Nothing Without Love

Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn’t do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover. ~ Mark Twain

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Somewhere between the evening news and watching past episodes of Secret’s and Lies it hit me that I’ve taken a huge step backwards in the love and life categories. It’s probably why I’ve been so blue lately, I’ve been barely breathing. Today, on the first day of this weekend I am recommitting to live my love, live my passion, rekindle my curiosity and dedicating these days to living my dreams. Sure we can all say that, but at some point for it to be true we have to show intent, not just words. Are you with me? In this moment, live your values. With each person you meet, live your compassion, your respect, your authenticity. Be real, that’s a hard one isn’t it? We put up these persona’s because we fear the real us is sadly lacking. Come with, let’s put aside just thinking about or wishing for those things that are most meaningful for us. Let’s put aside those thoughts, grab the brass ring and live our dreams in every action.

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It’s our time to spend our time really, truly enjoying whatever we enjoy. Let’s push past the mere appearance of richness and fulfillment, and actually get down to living our richness, live whatever it is that will lead to fulfillment. Stop doing things just to say you’ve done them. Do whatever you do because there is something deep inside that implores you to do it. Because think about it, instead of crying over past mistakes, or looking forward to what’s coming in the future, life is ours to live right now. It’s time, surely right this moment it is the time to be true, be you, I’ll be me, and we can be filled with the unique joy that is ours to experience. Lord knows I’ve tried to rush through enough things in my life. I hope you have a purposeful well lived in weekend!

Top Outfit

Hair: [RA], Marry
Dress: *LpD*, Allison @Ferosh
Necklace: [Mandala], Tefutefu
Pose: Katinks, @2015 Pose Fair

Outfit Two

Hair: Dura, Girl*61
Pants/Shirt/Jacket: *LpD*, Soho @The Chapter Four
Earrings: Kungler’s Extra, Amala @The Cosmopolitan Event
Bag: *LpD*, Malika
Shoos: Eudora 3D, Akhesa
Necklace: [Mandala], Princess Dog Tag
Pose: Katinks, @Pose Fair 2015

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6 thoughts on “Nothing Without Love

  1. I really liked your ethos here, my dear friend! Not long ago I did a writing project where I relived my life from the age of 16 (knowing what I do now, with knowledge aforethought as it were), avoiding all the pitfalls and people who were not good for me. The outcome was amazing, naturally! Then I had to laugh at myself because life can’t be lived retrospectively unless in the pages of a novel. The trouble with writers is that their fertile Imaginations explore every avenue and it makes them dissatisfied in general. The trick is to witness the life that you live and not to get involved greatly into the theatre production of it.

    In the Zen tradition they have a process when they watch themselves doing everyday tasks without getting involved into it, in other words without thinking. At some point (and I have tried this many a time) there is the revelation that you are not doing anything… you’re just watching. It is a big shock I can tell you! It is just your desire power that is working it out, it has nothing to do with your mind which exists in a state of flux. Now if we could take that to our brains and say that thinking anything was a complete illusion and that we take part in a theatre production but actually sit in the audience and witness it at one and the same time, it would be possible to stand back from awful situations and protect our hearts. I am trying this now. If something happens that I think is unfair, horrible, awful or any combination of negatives (and I have to be honest and say that i don’t really know what is going on in the Divine scheme of things – not via the mind anyway) then I am trying not to react. I will let you know how I get on 🙂

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