It’s so easy for us to focus on what’s missing. On where we want to be. Where we should be at this point in our life. We are stripped from being grateful for what we have because we have been born into a society of more and too much is not enough. The simplicity of life suddenly becomes complex. The journey of life becomes a puzzle in which we have to scramble to find the right pieces to put together before time runs out.
BUT WHO ARE WE REALLY?
We stare, compare, obsess, and become addicted to the idea of who we are by counting the things we have, the titles we hold, and the people we associate with. Never understanding that at any moment that bubble will burst. The heavier and more saturated the bubble gets, the bigger the risk. This bubble is growing outward and everything we identify with is outside of us. Not fully aware that the glue holding it all together doesn’t hold forever. That glue is the control we think you have over these things. We buy the things, work for the titles, and adjust some of our beliefs to fit into these bubbles. This is the control we think we have.
SORRY TO BURST YOUR BUBBLE.
The moment we let go of working so hard to stay in that bubble, is the moment the bubble bursts. When the bubble bursts we might be left with nothing but our thoughts. No things, no so-called friends, and no title. Are we still okay? Has that stripped us of our happiness? Has it weakened our confidence? Were we stripped of our pride? These are real questions that deserve real answers if we plan to make it out alive and well. Some people enjoy being in this dream-like state and when it bursts, they blame everything but themselves while looking for another bubble to get into.
OUR GRAND ESCAPE.
Escaping reality is the easy route because it continues to feed the ego’s need for attention, praise and validation. However, imho, a life worth living is that of self acceptance, love and fulfillment. Feeling at peace even if the world chooses to live in the chaos.
Inherently, we all have our best interest in mind first, even if it’s a selfless act. We contribute and help other because we want to feel good afterwards. If there was no good feeling, we probably wouldn’t do it. I’m not saying this is wrong but I’m making a point that people do things for themselves first, so that should be your focus. Focus on you. There is no need to change yourself just so you can be accepted by others to fit into a bubble. Change yourself so you can be accepted by you. Stay true to yourself and your nature. Meditate, listen to your inner voice, and follow your intuition. Become inspired to do your life’s work because it feels right and not because you want to fit in.
IT’S NEVER TOO LATE TO BE YOURSELF.
Today is a wonderful day that has never existed before until this very moment. With every second we are creating a new moment in our life. It is never too late to be yourself and find your happy place. The road can be a lonely one because no one can do the work for you, but in the end you will feel full and complete. Others on the same path or that have the same values will naturally gravitate towards you. You will build stronger bonds and relationships because they are coming from an authentic source. If you have ever felt lost, empty, or purposeless in your life, this is a journey worth taking.
Our mind is an extremely powerful tool and if misused it will do more harm than good. So before you lose your mind, choose to allow and accept things as they are and lose the need to always have to be in control. That is the curse of the bubble, thinking we have control but in reality it’s the bubble that controls us. Own your life. Be the captain of your own ship. Choose to be at peace for as much of your day as possible, every day. Your best life is waiting for you.
Raised in New York where I spent most of my life. At the age of 33 I dropped everything, got in my car and drove to Austin, Texas where I now live. I have a passion for design, photography and basically anything that inspires me to unleash my creativity. I am an entrepreneur with a design & marketing business, Little House Big Idea (lhbidea.com). My life philosophy revolves around being a good human, staying true to myself, being grateful and satisfied with what is, yet still being eager for more.