“Let yourself be silently drawn by the strange pull of what you really love. It will not lead you astray.”Rumi
And to measure yourself against no one but yourself. Raise your standards as often as you can, but not because someone else you chose out of the lineup of success is somehow ahead of you. — Seth Godin
This has been a mantra for most of my life, and when I deviate from this thinking, I am overcome with a slew of negative emotions — jealousy, anger, anxiety, and lack of appreciation for self. Admittedly, it is tough to live with such approach — for our modern world is programmed to let us know that we are in a race, being quantified against someone else’s idea of success.
To feel without inhibition, without cynicism, without jadedness, without the incessant need to find humor, to trivialize, to share, or to otherwise subdue an emotion; to allow unbridled emotion the power and the opportunity to subdue you, is what it takes—at least for me—to not just be alive, but to feel alive. Guy Tal. Continue reading To Feel Alive