Inspired by the awesome Alan Watts and his book, ‘You’re It,’ today’s Monday inspiration is about embracing your inner rascal. Too many of us spend so much time trying to be righteous and good (myself included these days) that we forget that is not the true essence of what human beings are. There is absolutely nothing wrong with’the irreducible element of rascality’ present in any honest human being. Watts used it to describe Carl Jung after he met him. What it means is, don’t forget that we are flawed, and that that is absolutely ok – but be playful with it.
Here’s to stepping forward and facing whatever life throws at us.
We can’t help questioning whether we are making the right choices, whether putting in all of this work is worth it, but we will only find out if we keep going as far as we can. I hope that the above is true for everyone trying to achieve their dreams.
I am incredibly hard on myself for making mistakes. I am trying to forgive myself and to do better the next time.
I can’t tell you how much this resonates with me right now.
Be your own hero
It’s Monday inspiration time.
This is exactly how I am feeling at the moment.
Perhaps this is my life preparing me for all the times when I am really going to have to be strong.
Victory, when it comes, will be sweet indeed, because it will be all mine.
From the poem by Edgar Albert Guest – I have this beside my desk at work. It helps me to believe that I can whatever it is I find challenging if I just get my head down and get on with it!
This is one of my favourite quotes and one that I have put up in my room. You might recognise it from the movie Coach Carter or as something that Nelson Mandela said in a speech, but it was Marianne Williamson who wrote it. I truly believe it.
Just got to keep working!
I hear a voice calling
Calling out for me
These shackles I’ve made in an attempt to be free
Be it for reason, be it for love
I won’t take the easy road.
Silver Lining by First Aid Kit