Thursday, May 24, 2012
You are the most important person in the world.*
You don't need anyone else's approval or consent to be who you are.
You are amazing
You don't need to wait for the job
or the relationship
or the location.
You are perfect
You best know your answers.
You are the master on you.
Nobody else has authority to tell you what you need
or how you should be living or loving
or what you should be doing
You are the only you there is
And you know what you need.
Sometimes it's hard to tell
with all the voices
But it's okay.
It's okay not to know.
There is beauty in not knowing.
There is so much to be discovered
in the questions that you ask.
They may not approve.
They may scoff and laugh and get angry.
They may call you selfish
But follow your heart anyway.
Live for you
and nobody else.
Because it is in learning to love you for you
in seeing that you are beautiful
and in falling into deep, passionate love with yourself
that you are more able to love everything
and everyone else.
But you first.
"I beg you, to have patience with everything unresolved in your heart and to try to love the questions themselves as if they were locked rooms or books written in a very foreign language. Don't search for the answers, which could not be given to you now, because you would not be able to live them. And the point is to live everything. Live the questions now. Perhaps then, someday far in the future, you will gradually, without even noticing it, live your way into the answer."
- Rainer Maria Rilke
* Thank you, B1, for reminding me. I sure love you.