If you allow fear to lead your choices,
If you base your decisions on the shoulds’,
You’ll never take that risk.
And at the end, you’ll never fully breathe.
You’ll always be watching over your shoulder.
You’ll always be wondering what if.
What if it goes wrong?
What if I won’t have enough?
What if it doesn’t work?
What if it is not enough?
What if I fail?
And you’ll never be quite sure.
You’ll never be certain.
You’ll always wonder. Because there is always something else to worry about.
Let me tell you.
You have this wrong.
You are worried about the Wrong.
And this is not Right.
The right thing to do is to remember what is life about.
Life as a human is about hunting, fishing, farming, sleeping and eating.
And there is no guarantee that you’ll always have enough.
There is no guarantee you won’t die of an accident.
And because we have an amazing brain we made our lives easier.
We built stronger houses, we produced more food, we invented plastic and electricity,
All to make it easier, safer.
Obviously this doesn’t work.
Obviously, planning 24 contingency plans doesn’t work.
Or we won’t be producing so much food and wasting it all,
We won’t have part of the population with obesity while the others die of hunger.
We won’t be poisoning the soil, the water, the air.
We won’t be killing and damaging so much all others species.
All of that because we were scared.
Well, being scared doesn’t make you right.
Obviously that path doesn’t work.
Why wouldn’t we try another one?
The one where we take full responsibility and accept all risks
of what being alive means.
What if everything worked out?
What if you succeed?
What if failing was the best thing that could ever happen to you?
What if there were no wrong, just life happening.
What if you were so confident, you knew that you’ll have the resources to overcome anything life throws at you.
What if you stopped piling cans and pots in your cupboard and instead live one day at a time.
Trusting the process.
Accepting death as part of the game.
Accepting the risks.
And finally taking all the decisions you never dared to take.
Finally making it right.
Finally acting from love and joy.
Finally being alive.
Finally embodying the best version of yourself.
Finally raising the humankind at its best. Not its worst.
Let me tell you, we can do better than that.
We can start living.