I have worked many jobs
None defined me
I have been a dishwasher
Yet managed corporate accounts
I have cleaned toilets
Yet managed a sales territory
I have taken out many of trashes
Yet have a college degree
Money & status do not define who we are
Our salary, benefits or lack of do not determine our self worth
Unless we allow them too
Ranking ourself & others by salary
Worrying constantly about how we portray ourself to others
Let’s break free today
The mental suffering of what others think of us isn’t worth it
Stress at work
Stress at home
I care too much what others think
I care too much what other do
I think about my past and I’m sad
I think about my future and I get anxious
Life is too short to worry about every little detail
To worry about being perfect at work
To stress over the unknown future
Feel the liberation of not giving a shit about what others think of you
Let that huge grin shine into the darkness of worry, stress, and anxiety over what everyone else is thinking & doing
Love is what truly matters
As I stare off into the horizon
I reflect on my life
The man I have become
In 29 years, I have come so far
Yet old unskillful habits persist
Holding me back from living the life I truly want to live
My breathe brings me back into this moment
In this moment I can change my life
I can begin the process of letting go of what’s holding me back
So I can acquire the life I want to live
Where do I stay?
Where do I go?
Will I be able to let go of obsessing about the known?
Will I be able to embrace this path of newly found freedom?
A wave breaks at the shore.
Never to be seen again.
One wave allows room for the next.
It accepts its impermanence.
It allows for its transformation.
The wave is both impermanent & infinite.
Each drop of water is interconnected.
Within the vastness of the ocean.
So are you.
In front of you is a dense forest. Alone your mind wanders of what lies ahead. The path will be treacherous at times. Will you survive what lies ahead?
Dark clouds lurk above.
Fear, worry, & doubt in every step.
Will I survive the path unknown?
I could just stay in the cozy open field.
Take the easy route.
Ride out my one life in a security blanket.
Imprisoned by doubt.
Step into the lush forest.
Embrace the path unknown.
Freedom or security.
Love or fear.
Let go or cling.
Impermanence surrounds every moment.
Keep moving forward.