3 kış önce bu masada kimse beni tanımasın diye kazağımın yakasını burnuma kadar çekip yazı yazardım. Annem hastanedeydi, insanlar durumunu sormasın diye dua ediyordum. Bugün aynı masada çiçeklere böceklere odaklanarak, gelenle geçenle selamlaşarak çalıştım. Diyeceğim o ki, dertlere çok takılmayın, aklınızı sağlam tutun. Hayat işte, geçmez sandığınız her şey geçiyor 🍃
SMILE AND BE GRATEFUL YOU'RE BLESSED
I want you to do just one thing before you read this caption, look around you, write down what you see or make a mental note of it and count how many blessings you have, if you can't find any blessings, look in the mirror and consider yourself one...
We're blessed to be able to live life freely, we should really be grateful, considering in other parts of the world, like Yemen, where there's famine, probably the worst famine in years, War in Palestine, innocent people are being killed everyday, in China there is mass detainment of muslim people, and they're basically forcing muslims to renounce their faith of Islam, there's countless wars and killings everywhere
PRAY FOR ALL THESE PEOPLE, PLEASE
Be thankful for the life you have, be thankful and grateful that you're in a country where you have freedom to:
°chase your dreams
°practice any faith you want
°be who you really are
Be thankful for everything you have, thank God for it, Thank God for the day, for life, for football, for the fact that you can play it freely, be thankful for the fact that you have legs, some people don't, always be grateful, you might not have everything you want, but you have everything you need to get whatever you want
Nothing lasts forever, enjoy it while it's here, smile while you can, laugh while you can, LIVE while you can✌
There's nothing wrong with cities or forests. They both offer a lot of value. But they're also a great metaphor for overwhelment vs. serenity.
Straight up, most empire-builders lean towards overwhelm. They get sick, stressed, panicked, anxious, tense. More moments of peace are essential.
Recently, I single-handedly produced an 11min. animated short for @evancarmichael
's channel, started a t-shirt store, helped @bothamhawkins
, collab'd w/ @dougwatler
, helped @linhpod
, created a new product w/ @michaelglamothe
, advised @jensomuch
, searched for new talent like @realityLVN
, helped take care of my Dad, and spent about 4 hours a day training an assistant. All while posting daily insta content.
It felt like 'too much.' Something had to change. And it was totally my fault, and within my power to fix.
I'm usually super-focused on ease & flow. Elegant solutions. My life has been easy and flowing, for the most part, for a long time. My health'as been great, my creativity high. And it still is, and I'd like it to stay that way. We can't give to others what we don't have inside us.
So, if I kept up the above pace, I'd end up in turmoil, fast. And this kind of awareness is important for thought-leaders.
You can create anything in your life, so long as you take care of the creator. (ie: YOU.) Which means you need at least SOME periods of tranquility. (Generally 15min. of meditation every morning is enough for me, but sometimes more is called for.)
Everyone has their own schedule. Everyone has their own individual balance of activity & rest, of hustle & chill, of turmoil & tranquility.
Are you honoring yours?
📷:Aaron Sebastian & Matteo Ferrero , 🗨:Me
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