Have you ever come across a point in your life where you hit a ceiling? Or flip it sideways, and you've hit a wall. One more turn and you could call it rock bottom. So is this about life? Or death?
No, this is about what's in between, about what you live for. About what you receive, and what you've given back. Have you given back? How much have you taken? How much have you really taken? Have you given back to the world around you? Have you helped those in need, made a difference in any lives? Have you changed a future, have you lit up someone's dark? Think hard because this is what will define you, what will drive you. It will be the fundamental difference between you and the rest of the world, the sole purpose of the "humanity" in us. It will always be the driving force, forever pushing us forward, to the light. You can and will ALWAYS be able to bleed, it's just about who or what you will bleed for.
Look around. Stop reading, look around.
Is what you see around you what you want? Is what you see around you what you deserve, what you always dreamed of? Is what you see around you; is this... it? "IT". What is it? The end or the beginning... the reason for your existence. The reason you were put on this earth, the reason you were made to breathe. It is what you are here for, what you were meant to do. It's your destiny, your kismet...the greatness in you. The royal blood running through your veins, the natural urge to be someone to be remembered. That innate strength, that dormant enormity...the infinite immensity in you...that is what you were born for. Is what you see around you, it? Is it real?
Or is what you do, what you start with in the morning, what you do everyday..is it what makes you happy, what makes you get up all over again the next day? Do you get up every morning, look in the mirror, and say to yourself "This is what I'll be doing today, and the rest of my life"? The career you've chosen, the path you've taken, the routine you follow everyday..is this the end of it? Do you always follow orders, do you always do what you're told? Is it what makes you tick, what makes you believe that really, just really, THIS is what you are good at? This is how you could spend your time, everyday, for as long as you can...this is it. This is what makes me proud of me, what my passion is and always was and will ALWAYS be. This is what I always wanted to be, what makes me feel like I am earning my money the way I want, from the way I want to earn it. THIS, is what I will be proud to have on my business card of life...?
If the answer is no, something is wrong. Something is terribly wrong, and you need to fix it. You need to fix it now, today better than tomorrow. Don't get me wrong, if you feel great you probably are. But if the answer to my question was no; RUN. Run away, as far as you can, as fast as you can. Run for your life...because you need to save it. You need to salvage what you can, and get out. Precious moments are slipping away from you...save them. Save what you can...leave the rest and RUN. Go to where you can be free..where you can be great. Go somewhere you can make a difference...go somewhere you can start fresh. A new beginning to a new life, a new tablet, clean slate. Start over and find yourself. Find it. Discover that part of your soul that has been clawing at its cage, screaming to get out. Free that part of your spirit that's been buried so deep, so deep that it's roars have been muffled, almost forever. Let it out, let it fly and let it carry you...over the hills over the mountains, up through the clouds till you can see just the sun... till you look down and see the world below you...
This place is where you will be free. Where you will love yourself, and then be able to love those around you. You will be able to see above all the clouds, above all the mist and fog..You will be able to see through all the confusion; you will see clarity. You may find that you can no longer remember the life behind you, but will have the ability to see all the life yet to pass in front of you. You may find, that you have been found.
If you ever get it, hold on to it. Grab it and never let it go, hold on for your life's sake. Because you will find that it will come down to your life's sake, for that beam of greatness; people have given themselves, lost themselves. Some have found themselves, many have died trying. Dramatic? Not with the right perspective. This can't be what life has in store for you, can't be what you were destined for... can't be how it ends. This can't be the dream, can't be the future. There HAS to be something else...there has to be MORE. It all starts with one look around you, and the question...is this it? This CAN'T be it.