As time passes, I realize more and more how important it is to be around someone or to be doing a habit with one hundred percent authenticity. If it doesn’t feed my soul, it instinctively feels somewhat unsettling and inadequate.
Yet, a part of me doesn’t let go immediately. Why? My ego may get attached, creating justifications to soothe itself; “But they have been in my life so long.” “I don’t want to look like the bad person.” “Well, it’s not hurting anybody.” “I’m just having fun.”
Anything done out of feeling loneliness, boredom or guilt will not fulfill our soul. It is a waste of time and a lie.
There isn’t time to feel bad, to care what everybody else thinks, the expectations, pressure, the explanations. There is only time to move forward, to go toward your own definition of joy and forget about the tenuous rules.
“Don’t ask yourself what the world needs.
Ask yourself what makes you come alive
and then go do that.
Because what the world needs is
people who have come alive.” -Howard Thurman