These words sit deep with me.
The person I am today is because of the choices I made in my 20s with so much thrown at me and so very little I knew.
It wasn’t easy living through those choices but I thank the 20-something year old me for taking risks and defying the conventional.
I say this because from time to time I have friends in their 20s open up to me about their outlook on life. I see so much motivation and ambition. I sense determination. I hear dreams. But what I don’t see is imagination. I don’t see spontaneity. I don’t see risks. Maybe because we now live in times where we believe we have control over almost anything around us. There are so many venues to explore. So many options to choose from. But with so many choices comes clutter. And clutter clouds our judgment sometimes. Causes confusion. Hinders imagination. Sometimes you have to breath and just…let…go. Not every step has to be calculated. Not every door has to be knocked down. Not every path has to be walked on. Leave space for the unexpected. Don’t let life get to you. Because the best doesn’t come until much later.
Be spontaneous. Be practical. Be hopeful. Be joyful. But most of all, be at peace with yourself. Your older self will thank you one day!
Religion was sent to educate the masses not control them, to comprehend not just obey, to understand not just acknowledge. So think, not just follow. Don’t be afraid to challenge the practice of it. That’s what got the prophets on the ground to begin with.
…because that’s what life is about, taking a leap of faith every now & then…
via Live Life Passionately with Love
“What’s the worst thing I’ve stolen? Probably little pieces of other people’s lives. Where I’ve either wasted their time or hurt them in some way. That’s the worst thing you can steal, the time of other people. You just can’t get that back.”
via Live Life Passionately with Love source kendrasmiles4u
“I no longer have patience for certain things, not because I’ve become arrogant, but simply because I reached a point in my life where I do not want to waste more time with what displeases me or hurts me. I have no patience for cynicism, excessive criticism and demands of any nature. I lost the will to please those who do not like me, to love those who do not love me and to smile at those who do not want to smile at me. I no longer spend a single minute on those who lie or want to manipulate. I decided not to coexist anymore with pretense, hypocrisy, dishonesty and cheap praise. I do not tolerate selective erudition nor academic arrogance. I do not adjust either to popular gossiping. I hate conflict and comparisons. I believe in a world of opposites and that’s why I avoid people with rigid and inflexible personalities. In friendship I dislike the lack of loyalty and betrayal. I do not get along with those who do not know how to give a compliment or a word of encouragement. Exaggerations bore me and I have difficulty accepting those who do not like animals. And on top of everything I have no patience for anyone who does not deserve my patience.”
José Micard Teixeira