Read This Now to Illuminate Your Life

Your life isn’t Instagram. You don’t need likes or affirmation to know that your life is beautiful. No one’s words or lack thereof can take away the fact that you have purpose beyond posing with your hand on your hip because it makes your arms look slimmer. You have talent that is worth searching for. Once you find that gift, you must be compelled to share it with the world. You will find that it is too extraordinary to fit in an Instagram photo sized square.

Your life isn’t a selfie. Not everyone has the capacity to see your good side. People will adopt opinions about you no matter how perfectly you position your hand to capture yourself from a good angle. Therefore, you hold onto your truth, the knowledge of your brilliance. You should never value the sentiments of others more than you respect your own ability to be kind and patient with yourself. You know that it is what will matter when people zoom to assess if your butt is fake or your abs are photoshopped.

Your life doesn't need a Valencia filter. You embrace the nuances that life gives off when you can strip it down to the realest form; even if it shows just how pale you really are without your summer tan. The unintentional shading allows the darkness to collide with the light in such a way that you are reminded of the fragile balance that exists between the extremes. A harmony so extraordinary that you feel liberated when brought into the golden light after a period of darkness. You grasp onto the lighting of your #nofilter life because it revealed just how important it is to stop for a moment and be present with your reality of feeling lost or stagnant because when everything is finally illuminated, it will be nothing short of radiant.