Judge me not

Image by Tim Campbell Photo

Image by Tim Campbell Photo

Absolutely devastated to hear the news of another beautiful soul entering the golden gates. Another young man decided to take his life this past week - a close friend of my Late brother, Jesse. The last month has left my stomach in knots. The mere thought that so many of us live in isolation and sorrow breaks my heart.

There are so many unanswered questions surrounding suicide but the thing I hear most is regret - that we should’ve tried harder, called more, made an effort to hang out and connect.

It’s easy to get caught in our ‘stories’. It seems we’re all ‘too busy’ trying to make something of our lives that we completely miss the point of ‘living’.

Close your eyes for a moment and ask yourself - Who is here?

What happened to moments of deep eye contact, sincere thankfulness, honest conversations and unconditional love?

Where did it go? Where did we go?

We’re alive and breathing, but we’re grieving the loss of ourselves.

Somewhere along the line, we gave ourselves away. A long-term lover - that’s never felt quite right. Uninspiring jobs - but they pay well.     ... all too familiar.

I don’t know about you … but I don’t want to live in a society that’s pretending to be perfect.

Fear of uncertainty; failure; rejection; missing out; change; losing control; being judged; getting hurt - keeps us veiled to our true potential.

I'd rather live in a society empowered by imperfection.

“My skin has pimples, I don’t have abs, I’ve got stretch marks on my thighs. I haven’t paid my taxes, I’m still trying to finish uni, I live at home with my parents, I binge eat, I want to fall in love, I’m trying to fall pregnant, I hate my job, I feel lost, I have no idea where I’m going - I'm not sure what to do next, I need help.”

There’s a subtle sigh of relief when we hear someone speak their truth. Like, a sort of reassurance that it’s okay to not have our shit together.

Because it’s okay to be imperfect.

Our flaws are what make us unique!

And what makes us unique is our gift to the world.

It’s our purpose - to just BE - as we are.

The creator asks nothing of us - but to stand in Truth.

Sharing our Truth is a loving thing to do -

And to love - is to live.