Life…

Ubud. Bali. Indonesia.

Ubud. Bali. Indonesia.

One day, there may be a feeling that stirs inside of you- even if only miniscule- that questions your right to live. Have you felt it before? Did you react to this feeling? If so, WHY? To doubt yourself and your capabilities throughout this life is a completely natural and normal process to go through as a human being. But that’s just it. We are HUMAN beings. Although I believe we are also spiritual beings, our role within the human body has its limitations. We are not perfect, and in this life as human beings, we will never be. We will make mistakes; we will break other’s hearts; we will fail; we will cry, scream, and laugh… but is hoped, amongst all of these feelings of madness and suffering, that we will remember our right to be alive. It is within this right, that we can own the chance we have been blessed with to make a difference. Although times are constantly changing, and we are constantly stumbling over our feet and others’, the one non-changing variable is our unique existence. Our existence alone holds so much potential. Not necessarily for GREATNESS. Possibily; but that is by no means all there is to a life.

Look out at the sea. What do you see? There is a horizon, which, to the naked eye, symbolises the end of the road (so to speak). But, due to our knowledge as humans, we know that this horizon expands far beyond our eyes’ vision. Is it not the same with our life’s potential? We may stroll, run, breeze, and/or stumble through life THINKING that we’re aware of our potential. Aware of our right to survive and possibly make a small, positive difference in this world. But our ideas of this potential, as human beings, can only reach so far into the imagination. What goes beyond this imagination? And why do so many people throw this away?
For some, the throwing away of their potential is a choice. Maybe laziness, maybe not. But for the unlucky others, the choice to throw away this potential is non-existent. Their potential and beauty may become squandered by that enemy i’ve come into contact with before- he’s called the enemy of ‘unrealistic self-expectation’. There is the possibility that this enemy can take us over completely, depleting our desire to enter into our journey of self-discovery. Making us question our right to be on this planet, when we feel so insignificant, or small. Possibly even like a failure or a waste of space. Have you ever felt this way?
Let us be reminded, that this life was NO accident. There will ALWAYS be enemies like ‘unrealistic self-expecation’ knocking on your window at night, tempting you to give in, looking over your shoulder just waiting for you stumble. However, it is a testimony to your acknowledgement as a human being, that you destroy this enemy. Perhaps kindly turn it away, to show your strength in loving your enemies, regardless of their malice. Life is a gift. Great or small; Long or short; filled with happiness or sadness. Don’t waste it. Don’t turn a blind eye to a challenge in the face of fear. Let fear know that you are afraid, but that you WILL own your right to be alive. It is frightening to imagine a world without YOU. YOU are this world. WE are this world. And without each other, this world would not exist. LIFE would not exist. YOU are ME, and I am YOU. Go on, live life, I dare you…