“Where am I? I am in the present, but I’m dreaming of the future. I’m manifesting. I’m not only working out my body, but I’m working out my soul too. I’m making sure that I constantly feed myself the tools to wake up everyday just as joyous."
Since this new way of living started a few months ago, I noticed that a lot of influencers and motivators saw quarantine as an opportunity to motivate people by way of guilt. I saw posts and videos of influencers saying things like, “If you don’t come out of quarantine with a new skill or new stream of income you’ve wasted your time. No Excuses.” And, although I see the logic behind this train of thought, I emphatically disagree with the approach.
“I am here, present, living, learning, and imperfect but appreciating the beauty of all that comes with being William. How did I get here? Glad you asked. Let me explain. I thought I had it all figured out until what I figured all ran out. Coming off one of the toughest years of my life I forced myself to look in the mirror and not recognizing who I was I said the words that I feared for so long."
"I am living outside of my head. I am living outside of myself. I am giving way to logic, reason, and worldly views. I have pretty much gone ‘crazy.’ I am now free from logic and worldly laws where I am now free to find my soul and truly live. We are always looking for something more while we are here on earth."
Remember that one episode when Whitley Gilbert (played by the incomparable Jasmine Guy), was stressing out about her life and visited a therapist (played by THEE Legendary Debbie Allen)? Whitley is all angst about life, and Allen gives her the manic mantra: "RELAX! RELATE! RELEASE!". I'm tickled just thinking about Whitley's over the top antics and Allen tugging at her terrible wig. But through the humor, there was healing and hope.