you're an amazing being. a survivor and a trailblazer. you've conquered so many fears and sure enough, there's more to defeat on the path of embracing your most authentic self.
yet somehow, you feel restless!
you begin to wonder if that's all there is to living. there must be more than existing in a battle field of overcoming your personal demons.
you're absolutely right and it seems that you've reached the point of creating new paradigms and realities.
the truth is that each one of us has a deep soulful yearning to manifest and contribute to the fabrics of our collective existence. none of us were meant to be a passive spectator, watching life passing us by while dwelling in a stagnant mode of being. we've ought to do more and be vessels of inspiration and resilience, which can only be done by diving deep and trusting our souls to bring forth the magic we've been trying to hide all along out of fear, fear of rejection and alienation.
“what would you do in a world where failure and stigmas were unheard of? ”
I suppose most of us would say, be the best of this or that, which reminds of Maya Angelou's quote ”be the best of anything you get into. If you want to be a whore, it's your life. Be a damn good one. Don't chippy at anything. Anything worth having is worth working for.”
the formula for having the life you want is clear and straightforward, be the best creator you could be and believe that no one can duplicate your personal touch and convey your own narratives as good as you.
think of the ways that your life story could liberate someone else and give them a much needed outlet and perspective they could relate to. get over the fear of standing out and carrying the responsibility of ushering wandering souls to some very needed safety portals of healing and growth.
personally, I've been scared for longer than I can admit, scared of writing down the scars and experiences that sums up my existence, afraid of being inadequate in my expression and being vaguely misinterpreted. still I couldn't shake the writer out of me and concluded that this is what i'm supposed to do in order to create the world I want to be part of, and I realized that approval isn't the end goal nor will it ever be. I am simply writing down pieces of me and attempting to connect with a bigger universal phenomena that is humanity.
2016, a year that shook many of us to the core, a period of intense struggling and profound sense of resistance and heroism in the face of oppressive paradigms and systems, is behind us. however, the fight for individual and collective liberation is far from done.
we shall keep moving forward, finding our purpose and inspiring those who need our light the most.
it's time to speak your own truth and find your tribe. tough times won't cease to exist but still like air we'll rise. and that's the beauty of being alive and willing to evolve.
“Take heart to flat out decide to be well and stride into the future sane and whole.” Toni Cade Bambara
Ahlam Ali is an intuitive empath, seeking to heal through her words in a process of alchemy, inspired by ancestral wisdom and the unique perspective of black womanhood.