I am coming back here to write because I am taking back up on what I started and also taking on the difficult challenge of finding my voice and using it without fear of backlash or anyone’s disapproval. If I can’t walk my talk, I don’t have much business reminding others to be authentic and live their lives true to what they’re really about.
You can discipline and will yourself to pull yourself back from the external and be at peace in the midst of what is without needing any sort of experiential validation other than simply being—by doing so, you demonstrate that your “I AM” is greater than your “I HAVE.” Inherent wealth is this in a nutshell. It does not take an ascetic, hermetic, monastic, or off-the-grid life to have this. You do not have to slather yourself with patchouli essential oil, have your hair up in dreadlocks, swear off soap, or shirk all adult responsibilities. You can live right here, where you are, and be a total, genuine badass by daring to be as fully and truly you as can be. That’s what it takes.
There is no perfection on earth in which there is absolutely zero degradation, detriment, or deterioration worldwide. This is no cause for feeling discouragement. Small, meaningful choices and shifts in mindset contribute to your self, others, and the environment surrounding you.