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The Birth of a Star

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The day you were born, was the day a new star was created.  An entity in the universe with a very specific purpose.  A purpose driven from deep within its belly, where the fire of its core burns so intensely it consumes everything around it.  An object that will interact with other stars and planets as it careens through the cosmos at unfathomable speeds and leaves chaos, beauty, destruction, creation, heat, fire and light in a never ending cycle of growth and movement.  I believe that every human, as infinitely diverse as we are, has their own unique fire inside them.  And every human deserves to live the life that will lead them to this purpose.  You just need to ask for it.

We are taught from an early age that there is a “right” way to move through life, a magic formula that will guarantee that you will be respected by your peers, earn enough to live a comfortable life, and continue the human race through procreation.  But what happens when that just doesn’t feel right anymore?  What happens when the very institutions we are told will show us the golden road to success and a happy fulfilling life begin to feel like a prison?  Or what happens when a person chooses not to follow through the “chosen” path for them?

That great job you landed just out of High School or University was a flood of new opportunities, people and most of all MONEY!!  The pursuit of “the dream” was finally paying off after all your hard work and perseverance you now can go tackle the world!  At least that’s what I thought.  But for how many of you does the life you lead feel like it fulfills the individual and unique reason you are on the planet (because deep inside, you know there is one 😉 )?  Certainly for many there is a sense of contentment and satisfaction with what they’ve been given, but when you meet somebody who is living their passion, maximizing their purpose and pursuing their CHOICE, their energy is tangible.  It seems as though their personality becomes magnetic and you just want to know how they feel the way they feel.  You want to drink from whatever magic cup they’ve found.

I believe that in this life in this corner of the world and many others, we are taught to please our superiors, we are told who we should be, what we should like, how we should act, who we should date.  People are always asking themselves “What should I do?” or “What will “they” think of me now?”  Do you think our Sun thinks, “I wonder if Sirius thinks my sunspots are cute?” or maybe, “Gawl, I’m so tiny compared to Betelgeuse, I might as well just burn out.”  No!  A star shows up, burns as insanely hot and fast as it can using the elements its been given and doesn’t think twice about looking back!  A star knows what it is and has no choice but to follow its purpose and blasts its radiance into the space around it for all to see, for all to experience and for all to be in awe of whether “all” likes it or not!

I believe there are two fundamental questions that humans are not taught to ask themselves or in some cases are even led away from asking from a very early age.  I believe these to be two of the most important questions a person could ask themselves which are FUNDAMENTAL to living the most fulfilling life they can and shaping the person they truly are in their heart:

1) Who am I?

2) What do I want?

As simple as they may seem, I’ve found over multiple years of searching that these answers can be extremely difficult to come by, they are always fluid, and you can almost never get it quite right.  We are told not to answer those questions, we are told to follow the formula and we are told that society and our governments know what is best for us and to play by the rules and all will be well.  But how can a group of people you’ve never met know what is in each and every one of our heart’s?  How can any single other person think they know what is right for YOU, how can they know that individual FIRE that burns inside all of us?

As I set my first foot into this new chapter of time and space I want everybody who reads this to know:  There is NOBODY else like you.  YOU are one of a kind, never seen before and never to be seen again.  A rare gem that has immense beauty, unlimited power, and ultimate freedom.  A being that will experience what ONLY you will experience, for nobody can view things that special way you do, see things through your eyes, hear through your ears, or touch with your hands.  Your perspective of life is incredibly valuable, for it adds new thoughts, new experiences and new ways of thinking into the collective consciousness of the entire human race.  Your radiance is unmatchable, incomparable, and touches more lives that is possible to contemplate.

It is my hope that through the random brain expulsions through this blog that some of my words may find their way into your hearts.  That some of these ideas, which are not my own, but stolen from the vast consciousness that makes up all of us, might resonate with any one of you.  That even one person may be inspired to seek their true calling or even just alter one single thought to improve their life.  But more than anything, I want to show whoever finds their way to these words that you are more than loved, you are more than special, and you are more important to this life than what is possible to understand with our human brain.  Never sell yourself short, never regret, and most of all…never say never 😉

– S.C.

Something to Appreciate:  Next time you set foot outside.  Stop for three extra seconds, and just say “SHH!” to your mind as you take in a deeeep deep breath of fresh air.  Relish the fact that you have such an amazing, intricate body that can move and breath and interact.  Thank yourself for being here.  And realize how incredible this life thing is.  Then, be off!

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