When you fill your mind with thoughts of kindness, love, faith, hope, and joy our reality will become all of these things. You will start to see kindness in the world. You will start to feel love as you go about your day.- Nikki Banas
I love to spend my day at the park and go for a walk. After doing some errands, I just go to the park. I love seeing other people enjoying those moments, ordinary people taking time to rest and do nothing. Listening to the conversations of the vendors while eating street foods, enjoying their smiles and their authentic laugh. Staring at the clouds and enjoying the cold weather, walking and removing the dust of worries on the grass, being grateful, and enjoying this ordinary day.
While staring at the clouds and gazing at the vendors nearby conversing about life, I realized those ordinary people always experienced their best life. They are grateful for the little things they have and enjoy their life at its best with hope and faith. People who can give you the best life advice because they don’t learn it from books nor from the school and influencers around, they learn it the hard way, they feel it and experience it.
I think one problem in our generation today is our desire to know more about life. Thus when life becomes uncertain we experience breakdowns and struggles. We’re scared when we get lost and we feel we’re already left behind. I’ve been there too these past few months and I’ve realized life is also a discovery. Each day there is something to learn, something to feel, and new things to discover about yourself.
Let your soul wander in the intricate pattern of life, and get lost in the maze until you discover new things, new people, and new dreams. Shut the noise around and fill your mind with goodness, kindness, and authenticity. Listen to your beats and discover who you are.
There are many so-called influencers around who will teach you something about life, I love to listen to them too, but sometimes you don’t need a pattern from other folks because you have your own unique story to tell and you can discover it on your own. I am just disappointed when I’ve seen people who are using psychology or science to trick other people. I love psychology but it’s a tool to understand ourselves and others instead of trying to control others. I mean they are discussing how to manipulate others, to attract other people so they would like you or they gonna marry you, how to know if others are controlling you, and so much other stuff that makes people untrue to themselves.
I mean, when I was reading those before I was confused because why do we need to play so hard in life instead of living freely without judgments and accusations from other people? Protecting ourselves from one another? Devaluing trust, honesty, and authenticity? Withholding ourselves to come to one another? Surprised when we see people who have good and kind hearts?
Aren’t we supposed to live like that?
Having faith, hope, love, trust, and kindness around does make you less of a human now?
I love this season because I have more time to reflect, sit, and talk about life. Like this stuff. I never do this to please other folks and it’s okay for me to be misunderstood. I do it because I love this thing and I know there are some people who might need it. I want to see how my perspectives change as time passes by, the different emotions that turn into poetry, mistakes and failures that make me a better person, and ordinary experiences with lessons and meanings.
There’s nothing wrong if you want to go with the flow but you’ll end up like everyone else. Why not get lost and wander, be broke, be brave, fail, cry hard, and still have faith and hope?
When I stop listening to random remarks from other people about whom should I be, I started seeing more things in life, greater things with value and meaning. Having a peace that surpasses understanding even in the midst of the valley, trusting God in any season.
I love this verse, Naked I came from my mother’s womb, and naked I will return. The Lord gave, and the Lord has taken away. Blessed be the name of the Lord. Job 1:21