“I couldn’t do that, people are watching”
It’s exactly because people are watching that we must do it
Do what is light and love and true
For if we do not, if we are silent,
we silence the Holy Spirit inside us
the voice, our Jiminy Cricket,
that instructs on all that is pure and good and holy.
Do it so that people will see,
for their sake and for yours,
a taste of something good
Currently my wife is tearing down walls
of our double-wide
making way for new walls
Being a badass
being bold enough to tear down walls,
which were good at the time,
but new ones are needed for growth
to build families and futures
and a new home
better than even the people before us knew.
When I tell people I do figure drawing, they tell me many things, “I could never do that I’m too ____… I’d be too embarrassed… I’ve always wanted to but…”
Funny thing is, the artists they don’t need you to be this that or the other. Tall, short, fat, thin. Doesn’t matter. Just to be yourself. And be still. That’s it.
We walk though life praying that we’ll be good enough. But all the while people are waiting for people to just step forward and say, “here I am.” Not to push it. Not to project it. Just to be.
It gives them freedom to do the same.
You don’t have to take your clothes off to accomplish this. You can do this every day of your life. You are who you are, and we’re all on a journey of improvement, self-discovery. But right now, we’re here, and we’re alive. That’s good enough.
Honesty goes a long way. Be you. Be proud. Be brave.
Blessings, my wonderful friends,
I have a habit of lingering, of hovering
of hesitating when I know the journey ahead will be rough.
But it’s better to try and fail, than to linger.
I need to take a chance.
Life cannot be lived in a dial tone.
We’re all hypocrites, each in our own way
Are you willing to acknowledge your flaws?
The truth will make you a better person
Sometimes, you gotta play it safe.
Those are healing times, necessary periods of rejuvenation.
Other times, you gotta go balls-to-the-wall,
growth spurts and missteps and unexpected victories.
Both are necessary.
Enjoy your healing;
Celebrate your victories;
Go for the glory.
Be eternally blessed!