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Mindful Monday #1

I just spent an hour looking at David Bowie. Not listening, looking. There is something about him. He is himself, so incredibly him, so pure, so authentic.

I don’t even really like his music, but I keep watching and listening.

What makes him so special? Why is he such a pleasure to look at and to listen to? Why is he thát good? Why makes him so charismatic that he is claimed to be an alien?

How come I click away a great band playing exactly my kind of music, but keep listening to a genre that I normally wouldn’t listen to?

Because he is just so frickin real.

His mimics, his movements, his voice, his art, it is all him, he shows himself fully without any reserve.

That is what I strive for, everyday again. To be the real me and show the real me. That is living life to the fullest. To be me.

It is scary though, you have to break social conventions. You can’t do what others expect you to. You will be criticized, you will be frowned upon. But you know what? That will happen either way. Whatever you do, people will think something of you.

But you have a choice. You can decide how this will affect you.

You can write what you want, you can paint what you want, you can say what you want. I always thought I couldn’t dance, because I didn’t know “the”moves, but you know what. My moves are my moves. I move my body how I want to move it. I do what feels right.

I couldn’t (or shouldn’t) care less about what you think of me. I imagine myself on being stage performing a rocking song, one that you would want to dance to.

What if I don’t feel like moving in that moment, but to just hear and feel the music, in stillness or with small movements. The audience could not like me for it. But it doesn’t matter. What matters is that I do what I want to do, the way I want to do it.

In that moment I am inspired from the core of my being, everything around me fades away and I become the inspiration.

Just like Bowie does. Not just like Bowie does. He does what he does, I do what I do.

Inspired by Bowie.

Through my writing I show you the real me.

What do you want to show?

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