authentic – a.,
not false; true to one’s own personality, spirit, or character
The most authentic thing about us is our capacity to create, to overcome, to endure, to transform, to love and to be greater than our suffering
– Ben Okri
We create a life, a world, a universe. Made from the fragments of realness that surround us and the snippets of dreams we allow ourselves to indulge in. Mixed with hope and pride and knowledge. With a dash of logic but a whole heap of imagination.
We overcome the bumps, the hiccups, the curve-balls. Thrown at us from nowhere, we weave a path through the bombarding elements. They keep us on our toes. We set our goals and push on through the thickness. And if we bother to look, we are shown beauty we never thought existed.
We brave the knock backs, fall outs and looks of confusion. Finding solace in our knowledge that we don’t have to do what everyone else is doing, we don’t have to be like everyone else that walked before us.
We shift. We meld. We alter. Along the way, our greatest attributes and weakest stiches are made apparent and we learn what wonders the universe offers us in order to achieve our dreams.
We open our spirits to the possibility that kindness and care are abundant. We help, listen, support. In the face of adversity, we persevere. When the piercing eyes of judgment or voices of doubt enter our stratosphere, we stand strong and calmly hold out our hands and hearts to those in need.
We are children. We are always learning. The knowledge of our ability to change the world moves our feet to a different beat. To live. To love. To Be. That is what we strive to experience.
We are greater than our suffering.
No life form is greater than another, all are bound in an intricate and delicately balanced patter of co-existence.
To those who get my drift, feel ma words, are down like James Brown: I am honored to exist in your existence.