Here’s to the crazy ones, the misfits, the rebels, the troublemakers, the round pegs in the square holes. The ones who see things differently – they’re not fond of rules.
You can quote them, disagree with them, glorify or vilify them, but the only thing you can’t do is ignore them because they change things.
They push the human race forward, and while some may see them as the crazy ones, we see genius, because the ones who are crazy enough to think that they can change the world, are the ones who do.– Attributed to Steve Jobs, inspired by Jack Kerouac (words by Jack Chapman)
We are all made of something else. That is a strong fact that we choose to ignore always and everytime, because living in the ‘mainstream’ feels easier.
Living, and flowing, in the mainstream is never easier. Actually, following your call, your path, your mission, your purpose, however you want to call it, is the natural thing to do. The mainstream, it’s not.
I’m sure you’ve heard the saying from the Bible “So God created man in his own image”. Genesis 1:27
I’ve been giving a lot of thought to this statement lately because, in the midst of “the laws” of the Universe, one thing is definitely for certain: we all have the power to create, to change, and to destroy. Only, we are too powerful for our own selves. It’s scary!
It is always easier to look outside and judge, criticize and feel overwhelmed at what our fellow cohabitants of this planet, all over the world, are capable of doing. In good and in bad.
If we choose to look at this from an inside perspective and ask ourselves “What am I capable to do?”, we would be amazed at the number of things that will pop into our heads if we let it run wild. We should do the exercise. Let our thoughts flow in total awareness.
Surprised, huh? Yes, we are indeed capable of building amazing and beautiful things and we are also capable of hurting someone or something, whether we intend for it to happen or not.
I don’t want to stray from the “beautiful days” perspective of this blog, on the contrary, my intention is to bring contrast so that we can be fully aware of the extent of the power that we all possess inside ourselves. The power to decide. Our free will.
If we wake up one day with the intention of doing something good for someone and carry on with the idea, we can impact someone else’s day in an impressive way.
Do you feel the power? You should! You have it in you.
So next time you think about something that you want to do or don’t want to do, step out of the “mainstream” and step into the “minestream”.
We are whatever we say we are. No approval needed.