Man sacrifices his health in order to make money.
Then he sacrifices money to recuperate his health.
And then he is so anxious about the future that he does not enjoy the present; the result being that he does not live in the present or the future;
he lives as if he is never going to die, and then dies having never really lived.
It is your duty to live true to yourself, with authenticity. Your life’s mission is to express yourself boldly, create what you love and love what you create. It is about expanding and living your vision of yourself – until it is the greatest possible expression of who you are.
Wherever you are, whatever you are doing and wherever you are going, you owe it to yourself, to your art, to the World to do it well without fear of ridicule, criticism or failure.
No matter how noisy the World gets and no matter how busy you become, there will always be something inside you – a small voice that whispers in the quieter moments of life, taunting you with the shadow of the unlived life. If you listen hard enough, you can still hear it. When you decide to follow it, you will be fighting against conventional wisdom.
Going against the current is tough. When you start doing something different, you are pointing out where other people are going wrong – so they may get angry and defend why they do what they do. But it pays to obey your gut if you have the grit to finish what you start.
When you make a decision to go against what Society expects of you, and trust your gut, you will be choosing an uncomfortable and even painful journey that will be worth your while. The burden will be so enormous that you will have three options every step of the way: give up, give in or give it all you have got. Choose the latter.