Dr. Andrew Arnold shares some brilliance from Mr. Jim Carrey.
Life doesn’t happen to you, it happens for you. How do I know this? I don’t. But I am making sound and that’s the most important thing.
Now fear is going to be a player in your life but you get to decide how much.
You can spend your whole imagining ghosts, worrying about the pathway to the future but all there will ever be is what’s happening here and the decisions we make in this moment, which are based in either love or fear.
So many of us choose our path out of fear disguised as practicality. What we really want seems impossibly out of reach and ridiculous to expect so, we never dare to ask the universe for it.
I’m saying, I’m the proof you can ask the universe for it.
My father could’ve been a great comedian, but he didn’t believe it was possible for him. And so he made a conservative choice. Instead, he got a safe job as an accountant and when I was 12 years old he was let go from that safe job and our family had to do whatever we could to survive. I learner many great lessons from my father not least of which was that you can fail at what you don’t want so you might as well take a chance on doing what you love. I can tell you from experience the effect you have on others is the most valuable currency there is. Because everything you gain in life will rot and fall apart and all there would be left of you is what was in your heart. And that peace, that we’re after lies somewhere beyond personality, beyond the perception of others, beyond invention and disguise, even beyond effort itself.
You can join the game, fight the wars, play with form all you want, but to find real peace you have to let the armour go. Your need for acceptance can make you invisible in this world. Don’t let anything stand in the way of the light that shines through this form. Risk being seen in ‘all of your glory’ because ultimately we’re not the avatars we create, we’re not the picture on the film stock, we’re the light that shines through. All else is just smoke and mirrors, distracting but not truly compelling. And when I say life doesn’t happen to you, it happens for you, I really don’t know if that’s true. I just making conscious choice to perceive challenges as something beneficial so, I can deal with them in the most productive way. So why not take a chance on faith as well, no religion but faith. Not hope but faith. I don’t believe in hope, hope is beggar. Hope walks thru the fire and faith leaps over it. You are ready and able to do beautiful things in this world.
And after you walk thru those doors today you will only ever have two choices. Love or fear. Choose love and don’t ever let fear turn against your playful heart.
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