Have you ever stared up at the stars and the moon — really taken the time to breathe in their beauty — and fallen in love with the way they complement one another?
Have you ever looked up at the stars and the moon and thought of all the people — all of the living, breathing walks of life — that are looking up at the same sky?
Have you ever looked up at the stars and the moon and wondered whose sky this breathtaking mural is disappearing out of and whose sky took the sun you saw just hours ago?
There are about seven billion people in the world. Seven billion. And for whatever reason — chalk it up to spirituality, God or fate — you have been placed into the life you are in now. You are spending time with these people for a reason. You have fallen in and out and back into love with certain people for a reason. You have developed and ended friendships with a variety of people, in specific places, for a reason.
Whatever that reason may be. It's bigger than you and me.
And to think, there are so many people, places, suns and moons still to come. But are you ready for them?
It's thrilling and terrifying to know that you could lose whatever it is that you're currently holding onto for dear life.
But it's beautiful and adventurous to know that you have so much more to gain in this world than what you have right now.
Life is this constant rotation of the moon and the stars — and you're just a part of the equation. Or are the moon and the stars just a part of your equation?
Whichever way you look at it, it's useless if you're not living to feed your soul, to accept the beautiful new beginnings and to turn away from the past. Maybe your past is beautiful, but you still have to turn away — you have to move forward, or I guess you could stay.
It's easier to stay, but life is all but easy. Be braver than staying.
Take the leap of faith into something new, something you, something better than you were before.
Find the moon to your stars — the one that complements your soulful beauty as equally as you complement theirs.
Think of those beyond yourself, whether they're in the next room or a million miles away, looking up at the same sky.
Learn from failures and experiences that brought you to your lowest points. Learn from people who have hurt you — thank them for putting their pride on a pedestal, and learn from their examples as you stride away from your pride.
Become confident in yourself, no more no less.
Look to the moon and the stars and use the sun as your guide to chasing your dreams in stride, while putting aside the darkness of pride. Count your blessings and open your arms wide...to new beginnings.