Live beyond your stereotype

Nothing is black and white
Nor are we
A single race who receive no respite
So are we

Classes exist to box us in
Claustrophobia ensues
Our fear of the boxes they put us in
And by ‘they’ I mean you

See this stereotyping is digitally spread
Our society is decayed
Change yourself, what’s not is dead
Break away from norms obeyed

Individualism allows a sense of self
I cannot be you
Conformism needs less help
Life shouldn’t be so crude

Material, we value what’s bought
We should not feel so alone
We remember what’s taught
Towards what feelings are we prone?

Happiness seems so far away
Solitude unwelcome
Anger building day by day
What grounds are we being held on?

Love drifts in and out of our lives
Who remains at the core?
Yet self loathing within them strives
Why do we love others more?

Sex, violence and profanity reign
Virtue has died down
Pharmaceuticals given for every pain
Kindness no longer abound

I challenge you this very day,
Look inside yourself,
Fear not the abyss, for it is clay
Who can you help?

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“Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness, that frightens us most. We ask ourselves, ‘Who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, and famous?’ Actually, who are you not to be? Your playing small does not serve the world. There is nothing enlightened about shrinking so that people won’t feel insecure around you. We were born to make manifest the glory that is within us. It’s not just in some of us; it’s in all of us. And when we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same. As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others.” – Maryanne Williamson

Look beyond the stereotypes enforced by those around us, who unwittingly whittle us down.

Look beyond the insecurity that exists solely in our head, breaking down the walls we need and building up those we don’t.

Take life to heart like a bullet peeling through layers of skin, bone and soft tissue, let the positivity, the joy, the passion in.

And then take every breath with renewed appreciation as if you’ve survived near death. Every breath we draw is a gift. Every step we take is progress.

Leave behind the duality, seek the light inside yourself, look for the silver lining. Appreciate the beauty of dull moments and the fact that you survived another day especially when you’re in pain.

I know I’m alive when I bleed that realization is a rush for me. It’s like plummeting to Earth at an unfathomable speed, you feel most alive in the most dangerous situations; that is how we know to fight. That is how we know we need to keep living, it’ll end when that feeling is replaced by peace.

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