Fortunately, I let the snarkiness go pretty quickly as I read it a couple of times (what is that guy doing in the bathroom already?). There was a great deal of truth on the wall in the darkness, or at least a resonance that whispered quietly of something important that should be reconsidered, rediscovered.
There is actually nothing wrong with these words or aspirations and it made me think of all those variables that influence and color our thinking and our actions, or our misperceptions, inaction and apathy for that matter.
Government, religion, the media, family histories, laziness and fear are but a few obvious culprits.
What then would be wrong in embracing those things I already know to be largely true and right, and embodying the good natured and positive essence of these new-spirited colloquialisms?
Nothing really, when you think about it. Why not?
It should seemingly be so comfortable an embrace you can accept and practice yourself and why shouldn't everyone else? And sure: it can be quite easy to see the myriad hang ups, pains and fears in others, and even solutions pretty readily. You can help when and where you can as things can be easier to see from the outside, from a more objective perspective.
But then you realize as you always do that you have your own weeding in the garden to attend to. You hem and haw and delay, and you wonder about what's holding you back: probably the same ingrained habituations, defenses and fears in yourself as in any other.
It's then that you really understand -once again- the vastness of feelings; the sense of histories, and all the intricacies of other people's interiority that mold who they are and how they respond, react or flee to anything they might come upon on their own path, including change. And you are as subject and bound to this realm as any other.
We clutch dearly to what we know: all of our lovely bags!
Words can be incredibly powerful and life-altering, but any given turn of phrase, sweet bon mots or divinely inspired insights are all rendered impotent...
unless you're willing to walk the talk of those fancy words found in the darkness.
Fear is the Great Inhibitor...
It's a great motivator as well.
And the grip on your own bag loosens up a bit.....
This is your Life.
Do what you love, and do it often. If you don't like something, change it. If you don't like your job, quit it. If you don't have enough time, stop watching TV.
If you are looking for the love of your life, Stop. They will be waiting for you when you start doing the things you love. Stop over analyzing. Life is simple.
All emotions are beautiful. When you eat, appreciate every last bite. Open your mind, arms and heart to new things and people. We are united in our differences. Ask the next person you see what their passion is and share your inspiring dream with them.
Travel often: getting lost will help you find yourself. Some opportunities only come once - seize them. Life is about the people you meet and the things you create with them. So go out and start creating.
Life is short. Live your dream and wear your passion.