Your words lay onto me like a silk dress to my skin
Your love lifts me in ways that is impossible to imagine
Your laugh turns my softened face into a grin
The depth in your soul is so stimulated that it breathes passion
I feel your thoughts as I brush through your hair
You saying I’m the only one provides me with air
I choose to love you every day
Baby, we both know our love will never turn gray
As long as I’m alive on this planet
I’ll always paint your face on my canvas
A love so pure some call it titanic
Fear is built from the thoughts we create in our own head. Fear is our own worst enemy because it fuels off our own energy. The more we dwell on the past or become anxious about things we are not in control of, that is when fear takes its first step into our lives. Fear is capable of physically and mentally preventing us from doing the things we wish to do.
Life without fear would be ideal, right? Does such a thing exist?
A dear friend of mine once told me, “imagine if you woke up and you were laying on your death bed soon to be dying and wishing to be young and free again so you could relive your life to the max… now open your eyes and realize that you are young and free.” That shit hit me like a ton of bricks. That’s when I realized, it’s time to put the bullshit excuses aside and get out there and chase my dreams.
There’s nothing holding you back from living the life you want, except for the dark circle of fear you’ve drawn around that thought. Take out your eraser and erase the BS. It is now your choice to make the first move on whatever it is you want to do.
Again remember, nobody is perfect, but being fearless is one step closer to living the perfect life. You only live life once, might as well live it to the fullest!
Based off my last post, “My Favorite Quote”, I’d like to mention that it’s important to recognize that life is unpredictable and the greatest mystery. Therefore, instead of focusing on the past or future, I suggest putting all, if not, most of your energy towards your existence and presence. So many of us are caught up tying to make something out of ourselves or complicating our lives trying to figure out the meaning of life, however, the best thing to do is to take a few deep breathes and connect with your inner peace. That’ll allow you to feel more calm and present, therefore, your experiences in life will become more fulfilling.
These are the steps I’ve written down for anyone who has trouble staying in the present moment and enjoying the journey of life. Not only have these tips helped me, but a few of my friends who I’ve shared these with. I suggest experimenting with these few tips:
- Take deep breathes, often.
- Step outside when you get a chance and look at the trees, moon, and the stars.
- Look at people beyond what they look like. Recognize their behaviors, notice that their life is just as complex as yours and that we’re all, at some point in our lives, have stress/anxiety/fear/depression.
- Take a look in the mirror and compliment one thing that you love about yourself and 3 things you’re grateful for.
“The fact that we live at the bottom of a deep gravity well, on the surface of a gas covered planet going around a nuclear fireball 90 million miles away and think this to be normal is obviously some indication of how skewed our perspective tends to be.”
One thing I’m grateful for is my MOM (as corny and cliche as that sounds, it’s true. She’s my hero).
- She saves me a lot of time and energy by helping me with my chores
- She’s always been there to take care of me, especially on my sickest days. Sometimes my home felt like a hospital from the way she brought food to my room and nursed me back to health
- She’s never put any man before her kids
- She’s been through so much in Iran, yet she is the strongest, most independent, and happiest woman I know til this day
- She treats me like a princess whenever I need that extra lovin’ and attention
The best thing is that I see myself turning into my mom day by day and I could not be happier. She’s incredible.
Lately, I’ve noticed that I’m a perfectionist. When I start something (literally anything), it takes me twice as long as others to complete it, because I want every inch of it to be perfect… Now some of you might think of this as a good thing or other might think it’s completely absurd. However, at this point in my life, I’d like to ease up a bit and become more laid back with the way I do things because it’s causing me to stress out when I shouldn’t be and it has slowed me down on my journey to succeed.
Life doesn’t work out this way for a reason. If everyone was perfect, then life would just be plain simple and boring. These flaws allow us to be unique and rich in character. By allowing ourselves to have a filter-free mind and messing up here and then, we are welcoming peace and patience into our lives. Not to mention, these imperfections are a good experience for us to try better the next time around.
Now take time to just be you. Raw you. Write freely, live happily, breathe deeply, and fuck up easily.
You’re worth it, so don’t try to be perfect.