Today is my daughter's birthday. I will meet her and my ex for dinner tonight. I'm looking forward to see them both and I hope we will have nice time. My daughter is 21 and by the all standards she is now grown up. She has one more year to graduate at the University. She has to learn to drive a car and pass the tests. And then she will go to work from 9 to 5, she will find a boyfriend, eventually get married and has kids. The life is going on...
Unfortunately our desires are shaped by the social environment and our dreams are not so different. We all have this common goal – happiness. At this moment you read this and you can be anywhere, doing anything. Instead you sit alone before this computer screen or phone. So what is stopping you from doing what you want, being where you wanna be?
Each day you wake up in the same room, following the same path to live the same day as yesterday. Yet at one time, each day was a new adventure. Along the way something changed. In childhood, your days were timeless, now your days are scheduled.
Is this what it means to be grownup, to be free, but are you really free? Food, water and land, the very elements you need to survive are owned by corporations, so you must obey their rules.
Live authentically, passionately and gracefully. The key for such living is simple - don't take life personally. Don't let compliments get to your head and don't let criticism get you down.
Let everyday to be a Friday, every single day and do not look for approvals. If you base all your actions on the approval of others, ultimately you will loose your own happiness. Don't put the key to your happiness in someone else's hands. Learn how to say "no" to people and obligations that do not add some value to your life.
You will never get to where you want to be by complaining about where you are now. Each step in your life is preparing you for the one that comes after it. Learn to slow down.