Real life doesn’t just come by itself. I’m not talking about living. Easy going. I’m talking about being really alive. Truly. Deeply. To feel life sparkling in each cell of your body and beyond. A full presence in the here and now and a deep awareness of life passing by. You are living it. Now. You know these moments where you feel that you could die right now and everything would be fine? That’s what I’m talking about.
Nothing is for granted and don’t take it as such. Practice. We learn by doing. By falling. Again and again. It takes a whole lot of effort to get somewhere. Wherever that is and whatever that may be. Breakdowns along the way. Part of the so-called process. That’s fine. Don’t waste your time by going into the story. It’s just a little pause in between to breathe, nothing more than that. Everybody needs a pit stop once in a while in order to excel in the rat race of life. Embrace your missteps. They brought you to the place where you are right now. Take your time and keep on going, even if it’s the road less travelled. Trust. Know that you’re going to make it. At least in this life. Go for it. For real. Short cuts seem to make it easier at first sight, but are in fact just quick fixes that lead to nowhere in the end. Don’t go there. Stay on your path. Follow your direction. Practice. Every day. Each moment.
You can do more than you think. Don’t believe in your beliefs. Your mind just made them up. Then. For a good reason. All to protect your life. Surviving. But now it’s time to live. What’s the worst thing that can happen? Walk the walk. Fall down. Crawl up again. Rise. Face your fears. Let it hit you in the face. Punch in the stomach. Fall again. Into thousands of little small pieces. All over the place. Build it up. Step by step. One piece at a time. And if a piece doesn’t fit now, it might do later. Have patience. Life is holding the space. Don’t give up. Oh, and when you think the puzzle is completed, know that there’s another one waiting for you. A little more challenging this time. It never stops. Life is on going.
You’d better make it your best friend. Your love. Your everything.
Life is not just a workout. It’s a practice. A devotion that comes with a lot of perseverance, discipline and dedication. Not because you need to, have to or must….but simply because you want to from deep within. Being alive. Not for you, not for me, but just for the gift of life itself. Accept this deep down within. True acceptance is not a state of passivity and letting everything come over you. It’s actively embracing life and taking it in your own hands and love it in all its facets. Even the sides you don’t like to see. It’s all part of the package baby.
Go for it. Every moment. Life. Everything is practice. Just do it.