Imagine if we told our friends, partners and family members how much we love and appreciate them more often. Imagine if instead of holding on to positive praises for some day in the future, we expressed our love today.
Imagine if parents taught their children that regardless if you’re a boy or a girl, it’s okay to cry, to feel pain, to fall down, to feel scared…to be human. Imagine the emotionally intelligent men and women these children would grow up to be.
Imagine if women helped boost other women up, and focused on supporting each other versus competing and tearing each other down.
Imagine if we worked on loving ourselves first before entering a relationship with another. Imagine how much healthier our relationships would be.
Imagine if we said sorry more, forgave more, accepted responsibility more and took accountability more. Imagine the hurt and pain we’d help heal, both in ourselves and in others.
Imagine if we decided to go against the status quo and create new norms. Where success was based not on the size of your bank account or number of deals made, but on the wealth and health of your relationships, contributions to society and the people you help.
Imagine if we stopped chasing the wrong things.
Imagine if we put as much effort and energy into our physical and emotional health as we do in our careers. Imagine the longer lives we would have and the happier and more fulfilled days we’d live in that lifetime.
Imagine if we had the courage to speak the truth, to hold our friends and loved ones accountable, even when it makes us feel uncomfortable to do so.
Imagine if we stopped abusing substances, tranquilizing our pain and over satiating our senses. Imagine if instead we looked deep within to figure out the root of our insecurities, our shame, our restlessness and our fears. Imagine if we dealt with these issues instead of avoiding them with distractions. Imagine what healthier beings we would be, and as a result the healthier relationships we would have.
Imagine if we decided to create beauty. If the base of our work and efforts were rooted in giving versus taking. Imagine a world if we decided to contribute versus destruct.
Imagine if we were honest with ourselves and instead of focusing on keeping up a seamless facade on the outside, we put the same amount of effort on taking care of what’s on the inside.
Imagine your life if you were to change some of the patterns that hold you back. Imagine if you made better decisions instead of repeating the same negative habits. Imagine if you showed your love more, helped others more and made it an everyday practice to leave people better than how you found them. Imagine if you chose love, over fear.
Now, imagine if each and every one of us decided today to live life this way. Imagine what a world of beauty we’d create. Imagine how our children would grow up, how other children would treat our children, how much self-love we’d develop and consequently, how much love we could share with others. Imagine such a world where such beauty and compassion didn’t have to live only in our imaginations, but was an everyday reality. Oh, what a world that would be..
Call me a dreamer, but this is the world I want to live in. So, what do you say we go and create it?