that it has an ending. We each are given the gift of this one life cycle to fulfil. It will end in death.
Nobody is getting out of here alive.
When you truly appreciate that your life is finite, you no longer accept mediocrity.
How you choose to spend today, and each day, is significant.
It amounts to a life lived, or left unlived.
Every day you don’t choose to show up for yourself is a day in deficit. Life in itself — is the miracle and the gift — and when we fall in love with the process or journey of it we shift from living a half-hearted life to one where we are invested all way.
It’s about embracing the idea that your time is finite and you have a unique contribution to the world that only you can make. By living your life to the fullest and doing the things that you want to do.
When you live your life purposefully, you give it meaning.
There are 3 steps to this:
Step out of your comfort zone and take action.
live your life with an open heart
drop your expectations and welcome curiosity and miracles
develop your self-trust muscle
stop seeking external validation for the answers you already hold inside
and remove your limiting beliefs to get the obstacles that stop you from doing what you want to do, out of the way.
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