Modern life and the American dream;
catharsis at best, dangerous at worst.
The opportunity behind both is the potential to rise above, step out of our current chapter in our story, even step out of the story itself.
Letting go of our stories, not identifying…
then how do we identify, and with what, with whom, for how long, and when?
When does our identity shift again?
What about reality, authentically being in the moment?
Being mad, being hurt, being happy, being confused, being scared, being joyful, being connected, being disconnected, being obsessed…
Marketers and Gurus are one and the same…
don’t let them drive your idea of what you are supposed to be;
don’t let them tell you what that is supposed to look like.
We’re caught up in this illusion of individualism,
yet we crave connection above anything else
And spend our time and our lives trying to buy it, earn it, sell it, create it, rate it, sing it, write it, play it, act it, trade it, legislate it, kill it.
even in our own space.
This tug of war between what we want and what we think we need
and the only way I’ve ever found
to get out of that space
is to love,
to speak kindness,
to give my time and attention.
For love is the only freedom that allows us to be fully human with one another.
While the world continues its demand that we stifle everything which defines our humanity…
conscripting our best qualities for its own purposes,
and discarding the rest, so that we always have a void to fill
from which someone else can profit.
Where is the freedom in that?
© 2018 HAWilcox