For too long I didn’t really live… Worrying about what people would think when I did this or that, having a lot of ideas of how to live life and never doing them, and so on … All of them are mind-constructions that held me back in life, love and others.
Reading the book ‘Courage’ by Osho last year really opened my eyes, and reading the book over and over will really imprint these ideas in my brain.
Life can only be lived dangerously-there is no other way to live it. It is only through danger that life attains to maturity, growth. One needs to be an adventurer, always ready to risk the known for the unknown. .[ … ] And even a single moment of that intensity is more gratifying than the whole eternity of mediocre living.
I’ve taken up Toastmasters in my weekly schedule: this is a group (around 20/30+ people) that come together two-weekly and do public speaking challenges. I’m already in this for 6 months, and had enough of not taking action and not doing anything. This week I did my first speech and it was awesome! There was no reason to be nervous. Standing in front of a crowd and really inspiring and moving them gives me great joy.
I already planned my second speech too. I’m afraid of doing it, but I’m still going to pursue and do it anyway. Maybe in the future, after a few speeches, I’ll take up comedy (stand-up) classes.
In the gym I’m going hard after my half marathon in Amsterdam, last week. I’ve set some goals to attain for weight training and I’m going ALL FUCKING OUT on it. Heavy squats, deadlifts and other strength exercises.
So think about it:
“What do YOU want to do, that you were afraid of doing for too long?” (…)
Guess what? You’re going to have to do it, you OWE it to yourself.