Where I’ve really noticed a difference is at work, and I know what you’re thinking, but YES an activity completely unrelated to my work helps me do a better job.
From an evolutionary standpoint, we’re wired to react to perceived threats to our survival.
Distancing yourself from toxic people.
Maybe the idea of ‘perfection’ only exists to drive you forward, but if you got there you wouldn’t want to stay anyhow.
Tell the Truth, Let the Peace Fall Where it May is about coming clean down to the roots of your being. It’s about walking through the world, through your entire life, in the fullness of who you really are.
Make music that makes others want to weep, to laugh, to create. Inspire others by being inspiring. Teach young people to do amazing things. Write a play, get others to act in it, record it. Empower others to do things they’ve never been able to do before.
Those who live in the past invite mental stress which is disguised as regret, fear and anxiety. Similarly, those who are future-orientated live with fear, worry and anger since they anticipate a future which never arrives as planned.
This has happened to me quite a bit. Where everyone around me is clearly smarter and better. I don’t want to fake being smart. But I don’t like to be so obviously the most stupid either.
Very important: There’s no rush. You will reinvent yourself many times in an interesting life. You will fail to reinvent many times. That’s fun also.
Is there enough love in my life?