Photo by me from my archive.
Dear Future Self,
What inspires you?
I find nature to be the most precious inspiration.
It’s quite funny how we as humans think we can try to come up with solutions for everything when most of the most perfect ways to exist, are already present in nature.
What do we need to fly?
Ask the birds.
What do we need to swim or dive?
Ask the fish and all the other amazing sea creatures.
How can we waterproof something?
Ask the leaves.
How can we build the best houses?
Ask the snail or an ant or a ground hog.
How can we create the most beautiful colours?
Ask the flowers or the birds.
How can we create a perfect ecosystem to keep us alive?
We already have one, we simply need to stop destroying it.
Nature can teach us everything we must know to live our best lives.
We are nature.
When did we forget?
Dear Future Self,
I’ve been learning so much. About myself, but also about the world.
What I’m starting to realize is that in all these years, when I felt like I was missing something, what I was missing was me. To allow myself to be me. To validate my feelings, to live the way that feels right to me.
In harmony with nature.
I wonder how much closer to that you are.
Lots of love,
► My Future Self Journal ▼
Why do I write to my future self? ◼︎ ●
Self-Actualizing, personal development, the search for more options, finding out how to actually live our best lives, or simply experiencing growth and change for any reason, might feel weird, scary or uncertain. Yet impermanence or becoming is something we all share.
I started to write and publish some diary post a while ago, and looking back at them even a month later, I felt like I should rewrite them because my perspective had changed so much.
But that would be like trying to erase the most essential part: the journey.
We don't just arrive at a certain point, we struggle, fight, fall down, run in the wrong direction, come back, stand up, fall again and yet continue.
We laugh, love, enjoy, paint, sing, dance, discuss and find ourselves surprised by the unexpected. With every experience, we spiral up and can dive into deeper levels of experience and understanding if we allow ourselves to do so.
This series is a documentation of a journey into the unknown.
It shows how vulnerability and fear can be present, and welcomed, and not stop us.
It's about admitting mistakes and acknowledging how easily we can be wrong, no matter how mindful, present, in tune and aware we are.
We'll never know until we try.
But most of all it's about celebrating life in all its different forms and shapes, colours and sounds and tastes, in depth and lightness - to witness life's endless beauty and continuous unfolding.
We are all a part of life's magnificence, the question is: How much of it do we allow ourselves to enjoy and experience?
The more we open up and liberate ourselves from what we thought we knew, the more we allow to see things in new ways and the more love we share, the more magical life becomes.
May we open our present with presence and let our future selves continue to experience life wholeheartedly.
May my honesty inspire yours and show you that there is nothing to fear. Everything is working out for the greatest good. ❤️
With lots of love for you and this world,