Mama told me, even the brightest stars fall from the sky.
She would tell me this every now and again and I didn’t really grasp it until I got older.
We have these fleeting moments of success or what we think is success and we quickly forget the struggle. We gloat, we walk with our heads so high and our nose tilted up, that we forget what hard work looked like and smelled like.
We fill our minds with superficial ideas of success not grasping that the road to this kind of success is a never ending climb on an infinite staircase. We surround ourselves with like minded people who don’t care about you but only about what you can do for them but we don’t grasp this concept. We think we have moved up…but have we?
Eventually, we start to fall for various reasons. We can’t keep up with the pace, no matter what we do, we are never satisfied, never happy. That superficial high has left us feeling empty, hollow and hopeless with nothing substantial or intrinsic to feel worthy about. We thought we were working towards something that would make us proud, but somehow it doesn’t and that in itself is a huge let down.
We have lost our essence in an effort to fit in and then we realize that everyone around us is on their own path trying to grasp this same concept. So this whole time, we have been trying to fit into an environment that is just as delusional as we are.
Share the sky among the beautiful stars.
Stay humble and stay close to the pulse of humanity because it is the only way you can be truly affected by the beauty and kindness of the world. It is the only way you can have an effect on the world and make a positive difference in the lives of others.
The wonderful blessing about adding value to the lives of others, is that it consequently increases your self worth. With a healthy self worth, your ability to handles life’s challenges increases tremendously. Appreciate your earned success physically but more importantly, build substance within you, and honor and strive for personal growth.