Question your culture
Question your thoughts & behavior
Your opinions, beliefs, and habits
Question if this is truly who you are
Or what you were taught by others
Life is too short to live it blindly
Not questioning what we have been told
Question everything, including yourself
Is this what I truly believe from logical evidence?
Or is it driven by greed, hatred, or fear?
How will we break from the spell of money and power?
Caring more about the dollar then human life
Living as if our bank account is the only thing that matters
Sacrificing our grandparents for the dow jones
Even in crisis, the rich get richer
Leaving crumbs for the rest
I’m not a revolutionary
But a man who questions everything
Especially my own life
I will look within
Within my greed
Doing my best
To choose generosity over greed
And the love of life over the fear of losing money
Never commiting long term to a job
A relationship or location
This is how I choose to live my one life for now
For the open road is welcoming
The journey along the windy path into the unknown
Adventures with new friends
New places to explore
Discovering who you are through the adversity of uncertainty
The uncomfortable decisions you have to make that push you to be better
Never stagnating in one spot
Not decaying & mold from staying still too long
I’ll embrace this journey as a vagabond for now
Not knowing where life will take me
If you can show compassion to Hitler, Stalin, & Genghis Khan
You know true compassion
For compassion & love isn’t just for the innocent
But for those who harm other beings
Violence, judgment, & hatred will not bring peace
Only compassion will
Bring awareness that hatred lives within all human beings
If we truly want peace we must seek to understand
For love is the absence of judgment
Divinity is found within all
Even if they don’t realize it
Buried under years of conditioning
Fear, anger & greed cover the jewel that is your true nature
To be kind
Wisdom is the process of unlearning
Unlearning old habits & beliefs that hold back us from touching true joy
Allowing us to see our true nature
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
I am not my job.
I am not my college diploma.
I am not defined by the amount of money in my bank account.
I am not my religion or lack of one.
I am not my skin color.
I am not defined by my car, clothes, or stuff.
Careers are overrated.
Stuff is just stuff.
Money is paper we give meaning to.
We are much more.
Lighter fluid & matches
Ashes flutter in the darkness of the night
My fancy clothes, trinkets, and stuff melting into the nothingness of my once cluttered home
A weight has been lifted
Holding me back from living the life I was born to live
Freedom from fear
Freedom from stuff
Freedom from career aspirations
Freedom from obsessing about status, money, and power.
“What designer sofa defines me as a human being?”
“The liberator who destroyed my property has realigned my perceptions.”
“It’s only when we lost everything, that we are free to do anything.”
There are many forks in the road.
Left or right?
Indecision paralyzes me.
Fear fills my mind.
My mind racing in circles.
Anxiety filling each moment.
Who knows where each path will go?
Maybe I could let go of this fear.
And pick up love.
Embrace the adventure that life truly is.
Curiosity can fill the space where anxiety once was.
All will work out on the path unknown.