Carry On

There are no words to describe the bravery, courage, resilience, goodness, and love of all those souls who have been lost throughout the history of humanity. Many for no reason at all and others for pride, ego, greed, judgement, willful blindness, and hate.

I mourn for those beautiful souls. Those who could not do anything to help their situation and those who were able to. I mourn the short lives they led, the long lives they lived in terrible circumstances, the suffering they had to endure, the pain they had to endure, the horror they had to endure.

But I haven’t forgotten and I will never forget them. Their lives were not just suffering and pain, their lives were not just hopelessness and grief, they were the same as me and you. They lived everyday trying to do the best they could with what they had, where they were.

Their deaths were not in vain. They live on through me. They live on through all those who choose to stand for what’s right, believe in truth, fight for justice, care for all, and do the right thing. They are how we are all here now. It is because of them that we have this chance to live, love, and be free. We carry on their legacy.

I take this time to remember them, their precious lives, and all their honorable deeds. I carry on for those who never got the chance to truly live. I carry on for those who had nothing and no one. I carry on for those who did not get the chance to finish their mission. I carry on for those who did complete their mission. I carry on as they carried on for the ones before them. I carry on because I will not let all the blood, sweat, tears, pain, and hard work of those before be for not. I carry on for those who fight the same fight right now, in this moment. I carry on for those people who live here in this time, trying to make it in this day. I carry on to help all I can and to better all that I can.

Carry on.
Carry on.
Always, carry on.

Advice to Live By

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You are your own. You belong to yourself. You are a whole person. Having someone significant is like adding an amazing sweetener to your tea, you being the cup of tea. You’re already full on your own, your significant other is an added bonus in your life. You don’t need anyone else to complete you, you are already complete. We have to learn to be ourselves, love ourselves, and be by ourselves. “Live for yourself and be happy on your own.”

To Be Honest

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It’s all about perspective. If you can learn to roll with the punches and not give up or give in easily, then life is all the sweeter. It is very important to keep your head up and to be here, in this present moment, and live it to the best of your ability. There is no time for excuses. Take advantage of the many strengths you have and embrace your greatness.

Quote of the Day

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Life is so much more than jobs, money, and running around trying to live the expectations and judgments of others. Life is about focusing on what is truly essential. Life is about loving yourself, loving and enjoying your family, friends, this beautiful world, and creating the life you want. Don’t live the life society says you should and wants you to, live the life you want to live. This is your life.

PUnK

P– Patience
Un– Understanding
K– Kindness

Embrace PUnK, BE PUnK.

When we practice Patience, Understanding, and Kindness we have the ability to be and do the absolute best that we can. These three disciplines lead to many other disciplines that we need to be able to function at the highest level and vibrations that we are capable of.

Being patient enough to realize whatever it is you need to, leads you to reach understanding. When you can understand something, at some level, you can show kindness to whoever it is that needs it, whether it be yourself or someone else. Being kind can lead you many places, places you want to be, places you need to be, places you can be and never thought you could reach. Patience, understanding, and kindness open endless doors to endless possibilities.

Practice these disciplines and see where they lead you. They help you to grow your heart, mind, spirit, and body, and can only lead you in the right direction. Our path’s are always changing and these disciplines make it easier to know how to go along, what to do, and when to do it.

Having said that, that doesn’t mean that life will be the age old definition of “perfect”. That “perfect” is non-existent. Real perfection is as it is. You are perfect the way you are. Perfection includes progress, it includes growing, it includes always being on the learning curve and getting better.

We have perfection in this life, the ups and downs, the good and bad, they are what make life the wonderful, roller coaster, crazy, fun adventure that it is. So don’t think anything other than this. will lead you to perfection. You already have it. Just live and do the best you can.

Real Talk

Life is simple. Going through life, not so much. I was watching an episode of Jessica Jones and something that happened in a scene really jumped out at me. I don’t want to spoil anything for anyone so I’ll just say that it was along the lines of people jumping to conclusions and assuming things about circumstances  they know nothing about and assuming Jess knew nothing about. Basically Jess dealing with close-minded, hateful people.

One thing that we all need to get clear on and understand is that we all suffer and we all suffer differently. Pain is pain, suffering is suffering, joy is joy, happiness is happiness, and it is a simple and honest truth that some life experiences and situations are more impactful than others. Some suffer more than others, some less. Some experience easier lives, some harder.

Now, does that lessen or demean the pain, suffering, or goodness of those who have it a bit easier? Not at all. But those who do have it easier should realize that they do have it easier. Those who have it harder have completely different circumstances and it is not as easy to pull themselves out of their issues. We have to stop comparing ourselves and situations to one another. We go through the same things, but none of us handle things the exact same. Please understand this.

Life is crazy and unpredictable. Remember that. So the next time you try to judge someone and their situation or think you know what’s going on with someone else, talk to that person, hear them, try to understand. Really sit back and look at it and do some critical thinking before you go jumping to conclusions and assuming things. Even then, you’re not going to understand everyone or everything. Accept it. Jumping to conclusions and assuming are two of the worst things you can do and they are of no use or help, ever. So avoid it as best you can.