I posted this video on my Facebook page the other day.
I had a little marathon of “The Wire” over the weekend, and the scene reminded me why I loved this show so much. Smart, well-acted, and just plain on point with so many social issues.
In this scene Lester (the black dude) offers McNulty some life advice, and the main gist is to have one.
A life, that is.
Have a life NOW.
Stop waiting for “the-thing-that-will-make-everything-cool-when-it-arrives.”
Because waiting only begets waiting.
Someone commented on my post, saying she needed the money to show up before she could get on with creating a life… and her comment inspired the words that follow.
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The money won’t save you.
The lover won’t save you.
The information won’t save you.
The mentor won’t save you.
The program won’t save you.
The career won’t save you.
The kids won’t save you
The sex won’t save you.
The doctor won’t save you.
The saving won’t save you.
The body won’t save you.
The miracle won’t save you.
The security won’t save you.
The facts won’t save you.
The plan won’t save you.
The fairness won’t save you.
The Universe won’t save you.
None of these things have the capacity to save you for the simple reason that you don’t need saving.
And when you approach your life as if you do, being the flawless creator you are, you always confirm what you choose to believe.
However, if you want to experience your desires — if you want what you want, and you’re ready to have it — it’s time to start having what you want.
Because your life only exists NOW.
The past is irrelevant. And so is the future. Because neither exist in the moment of your true power, the moment where you create your reality…
That moment is always NOW.
So NOW would be the time to decide to have what you want.
NOW would be the time to let go of all the figments you’ve been using to keep yourself apart from your desires, the figments that keep you waiting for a time that can never come.
Allow yourself to feel the way you want to feel NOW.
You do this by simply making new decisions.
And you know how to make decisions.