By Mark A. Leon
Do you want to be loved or do you want others around you to find happiness at your expense?
Do you want to settle or define of a life of happiness?
These are loaded questions filled with many options.
The pursuit of love is a passionate ride filled with bumps, obstacles and for some devastation. Too take another life and grant it permission to your heart, the most fragile thing in all existence is one so many of us are hesitant to do. You never want to willingly put yourself in a bad place and if you isolate yourself from emotional vulnerability, you won’t get hurt.
But if you do not live these moments, embrace the beauty in front of your eyes and realize that life is not about infinite happiness, but about individual moments that collectively make us infinite, then you are missing out.
What is it about our inalienable unconscious decision to settle that makes us so damn cliche in our pursuit of unhappiness and boredom that sets in and manifests itself into a slow journey to death?
Do we wake up one day and decide we no longer want to try?
Do we look in the mirror and realize this is the best we will ever be?
Do we accept that time is our deep rooted enemy and no matter how hard we try, they will win?
Do we just say, screw it. You like me, so why not.
We all deserve better
We all earned better
We are all kings and queens. That doesn’t stop when you turn six and start seeing the harsh realities of life. That little boy and girl on top of the snow hill with the whole world in front of them needs to be you, always.
Ask yourself this: What moments defined you?
- Was it a song?
- Was it an event?
- Was it a movie?
- Was it a kiss?
- Was it a tragedy?
- Was it a success?
- Was it the first time you felt scared?
- Was it a quiet moment alone in reflection?
- Was it when you looked in her eyes?
- Was it the first touch?
- Was it a line in a book?
Think very hard and don’t just remember the moment; remember the feelings you had and the thoughts running through your head. You know what those thoughts were.
They were dreams, ambitions, ideas. All things that make us great. You wanted to run through the fields screaming in joy. You know this. You can feeling it all rushing back now.
Find that again.
- Find the first record that made you cry and cry all over again
- Find the first boy or girl that helped you discover love and thank them
- Remember your greatest accomplishment and then make a list of five more better than that and achieve them
- Make a better tomorrow for yourself
- Find love; true love; great love; infinite love
That is when you will stop accepting the love you think you deserve and starting loving the way you are meant to.