He said, “You become. It takes a long time. That’s why it doesn’t happen often to people who break easily, or have sharp edges, or who have to be carefully kept. Generally, by the time you are Real, most of your hair has been loved off, and your eyes laugh along with wrinkles and you get selective. But these things don’t matter at all, because once you are Real you can’t be tamed, and its fun when people don’t understand.”THE VELVETEEN RABBIT
Real is the one who finds moments to love oneself. Moments where you celebrate simple victories, where you step into understanding who you are, and then wrap yourself up in grace. I hope you know that loving yourself is not a formula, and it is more than just being a body and a mind. Loving yourself starts, and ends with making your heart a safe place to land. Choose vulnerability over safety. Choose purpose over security.
And if you ceased to exist? Oh, the universe will notice.
The mess that would make. The hearts that would break. Those bad choices led you to the best days of your life, those lessons learned only at the end of busy days. So make your choices, make them loud, and trust your gut. The change will come, might as well entice the present. Let’s not run away from the joys and terrors of self-knowledge, rather dance with your demons-pursue the things that set your soul on fire, and thank your heart for bringing you here.
People don’t need to be rescued. People need knowledge of their own powers and how to access them. So, take charge of your personal education. There are always more books to read, more music to discover, more places to explore. and there are more feelings to experience. Isn’t life an inexhaustible supply?
Foremost, giving love is an education in itself. Being deeply loved by someone gives you strength while loving someone deeply gives you courage, and happiness is the afterglow of still being yourself – unblemished. There is no better magic than the magic only you know, stick to it. Love the ones who loved you like soft dusk, and love the most to those who loved you like a hurricane.
No one is going to give you the education you need to overthrow them. This is chaos theory and you are here! Play for the bad choices, hustle for great ones. Stay, let’s cause a few storms.
Some of us have great runways already built for us. If you have one take off. But if you don’t have one, realize its your responsibility to grab a shovel and build one for yourself and for those who will follow after you.Amelie Earhart