To achieve your full potential is to reach ultimate beauty
You must utilize that which is within to achieve the greatness you desire
Be as a flower in spring
Through the winter and beginning of your life you will shrivel
Sink deep within the earth that feeds you
You may ponder your existence and feel unworthy
Be patient, this time will pass
You have all you need to blossom
You have the strength, courage, and determination to grow faster and higher than those who surround you
You are the most beautiful flower in the field
Be like the butterfly
In your beginning you will inch as a caterpillar
Almost insignificant to the great world around you
You can’t yet spread the wings of your potential
You must go through a transformation
You need to look within yourself
Close yourself out
These may be hard times
They make up the encasing you find yourself in
They will allow you to grow
These are the tools with which you will use to reach your beauty
Break free from all that holds you back
You must discover and love yourself before you can impact the world that surrounds you
Listen to your heart, remember all that you’ve been through
Know yourself to achieve your full beauty
Than you will glide as the butterfly
Flare out your beauty as the flower
People will revel in your greatness
Each breath, heartbeat, thought, and movement take place amongst chaos and calm.
Every instance is a happenstance to which we can attempt to understand.
Those understandings developed by individuals are the structure of religious beliefs, philosophies, and cognitive frameworks.
Good happens to those whom are good.
Bad happens to those whom are bad.
Bad happens to those whom are good.
Good happens to those whom are bad.
How legitimate is karma?
Does it have any validity?
Some will seek understanding beyond self.
Some will seek understanding of self.
Some will seek understanding of immediacy and moments.
Some will seek no understanding at all.
Development of religions, philosophies, and perceptions are to allow us to feel some sense of control amongst the chaos.
To feel at ease that maybe “everything happens for a reason.”
When really everything just happens.
The reasons are the religions, philosophies, and perceptions we turn to
Those perceptions and beliefs help us from spiraling into mental instability.
To delve into the depths of understanding is to fall into an loop of uncertainty.
We will seek to grasp what has occurred and frame it in a cognitive process that satisfies our beliefs and perceptions.
There will be instances where those will be challenged and possibly annihilated.
Leaving us scrambling for answers.
Resulting in possibly a restructuring of our beliefs and mental framework.
Thus the cycle begins.
Those may elect to seek only that which is superficial.
To refrain from seeking understanding.
To stay in a framework where they do not have to exert a significant amount of mental capacity.
To stay away from depth.
There has been some order discovered amongst the chaos.
Scientific theories and laws have been proposed and tested.
Actions causing reactions.
The need to understand has fueled intellectuals to discover some order; but, only so much of this exists within our lives.
Calm comes from a place of habitual acceptance.
The realization of chaos and whole hearted acceptance of said chaos is the calm.
Uncertainty is ever present.
Actions and reactions occur.
Happenstances are a reality.
Acceptance of these things may bring some peace of mind to the chaos of every instance.
I refuse to believe that you have not been humbled
That you have lived your life without some pain and despair
Humility can come from many different instances and happenings
In that moment of declined dignity
When you are brought down from your perceived pedestal
You will have a choice
You can walk this new path cleared in the earth
Or you can climb up to the conceited path where you once stood
Humility stands as a reminder that we are human
To be humble is to be grounded
Do not interpret my words to mean throw away your confidence, your sense of self-worth, or your pride.
But do remember what it means to be humble
Remember what it means to make mistakes
To feel pain, sadness, and lowliness
While also remembering what you have going for you
Remember what everyday moments you should be thankful for
Remember how simple and yet complex life can be
And remember that it’s never as bad as it seems
Stay humble and grounded while feeling privileged and fortunate
Always be thankful
Sometimes we forget about the delicacy of life
We are consumed by consumption
Enamored by lavishness
Distracted by technology
Always wanting more
We tend to lose sight of the beauty in the simplistic
Those who have lost the most
Are the most thankful for the least
They have learned to take nothing for granted
When death enters your life there are many different reactions
Grief on different magnitudes
Different ways of coping
But death can also be the corrective lens to see life
When knowledge of death’s imminence is brought to light
Time becomes focal
Interactions become vital
Breathing gains importance
As days come and go
As we age and grow
Remember nothing is infinite
Remember everything matters
Lose sleep for the sunrise
Chase after the sunset
Be awake and aware for beauty in its entirety
Tell someone you love them, mean it
Tell someone you care
Life’s too important for games
To delicate to take advantage of
Live fully, freely, and happily