Who are you? What do you believe in? What future do you want to create?
It’s time for a revolution. We can all see that. Any one who can’t is blind or self deluded, living in their sleep. The signs are clear as day. It’s now or never.
The thing is, it’s not time for torches and pitchforks. That is not the only kind of revolution we need. Yes, people need to the hit the streets, put pressure on the institution and create change in that arena, for sure. That’s not the only arena though. The arena that will make the work those brave warriors do sustainable is the one right in front of you.
Your fucking life.
Creating change in policy and government doesn’t mean shit if we are still all taking the plastic bags at the grocery store. Does there really need to be a law put in place for plastic grocery bags to go the way of the dodo bird? What if we just stopped using them? What if petroleum products became obsolete because people just don’t want them anymore? This sounds utopian, and in a way it is, but it could be that simple.
It takes us waking up in our own lives and realizing that as small as we are, our actions and choices matter. Every single one of us. It takes revolutionizing your life, from the inside out. Evolving the way you think, feel and act in every way will create a different world.
The every day revolution.
Can’t you see that expecting other people to create change so you don’t have to change doesn’t work? Can’t you see that it will take YOU CHANGING? That’s how change happens. With you.
We don’t like change, we don’t like TO change. Change is uncomfortable. The truth is, though, that you can either create change or change will be forced upon you. Change is going to happen whether you want it to or not. Be a part of it, or be a victim of it, change is life. It is literally the only constant aspect of the universe, the one thing that does not change is the constancy of CHANGE.
Run it, or get run by it. Change happens.
Wake up. Make it happen.
Feel the fear and do it anyway.
You’re never going to feel like it. Show up anyway.
I get it, waking up in a life that you created that you are miserable in is UNCOMFORTABLE. Easier to go back to sleep. It feels like SHIT to show up and do the hard work some days. Feels better to wimp out, grab a bag of chips and sedate yourself with a netflix binge. Been there. Done that. It doesn’t get shit done, and the same shit that you are hiding from will be knocking on your door tomorrow, or next week, or next month, or next year, and it will be bigger, scarier and harder to heal. Better to face it now.
Welcome to your revolution.