"What would life be like if we had no courage to attempt anything"
- Vincent Van Gogh
What would your life look like if you didn’t do the things that scared you?
Life. It sprouts because that is its nature. Out of the womb of a mother plant, comes a seed that is embedded in the soil. In the soil the seed germinates. And out of the soil that persistent sprout shoots, breathing in the air past the surface. Water falls, moistens its roots, moistens its young stalks, and it grows. Persists. Into a young plant. Sometimes there are flowers, and out of those flowers sometimes fruits. The plant matures, sometimes growing bigger taller stronger, sometimes letting the seasons pass, sprouting flowers and fruits again. And soon it dies- but not without leaving behind seeds for a new generation, or a skeleton to fertilize the soil in preparation for new seeds.
Life doesn’t stop because you do. Life isn’t afraid.
Life happens not because you want it to, or because you care, but because that is its nature, and it’s older than you will ever be. Remember that the things that happen in life are not for your benefit, but because that’s the way that things are meant to be. Cycles of beginnings, of maturation, of death- they just happen. But you don’t have to let things happen. And there’s truly nothing that is keeping you from creating a life that you want, a life that is truly yours.
It’s easy to forget that life isn’t something you can get right or wrong.
There are no mistakes. Trees twist and turn in wild directions because they are seeking light and nourishment, same with you soul. All the things that you’ve done already were meant to happen, and if you think you’ve made a mistake, this is the moment to change. You can always change.
The things that scare you are the universe calling your name.
They are your gut saying GO DO THAT.
Do it. Fuck it.
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