Living Life With Purpose- Imagine Today

I want you to do something. No, actually that isn’t true- You need You to do something. I must warn you that this may be very difficult and uncomfortable. You need to sit back for a moment and close your eyes for 15 to 30 seconds. . .

Vividly imagine with all of your might and with extreme detail: Your mother, father, husband, wife, or even one of your own children would be gone tomorrow. Perhaps you can imagine there are only 48 hours left of your own life.

Are you finished? . . Let’s go deeper into this. Can either of you die today with no regrets?

Now you should feel it. This moment now. . . Yes, this is it! This state of singularity is truly real. Unexpected and unwarranted you suddenly become awake!!!

By the virtue of death, loss, and mortality something magical unfolds; truth and purpose. Losing a loved one makes the world stop spinning: What your friends are doing doesn’t matter- the post someone liked on Facebook is irrelevant- rude cashier at the store is forgotten- the rude text message you read earlier is mentally deleted.

Your perception of meaningless things, thoughts, habits, and even people abruptly fashion to a diminished essence. The illusion of control quickly subdues. Stress and anxiety no longer dangle beyond the bounds of your spirit. This ‘quantum-emotional chaos’ creates new emotions – eradicating others.

As a result of your destitution, your unconditional closeness seems as if it was snatched out of your grasp.  Isolation and desertion reside where comfort and compassion once lived. Your life is reformed through the disappearance of value, compassion, morality, and love. People you trusted most begin to expose their agendas throughout the duration of your squandering.  In search of your foes, you begin losing friends. The depletion of the life you once knew, or foolishly thought existed, shapes into something real. Alleged loyalist suddenly modify their commitment. The trace of their stench creates more emotional disruption. A filthy residue of anger, pain, and resentment is left behind.

Not all is lost. Maneuvering through the complexity of the world becomes simple. Through the solitude and abandonment your mind suddenly undergoes metamorphism. The illumination of truth begins to craft confidence and capability in your heart. Clarity becomes a stepping stone towards an unmistakable purpose. Now you can see what has been holding you back. The phantasm of loyalty and expectations fade to black.

The REAL YOU starts to come back to life! In an attempt to impetuously move forward, you are gifted with wisdom. Performance and accomplishment begins to reach heightened levels. The fucks you previously gave hit an all-time low.

Now you understand love deeper than before. Now you confide in skepticism. Your gut becomes your guide. Loyalty is no longer a free badge neglectfully worn by friends and family.  The declaration of devoted allies was previously accepted on good faith. Adversaries no longer assail in darkness with forged affection.

The opening of your eyes is never a guarantee. Tomorrow is not promised to anyone; therefore, make changes today. Do not make the mistake of speculating opportunities or even people will be there tomorrow.

Every moment you take a breath- you’re a moment closer. Remove anything that does not enhance your life experience. Love every second and live everyday like you are dying tomorrow. 

REALITY CHECK:

The dark journey to the mysterious path is behind every turn. That glorious shadow lurks in the corner of the room at all times. Only ignorance breeds the idea of potential escape. The thing we all fear the most is coming; the unknown.
Your life will be snatched away. Everyone you leave behind will feel robbed and empty. They can only find comfort in your achievements and memoirs. What are you accomplishing right now?
What did you do with this time? 
Did you spend it dispensing ‘likes’ and writing gratifying yet empty comments to your friends? Did you spend these years laboring for a company? Was your time spent ensuring another man’s organization broke stock ticker records? Did you help anyone? Did you encourage people?
Death will inadvertently become an advantage. You will finally know the true members of your tribe. Time is no longer wasted on the alleged affiliates. Complaints no longer reside within your disposition and your ego-  downsized to nonexistence.
Give yourself a reality check.
What did you do? What are you doing? Where are you going?

Social Media: Online Persona’s vs You

That which a man truly is, is vastly more important than what he appears to be. You shouldn’t spend time trying to live up to expectations people have of you. When they tell you that you are different. . . Thank them for the compliment!

Your Facebook page and Instagram accounts have their own online personas. You created an identity for yourself that exist in this virtual place. This ‘quasi-pseudo-sham’ version of you is searched, shared, discussed, and picked apart by others. In turn, you have an internal voice expressing the need to  live up to this other version. You have to feed your ego by adding content to the show. Countless time of your life is spent adding to the online parade. Look what I ate. I did this.. I went here.. Look at me… Tell me I’m pretty. The episode goes on and on. Now don’t get me wrong, social media is not the enemy and it can be a very useful tool. Your ego is the enemy. 

A recent 2017 study by globalwebindex provided some interesting data. The report showed that 42% of the people use the internet to see what their friends are doing and 27% are looking to meet someone new. To conceptualize further. . . Nearly half of the people on the internet are spending their time trying to see what someone else is completing, accomplishing, or experiencing in their life? Nearly one third are looking to network or find romance? We can deduct that a lot of individuals are not truly present to enjoy their own life experience. Not only are they not present; they are concerned with how their online identity is presented within it’s faux existence.

You don’t need to make choices or worry about living up to factitious-imitative-synthetic expectations. It’s ok to be boring in the minds of the nonproductive trollers!  Creating enjoyment for others should not be one of your greatest accomplishments. In reality it will be the biggest thing holding you back. 

Be genuine. Spend time cultivating ideas and transforming yourself according to the REAL YOU that’s inside. The things that align with your passion are what the REAL YOU is starving for. When your cup is empty- there’s nothing to pour out. If you lack the ability to provide for others, that is a sign you lack the ability to provide for yourself.

Individuals that carry on everyday ignoring their own faults are destined for ruin. They are too distracted and preoccupied with their glorious internal idea of self. In short, their ego controls their choices. They cannot bring themselves out of a hole because they lack the humility to figure out what they did to fall in. We all have an ego to some degree and that monster demands to be fed constantly. Think of the ego as an imaginary human or artificial intelligence trying to create itself into something real. If the ego could grow its own skin and walk around. . . it would. It wants everything.

Be. Be the undeniable YOU.