Friday, June 15, 2012

Be Daring

Late last night I decided to make a quick status update to facebook.
The first thing that came to my mind.

We are who we choose to be.
Sometimes you have to be a bit daring.

These words just flowed out..
because it's true.
Sometimes it takes bravery to be yourself
To find yourself.

We are so pressured to be like everyone else, to fit in, to be perfect,
 we loose our true selves.
And sometimes, it takes actual courage to be different.
It takes courage to say, "I love myself."
It takes bravery to remove the masks and walls we put up, and say,
"This is me."

"Your time is limited, so don't waste it living someone else's life. Don't be trapped by dogma — which is living with the results of other people's thinking. Don't let the noise of others' opinions drown out your own inner voice. And most important, have the courage to follow your heart and intuition. They somehow already know what you truly want to become. Everything else is secondary." -- Steve Jobs 

We don't take much from this world when we leave, 
and all we leave is who we were. 
A story.
And we all know, the best stories are the originals.

Search for yourself, by yourself. Do not allow others
to make your path for you. It is your road, and
yours alone. Others may walk it with you,
but no one can walk it for you.

Being yourself is a very enlightening experience. 
You become independent, and less needy.
You give more, without expectation for anything in return.
You become happy.
To find yourself, is to think for yourself.
When it's put that way, we realize how much other people's thoughts control our thoughts.
How much their views on us dictate our lives.
When we are controlled, we are not free. 
When we are not free we are not happy.

There is nothing happier than just being yourself.
Creating yourself. 
Thinking for yourself.
Standing up for yourself. 
Loving yourself.

You know yourself better than anyone else in this world.
This means, that no one will be as sorry as you if you give yourself up.



    yesyesyes. :)


  2. Wonderful post! I'm 30 and only just began figuring these things out maybe two years ago. You have such a wise soul!!

  3. delightful reminders! Today is my "dirty 30" and these are things that are bouncing around in my head as i contemplate a new decade and ways to live better. it's wonderful to grow and live and be and feel that you can love it all more and more. i love your words and ways! it's freeing just to see someone like yourself who is living free! Thanks for the post today!

  4. Our authentic selves often get lost in the fray, in struggle, because not many correlate authenticity with happiness. Thank you for these reminders!

  5. I love love love the last picture!!

  6. I am seriously loving this post! :)

  7. Yes! I agree...Always be 'you' that's the best part : )


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