Life is a funny thing isn’t it. I mean not funny ha ha but funny hmmmm. We’re stuck in a belly for approximately 9 months, we’re born, we go through this labyrinth for an undetermined time and then poof, we’re gone. What happens between the birth day and the death day is entirely up to you. But you already knew that right?
So far, during my time here on earth, I’ve learned a few things.
There are rules we must follow while we’re here trying to create a perfect life. The obvious ones:
- don’t drink and drive
- don’t steal
- don’t kill your neighbour (even if he is a douchebag), and
- don’t be a douchebag
There are also some rules that we don’t need to follow, those placed on us from our upbringing, school, ex bosses, etc. Yet those are the ones, the ones that don’t really matter, that most of us are still following.
So anyway we drift through life almost with blinders on, follow rules that don’t apply to us and we forgot some certain key parts about life. Somewhere between teenage years and now, we forgot some important shit. Or maybe it’s not that we forgot, we simply didn’t pay attention to the simple key points of life because, well, they were really never that important.
The fact is, they are more important than you realize. They will totally change the way you think about life and hopefully the way you will continue to move forward in life.
Everything is temporary
Yup. Even life. Now that’s really important for two reasons.
- You shouldn’t take shit too seriously because tomorrow it won’t fucking matter anymore, and
- Stop messing around and start living. You don’t know when your number is gonna be called. You have plenty of time to flatline when you’re dead. Don’t do it now.
We spend too much time, or wait, waste too much time worrying about shit that doesn’t matter and never will and we don’t spend enough time doing the really important things: laughing, loving, living and enjoying life.
Everything is temporary…chill.the.fuck.out.
You should be kind more often
I mean it. We aren’t as kind as we should be, we could be, and need to be. The world is in desperate need of healers, helpers and lovers. The world has so much hate and anger and the only way to cure that is with love.
Be kind to your neighbour (yes even the douchebag), be kind to the homeless person, teach your children kindness, hell teach your grandma kindness if you have to. Spread more love, less hate.
You’re not stuck
Ever, anywhere. You’re not a tree. If you are in a relationship or job that you absolutely dislike and is not serving your higher good, do whatever the fuck you have to do to get out of it.
Start looking into leaving, moving, getting a better job, improving necessary skills to change careers….whatever the hell you have to do. Do it. What‘s the point of life if you’re just gonna sit and stagnate? That’s not living.
Stop rhyming off excuses as to why you can’t leave, move, change or whatever. Hundreds of thousands and even quite possibly millions of people have probably been exactly where you are and changed their lives for the better.
You CAN do it. You’re not stuck.
Things change in a split second
Yup, that fast. You could go into work today and your boss will tell you the business is closing. You could get a call from your kids school saying he got into an accident or, worse yet, the school was attacked by a shooter (just typing that out rips my heart as I can’t believe this happens in the world 😣) You can fall and break your leg.
I mean, my God, do you get it??? At a moment’s notice, your whole life can turn upside down. BE GRATEFUL every damn day and don’t take life for granted.
People are people and we’re all in this together
Treat people nicely. We all have stories, some good, some bad, some horrible. Don’t judge. We all breathe the same air and look at the same moon and stars.
The guy you snubbed on the street yesterday could be the guy who will help you change your flat tire tomorrow.
We all have struggles, we all have sorrows, we all have a little imperfection in us but we all have good in us. We do. Look for the good and treat people like you want to be treated.
We’re all in this labyrinth together and we’re all just trying to find our way out the best way we can. We’re all just walking each other home.
Stop worrying about what other people think
For the love of God. Just stop. What other people think of you and your life is none of your business. Most people can’t even get their own shit together. You have to care not what people think about you. If you are constantly worried about what the neighbours think you will continue to live your life for the neighbours.
Why would you do that? Who gives a shit what they think? Are they paying your bills? Are they orchestrating your dreams? Do they have stocks in your life? Of course not!! You do you, motherfucker!!! Never mind them.
Do you need to chill out?
Yes at times we have to take life kinda seriously but not so seriously that we actually forget that we are here to LIVE, not just exist.
I want you to take some time to think about what you really want your life to look like compared to how you’re living it now? Is there a vast difference? Are there things you can do right now to change it?
Are you wasting your life away or are you living life to the fullest? Do you have chains wrapped around your ankles that society and family put on you?
Break those chains now.
Go do fun stuff, talk to more people, take more risks, be more adventurous, smile more, laugh more and love more.
Who wants to go ziplining? Weeeeeeeeeeeee!!
I love you ❤
Peace and Love
xo iva xo