“Most men and women lead lives of quiet desperation
and go to the grave with the song still in them.”-
Henry David Thoreau
There are many men and women who live their lives, surviving, hoping that the surviving, the working and striving will lead them to TRUE HAPPINESS.
I think that is WHAT MOST PEOPLE WANT. True Happiness.
In the last few weeks, I have personally attested to feeling OVERWHELMED, INSECURE, UNABLE, SHORT of EXPECTATIONS of OTHERS, and MOSTLY PRESSURE FROM SELF. Today, I ask myself, where does this PRESSURE come from?
The pressure to be enough, to achieve, to strive for the goals that I think will make me happy, give me more freedom. Perhaps most of us are following a SCRIPT that we did not write. Perhaps a lot of us are feeling pressures to be ENOUGH for others, for others to love us….because maybe if we achieve enough, we’ll be enough for others to love.
I’m here to tell you that life begins TODAY.
Not tomorrow, not when things go the way you desire, not when you achieve your dreams or goals- but life, joy, and love BEGINS TODAY.
Most people live their lives busy, running around without TRULY examining WHY they do what they do.
Why? Why are you doing what you’re doing?
I remember one day, my friend asked me “what are you trying to prove?” Yes, what was I trying to prove?
That I was worth loving.
I’m sure you might feel the same, sometimes, a lot of times. Don’t wait until you are 65 to be loved, to feel love, to know your are worth loving. Don’t wait until you are financially successful, with houses, cars, accumulated THINGS to realize…..what truly matters and what you are TRULY feeling.
Worth does not come from how much you have accomplished, worth comes from who you are.
I believe we are all worthy from the womb.
Start to live. I beg you, START TO LIVE.