Quest. . .

” It’s messing people up, this social pressure to “find your passion” and “know what it is you want to do”. It’s perfectly fine to just live your moments fully, and marvel as many small and large passions, many small and large purposes enter and leave your life. For many people there is no realization, no bliss to follow, no discovery of your life’s purpose. This isn’t sad, it’s just the way things are. Stop trying to find the forest and just enjoy the trees.”

 -A comment on the Humans Of New York Facebook page

Social pressure is at an all time high, and it seems people often get lost in it. We are forced to pick something that will fulfill us for our entire lives. But will our passions now, be our future passions? I think the purpose of life is not to find only one passion, but to dip our toes into the depth of the ocean and find things that scare us, but also fulfill us in a strange way. Passions have many forms and are ever-changing, at least for me. My passion was dance, and has evolved into health and fitness. But can I say those are my only passions in life? No, I have a passion for reading endless books, and writing. So instead of letting society shove some nonsense down your throat, no matter what age you are, there is always time to go on a quest and find your true passions. Discover that inner light that wants to shine so brightly, and “just enjoy the trees.”

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Beauty of The Present Moment

“The only true thing is what’s in front of you right now.”- Ramona Ausubel

 People make decisions daily, and then all of a sudden fear rushes into their veins. They begin questioning what they did, and if what they did was the right move. They begin creating scenarios of what could go wrong.The fear becomes so intensely harbored within that it has manifested itself. The fear we created is beginning to happen, because we are so vividly imagining it in our minds. We are forcing ourselves to live in that moment of fear, to experience its every stroke. We are crouched in this moment, stuck in both the past and future, but in reality it’s not even occurring. It is already stealing our joy, and peace. Many awful things can come at any moment in life, but that doesn’t mean we have to give into the fear now, and live through it multiple times. WE need to recognize our fears, release them, and enjoy the beauty of the present moment. Within each day, we will find more happiness and our minds will be less crowded, and free.  So do not accept fear to ruin your joy of today. Breathe deeply with each decision, and move confidently

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Passion. . .

“Passion is passion. It’s the excitement between the tedious spaces, and it doesn’t matter where it’s directed…It can be coins or sports or politics or horses or music or faith…the saddest people I’ve ever met in life are the ones who don’t care deeply about anything at all.”
― Nicholas Sparks, Dear John

When you are out, or just having a conversation with someone, if you pay full attention to them, you can see what moves their soul. When they are describing a book, and their face is so enthusiastic about it, or they are flaying their arms in excitement. It truly is an extraordinary remarkable moment. People rarely talk about their passions, because they are so involved in topic of conversations about their terrible boss, or day at work. But on that rare occasion that someone sparks your attention by their beaming energy, and you can just see how deeply they are rooted to it. It’s magical, much like a still night with a full moon. The moon was always something that intrigued me. Not just for the simple fact that it can light up an entire sky in darkness, but how perfect it can look even when it’s not full. It’s beauty is in all shapes and sizes. The moon, if you haven’t noticed yet, is a passion of mine. To lay in the grass and stare blankly into the stars, and moon, is just an endless feeling. But the best feelings in life are the one’s where we can exchange our moments that bring us to these amazing places. Not only because everyone has a different passion, but because it shows we have depth in our souls. We can continue to have the same conversations upon ever meeting, or why don’t you dare to ignore life’s worries, and indulge in conversations that move your soul. So tonight meet me under the moon, close one eye, and put your thumb up, i’ll be there waiting….

” No matter where it is in the sky..No matter where you are in the world..the moon is never bigger than your thumb.” -Dear John

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Dare To Believe. . .

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“Evil is isn’t born, it’s made and so is good. – Once Upon A Time”

I have toyed over and over again with the idea of good and bad hearts. We are taught at a young age through fairy tales, that good always wins. I believe that this holds true, even though sometimes it can appear that evil can go undefeated. The purpose of being good and having a good heart, is not for others to see, but for our own intentions, and our own inner satisfactions. If you smile at someone who didn’t hold the door for you, it makes you feel kind of good, that maybe you somehow brighten their, what seems to be miserable day. A lot of people we meet are very self-absorbed, and reflect only upon themselves, and yes their lives may be surrounded by brand names, and fancy cars, but those are just things that are bought. Those things hold no meaning, no life, and they are completely empty. Having a good heart may not bring you to the fanciest house, but it will bring you to the fullest life. A life full of love, joy, and true deep connections. The deep connection of all being with yourself. So when you see one door shut in your face, smile back, because somewhere in that heart of that person is good. Sometimes it just takes the right person to bring it out in them. Choose good, and dare to believe, that good always wins.

“Only you can shape your destiny but if you believe you’re evil then that is what you’ll become.”

-Glinda

 

But we have NOW. . .

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Our lives are made up of moments. Moments which we love to recall, and others which we wish never existed. But when we look at these moments as a whole, they make up our existence, they define us,  the good, the bad, and even the ugly. The scars we each hold, the band aids that patched them up, and the happy memories which drive us to find more moments like those. Without our scars, we would not know how far we’ve come, and we would not know the necessary lessons we were taught by them. They do end up shaping us into the beautiful beings we are today. With each moment, with each heart beat, embrace all the memories so we can continue to blossom into beautiful butterfly’s. But the best moments of all, our happening right now, before your beautiful eyes. So slow down a little, enjoy the moments that have guided us this far, and thrive on the new moments presented before us.

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Traveling Through Time…

”We’re all traveling through time together, every day of our lives. All we can do is do our best to relish this remarkable ride.  And in the end I think I’ve learned the final lesson from my travels in time; and I’ve even gone one step further than my father did: The truth is I now don’t travel back at all, not even for the day, I just try to live every day as if I’ve deliberately come back to this one day, to enjoy it, as if it was the full final day of my extraordinary, ordinary life.” – About Time

 

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Time is a funny thing, and it’s something we tend to waste so carelessly. We don’t grasp every moments breath, we don’t admire things that our before our eyes, but instead we dwell in the mind, and get lost in the thoughts. We cling to our past moments, our wrong choices, and our “would have, could have, should have” moments. We are so overwhelmed with what lies behind us, instead of what is held right in front of us. We could be staring at the most beautiful piece of nature, a sunset, a full moon, a blooming flower, yet all we can think about is our daily plan, and how it’s going to completely consume us. I have tried to be more present, in the moment, practicing clearing my mind, and thinking of this idea of time. If I look behind, I only see how far I’ve come, and when I look ahead, I see the many opportunities that can be grasped. And even if I can’t seem to find my place, and two doors are slamming in my face, I know that somewhere, new doors will follow. So for now, I will free myself, and love every moment I am given to try again. I hope that tomorrow, you will wake up with me, and really engulf yourself in the present moments, ignoring just for a moment, all that the past holds, and even all that the future will hold, and just be present. 

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Impact

“The moment of impact. The moment of impact proves potential for change. Has ripples effects far beyond what we can predict. Sending some particles crashing together. Making them closer than before. While sending others spinning off into great ventures. Landing them where you’ve never thought you’ve found them. That’s the thing about moments like these. You can’t, no matter how hard you try, controlling how it’s gonna affect you. You just gotta let the colliding part goes where they may. And wait. For the next collision

.” – The Vow

Living On Autopilot. . .

“Very often, human beings are living like on autopilot, reacting automatically with what happens. What interests me about the life of an explorer is you are in the unknown; you are out of your habits.”

– Bertrand Piccard

Living on autopilot seems like a common occurrence, so many people guilty of it. Think of your morning showers for a moment now. Did you turn on the water, and flood your mind with thoughts about the future, or what the rest of the day holds? Planning and organizing every moment in your head? Or did you give yourself time to absorb the heat from the water, and the fragrance of your soaps. Now think of your last meal. Can you even remember what you ate? Did you just gulp it down? Or did you find yourself sitting there with the food tasting it, and enjoying the texture, and seasonings? Do you find yourself living on autopilot, instead of enjoying these moments in life we are given? Our bodies and minds deserve at least these few breaks, to really indulge in our senses. Changing directions of our plane poses new challenges, but this is a requirement to awaken our body and soul. Our days are filled with constant motion and stress, and at times we can find ourselves overwhelmed. If we just take small moments of time, to breathe, become more aware and embrace the actual moment we are in, we will soon feel less overwhelmed. Every moment is new and raw, do you want to waste time on autopilot living in the future which is not guaranteed, or do you want to be completely alive? Accept things the way they are, give love to yourself and others, and remember to breathe deeply… Change your course, I’m sure your body will love the reward.

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