You don't have to destroy yourself to be worthy of this planet. You don’t have to deny your truth for someone else’s. You are welcome here as you are. Your desires are valid. Your dreams are worth pursuing. Put down the distractions, the excuses, the tired old routines of holding yourself back, and really focus on giving yourself what you truly want. Devote your extra time to your desires. Do not give in to temptations of pale distractions and instant gratifications. You are wise enough to know that they are not what you’re truly hungering for.
Determine which direction is calling you and use that determination to keep focused, to fuel your self-discipline, and to remind you to actually enjoy the process of working for what you desire. You are too hungry, too starved, too smart, and too full of passion to not put your nose in the books, your pen to paper, your boots to the dirt, your heart to feeling, your spirit to the wind…
Perfection is not the goal here. Perfection is the enemy. Your purpose is expression, sharing, changing, learning, exploring, experimenting, healing, being. The goal is simply to explore your own truth and watch in turn as it resonates with the truth in others. What greater purpose in life is there than to answer the call of your soul? Give yourself and your gifts the time and attention they deserve. Seek your truth above all else and trust that it holds the keys to the work you are meant to do in this life.
Be cautious too. Practice presence and stay grounded because it is really easy to talk yourself out of what it is you truly wish to do with this precious life. It is easy to be sucked into the shameful poison of this culture of dominance, destruction, and greed. Don’t give in. Don’t take the easy route, for its ease is truly an illusion at best.
Your truth is worth pursuing. Your heart is worth expressing. Your voice is worth hearing.
Give yourself room, time, and love enough to flourish.