Your life is allowed to be enjoyable,
I think we’ve forgotten this.
We do exercise we don’t enjoy to get a certain type of body.
We do work we dislike to get a certain type of lifestyle.
We are so often sacrificing our joy for some societal goals we’re supposed to want.
And yet, our joy, our enjoyment, our love of our own life-how is that not the standard
For our well-being?
We have normalized that our life is only as good as it looks to others.
This required ignoring our inner knowing, the most vital truth we have at our disposal.
It’s why we hustle.
It’s why we obsess over hard work as opposed to inspired effort.
It might explain why we are exhausted, and yet unfulfilled and burnt out.
Because there is a knowing within all of us,
A map that will lead us to what is most true.
Success is not some external guidepost.
It has always been within – how we feel about ourselves,
The lives we are building,
And the amount of joy, calm, happiness and love we allow ourselves to contain.
Success is not out there.
It’s about creating a life you love so much that feels so true to you,
You have nothing left to prove.