It doesn’t interest me what you do for a living
I want to know what you ache for
and if you dare to dream of meeting your heart’s longing.
It doesn’t interest me how old you are
I want to know if you will risk looking like a fool
for your dreams
for the adventure of being alive.
It doesn’t interest me what planets are squaring your moon…
I want to know if you have touched the center of your own sorrow
if you have been opened by life’s betrayals
or have become shrivelled and closed
from fear of further pain.
I want to know if you can sit with pain
mine or your own
without moving to hide it
or fade it
or fix it.
I want to know if you can be with joy
mine or your own
if you can dance with wildness
and let the ecstasy fill you to the tips of your
fingers and toes
without cautioning us to
to remember the limitations of being human.
It doesn’t interest me if the story you are telling me
I want to know if you can
to be true to yourself.
If you can bear the accusation of betrayal
and not betray your own soul.
If you can be faithless
and therefore trustworthy.
I want to know if you can see Beauty
even when it is not pretty
And if you can source your own life
from its presence.
I want to know if you can live with failure
yours and mine
and still stand on the edge of the lake
and shout to the silver of the full moon,
It doesn’t interest me
to know where you live or how much money you have.
I want to know if you can get up
after a night of grief and despair
weary and bruised to the bone
and do what needs to be done
to feed the children.
It doesn’t interest me who you know
or how you came to be here.
I want to know if you will stand
in the center of the fire
and not shrink back.
It doesn’t interest me where or what or with whom
you have studied.
I want to know what sustains you
from the inside
when all else falls away.
I want to know if you can be alone
and if you truly like the company you keep
in the empty moments.
by Oriah Mountain Dreamer from her book THE INVITATION (c) 1999. Published by HarperONE, San Fransisco. All rights reserved. Presented with permission of the author. www.oriah.org
Don’t put yourself in a position where you are an option to someone. If they were really into you then you would not be considered just another option. Look for someone that wants you in their lives and wants to be in your life as well. Find someone that Loves you for who you are and that respects and appreciates all of the wonderful and beautiful things that you have to offer. ♥
True freedom is when one is UN-apologetic about the authentic life they are living. Freedom is found when one awakens to the awareness of who they are and why they are. So take the time to know yourself as you receive all that brings you joy, embrace all good things. Quit hiding who you are and get comfortable just the way the creator made you. ♛
George Aja Jr.
To make the right choices in life, you have to get in touch with your soul. To do this, you need to experience solitude, which most people are afraid of, because in the silence you hear the truth and the solutions ♛
We always hear people say “I can’t help how I feel!” and while that may or may not be true, what we CAN help is how we REACT to our feelings. Take anger, for example… it will continue to arise, but how we choose to react to it will determine what kind of person we ultimately become.♛
Sometimes it feels as though you are going to lose your mind, pull the hair out of your head and lose control, but before you do consider the clean up you will have to do for allowing external things do bring you down internally. Love people for you they presently are and be hopeful and excited for who they are becoming. If you don’t like what someone or something is becoming maybe it’s time for a change. The very nature of the universe is ever changing we are apart of this great cosmos so we change with it, like it or not. Embrace and value peace in your life and mind, nurture it and help create environments that bring out the best in you; Go head shine and be happy today ♛
George Aja Jr.
The moment you start watching the thinker, a higher level of consciousness becomes activated. You then begin to realize that there is a vast realm of intelligence beyond thought, that thought is only a tiny aspect of that intelligence. You also realize that all the things that truly matter — beauty, love, creativity, joy, inner peace — arise from beyond the mind. ♛
Surround yourself with people who bring out the best in you. We are not all good or all bad. We just mesh with certain people in some ways better than others. It’s a very natural process. When you meet someone who makes you want to be a better person, keep them in your life. Through love, you will learn to care, to notice the little things, and to keep a positive mindset no matter what. These are the gems that do not change us, but rather inspire us to better ourselves. Keep them close, and cherish them. What you learn from them will follow you throughout your life, no matter where you choose to go.♛
This is my living faith, an active faith, a faith of verbs: to question, explore, experiment, experience, walk, run, dance, play, eat, love, learn, dare, taste, touch, smell, listen, speak, write, read, draw, provoke, emote, scream, sin, repent, cry, kneel, pray, bow, rise, stand, look, laugh, cajole, create, confront, confound, walk back, walk forward, circle, hide, and seek.♛