You can’t know if your going to enjoy an experience until you experience it.
You can’t know
And we talk ourselves out of doing things we think we won’t enjoy, yet we dont truly know we wouldn’t until we tried
Some of my best experiences were doing things I didn’t want to do
Some of my best achievements I almost talked myself out of doing
Why because of some little voice in our heads?
Just try something new
You might love it, you might not
A lost art in today’s world,
To take care of one’s self that is.
It seems to me that we take care of everyone but one’s self.
Apart from 28 days of the year when we’re entitled to holidays when was the last time you took time for yourself,
To be alone, to reflect, and just do what you want to do in your own pace,
When was the last time you recharged (Not your phone) yourself, without the ping, ping of someone demanding your attention going off on your phone
To say no to overtime, to say no to your friends and to just simply say yes to yourself.
Yeah, that last bit sounded kinda corny but think about it,
We drop everything for a friend in need, we drop plans for extra hours but for ourselves, we drop nothing.
Live until you die
Dan Millman (Sacred Journey of The Peaceful Warrior)
Live until you die, meaning dont just get by but actually live with meaning,
In the book quoted above there is one story where Dan and his mentor at the time are walking down the beach and their is loads of washed up star fish,
Dan’s mentor starts to pick up a starfish and walks it to the sea, then another and another,
Dan says this is pointless we’ll never save them all,
His mentor replies yeah but to this one it makes a difference
The late Chadwick Boseman made 9 movies whilst battling cancer, having surgery and chemo,
Performing his art, inspiring the next generation whilst fighting for his life
That’s living till you die.
Old and New Can’t Live Together.
Ok this isn’t entirely true, if you go to Rome you’ll see ancient history blended into modern-day living and it makes one beautiful city (I think I’ve never been) Old and new clearly can live together there.
When it comes to me and you
Old cannot live with the New.
The old way of doing things and a new way of thinking that is.
You want to achieve that big goal. That requires a new way of thinking.
But thinking alone can’t change anything…
So you have to change the way you do things too,
You can’t want to lose weight, but still, do the things that made you gain the weight in the first place.
You can’t get rich by doing the stuff that got you broke…
Do you want change?
The old way has to be evicted.
‘No person is your friend who demands your silence, or denies your right to grow.’ Alice Walker⠀
Something happens to the people around you when you start to make a difference in your life,⠀
Especially in your close circle …⠀
The people will either support you or They will try and discourage you, Mock and Laugh at what you’re doing and then try and pull you back into your old ways and habits…⠀
The latter are assholes… But it’s not entirely there fault,⠀
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