In, or out. Why play games?
In a society rife with the cowardly and superficial, we need to get into the habit of stepping up more often and daring greatly.
This is different for everyone. We’re all at various levels of comfort within ourselves, at different levels of authenticity, we value different things and think we know what we want, until we discover that it was someone else’s idea.
We copied, borrowed, coped, adopted, escaped, split ourselves into fragments and blatantly ignored our intuitions. We played along, we followed, or we blazed ahead in arrogance, vengeance and spite.
Now we need to reintegrate.
Intimacy is one way, and trust takes time and conscious effort. This is appropriate, for it is through consistency we build our confidence and resolve, while burning off impurities and discerning our genuine desires.
Nothing is ever resolved in economical, or managed, careful and fear-laced holding patterns. Walking through the sacred forest of unknowns, being open to what could be, will inevitably find us tripping on obscured roots and exposed undergrowth.
There will be cuts and scrapes, bruised egos and cracks formed in the thin ice of ideologies. There will be considerable confusion, disorientation, frustration. But there will be rewards — massive, lifelong rewards. This is the point.
Pain happens. Love happens. Life happens. Our mission, whether we choose to accept it or not, is before us. With every step, every thought, impulse and choice, we compose our soulful ballad, refine our lyrics, and define our bridges and choruses.
Your music is alive. Dance.