It’s rare that I’m THIS inspired but I simply had to write. I’ve been going through some serious growing pains the last couple years as I learn to live my life more from my heart than from my head. It’s pretty scary stuff for a heady girl like me. ESPECIALLY in this world where money and status and fame are what we covet….BUT my heart keeps rejecting it.
Today is my virtual friend AJ Leon’s 30th birthday. He’s launching his Bold, Brave and Beautiful website/project Pursuit of Everything that is like nothing you’ve every seen before that will leave you asking if you’re truly living well and with purpose. (I highly recommend you download his manifesto!)
First a little about AJ. I discovered AJ last fall after a simple tweet led me to his website Misfit.inc! EVERYTHING about him inspires me….his courage, his honesty, his creativity and especially his good good heart. (I wrote about him here: Reach Out and Touch) Self described AJ writes: “I am a writer, designer, entrepreneur, humanitarian and nomad. I am now on a quest to travel around the world in 1,080 days”. AWESOME!
Since discovering this AMAZING young, beautiful man whom I’ve NEVER met in person, nor whom I’ve EVER had a live conversation with, he probably has absolutely NO idea how much he’s inspired me to make very specific choices in my own life in pursuit of purpose, intention and truth!
One thing I’ve learned is the importance of following our heart and turn off the noise of the world with all their ‘Shoulds’! This is MY life! I only have one and I want to make it mean something and leave a legacy of hope and inspiration with everyone I have the privilege to encounter.
I have never been more clear that we’re truly living in a “Matrix” with a lot of smoke and mirrors. Busy in our lives putting in our time, paying our bills and meeting our responsibilities. It’s slowly killing us and is in my opinion the overriding pain of our world.
I believe each and every one of us have unique and valuable gifts to share and as long as we deny them we will never be truly happy. Capitalism does not always reflect back our value, BUT I believe that is changing.
In this new social world, we have the ability to build our own communities and connect with other like minded souls who share our vision. It has never been easier to be connected, supported or to create a truly inspiring, meaningful life.
So Happy Birthday dear AJ and bless you for being the bold, brave, beautiful person you are and for shining your light so bright that it inspires the rest of us. You truly are making a difference! So honoured to call you a friend. xo
(Read AJ’s brave admission about how he’s ‘stepping off the ledge’ with this new project: Define Your Moments or They Will Define You.)