Saturday, June 29, 2013

Find the courage to follow your heart and intuition

From the time we were little children we have been told what to do. We grew up in a world that  was all about conforming to the way our parents  and family thought.  We were told to listen and to behave. We were told to be quiet and to pick up our toys. It was all about should and should nots. It didn't seem to matter what we wanted  because everyone else knew better.  The terrible two's were just the beginning of our rebellion against the way things were but even then, the adults were bigger than us and we were put in place by a scolding. We learned at a young age that if we did not listen to everything adults said, then we  were bad and had reason to feel shame. So we learned all about closing parts of ourselves away.   We created outward personalities to adapt to our own wants and needs.  Some of us became shy, while others went to the extreme and became trouble makers. We went through the school system and learned more rules and things we had no interest in but we had no choice if we wanted to get out of it and make a life of some sort.  We were told that the world is a scary place and that trouble was everywhere. And so on top of  everyone telling us that we were not allowed to do, we also learned that we should be afraid of  taking a chance on anything that did not fit within the normal confines of  the expectations of a standard living.
But the world is changing and more and more we are realising  that we have more rights than we ever thought possible. We can  change our earlier programming and go after what we want. As an adult the only  barriers that remain are the thoughts that we have about ourselves and the outside world.  As an adult, you are allowed to be the person you were meant to be and live a life of your own choosing. Nobody is telling you what to do anymore... you are allowed, stop wasting  your time!

Your time is limited, so don’t waste it living someone else’s life. Don’t be trapped by dogma which is living with the results of other people’s thinking. Don’t let the noise of others opinions drown out your own inner voice. And most important, have the courage to follow your heart and intuition.   Steve Jobs
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