You are not your weight, your height, your eyes or your thighs. You are not the color of your hair or the clothes you choose to wear. You are not the relationships you have had or the failures in the past - you are more than what you see and more than what you believe.
You are stardust and creation at it's finest with a dash of unexplained surprises and miracles wrapped up in the form of absolutely breathtaking. You are more than a reflection, more than comparison, more than all the criticism you ever chose to believe. The most exquisite package, wrapped in perfection and mystery. You are a universal explosion of stars, all the planets, the sun, the moon, the mountains, the land and the sea plus all that is beyond that.
Mirrors are just glass and YOU are so much more than that.~Will "Story" Rivera
We Are Dying Without Knowing...
You are dying, you are suffering a slow and terrifying death and I do not speak of the kind of end that we all face eventually. I speak of a slow and tormenting extinction of this beautiful community, one by one you suffocate and drain, the lights are so dim you barely see or feel. You have no more reason to care, you are so numb, so broken, so empty. You suffer this death of inner happiness and joy, it's unhealed pain and worry, it's needs not being met, love not being shared, love not being accepted. It's closed hearts and thick walls, protection that shuts all the pain in, so much fear and addiction. It is not the crime that you need to be concerned about and the news won't report this mass suicide that is occurring within your own heart. Its not the injustices you think exist, it's your lack of love for life that is killing you, it is eating away at you moment by moment, this lack of joy, lack of health, lack of laughter, lack of sense of need, and child of God, you are so needed! So important, you are so loved, so protected, so favored, so worthy, so ready to take responsibility and change the way you think and see, change the way you speak, so ready for this transformation. Like the caterpillar who has had enough, you will get sick and tired of being sick and tired and you will bloom and blossom, you will realize that everything you ever wanted is on the other side of your mindset and in an instant everything will change because you demanded so, because you are a child of This universe and worthy of nothing less, because you refused to accept this life as is, because YOU refused to accept this as it. You have to want this for yourself, there needs to be an awakening, this is a choice not a demand and your the only one who can determine this worth, just know that in my eyes you are so worth it. ~Will "Story" Rivera
Sometimes the world feels separated and everything we do is placed into categories of black, white and grey. Differences may sometimes cause fear and anger, differences sometimes cause sadness, differences have been known thus far to cause people to say and act in a way that is unbecoming of who they truly are. Christians, Jews and Buddhists - gay, straight and unidentifiable - all causes for injustice and violence. You are this and I am that.
You think you are so different and your way of living is the only way possible to exist. You think anyone who feels differently is going against your God and trampling on your man made rights. This duality only exists in your mind and I am here to teach you to see through the eyes of the soul. To feel through the soul of the heart. I am here to say I still love and appreciate you, I still accept you at your worst, even when you put all others whom are different down, even when you act violently against who we are, even when your actions make no sense. I am here to tell you that no matter how much hate or indifference you possess I will greet you with love and kindness and I understand. I am here to tell you its our differences that strengthen us as a whole. Its through our differences that we learn and expand on soul level. You may see duality but I feel oneness.
Every being in the world has their own perspective and reasoning for interpreting their experience in this world. There is absolutely no right or wrong way of seeing things and experiencing life - its simply just our way. Each perspective is a unique point of view, each which carries a divine purpose. We know that not every point of view sits comfortably alongside every other point of view, and to the mind this presents a place of conflict, but to the heart this presents an opportunity to overcome limitation and difference, to unite in understanding through simple acceptance of the differences that exist in this beautiful world that each of us add color to.
Excerpt from "United Through Differences" - written by ~Will "Story" Rivera. A book that will unite nations through understanding.
I made a significant decision when I was young that I have never regretted. I decided that I did not have to live my life like everyone else and my life and my decisions would always remain my own. I would pursue things of lasting value rather than the newest norms society tries to sell us, I would always follow my heart no matter how great the sacrifice or consequence, I would live a life that matters, a life that contributes to the success of others, a life that inspires and doesn't hurt. I chose to mediate in times when others wanted me to fight, to walk away and to say no even when my pride and ego spoke of other ways to respond, I would humble myself and be selfless - I chose to lead a life where the success of all beings is as important to me as the air in which I breathe - this is my life and I choose to make it matter. ~Will "Story" Rivera
"Twin Flames " - and when one of the souls meets the other half, the actual half of them self, their mirror - their twin on every level, the kind of love that causes them to do the work of their own soul, the kind of partnership that pushes each other forward, against all odds, the balance, the yin yang - the pair become lost in an amazement of love, friendship and intimacy and one will not be out of the other's sight, not even for a moment, for they see and feel one another on a soul level, a connection that is both deep and spiritual and they are both two into one, a powerful force of beauty, destined and blessed by the hand of God himself, favored, a love so genuine it's only purpose is to inspire the whole world. ~Will "Story" Rivera
The truth is I don't even know where to start, I'm broken into so many pieces and sizes and shapes, some disappointments and some heartbreaks, I'm just not the same person I was yesterday and every moment that I exhale I am changed, I have doubts and fears and sometimes I can't even think straight, Im tired and weak and need of unconditional arms to hold me every now and then, I am a mess and I'm not ashamed to admit that, I am proud of who I am, I have these fleeting moments, sometimes I am so insecure and other times when my faith is unwavering, I am deeply strengthened and tender all in the same sentence, I'm jealous and territorial but I know how to love hard, I'm too old for games and too young for retirement yet Im still a child in so any ways, I am still learning, growing, establishing who I am, I may be self conscious about my work, my body, my everything but I'm still amazing, I may be head strong and heroic but I am still a woman, I just want love, real unconditional affection, unquestionable companionship, a compliment, some surety, I'm not here to hide myself or my feelings, I am who I am and those who choose to love me should not be afraid to yell it at the top of the mountains and go through any lengths or challenges for me, I'm a walking contradiction that's made up of so many broke relations and still I refuse to settle, everything I do is with passion and purity, I have so many walls built up inside myself that even I get lost, and still ... I love. ~Will "Story" Rivera
Will "Story" Rivera
May the words shared from my soul forever serve to Inspire yours.