Do you know what I love most about Autumn?
The turning and falling of green into brilliant red, orange, and yellow remind us how beautiful the destruction process is. To destroy the surface down to the core. How beautiful it is for the tree to completely shed what its worked all year to build to make way for a total rebirth in Spring.
It’s dead leaves that give Autumn its magical colors. Winter then purifies the destruction of Autumn and clears the space for the green to make its first appearance again. Like the seasons, I think the true meaning of life is a destructive process. It’s not about collecting more wealth, knowledge, principles, wisdoms, insights without FIRST destroying everything we’ve held onto. I think the problem is that we already “know” and “have” too much. We need to make room. Nature holds all truth.
Everyone has an image of a perfect person in their minds. Whether that person be the perfect version of themselves, boy/girlfriends, friends, bosses, parents…. Whoever it is, we idealize a perfect version of a perfect human being who is in someway intimately connected and related to us in our lives. Out of all the qualities a human being can have, what is the one that you hold in the highest regard? In other words, what do you want the most from the person closest to you?
I want loyalty.
“How much loyalty?”
As much as it makes me know for sure they have my back no matter what.
“How can someone prove to you that kind of loyalty?”
Even if everyone in the world spits in my face and calls me a liar–this person doesn’t have even a dust speck of doubt against me that I am saying the truth–and stays by my side with their feet planted firmly on the ground like a tall tree with strong roots.
What top quality does your perfect person have?
I firmly believe that any 1 of the 7 billion human beings on Earth (not just that “special someone”) has the potential to radically change your life for the better if only you invite them into the darkest room of your heart and let them stay for a while.
We are all born with a candle in our heart that has the power to light another candle with its own light. As we experience the realities of life, our light can diminish bit by bit until you get to a point where you need another’s warmth to fuel your fires again.
Society and life experiences have taught us to be fiercely independent and depend on no one but that oftentimes backfires on us as we frequently feel so alone like no one truly cares. We need help from time to time and that is only natural! When one person’s pure intention to be a source of light meets with another’s sincere and also pure wish to be lit–when those 2 great forces collide–the universe sees miracles. I believe that the most powerful and influential weapon to cause mass change is one’s heart lit on fire.