What is burning deep inside of you? If you could spread your personal message RIGHT NOW to 1 million people, what would you say?
Stop. Take a deep breath. Listen deep inside. All this frantic rushing about isn’t getting you anywhere. You don’t have to be “important” to matter.
You have a story to tell. A story that is yours and no other’s. Don’t spend your life being a bit player in somebody else’s story. More to the point, don’t let other people convince you that you are a bit player in their story. Spend your energy on your priorities and passions and loves. Be kind, be gentle, but be firm. “No, darling. This is my story. Please stop trying to recruit me into yours.”
You do not belong to your parents, or your employer, or your lover. Enter into agreements freely, play your part, but never allow the role to consume you. Too many are eaten by their roles, forget that they have a meaningful part to play and a story to tell that can’t be taken up by somebody else. That existential alarm? It’s real. Pay attention to it. But don’t let the ego get you, either. It’s a fine line… a dance, perhaps.
Someday you will go to your grave. And someday the world will be consumed in fire. You have This Moment to be honest. Be kind, be gentle, but be firm. Tell your story, because nobody else can.