I have taken a long time – my whole life so far (!) to work this out – but I have finally cottoned on! If we let go of what others think, it will help us remain in the present and fully able to enjoy the magic of life as it unfolds!
Thinking about what others think is so pointless, it doesn’t even exist and yet it takes up so much room and is so heavy for us to carry around and takes our attention away from what is right in front of us; it’s no surprise life gets a little big on us and we can’t help taking things so seriously!
We may even start to see all the beauty that life has to offer, that was there all along, we just couldn’t see it! We may start to see we don’t need anything that is not already here to experience joy and happiness and gratefulness, and who knows we may even begin to feel more kindness, more compassion and more human and see this in others.
A beautiful saying I came across in Thailand that “says it all”:-
“Whatever is here is everywhere, whatever is not here is nowhere”
Pause with this for a moment!
Thank you to my brother Siv Ngesi (twitter: @iamSivN ) for not caring what others think of you! Your presence is shaking the world, you ain’t seeking anyone’s permission, you ain’t waiting for no man! While other people are trying to “perfect” before they share it with the world or worrying what other people will think Siv is in the arena ! Swinging for the fence, making mistakes, having a say, changing his mind, playing, singing, dancing, laughing, posing with his shirt off (& pants!) and making a good kind of dent in the world! This “imperfect” podcast is inspired by you!
I see you, I love you and I am with you! You remind me of this:
“It is not just in some of us; it is in everyone and as we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give others permission to do the same. As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others.”