Follow those walking ahead of you
Those who’ve already finished the race
Those who dared to dream; lived the life of your dreams and were buried in peace
Seek lessons from them
and hold their stories close
But amidst all this,
do not forget to learn from yourself
From your own struggle
From your beaten broken self
From your stubborn 5-year-old self
Do not forget to learn from your own life story
In following someone else’s path to success
Don’t leave yourself behind
Seeking inspiration without even looking for it is a wonderful feeling. You happen to find it in the most unexpected places and in the weirdest way possible — this brings out the weirdo in you and gives you that little amount of courage to go crazy for a while. But sometimes you go through days where you can’t seem to find anything beautiful; days where you prepare yourself to mourn the loss of the artist in you. These are the days you should give up looking for the courage to be crazy and just choose to be calm. These are the days you forget you are supposed to be writing, painting, singing, dancing or doing anything and just remember that your only job today is to breathe and be human.
Feeling things intensely or just staying numb — they both make you human, remember that.
Avoid pressurizing your body and mind and allow yourself to be still.
And about seeking inspiration from others,
Follow as many legends and artists you want, look at them and see yourself,
learn from their stories, get inspired, imagine their moments, obsess over them and dream to have a life like theirs but once in a while, look back and see yourself — the happy and carefree child that you were, the reckless teenager that you were, the beaten and broken soul that you were, the confused and broke adult that you were — and be proud.
Being ambitious is a great thing and moving close to the life of your dreams is a courageous thing, I agree. But reflecting back on the life you’ve lived so far and appreciating yourself for the struggles you’ve endured, is equally essential.
You don’t want to lose sight of who you are — so do not forget to look back and see how far you’ve come.
Because in the end, nothing inspires you more than your own story.
And you don’t want to succeed in getting the life of your dream only to find out you’re just pieces of those you’ve so madly followed. You don’t want to reach there and fail to remember who you really are.
You don’t want to end up being successful and not feel like yourself, do you?
So c’ mon, take some time to be you. Every now and then, remind yourself of the shit you’ve been through and be proud of the ever-evolving badass that you are.
Thank you for reading
Love & light,