Monday Motivation: Be Beautiful & Strange

Great Horned Owl taking flight from Prickly Pear cactus pads. Text: Monday Motivation: Jumpstart your week!

Good morning and Happy Monday!

You are here. You are amazing. You are beautiful and strange in all that you are.

Feels good to be acknowledged for just being, yeah? One of the things that bothers me most about living in a Capitalist society is this idea of being a ‘productive’ member. ‘Productive’ means literally producing something with the intention of it being useful. But we’re human beings, not human doings and being productive isn’t really the goal of our lives. We want to work and be helpful, but that isn’t really the only reason we’re here.

Let’s take a step back from the old programming we’ve endured for decades that tells us we’re only valid or worthy if we’re ‘producing’ things. Here’s your Motivation for this Monday:

western cultures believe we must be alive for a purpose; to work, to make money. Some indigenous cultures believe we're alive just as nature is alive to be here, to be beautiful and strange. We don't need to achieve anything to be valid in our humanness.

Your validity and worthiness have nothing to do with what you’ve gotten done each day. You’re not a human doing, you’re a human being. Your existence as you are is what makes you valuable. I’m glad you’re here. I’m glad you’re beautiful and strange. Keep being you as you, and you’ve already proved your value.

Happy Monday!

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