Sweating the Details

We humans are very good at sweating the details, and yet,as morbid as this might sound, we all die in the end.
Everyone’s end is just the same, all stories end the same way.
No matter where in life you come from, rich, poor, good, bad, beautiful, ugly: Everyone dies.
Yet if we’re lucky, when we go we leave nothing but the contentment, the peace, the happiness and the laughter in our lives.

So if we stop ourselves, create barriers for ourselves and make excuses for the things we cannot do, we will only have things that we should have done, could have done etc. Someone wise once told me- you only regret the things you never did.

We’ve created these barriers: norms, traditions, religion, societal expectations, horoscopes, castes, etc.
We’ve created these categories: age, sexual orientation, economic strata, race.
We’ve created these limits: anniversaries, societal boundaries, unspoken rules. All things that limit our ability to live and achieve all that we’ll be able to in the end.

More and more each day I look around and I see these human constructions; human restrictions.

The world, the universe, the spirit is a vast endless void. It is the boundary between Heaven and Earth. And yet we, small minded humans build these walls around ourselves. Not to keep something out as it were, but to keep ourselves in.

We limit our minds, our experience by the superficial things in life.
We constrict our capacity to love by things like beauty, money and society.
We choke our capacity to experience by things like societal perception and “coolness”.
We restrict our capacity to know people, by things like caste, religion, cliques, genres, education, political and sexual orientation; even by whether we eat meat or not.

It all seems rather ridiculous.

So I pledge each day to go that extra step;

to dare to step outside of the boundaries created by my family, my society, my community, my humanity;

to step into the void outside the carefully planned, clearly explained world  humanity has created for me.

So amid the chaos I will find the truth- that there is no limit to the Me I can be.

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