Loosen up more. Stretch out more.
Let a bit more chaos pour in. A handful more of spontaneity.
Soften control but don't lose it.
Keep your spine straight and strong but flexible.
Perfect that balance in your daily life,
An endless flowing spiral not a static state, a dance of synchronicities.
Find your Golden Mean, so you will always regain your center.
Stay true towards your True North. (Find someone going in the same direction.)
Stick to the essentials but don't shun the occasional whimsy.
Distill but remain open to the new,
And never lose the capacity for wonder and fascination.
Discern what (and who) is worthy of your time and resources.
Define with crystal clarity what you want and what you want to be,
But remember to grow towards it, to move. Dream, then do.
The definitions will grow with you, don't be afraid to tweak or twist them as necessary,
It is not cheating. But worrying about what others will say is cheating yourself.
Hone your attention and energy into sharp focus,
Pierce through obstacles and fogs of distraction.
But remain aware, not narrow-sighted. Always be ready and willing
To recognise and take in what (and who) could teach you more of what you need.
Be generous and always be kind,
But never to the point of your own poverty, or compromising your values.
Remember that you can help more if you take care of yourself first,
There are sacrifices that can sow seeds of resentment, be mindful of those.
Be grateful. Be aware of the bad but always count the good with more points.
It is fine to be frustrated for a while, to rant, to weep. But always return to the path and continue the journey.
Share and inspire, be an Agent of Hope. Discourage negativity.
You cannot please everyone. Respond to hate and anger and righteousness with calm.
Know yourself. An examined life is a richer life, a map of possibilities.
Move yourself. Set directions. You can be anywhere, but be certain
That you are where you want, and not just letting yourself be carried away
By everyone else's rules, standards, expectations, or demands.
Always go back to the core of who you are, what you are.
When in doubt always listen to your heart, feel with your soul.
Authenticity begins with yourself, be your own best example.
Don't be afraid, there is still so much hope and magic in the Universe. Believe.
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I am an artist-in-progress. I started my creative journey in 2012 and have never stopped taking steps since. Always one step at a time. Always moving forward. It has been an increasingly tough and occasionally rewarding road.
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