You looked at me with certainty.
I couldn’t look away.
Took your jacket off like,
Like you were here to stay.
Chasin’ your pretty thoughts
And your plastic love.
There goes my mind,
Let it go.
You’re that lace trimmed danger,
One day you’ll be the face of a stranger.
-Pretty Thoughts, Alina Baraz
We were dancing and I was feeding off the energy of everyone around us. We weren’t necessarily dancing together but we seemed to compliment eacb other nicely as people undeniably noticed us. He looked at me with his effortlessly cool smile and said,
“You’re the freest spirit of them all.”
I know I’ve always maintained an air of freedom about me and I’m aware of my ability to adapt to any environment, but I never truly connected myself to the word “free-spirit,”not until that moment. I guess it’s because connecting myself to a word then begins to feel like a label, and I tend to run away from any type of restriction. (Yet again another hint that my spirit needs freedom to roam, guess he’s right) You never really believe something until you hear it from someone whose opinion matters.
. . .
As a result of my curiosity and love for the unknown, I learned more about the term and as a result I give you The Free-Spirit Commandments:
1. Be Free
live your life as a free agent and don’t be afraid to contradict yourself
2. Pursue your Passions
but also take the time to figure out what they really are – which is arguably much more difficult.
3. Let Go of Barriers
when you’re brutally honest about the barriers in front of you can you find solutions for moving past them.
4. Let Go of Rebellion
disliking something simply because it’s conventional is just as mindless as liking it for that same reason.
5. Be Here Now
engage with the people, places, and things around you on a deeper level and you’ll find that your reactions to them will suddenly become a lot more authentic
6. Starve The Ego
the death of authenticity; once you become more interested in impressing than being, everything you’ve been working toward will disappear.
7. Honor Others Freedom
remember that your freedom ends where everyone else’s begins.
. . .
|I figure you can’t take life too seriously, it will begin to laugh at you|