“Build a man a fire, and he’ll be warm for a day. Set a man on fire, and he’ll be warm for the rest of his life.”

What I’ve come to understand about others is that many of them will absolutely let you down at some point or another. Whether it’s a minor infraction or a deep wound, the words, choices, actions and priorities others carry has the ability to cause pain. Often, it’s the mistakes of others that prevents us from keeping our hearts open to receive genuine love and care. It’s enough of a tragedy that we receive wounds. It’s a worse tragedy that the poison from our past can prevent us from receiving the medicine our future holds.

I’ve had to become very honest with myself and ask why it is that I have sealed shut the door of accepting Perfect Love in my life. It was a conscious choice that has had a lot of ramifications in my personal journey through life.

Recognizing that I’m a selective analytical mind; accepting some truths (or uncertainty) in my life, while blocking myself from others. Simply put, I’ve been very selective where I choose to put my faith. I freely turn on my computer every morning without a firm understanding of how circuit boards, hard drives, and random access memory (RAM) function. However, I’ve built my professional career out of the capabilities a computer offers me.

When I look at myself in the mirror, I have to be honest and recognize that I intentionally shut off the possibility that my life may have more purpose, meaning and value than what I’ve given it; for years I have chosen to believe there exists no ‘bigger picture’ to the life I have, with every day being ‘as good as it gets’ and taken for face value.

Over the past months, I’ve been deconstructing this wall. Seeing the careful stitching on the steering wheel of a Bugatti Veyron; a process that takes 22 hours from start-to-finish, I can appreciate the craftsmanship and purpose behind this $1.5M Supercar; to be driven very, very fast.

Blink. Your eyes are so very beautiful.

Breathe. Your lungs are filled with air – deriving life-giving oxygen and carrying it to the intricate ends of your body.

Think. The neurons in your brain are processing at over one million billion calculations per second. 

Often, people will jump to conclusions found within religious faith when they process these ideas; claiming to have one answer that can contain all of the questions we have in our mind. I disagree.

I believe life to be quite simple. Creator. Created.

From this foundation, I have answers to many of the questions I’ve had in my heart; and peace to accept that there are many other questions I may never find the answer to.

I’ve found peace within surrender. Purpose within acceptance. And undying Love from the simple idea that an artist who creates a masterpiece didn’t do so with the intention it would be hidden in a dark basement, but instead showcased as a masterpiece meant to provoke, inspire, challenge and display untold beauty to those who see it.

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