Your Moment Is Now

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You need to take charge of your own life, your own mind. You have been unhappy for too long due to situations that are completely out of your control. You are constantly stuck between the past and the future, but it is time to wake up. The past is long gone and there is absolutely nothing you can do to change it, so learn from it and move on. The future, on the other hand, is indeed coming but you should not spend your days worrying, planning, or overthinking. Because the truth is, it all could be gone the next day. You probably haven’t even noticed, but you are letting your own noisy thoughts control your life. You are being your own sabotage by letting yourself miss out on opportunities that could bring you bliss.

I know you might feel lost at times, but there is a path that has been drawn for each one of us, we are all meant to get somewhere.

You, reading this right now, have the potential to change the world.

But I need you to appreciate the “now” because that is all you have control of at this moment. Become present, become aware of your surroundings, notice the little details that make life worth living. Notice the people that love you, that are still there for you despite you thinking you did not deserve them. Have you stopped to think that maybe they see the real you? The one you have been neglecting to see? They are in your life for a reason, do not let them go. People who truly love you are the biggest blessings life has to offer and unlike popular belief, love will hurt at times and that is okay. People will disappoint you, lie to you, and hurt you, most times unintentionally. Humans are imperfect beings, and just like life, every relationship is full of ups and downs, you just have to stick to those who are willing to work through those ups and downs with you.

Notice who hasn’t given up on you, they will be your biggest support. Whether they are family, friends, or a significant other.

Lift all the weight from your shoulders and just for a second breathe. One night with a clear sky, just go outside for a few minutes and look at the stars. It may sound cheesy, but you will realize how small your problems are and that there is a whole universe out there rooting for you, a world that wants you to explore it, a world with so many beautiful mysteries that are waiting to be solved.

At some point you have to stop being so angry, you have to stop being so sad, you have to stop killing yourself and start loving yourself instead. At some point, you need to just let go of what has been holding you back. At some point, you need to open your mind and open your heart before it is too late. Let yourself be loved but do not let the love you think you may have for someone else decrease the love you have for yourself. Don’t let toxic people convince you that you deserve less than you do. Stop being so afraid of being happy, the universe has a plan for each one of us, you are where you are supposed to be right now. Stop worrying so much. So many of us are starving for life without realizing that we have a whole uneaten banquet in front of our eyes.TC mark

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