Thursday, March 1, 2012

Stop the madness!

Hey, wanna know a secret? You have a mind of your very own. 


You have the power to decide what you're passionate about and what you're not passionate about, what you like and what you don't like, what you believe and what you don't believe, what you agree with and what you disagree with, etc.

Hey, wanna know another secret? This is your life. 


You have the power to make your own decisions, think for yourself, live and grow at your own pace, and live in alignment with what feels right to you as an individual.

So now I just have one question....WHY IS IT SO FREAKING HARD TO DO THESE THINGS?

I'll tell you why. Because we're living in madness. It's all around us. It's constantly driving us all crazy and making us question ourselves and influencing every decision we make. It's slowing us down and preventing us from living the life we were born to live. 

The problem is that we're living by an unwritten (and non-existent) list of "supposed to's" that have been passed down from generation to generation.

Do you feel obligated to live a certain way, look a certain way, or be at a certain level because of your age, your job, or anything else? Are you living life by your own rules or are you living life by this unwritten set of "supposed to" rules?

While you consider the answers to those questions, I want to pass along a piece of wisdom that I try to live by...Before making a decision, ask yourself: Am I making this decision for me, or am I making it for someone else?

It can be easy to confuse the two because your brain can easily convince you that you want what you think everyone else wants you to want. (You might want to read that sentence again. It's a mouthful.)

But your gut knows the difference.

Stop the madness, and stop dimming the brilliant light that lives inside of you.

<3 Madison

6 comments:

  1. Hello Madison, this is so true.. one more thing which is true is you have a super cute smile :) Nikhil

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    1. Haha. Why thank you, Nikhil!

      And thanks for reading :)

      <3 Madison

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  2. just gotta believe in yourself, trust yourself, because we don't have all the answers, life is mysterious, have a good time!

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    1. Yes! I try so hard to trust myself. It can be a challenge, but very rewarding when I trust without question or dispute.

      <3 Madison

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  3. HI Madison, love your blog. It is so ...mmm what's the word ...genuine, as if you just open the lid of your cup and it 'floweth' over. Will definitely visit again :)

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    1. Thank you!! I love new visitors. :-)

      <3 Madison

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