Yes you, my friend.
Grant yourself a few moments of perfect stillness.
Take a deep breath.
Imagine who you currently embody. Your mind, body, thoughts and soul.
This is what you represent.
You’re a being in incessant flux, becoming and evolving.
This is YOU in the present moment.
Now imagine the version you wish to embody.
What do you represent?
How do you ennoble the people around?
Do you shine in your own glory, and invite people to do the same?
Visualize and believe in it.
Think of your present self as a chunk of marble.
And your better self as the finished work of art, the timeless sculpture you wish to create.
Now, let me share a story about the great Renaissance artist Michelangelo.
When Michelangelo was asked about his creative process of sculpting, he simply quipped,
‘You have to see the sculpture in the block of stone and chisel out the bits that aren’t the sculpture.’
Drawing a parallel,
each responsibility you willingly take represents the chisel your stone like self has to go through to inch closer to your better self.
Then, the question remains,
Can you visualise the better version of your self?
If so, are you ready to weather adversity, face challenges, embrace responsibilities that shall sculpt you each living moment?
It is a slow process.
It takes time.
It takes mindfulness.
But it also takes you closer to your better self.
So I ask you, my friend,
Are you ready,
To begin the journey,
Your own self?