“Why do they always teach us that it’s easy and evil to do what we want and that we need discipline to restrain ourselves? It’s the hardest thing in the world – to do what we want. And it takes the greatest kind of courage. I mean, what we really want.” – Ayn Rand
I agree with Ayn Rand. The first thing we have to do is to get in touch with our heart and know what we really want. From the time of childhood on we are programmed by our well intentioned parents and then our tribe, religion, and society. It is important to have good moral values. A base from which we create our lives. Don’t kill people. Love one another. Be Love. Be honest. Take time to feel gratitude each day. Feel compassion for others. Help each other. Love Mother Earth. Add your own list – what are the values that form the foundation of your life?
These basic values we learn from our parents, our tribe, our religion and society – or, hopefully, that’s what they are teaching. Think of those things as the foundation upon which you create your life. However, from the foundation on up – it’s all you. What do you want to create? Not what your parents want you to create. Not what’s the most popular thing to create. Not what brings you the most money. This isn’t about pleasing others – this is about pleasing you. And, it surely takes “the greatest kind of courage.”
Sit quietly maybe outside close to the Earth – tune into your own heart – if you could do or have anything in the whole, wide world – what do you truly want – right now – this minute? Do that.