What happens to our lives when we stop believing we can do anything?
We see things falling through the cracks. Our lives stare at us from under blackened covers.
We hide from the world within a shadow of the person we want to become, because we’re afraid that person will rock the boat, disturb the world around us, or that we’ll fail.
The shadow is the person we keep ourselves from being for many reasons, but what is it about doing our lives justice that keeps us from wanting the life we owe to ourselves?
The sudden jarring jolt of pain we get thinking about the crashing waves upon the shore of the land we want to live in keep us in hiding, they keep us from doing the creative things, the things which make us alive.
Our life feels under the control of a puppeteer. They pull one string, move one small piece and bam, we’re lost, screwed and destroyed.
When we cut the strings, taking away the feeling of the puppeteer, we find the life we’ve wanted all along, but in cutting those strings we risk ridicule for doing something harder than those around us.
They tell you its impossible, tell you you’re nothing and laugh at you for trying.
These are the people whom you once called friends, they mock you, and do things which, if they were your friends, they wouldn’t do.
The cracks in who we are only visible to us. We see the damage caused, we know the pain we’ve lived through. Those around us only see the shell, we know the person living in the shell.
Who we are isn’t as important as what we do.
Our life is nothing without the failure or without the boat moving through the currents.
We fail, but the important part of failure is we learn. Without learning from our failures nothing happens, we repeat.
The shadow keeping us from being ourselves is nothing but our fear telling us things are impossible, nothing is impossible.
You can do anything, remember that.