~A piece about living and breaking free.
I’ve always said that life is short and we must live to the fullest every single day of our lives because you never know when the end is. ‘The future is uncertain and the end is always near’ ~Jim Morrison and The Doors
Life is that ever perplexing gift giving to us from our parents, from the time of our birth, we don’t know what to make of it or why it has happened. We’re born into a particular family, in some country somewhere in the world. And we’re supposed to go on and do great things or at least that’s what our family expects of us instead of ultimately fading away in to anonymity which more often than not ends up happening.
We adhere to rules and follow a certain code only to find out that we would be much better off if we didn’t and just lived wild and carefree searching, exploring and getting in touch with our inner selves. Our ultimate purpose is to become ourselves as life weaves its way forward ‘Become yourself because the past is just a goodbye’ ~Crosby, Stills,Nash and Young.
I’m talking about living your life to your utmost capability and I’m talking about living each moment with that sort of ardent fervor that even the most harshest of circumstances couldn’t dim down that fire of excitement burning in your eyes.
Fucking hell, take the shit that happens, don’t get too crestfallen by it, for fucks sake don’t complain so much about it and live with that childish enthusiasm that you felt in your youth. ‘The feeling of salt water on your sunburnt legs,the memory of how it felt to be a child, sometimes the water is yellow, sometimes is red, but what colour it may be depends on the day, don’t tell the story the way it happened, tell it the way you remember it’ ~Unkown
We live so strictly and are prisoners to the choices that we make and we feel like we can’t go back or change once we’ve made that choice. But you can , you can do whatever the fuck you want, as long as there’s time to change it. Follow your heart and don’t let your voice get drowned by the voice of others as you make your choices. Don’t listen to them, go inward and do things that echo with your inner soul.
They told you to follow a certain pre-determined path – you know the education, the job
the usual, get married early, settle down, raise a family, the usual pre-determined way they lived and wanted you to do the same. What they didn’t allow you to do was live and grow and figure it out for yourself. They didn’t let you feed off that uncertainty of freedom and channelise it into sculpting that perfect life for yourself the way you wanted it to be and the way you dreamed it would be.
They made you adhere to the same pattern of life they followed whilst inside your soul yearned for much more. With all the propaganda and lies around the world moulded you into a lifeless soldier fighting a war which was nothing but the silent orders given to you by the rest of society. They made you conform to their way of life and you didn’t even flinch or fight back.
Then when you wake up one day about forty years old, you say “My God! I’ve arrived! I’m there!” And you don’t feel very different from what you always felt.
And there’s a massive letdown, because you feel there’s a hoax. And there was a hoax. A dreadful hoax. They made you miss everything. By expectation and conformity. Because you never really lived or did the things you always wanted to.
Look at the people who live to retire, and put those savings away. And then when they’re sixty-five, and they don’t have any energy left, they’re more or less numb and lifeless, they go and rot in an old people’s “senior citizens” community.
Because we’ve simply cheated ourselves, the whole way down the line. We thought of life by analogy was a journey, was a pilgrimage, which had a serious purpose at the end. And the thing was to get to that end. Success, or whatever it is, or maybe heaven after you’re dead.
But we missed the point the whole way along. It was a musical thing, and you were supposed to sing, or to dance, while the music was being played.
Live the life YOU want and live well every step of the way.
Have a great week.