I'm a little selfish, you're a little selfish too. But it's okay, we're all learning to be selfless.
Whilst editing my latest youtube Q&A video (below) I had to stop, refresh myself and take a little walk....
I received a cool revelation out of this short walk around the block.
Read to find out what is was, and I really hope that you can get your own perspective out of it too.
Don't forget to comment some thoughts below as well.
The revelation is this....
Go and take a walk around your local area, even just around a few streets and see how it changes the perspective on your prior negative thoughts.
I just did this, man it worked out good.
We often hear of the term to clear your head, but how often do we actually do it?
For me, hardly ever and this ought to change. We try to meditate or try to change something but do we really do it?
So I got out of the air-conditioned house and took a walk down my street, to the right, to the left, and the pace of my walk increased to almost a run as I realised my purpose in doing so.
I needed to remember what it was like to be selfless again.
We’re raised into a selfish society...
- A society who never questions whether another photo of themselves is completely okay to post on Instagram
- A society who forgets sometimes that there are people outside of our own bubble, forgets to laugh when others laugh at them and forgets to comfort others before and after they have reached breaking point.
To be there for yourself is to be there for people.
These two go hand in hand. WE ARE SELFISH. And to be SELFLESS is a mission I am constantly battling.
So, It's a Thursday afternoon and I’m talking aloud on my little walk (like a crazy person yeah) asking myself questions like: what SHOULD I be doing with life? Or what project SHOULD I be working on next? Even down to, WHO am I going to marry? (Cause yeah, when you reach this age and everyone around you seems to be getting engaged these are vital questions to ask). And to be honest, these three questions only fall amongst a massive tank of other questions I am constantly asking myself over and over and over again. My mind is driving me insane and I need to get out of it.
Turning down Ruby street I notice purple flowers growing abundantly on a tree.
They are striking, not just because purple is my favourite colour but these ones, they're rich with beauty. I feel an instant calm wash over me as I pick them from the tree.
Yet, the first thought that I had while looking down at these purple flowers and contrasted against my dark marooned shorts was...“This would make an awesome picture.”
And just like that, I had forgotten the exact moment I had picked them and why I had even picked them.
Wow. Did I really just think this? Am I actually thinking of another picture worth taking inside of admiring nature first hand.
No, I fabricated nature into a picture merely to be posted online so that I might receive some gratification of the likes/comments I might receive.
I want to live SELFLESS. It’s my personal revelation as I walked around the block this afternoon.
I will not be about to do it in my own strength, this much is true.
I’m nearing my street now, thinking back to times when I have walked these roads: knocking door-to-door for donations for the 40-hour Famine, thinking the world of even the smallest 50c donation. Or when I baked cookies for that elderly lady who had just moved into the house behind. Or maybe it was when I smiled at a stranger down the main street.
But today, the revelation was discovered through a purple flower.
A purple flower reminding me that the act of selflessness is important every day and in the many days to come.
Much love always x
All pics taken by my sick-as friend Immi @ https://themuttonline.com/2017/12/28/small-town-boredom/