As I close my eyes and drift away to a land where there is love, health, peace, and blessings. I wanted to take the time to think and reflect.
As much as I have placed a value and importance on these ideas through a collectivist lens, I also wanted to take these thoughts to the level of the individual and self. As Human beings we have experienced life, made mistakes, learned from these, and continue to grow. Mistakes or negative experiences should never define us, but to act as mechanisms for improvement. Ultimately human beings have to persevere. "Love has to learn how to persevere." If you are lucky enough there will be educators, individuals, parents, family, and loved ones who support you. But the one who really has the ability to desire progress is you, yourself. Without your own self determination, desire to succeed, make good positive changes, nothing changes. In this sense what I am saying is that external sources are integral to our learning, development, and growth, but we ourselves must, regardless of what the situation or circumstance, must possess the ability to claim, and say - I am the owner of my life. And with this claim know that you are worthy enough to seek your goals, and worth enough to external support from people who believe in your worthiness to live, and flourish.
Our thoughts, to invite and inspire. With Love & kindness. :)