Happy New Year and Life

The new year is around the corner. It’s truly an amazing time to be alive, I think. Technology is ever pushing the frontiers, relationships are always fluent and our joint struggle to find purpose in this life is an ongoing battle against fear.

I believe that everything we want can be attained through passion, hard work and perseverance. The former of which is the key-component – the foundation – upon which the rest of the structure is build. Passion is hard to cultivate and, for most of us, feels always beyond our reach. The trick is that there is no trick, to become passionate. The way I am nowadays is often looked upon with either admiration or some form of contempt. In both cases the label of ‘luck’ is usually placed on it. Which is true and it isn’t. Let me explain.

My optimism and sense of passion and purpose doesn’t come from DNA or anything like that. It came from having put conscious attention on my own thoughts and beliefs – still does to some degree; I spent years sorting through my own toxic thoughts attempting to get to ‘the truth’, whatever that was. So in that sense, it’s not luck that made me this way.

On the other hand, I do consider myself extremely lucky and continuously thank the universe/God/The Force for my good fortunes. I believe that whatever all-encompassing force put the path in front of me did so for a reason and for that I’m eternally grateful. I am truly blessed. But so are we all. Which leads me to the point of this post.

At the time of this writing, there are a few hours left until the stroke of midnight on Dec. 31, 2016. I see a lot of posts on social media belittling New Years Resolutions and the vane attempts we make to motivate ourselves and feel a small sense of purpose; it seems like it’s more commonplace to dislike New Years Resolutions than it is to actually make them. I believe everyone should make them. So since you’re here, reading this – whenever you’re reading it – take a minute before continuing to make a vow to yourself. Not something you want to achieve, fuck that, but rather something you want to become“Who do you want to be?” rather than “What do I want to do?”

You done? No? Ok, I’ll give you a few more minutes…

So now that you’ve done that you should really start working towards that. Are you working in the place you want to work? Are you having the relationships you want to have? Are you providing as much help/love as you can? Are you expressing gratitude? Am I being my truest self, in all situations?

Of course, these are just examples and things that drive me. They are my north pole, especially the last one.

When working towards a goal that one is passionate about motivation is the easiest thing in the world to attain. We don’t need anyone to tell us to get up and smile and repeat gratitude affirmations in the mirror every morning, we just have it.

Everything comes from inside…everything! And if we really want something we will go for it. That’s how we differentiate between authentic desires vs. inauthentic desires, the former is easy to get to, because we stop caring about the hard part of working towards it.

All energy, motivation, happiness, gratitude, love comes from inside. We don’t get it, we GENERATE it.

Generate some happiness in the new year and share it with others. Since you’re here, reading this I can only assume you like something about my blog. Try taking my advice this time and do something about your life. Complaining doesn’t solve anything.

I love you all! Happy new LIFE!

Cedric

Memento Mori – Remember death

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