Maybe It’s Maybelline — Or Maybe It’s Bullsh*t
We get one shot—one opportunity, at this beautiful thing we call life. To repeatedly witness this miracle be squandered on violence, hate, competition, anger just breaks my heart; searing my soul straight in two. These horrific displays of animosity and blatant disregard for human life are unacceptable. We have NO RIGHT to treat one another like that. The most appalling part about all of this is that unfortunately, I am not speaking to a few isolated episodes of aggression. Yes, it feels as though we have seen more “violent crimes” splayed across our screens as of late, but in small ways we do this every day. We feed the machine when we criticize a star’s makeup, cringe at someone’s outfit, talk shit about a coworker, judge or demean someone’s lifestyle choice.
I don’t know about you, but this body “is tired of judging and being judged. (I am sick of this mentality that) my divine feminine essence is better than your divine feminine essence.” –Natasha Moskovici
I don’t have room for BS in my life; unless it is berries and sunshine. I am taking a stand— for as Alice Walker said, “activism is the rent I pay for living on this planet”, for if you stand for nothing, you will fall for anything.
Recognize the Miracle of Life
We are not to judge others whose dream does not look like our own. “People take different roads to seeking fulfillment and happiness. Just because they’re not on your road does not mean they are lost” -Dalai Lama.
“Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that” -Martin Luther King, Junior. Love is not simply an emotion; it is our very existence.
The fact that you and I are here on this planet is an absolute miracle— “The odds of you being born are about 1 in 400 trillion. These are roughly the same odds as flipping a coin 30,000 times in a row and the coin landing on its EDGE each time. Or 100,000 people all winning the jackpot of the exact same lottery drawing. The fact that you are alive is remarkable. Don’t waste this chance,” – Anonymous. I know that it can be easy to snap judgments, get discouraged, or feel overwhelmed by the tough, busy, challenging lives we lead. But instead of lashing out, hold on to that little nugget of peace, that little nugget of wonder that all life is precious and magical.
Each baby, each human, each individual, each person— all possess a divine spark, a precious individual spirit that was made to be loved and cherished. Don’t take one another for granted— every person matters. Every. Single. One. While none of us were endowed with a “how-to” manual upon entrance to this planet, I believe that if such thing existed, it might look something like this, “Hello babies. Welcome to Earth. It’s hot in the summer and cold in the winter. It’s round and wet and crowded. On the outside, babies, you’ve got a hundred years here. There’s only one rule that I know of, babies— God damn it, you’ve got to be kind.” -Kurt Vonnegut.
How to Act
Stop overanalyzing yourself. Stop criticizing others. Life is too short to spend another day at war with yourself, at war with one another. “You’d never invite a thief into your house… so why would you allow thoughts that steal your joy to make themselves at home in your mind?” -Tommy Newberry. Squelch the negativity. “It is not what you look at that matters, it’s what you see.” – Henry David Thoreau. “Choose to see the humanity, choose to see the soul, choose to “see the light in others, and treat them as if that is all you see.” – Wayne Dyer
When we create more love— we create more love. Everybody wins.
My soul recognizes your soul, I honor the light, love, beauty, truth, and kindness within you.
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