Mel Collie | Don’t reach for the stars…
Stop it now, stop thinking you can each for the stars
Theres a huge explosion I’m witnessing on social media telling you that you can do it, you can be have and do more.
And you can..but theres a right way, and a wrong way, and I feel that many of us are in overwhelm and feeling stuck because we are doing it the wrong way.
I’m seeing a few people who are spiralling into feelings of despair and unworthiness, overwhelm and unhappiness..because they believe that their lives are unworthy
Thats a huge problem, because, in my humble opinion, no ones life is unworthy
We are all equal
You have a right to be on the planet as much as anyone else does, what you choose to do with the years you breathe are totally up to you, its your decision.
It is not a waste of your time if you feel you have no passion to do big things and achieve great stuff..who actually determines what great stuff is and why do we still deal with labels, putting ourselves into boxes and closing the lid?
Look at human beings who talk about buddhism.. for example
They are only talking about kindness towards each other – they aren’t bank managers, they aren’t CEO of Harrods, they aren’t running a newspaper, they aren’t CEO of a popular shop or brand, they don’t swear by eating clean and doing 100 sit ups for flat abs… yet they smile and are content..
They too may have wondered what they are going to do when they grow up
Like you, they may have been tempted to work in an organisation, in an office
….Well, ok maybe not, but you see where I’m going with this….
When I’m on holiday, its the local people who make the place, the people standing behind the counter serving you the coffee, the people in the street standing around chatting, the people sitting outside the cafes playing chess, the people mingling and just living, just being, in their ordinary lives, they are the characters.
You don’t have to reach for the stars if you don’t want to
You can just be
If you feel that just being isn’t not enough for you, well, the noise of social media can drown out your passion, until you just follow the crowd feeling alone and lost without a sense of purpose, because you may just be spending your time comparing yourself to others, even if you don’t mean to your life may seem to pale in comparison to others achievements..
…remember though, the life on Facebook and Twitter etc is usually fake, not many people take off their mask when they are on social media, they are great at being keyboard warriors, hiding behind the laptop, but to actually stand up and be real, that takes courage…
What to do about it then? You could spend some time being silent, away from the noise, closing the laptop, spending 15 – 30 minutes a day in a quiet breathing space, this can be as simple as taking the dog for a walk, having a bath, reading a book, going for a swim, knitting, sewing, walking, climbing, running, helping others.
Helping others give us a huge amount of peace
Its simple, it takes up our time, which is why many people don’t do it
Helping others is why you are here, to serve.
Its selfish, because it gives back to you in so many ways
So, go and help others, expect nothing in return, do it for yourself, reap the rewards, it may not be financial, but financial reward isn’t always a sign of success, what you feel in your heart though…well..thats a different matter..