The story of my Awakening

Letters to my unborn child.

Did you hear about Awakening?

If you read this, and you are over 12 years old, I am 100% sure that you already had a moment in your life, when you experienced the first step of awakening — the moment when you realized that you are not your body. At one point you just started to distinguish yourself and your body as two separate things. You disassociated them. You started to think of your body as of some kind of vessel for the being dwelling inside this body — You. If you took your time to investigate how You live inside your body, you might have discovered that depending on the state of your physical body, you feel different. This is very important to realize.

Build bonds

blur, chains, chrome

At the end of the day, we will judge the quality of our life by the quality the relationships that we had.

We used to say that one becomes an average of 5 surrounding people.

Your friends, your team, your squad. Choose people who elevate you, choose those who force you to become a better version of yourself. Your friends should be people of value, people of quality, people of integrity.

Keep company only with people who uplift you.
Epictetus

Many of my friends I admire because their intelligence is intimidating me. I know that I have to match their ever-growing intellectual ambitions otherwise, I would simply fall out of their circle.

Many of my friends I admire because their kindness teaching me more than intelligence ever could. It teaches me how to stay humble, to be compassionate, how to be caring.

If a person doesn’t possess the qualities that you are highly sympathetic about if he doesn’t fill you with admiration, walk away.

Your friends should charge you with the feeling of pride, you should be proud when you introduce your friends to new acquaintances, you should feel pride because you will know — they see the same thing in you. They see your light, they stick around, they value you.

My definition of the word ‘friend’ is very simple.

A friend is someone who is taking care of you.

And by taking care I mean sacrificing his own resource be it time (which is also money), or money (which is also time), or anything else for the sake of yours.

Invest in your relationships. Build strong bonds. Make meaningful connections. Make sure that your friends have the ambition to grow all their lives because in this case, your friendship will become life-long.

Make sure that when something changes and it is time to let people go, you let go. The relationship that you had will still live within you. Make it right. It will keep you in peace.

You don’t choose your family, but you do choose your friends. Choose wisely because at the end of the day that is all that matters.

About Solitude

Grayscale Photo of Chair Inside the Establishment

Letters to my unborn child.

If you are lonely when you are alone, you are in the bad company.
~ Jean-Paul Sartre

Hey, kiddo.

I will be writing letters to you. I don’t want you to make the same mistakes I did, and as any parent I want you to become better than I am. I want you to become the best version of yourself, and realize all your potential, but much more than that I want you to be happy.

There are so many things I need to tell you. Of course, now I have no idea whether you will be an extrovert or introvert. Genetically you have a higher chance to be extroverted, but it doesn’t matter. As a matter of fact, you will need other people to a certain degree.

Take care of your time

burn, dark, fire

Time is a concept that we created to describe the world. If there was no movement, if there was no dynamic change for an observer there would be no time.

You have only moment — present moment. Here and Now. It is here, and then it slips away.

Be careful with your time.

The thought “what am I doing now” should be in the back of your mind at all times. Stay present. Stay mindful.

The ability to create things that make a change lingers right here — in the present moment. You can’t become better, smarter, faster, more confident, more disciplined, more audacious tomorrow, as there are no tomorrows.

I was a baby once. I was a child. A kid. A teenager. A young man. A man.

I will be an older man. My 40s. My 50s. My 60s. My 70s. Hopefully.

These ‘was’ and ‘will’ are all compressed in a single moment, they all lived in me, and live in me already.

The time runs faster as we get older. Not like the time itself, but the way we see it.

Take care of your time.

Invest in yourself. Create yourself. Be a beautiful being you are destined to be. And when you take a pause, take a deep breath. Relax. You have all of the time in the world, because this is all you have. A moment. Enjoy it. Live it. Be it. Let go the past and don’t worry about the future. Forgive fast and always look forward.

I am drinking this cup of tea, knowing that you are reading this, at the same very moment. Isn’t this amazing?

Dissolve yourself in Here and Now, and you will feel blessed. That is why it is called ‘present’.

Never give up

Greyscale Photo of a Baby Crawling

Whatever happens around you, whatever storm you got yourself caught in. Stay calm, stay true to your inner nature.

If you are still breathing, it is not the end. Everything is possible.

Sometimes we have to take a step back, reorganize ourselves, reevaluate things, and make a move.

Sometimes we need to take a leap of faith.

The situation that happened to you is a feedback to Universe. What do you do well? What do you do bad? What can you do better?

When you get knocked out by life, you get up, spit the blood, and tell it: “You hit like a pussy”.

There will be times when you doubt yourself. Don’t.

You want to dissolve your doubts? Start moving. Keep moving. Gain the impetus. Retain the momentum.

Whatever happens, you are stronger than you think. You are powerful and beautiful human being.

Make your journey on this planet worth remembering.

Never give up.