Pry your eyes from light, and suddenly the darkness seems not so black.

It’s rarely the things you have done in your life- when perspective forces your mind to to venture down the path of regrets and malices- that causes regret; more often than not, it’s the things you haven’t accomplished that you always thought you would, or dreamed you could, that will give way to the demon doors of perpetual longing. Vindication can only come from living, and truly living fully.

A life in the moment is a moment valued, while a life in the cause of waiting is a cause wasted.

Give yourself no reason to wait. Advance your mind when all possible, and if there is time and space, allow your body to follow. Give allowance to your mind to go everywhere, think everything. See all you can in the chaos around you. Feel everything you can manage to bring within your grasp. Taste every bite, and linger on each flavor as it dances on your palate. Smell every fragrance floating in a mindless draft. Hear what everyone says to you, but more importantly, do not heed every word. You will know best what is best for you.

And one day, when looking back on one of perspective’s ventures, if you fins that regret has seeped into crevices between the rocks of thought and life of the mountain you’ve built from hunger and thirst, and hope and failure, and trust and persecution, well then you will know that even the best of us will never master perfection. It will always evade us in a dance of seduction, leading us in twirls and circles- yet the song will never end, and our bodies eventually tire. Such is the footwork of life.

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