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.
You know how every once in a while you do something and the little voice inside says ‘There. That’s it. That’s why you’re here’ and you get a warm glow in your heart because you know it’s true? Do more of that. 🦋
Are you doing what you are meant to be doing? If not, what is stopping you? What is the first easy, safe and comfortable step you can take today that will move you in the direction of what you deeply desire to experience in your personal life, relationships and work?
I feel privileged that I have lived on this earthly plane for 55 years and I am looking forward to another 100 years or more .
As I journey forward, I reflect on my personal philosophy of believing in the power of my truth … My Authentic Self … A Self that is rooted in purpose, driven with passion and empowered to transform all things in life through imagination, vision and the courage to make it so.
To know this is a gift of a life well lived. I am blessed.
When we give ourselves permission to have real moments of solitude, we are giving ourselves the gift of connecting to our ‘Authentic Self’… the seat of our wisdom, creative genius, passion, purpose, our gifts and talents. By cultivating solitude, our life opens into new vistas of possibilities…
Empowering personal rules are our guiding principles, that serve us in our daily lives, with what to do and how to do it. Essentially our rules, if they are self-prescribed, help us to live our lives authentically with meaning, passion and purpose.
Be daring, be different, be impractical, be anything that will assert integrity of purpose and imaginative vision against the play-it-safers, the creatures of the commonplace, the slaves of the ordinary.
Achievement of your happiness is the only moral purpose of your life, and that happiness, not pain or mindless self-indulgence, is the proof of your moral integrity, since it is the proof and the result of your loyalty to the achievement of your values.