I’m done playing along

Ever feel like life is just play-play? You go to school, go to university, get a job, get married and have a baby. A play-play life set by a play-play society and acted along by everyone. Cliché, I know, but hear me out.

Think about it, how much time do you spend living on autopilot? Playing along with what you feel is expected of you in any given moment? From an everyday interaction with a cashier to a run in with an acquaintance, we respond as if we’re reading straight off an old script. Sometimes I replay an encounter in my head and I think, why did I say that?

Where does this playing along come from?

I think that it comes from our idea of success and a need to be perfect. But, the problem is that both these ideals are inherently flawed.

In any given situation, acting upon the desire to be “perfect” is based on a need not to “fail”. Our expectations about the situation and our innately clouded perception about the person involved are usually wrong. These factors don’t actually exist in that moment.

And as such, it overrides our ability to be real in that moment. Most of us waste so much time living on autopilot, missing important moments to connect with ourselves and those around us. Some of us end up missing our whole lives.

This need to appear perfect transmutes into a warped idea of life – money, marriage and a baby.

Screw that.

Success is more than external symbols of paper, rings and diapers.

We are progressing into a world where the truly successful people are the ones that are aware that the script of life is in their hands to create.

The difference between truly successful people and the rest of the zombies is that successful people take full responsibility for their lives, aligning themselves with their true character, the Divine playwright.

My play-play Indian wedding – don’t ask, you find yourself in the WEIRDEST situations with Indian hagglers

Why don’t we all create the life we are yearning for?

We undermine our own power, dreams and ability to create in this world. Many of us are afraid of our dreams, we feel for some reason or other that we don’t deserve it. Our fears keep us in our cages; unaware that we, in fact, are the star of the show.

“Between stimulus and response there is a space. In that space is our power to choose our response. In our response lies our growth and our freedom.” Victor Frankl

We are magical.

Serve the world in your truest form and the world will reflect your beauty back to you. Forget about play-play money and other illusory limitations. Do whatever you love on the daily, and give others the opportunity to experience you.

Are you ready?

Lights, camera, action!

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