Whats known in the heart doesn’t always have to be explained by the mouth. Give people the benefit of the doubt, and give people second chances, but always trust your gut and do what is right in your heart first and foremost. Happiness is not the absence of problems; it’s the ability to deal with them.
If other people do not understand our behavior—so what? Their request that we must only do what they understand is an attempt to dictate to us. If this is being “asocial” or “irrational” in their eyes, so be it. Mostly they resent our freedom and our courage to be ourselves. We owe nobody an explanation or an accounting, as long as our acts do not hurt or infringe on them. How many lives have been ruined by this need to “explain,” which usually implies that the explanation be “understood,” i.e. approved. Let your deeds be judged, and from your deeds, your real intentions, but know that a free person owes an explanation only to himself—to his reason and his conscience—and to the few who may have a justified claim for explanation. Learning this life principle is key in helping those who desire to be great actually achieve that. Understanding this allows you to live a life with the wisdom of knowing when to pursue things and when not to to.
You have to be willing to believe that the things you are meant to change are the things that you will understand when you need to. Leave people behind that do not serve your happiness, and deplete you of joy. Don’t put your energy into feeding a person or experiences something that it doesn’t want or need. Don’t spend time with the people that do not make you happy and feed your soul. Don’t try to make people into something that they are not; and don’t do the same with experiences.
Let yourself be open and life will be easier. A spoon of salt in a glass of water makes the water undrinkable. A spoon of salt in a lake is almost unnoticed. Sometimes understanding means sitting back and accepting the things that simply cant be changed, and actually having the strength to make sacrifices for the greater good. Dwell on the beauty of life. Watch the stars, and see yourself running with them.
Even though you may want to move forward in your life, you may have one foot on the brakes. In order to be free, we must learn how to let go. Release the hurt. Release the fear. Refuse to entertain your old pain. The energy it takes to hang onto the past is holding you back from a new life. Live, love, make mistakes, work hard, and go for what you want out of life. Remember, sometimes you will fail. Sometimes you may not get out of life what you thought you put in, and it wont make sense. But despite it all, keep your head high, and always refuse to quit. Keep going!