I do not get to choose my thoughts.
I do not get to choose my emotions.
I do not get to choose how my body works.
I do not get to choose how my body feels.
I do not get to choose how others respond.
I do not get to choose the flow of nature.
I may not get to choose these facts. They lay before me as a part of my constantly changing experience. But, I do get to choose how I respond to them. That is the genuine power I hold in my life.
I am unable to change the past; I cannot know the future; and, no one has the ability to be perfectly positive…or perfectly negative. I live in an out of control, imperfect, and unknown world. A place where, if I stay close to the present moment without trying to grip any fact, I have thousands of true and potent options to choose from.
And, I would like to choose to connect.
To throw away my logo…my brand…
Be vulnerable. Humble.
Really get to know you…me…this world.
Connection. Imperfection. Attainable Direction.
I am in reality with you brother. Better here than spinning in stories of others’ creation. At least I can hold on to the power that I do have and since it is only effective on reality, I have a chance for creating some good too. Cheers. Thanks for taking the time to write and the knowledge that we are not alone. Since we can only have a true connection if it is direct and not mediated by some ideology…it is great to know there are others who put people first. Thank you.