Propagation And Maturation:

Serendipitous Percipience

“Love all, trust a few, do wrong to none.” – William Shakespeare

As you grow throughout your life, the duality of your existence should always be acknowledged and embraced. You should strive to embody a perspective that is both agreeable to those things which empower you and resolute against those things which do not. You should be both self-focused and protective as well as selfless and abundantly empathetic. Life is all about balance; it is a parity of opposing forces that must be willed into a sort of chaotic harmony in order to optimize your own contentment and elevate the wellbeing of all others that surround you. Approach this adventure openly, with good-nature, with innate excitement and gratitude for every good time you’ve had and will get to experience.

“A day without laughter is a day wasted.” – Nicolas Chamfort

Strive to find joy in your life each and every day. If your perception of the positive things in your life is lacking, seek to remedy this. Find the good that is present in all things. Any day that you spend miserable is a wasted opportunity to cultivate something which brings you joy. Take the time to care for yourself, to pursue interests or desires that raise your awareness and sense of wellbeing. This is your life and it’s expiring one moment at a time, whether you decide to actually live it or not. Don’t make the mistake of wasting it, lest you’ll likely increase your regrets as you steadily approach its end.

“Wise men speak because they have something to say; fools because they have to say something.” – Plato

Remember, sometimes the most vocal people have the least to actually say. You should always listen carefully to the perspectives of others as they may possess insights that help you grow, that help you navigate the challenges of your own life. However, many people that you encounter will have little if anything substantial to impart to you and instead will only serve as distractions from your primary journey. You should approach everything openly, but make sure to protect yourself from the frequently self-defeating opinions or ideas that you are certain to encounter.

“There is nothing I would not do for those who are really my friends. I have no notion of loving people by halves, it is not my nature.” – Jane Austen

Love deeply, openly and freely. Always engage with your life passionately, for true second chances may in fact be impossible. When it comes to friends, you should seek to cherish all of the affirmative social connections in your life without ever being controlled by them. It is in fact possible to give a great deal of yourself away, while still remaining fully intact as an individual person. Become whole unto yourself, so that you may freely associate with a diverse array of allies fully absolved of any risk to your core being. The social connections we form in our lives are profound and they should be celebrated whenever possible. Never take the friends you have for granted, the time you get to spend with them may end up being be far more fleeting than you realize.

“We accept the love we think we deserve.” – Stephen Chbosky

The cultivation of a strong sense of self is largely proportional to the success and contentment you experience in this life. When you have low self-esteem, when you devalue yourself in your own eyes, you actually facilitate the loss of positive opportunities because you hurt your ability to identify them. After all, if you do not believe you are capable of success, then the opportunities most likely to lead you there will be passed up on the fictitious basis of your own lack of competency or deservedness. Also, how you see yourself hugely impacts how you’ll present yourself to others, which in turn greatly influences how those same people will treat you. If you telegraph to everyone that you have no value, why should anyone think any differently? Shouldn’t you know yourself better than anyone else? Always remember, you have value. You have insights and abilities that are capable of facilitating great change in this world and you deserve to have the life you’re capable of envisioning and creating.