Just Keep Doing You, Because the Clock is Ticking
Life is funny. Of all the things you assign value to, as in having a good/bad or right/wrong or better/worse, there’s only one thing that matters at the end of the day, and that is: How do you feel about yourself?
Most of us, myself included, tend to have a lot of irons in the fire. Work. Relationships. Personal development. Outside interests. Whatever. And any one of these these things can go good or bad and effect your mental state for the whole day, or week, or month.
But when it all shakes out, are you essentially moving in the right direction? If you are, then don’t let the little things bother you. You are going to lose at some things and win at others, and tomorrow, all of those things might be flipped.
If you are in a place where you feel like you are growing, then just keep doing what you’re doing. There are going to be set-backs. There are going to be reversals. And the most comforting thing about this is that there is nothing you can do about it.
You are currently riding a cosmic carnival ride, an unimaginable roller coaster of sorts, a rock that is literally hurling through space at a speed that is unfathomable to most, and this rock is also rotating at an immense rotational velocity. It’s made of water, gas, and some humans who like to hurt each other from time to time. Oh, and our best energy source is a giant ball of nitrogen/hydrogen gas, 93 million miles away. No, that’s not a typo…93 million miles, whose energy takes a full 8 minutes to reach us, even traveling at the speed of light (299,000,000 meters/second squared).
In short, the things you think are super important, like what color of nail polish you are wearing, or if you should text a certain person at a certain time strategically to get a desired response, or if you’re ever going to master Crow Pose, are all irrelevant. Yes, your life has meaning, and you posses consciousness. But please be careful about how much value/worth you assign to the thing you’re chasing because the very thing you’re chasing has a very definable expiration date.
Go out. Be seen. Hold the door for people you don’t know. Let someone else merge in busy traffic. Put money in someone’s parking meter. Buy a friend a beer. Let someone cry on your shoulder. Do something without expecting anything in return. Realize that money is imaginary. Go be silly with someone. Spend 40 hours a week loving life instead of hating it. Get a massage. Experience pain, also known as premature enlightenment. Go to yoga. Get drunk on cheap wine and watch an entire season of your favorite show on Netflix. Get a little high and read a mind-blowing book (we live in Colorado fro Christ’s sake). Listen to music that moves you. Have a good cry yourself. Reconnect with someone that deserves it. Spend your money on a treat for yourself. Eat ice cream at least once a month. Turn your fucking cell phone off for 3 hours a day. Wake up and say “I love my life”. Meditate. Be honest with your feelings. Take your hobby and turn it into a career. Break up with negative people. Invite positive people to join you for everything. Thank the people that make your life better. Put yourself in uncomfortable situations. Get stranded somewhere and see how you react. Get stung by a scorpion in Mexico. Start your own business. Throw caution to the wind and fall for someone. Climb a mountain. Do something, anything, that causes your heart rate to elevate. Feel something.
Your ability to feel goes away when you die, so I say fucking go for it. Feel everything while you can. Get out of your shell and make a difference to the people around you.
Get really excited about the fact that you are currently rocking this thing called life.
You got this. You’ve always had this. Just keep doing you and be ok with the script that is your life. The clock is ticking my friends. What you do with the remaining time is up to you. Not fact, just food for thought.