by Evan Sanders
Appreciate the madness in real things.
If there wasn’t any amount of uncertainty in this life, everything would lack depth. Without a sense of depth everything is going to be a surface level examination of what’s actually going on. If you stay on the surface, you aren’t going to dive into the depths of your soul and find out what you are truly made of. There’s a tendency these days to completely avoid going into ourselves to discover what is possible and to stay on the surface where everything is quick and easy. While convenient, this isn’t where the magic lives. The magic is in living in the place where you can take a leap of faith and build your wings on the way down.
But what if negative emotions and fear crawl in? You have to embrace them.
We live in a world that is riddled with complete chaos. Everything is going so fast that it’s a miracle we are even able to keep ourselves together. But if we slow down a bit we are able to tap into all of the direction, wisdom, and security we need. How? Because when we take a moment to stop and appreciate what is going on right now in this moment we can actually see what is here vs. what’s always off in the future. We can check in with ourselves and much more easily tap into our relationships with others.
If we try to live on the surface however, we are essentially trying to build our foundations out of wallpaper.
And that’s really what all of this surface level stuff is when it boils down to it – wallpaper. It is what you put over something to cause it to look all pretty and nice. Life isn’t all pretty and nice. Life is mucky. Life can be vicious. Life can test you and bring you to your knees whenever it feels like it. No matter how much you try to avoid specific things occurring, life acts as a pro dart thrower, hitting it’s target every single time – regardless of how fast it’s moving.
Give up thinking that you know everything and be constantly surpassed by what life has to offer you. Instead of presuming what the future is going to offer, let it do its thing and you will not be let down one bit. Dive into experiencing life at a foundational level and open yourself up to experiencing everything that it has to offer and you will find the true madness and excitement in all real things.
But you’ve got to get dirty first.
So it’s time to go to work. It’s time to focus more on building the strong foundation and support structure of your life instead of focusing on the outer layers. Sure it’s easier to focus on those outer layers because it’s cheaper. But if you really want to make some changes, you have to start at your core.
Don’t just live a life surviving. Live one where you thrive.
About the author
Time to live your dream. Evan Sanders is a professional life coach at AYKME Life Coaching and writes articles about what it means to be living in this world today. You can find some serious inspiration through looking into these Heartbreak Quotes or these Sympathy Quotes to start facing those fears after being beaten up a bit by life.