Nobody can protect you from that, and living alone won’t either, for solitude will also break you with its yearning.
You have to love.
You have to feel.
It is the reason you are here on earth. You are here to risk your heart. You are here to be swallowed up.
And when it happens that you are broken, or betrayed, or left, or hurt, or death brushes near, let yourself sit by an apple tree and listen to the apples falling all around you in heaps, wasting their sweetness.
Self-love is a divine illumination that liberates our hearts and minds to be an authentic force for the goodness of ourselves and others. It is the secret sauce for a beautiful life lived well.
Self-love is the transformative alchemy we are all searching for to fix our messy lives, to cast out the darkness from our hearts, to right our wrongs, to breakthrough the barriers of our misguided creations, to reimagine our destiny and to recommit ourselves to the infinite wisdom of our collective oneness – we are in this game together.
Life is not measured by the stuff we accumulate but by the moments we create. When we need less and do more, we enrich our lives with experiences, we take chances, go on adventures and do things that matter. In the end, we will have memories to savour and stories to share or we will regrettably realize that life has escaped us as we sit amongst our old and outdated hoard. The purpose of our life is not about stockpiling things, it’s about living our destiny.
Resistance is a force of nature … it’s like gravity … pulling at us to hang on to our safe, secure, comfortable life … the core thought that sponsors resistance is ‘I am not good enough’ to be that, to do that, to have that … choosing to push through resistance is one of our most exhilarating experiences in life … it is scary as hell … yet, when say ‘f@*k it’ and push through the pain of resistance … fear … we feel extreme aliveness … when we land on the other side, we are welcomed by our unlived authentic self … our destiny, our Nirvana.
The basic step in achieving inward freedom is “choosing one’s self.”
This strange sounding phrase of Kierkegaard’s means to affirm one’s responsibility for one’s self and one’s existence.
It is the attitude which is opposite to blind momentum or routine existence; it is an attitude of aliveness or decisiveness; it means that one recognizes that he exists in his particular spot in the universe, and he accepts the responsibility for his existence.
This is what Nietzsche meant by the “will to live”; not simply the instinct for self-preservation, but the will to accept the fact that one is one’s self, and to accept responsibility for fulfilling one’s destiny, which in turn implies accepting the fact that one must make his basic choices himself.