Just wanted to thank everybody who tuned into my podcast last week.
I do feel that while I am inspired by everyone’s journey on social media. There is a sense of jealousy and a need to compete with others in a race to success.
This is due to my feelings of inadequacy as a person when compared to everyone else.
Oddly enough, by learning to come to terms that I am a beta male with a skin disorder, I’ve also accepted that there is no race, or that I’ve already lost.
They say a part of success is practicing how to be grateful. And I’ve learned to be grateful for the fact that I am unknown.
. “Be grateful that you are unknown, for there is less scrutiny. When you are unknown, there is no pressure” - I forget, but I think I’m paraphrasing from Austin Kleon.
Losing the race allows me to be creatively liberated. And shown that all I am left with is time.
Hellen Keller was deaf and blind, and she could’ve easily ended her own life or wallowed in misery. Instead, she authored numerous books.
I could squander my time by being miserable that I was born with many disadvantages (which I already do on most days).
Or I can find creative ways to make use of my time before my time is up in this life.
"Breathe. Be mindful, darling. Everything is ok" - one of the most incredible human beings I know.
Words harder to live by than to say, but I hope everyone is mastering it!!!
This perfect capture by @ematthewsphoto
Remembering why love is so important. Remembering why there was so much hurt and pain.. yet you are strong enough to at least tell yourself its worth it in the end.. weather through the sacrifices theu ur tears.. because in the end im sure of it will one day appear... in ur arms there can be happiness .. it was always there I felt safe.. now its my turn I gather .. to be where once u were placed.. they say the struggle is what builds us.. I say its the results towards the end.. where we will find each other once again.. this time it will be greater .. this time you will see.. for this time both of our hearts will enjoy being happy..no more secrets and no more lies... just arms wide open and two hearts willing to try. ..#poetry#deepthoughts#writtingsofalupuswarrior#writing
I still see your shadows in my room
Can't take back the love that I gave you
It's to the point where I love and I hate you
And I cannot change you so I must replace you (oh)
Easier said than done
I thought you were the one
Listening to my heart instead of my head
You found another one, but
I am the better one
I won't let you forget me
I will be 60 this year... I'm not as flexible and things are not in their original place anymore. I am physically active every day... because I am scared to death of losing my ability to move, walk, climb ... basically to live free and independent. .
I see the most significant change in my hands... they are beginning to look like my mother's... maybe my grandmother's?
From the same material he has made every other creature, however noxious and insignificant to us. They are earth-born companions and our fellow mortals.... This star, our own good earth, made many a successful journey around the heavens ere man was made, and whole kingdoms of creatures enjoyed existence and returned to dust ere man appeared to claim them. After human beings have also played their part in Creation's plan, they too may disappear without any general burning or extraordinary commotion whatever.
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