We aren’t meant to force our joy into 2 days, 2 weeks, 2 hours. We shouldn’t have to make time for the things we love. The things we love should be our driving force. The things we love should support and sustain us as we nurture them. We shouldn’t have to choose between joy and survival. We’ve been brainwashed to believe we can’t have what we want without hard work. The reality is we need focused work. Purpose driven work. Yes at times that is hard. In fact it can be some of the hardest work we will ever do. But it will be the most joyful work we do. We shouldn’t have to try and live multiple lives in one day in order to feel some sense of worth, accomplishment, or joy. We should be allowed to flow and have that be enough. There are people who manage that. But I’m talking about managing it without extremes like not sleeping, eating, etc. People aren’t meant to be on the go 24/7. They aren’t meant to prove 24/7. We should be able to live our lives as we see fit, not as we are told.
That is the bottom line. I’m tired of being told what to do and how to spend my time. I’m tired of the majority of my day being taken up with reminding people of what they are supposed to do in the respect that they don’t want to do the work either, so they waste time. I’m ready to commit to the things I love, the life I love. This is the core of why self-work and self-care is so important. It allows us to be who we are and we no longer seek outside validation or performative ways to validate ourselves. We know our worth, we do the work we want to, and we create the lives we want. On the surface, I know that sounds so straightforward and easy. I know the reality is very different because I wrestle every day with what I want to do and what I have to do in this moment. I’ve often been told that everything we do is a choice, and that is true. But when it comes down to having multiple bad choices or choosing between the lesser of two evils, that really isn’t a choice. That’s being stuck.
We all feel stifled, I’m not claiming I’m alone in this or that my situation is worse than anyone else’s. I know it’s quite a first world problem, a luxury to some even. That doesn’t take away the fact that we willingly subscribe to giving up/over our time in exchange for money. We need to take back control of our lives and focus. When we focus with immense clarity and purpose, the rest falls away. I no longer want to ask permission. I had this revelation many times over again and I needed the reminder today. Our lives aren’t meant to be lived asking for the time and things we love. We are meant to learn to resonate and exude the frequency of who we are, of what we want in order to attract that life. Who we are naturally knows what we need. We know what we need even if we go against what other people tell us. Joy isn’t a temporary thing, my friends. Yes, there are fluctuations, but we aren’t meant to fight what we know in our hearts.