“The greatest fear in the world is of the opinions of others. And the moment you are unafraid of the crowd you are no longer a sheep, you become a lion. A great roar arises in your heart, the roar of freedom.”
― Osho, Courage: The Joy of Living Dangerously
I want to delineate something that the majority of us do that not only robs us of any inclination of inner security and stability but also poisons and dishonours those closest to us and lacerates a steady halt in any hope of true growth and development. What I’m talking about here is the subtle trap of placing the points of view and opinions of others above your own, taking the one thing that not a single soul other than your self should have access to and distributing it as if it were a fucking pear of sneakers! STOP giving others the right to YOUR emotions. STOP giving others the right to YOUR thoughts. STOP giving others the right to determine how you live your life. Listen, this human birth that most of us have never taken 5 minutes to appreciate and show any kind of gratitude for, isn’t a joke. Isn’t a game. Isn’t something to be taken as some sort of fucking popularity-contest… What this birth is more than anything is an opportunity. Now, what kind of opportunity this birth is, well, that’s up to you. Are you getting that? Up to you, not your family, not your friends, not your fucking Instagram followers, not me, you. Stop taking for granted the only tangible thing in your existence and start using this life as an opportunity to engulf your self in the ever-abundant bliss that is accessible to each of us at every moment. Stop fucking around with your life and take ownership for your life, or be forever stuck in constricting, thorn ridden vines of other peoples beliefs and opinions. It’s all up to you.