i want light and laughter and love and moments of perfect clarity.
to float with the unbearable lightness of being.
to live in love and creativity and happiness and contentment.
to be full of ideas.
to share them.
to release them into the world
to become what they can become,
to be open.
not to judge.
to let people be who they are.
and realize it has nothing to do with me.
to release control.
to float free.
to not be tied down by negativity.
to be filled with boundless energy.
and abundance in every way.
to be kind to the planet.
to use its resources wisely.
consuming only my share.
and leaving it behind better than i found it.
to grow...inside, but also in the garden.
to change...inside, but also the world around me.
to embrace...myself and my faults, but also those around me.
to be wiser about who matters and who doesn't.
and when to say no.
and even more importantly, when to say yes.
to run headlong through this life, open and aware and alive.
basking in the unbearable lightness of being.
* with thanks to gillian, whose manifesto inspired and to kundera for the unbearable lightness of being, and also to me, for being open to change and a whole lot of other things.
originally published april 15, 2013.