repost from Jena Malone via Instagram
I need everyone reading this to understand this. THIS IS THE TRUTH. THIS is why the world is where and how it is, right now. Because too many of us see all the darkness happening and are not standing up and speaking up to better the world and spread light. Too many of us do not care about the injustices of the dark until they directly affect us, then we become angry, then it is a major problem, then it matters, simply because it happened to you instead of some other random person. We have allowed darkness to spread and by doing so and not doing anything about it (because it can’t and won’t happen to us – so the mentality goes), we actually create the environment and provide the perfect opportunity for ourselves to be wronged, hurt, and subject to injustice.
Stand up for what is right.
Speak up when something wrong is happening.
Do the right thing.
It benefits you and everyone else around you. One voice can make a difference, but many voices can cause change; and that my friends is what is important, to make changes to ourselves and the world around us for the better. This is something I am currently learning to do. I have sat and held my tongue for too long, I have stifled myself for too long, and for no reason. This is not only my story, it is the story and current situation for a lot of us. But we can change it. We can do better. We can be better. And we will be. Take the necessary steps to create the change you need to truly connect with, find, create, and become who you really are. It is a long, tough, and winding road that leads you through the most wondrous and beautiful places. It is worth all the effort in the world.
“Be the change you wish to see in the world.” – Ghandi
Go into this world, live your life, and do what you can for others. You deserve to live the best life possible, and so does everyone else around you. You are not alone, you’ve never been alone, and you will never be alone. Lonely times will come, but no matter what, there is always someone out there who is with you. Your path is your own, and obstacles will stand in your way and you will have to face them by yourself, but you’ve got a giant support system cheering you on that includes many beautiful souls, including me. Take care of yourself, know yourself, be yourself, and let your light shine and inspire others.
When we can be who we truly are, the rest will take care of itself and fall into place. We each will be free and those good vibes, that good energy, and that happiness will spread and change this world into a place more beautiful than it has ever been. Again, the road is not always easy, but everything happens for a reason.
Love yourself and love others.