There is no point in simply waiting for a miracle when you are not bedridden in exile. One must step out into the world and do what has to be done, remain present and aware, and ask for evidence that the direction you choose is the right one for you. And above all, be yourself. This is good advice for everyone, take it from one of my teen companions, Nietzche…
Any human being who does not wish to be part of the masses need only stop making things easy for himself. Let him follow his conscience, which calls out to him: “Be yourself! All that you are now doing, thinking, desiring, all that is not you.”
Every young soul hears this call by day and by night and shudders with excitement at the premonition of that degree of happiness which eternities have prepared for those who will give thought to their true liberation. There is no way to help any soul attain this happiness, however, so long as it remains shackled with the chains of opinion and fear. And how hopeless and meaningless life can become without such a liberation! There is no drearier, sorrier creature in nature than the man who has evaded his own genius and who squints now towards the right, now towards the left, now backwards, now in any direction whatever.
Thanks for reminding me of this Brain Pickings.
Not saying that Nietzche wouldn’t laugh at the concept of miracles. The concept would probably bring on incredulous knee slapping, but still.
Once you are out in the world taking action, asking for assistance from your inner self and the divine, and being your true self, ask your friends for assistance too. Miracles come from people, from seemingly nowhere, and from anywhere.
OK, if I were bedridden in exile, I would enjoy doing these things while waiting…
- Listen to Leonard Cohen
- Write a love letter to someone you don’t like
- Write love letters to everyone you do like
- Pet your animal
- Write a blog
- Listen to Regina Spektor
- Read some books
- Draw pictures
- Plan a revolution
- Eat bonbons