Leap

From A Constant Suicide by Brian Krans

Don’t exist.
Live.
Get out, explore.
Thrive.
Challenge authority. Challenge yourself.
Evolve.
Change forever.

Become who you say you always will. Keep moving. Don’t stop. Start the revolution. Become a freedom fighter. Become a superhero. Just because everyone doesn’t know your name doesn’t mean you don’t matter.

Are you happy? Have you ever been happy? What have you done today to matter? Did you exist or did you live? How did you thrive?

Become a chameleon — fit in anywhere. Be a rockstar — stand out everywhere. Do nothing, do everything. Forget everything, remember everyone. Care, don’t just pretend to. Listen to everyone. Love everyone and nothing at the same time. It’s impossible to be everything, but you can’t stop trying to do it all.

All I know is that I have no idea where I am right now. I feel like I am in training for something, making progress with every step I take. I fear standing still. It is my greatest weakness.

I talk big, but often don’t follow through. That’s my biggest problem. I don’t even know what to think right now. It’s about time I start to take a jump. Fuck starting to take. Just jump-over everything. Leap.

It’s time to be aggressive. You’ve started to speak your mind, now keep going with it, but not with the intention of sparking controversy or picking a germane fight. Get your gloves on, it’s time for rebirth. There IS no room for the nice guys in the history books.

THIS IS THE START OF A REVOLUTION. THE REVOLUTION IS YOUR LIFE. THE GOAL IS IMMORTALITY. LET’S LIVE, BABY. LET’S FEEL ALIVE AT ALL TIMES. TAKE NO PRISONERS. HOLD NO SOUL UNACCOUNTABLE, ESPECIALLY NOT YOUR OWN. IF SOMETHING DOESN’T HAPPEN, IT’S YOUR FAULT.

Make this moment your reckoning. Your head has been held under water for too long and now it is time to rise up and take your first true breath.

Do everything with exact calculation, nothing without meaning. Do not make careful your words, but make no excuses for what you say. Fuck em’ all. Set a goal for everyday and never be tired.

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Image “Take Me Away,” ©2009, Jen Payne

6 thoughts on “Leap

  1. Thank goodness it turned out to be a Brian Krans, not you.
    Lots of words that sound big, sound brave, sound bold.
    Lots of words.

    I remember (for decades now) a few of my therapist’s words:
    Don’t just do something, SIT there.

    Different strokes?
    My therapist’s words were the far greater challenge for me.

    1. I think they are BOTH a challenge! Big, brave words that get you to see things in new perspectives, and the quiet of not-doing and being in the moment and…seeing things in new perspectives! Each has its own day, perhaps?

  2. I think Mr. Krans must have become appalled that he was not living up to his own potential, so he exuberantly wrote this “Live life to the fullest and take no prisoners!” cranky rant, which (I grant you) has some valid points! However, I’d like to share three quiet things I found at quotegarden.com

    Give ’em to me short and sweet, like this one:

    “No man is quick enough to enjoy life to the full.”
    ~Spanish Proverb

    And from a more whimsical point of view::

    “How did it get so late so soon?
    It’s night before it’s afternoon.
    December is here before it’s June.
    My goodness how the time has flewn.
    How did it get so late so soon?”
    ~Dr. Seuss

    Finally, I have to tip my hat to this guy:

    “The more side roads you stop to explore, the less likely that life will pass you by.”
    ~Robert Brault, http://www.robertbrault.com

    So many POV, so little time… love the collage, Jen!

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