In this time of both quiet and noise, there’s some things I’d like to remind you of.
I want you to remember that while you can’t pluck the stars from the sky, you can build the infrastructure to reach them.
There are beautiful contraptions that need to be built to transport you from here to the starry sky of your dreams. But you may need to invent them, first.
Pick the star, and then unroll your map. Allow yourself to make new discoveries along the way.
I want you to remember that vulnerability is not a hall pass.
Being vulnerable and open is an act of courage when paired with steps toward change.
The act of admission in itself might absolve your conscience or an obligation to a higher being, but if you want things to change — in life, in society — we all have to work for them, both individually and collectively.
You can share your confessions on Instagram, in therapy, to a significant other — but there’s a difference between living with a mess and actively cleaning out the hall closets and figuring out what needs to go.[Read more…]