“Do everything with your whole heart, or not at all. Don't put up with lies or with people who lie to you. Don't risk hurting people just for the fun of it. And lastly, your best foot shouldn't be put forward; it should be with you at all times— right there beside the other one.”
Today I'd like to discuss the above quote, which is something I recently said. Oh look! I'm quoting myself here! Anyway, I'd like to talk about the last part of it: And lastly, your best foot shouldn't be put forward; it should be with you at all times— right there beside the other one. So, what does that mean, you ask me. Well. It means that the best of ourselves should not be put forward as a show for other people; but that the best of ourselves should be something innate and constantly within us that we are able to give not as a facade; but as a second skin to the people around us.
Too much of the time, people are overly occupied with the idea of creating a beautiful facade for others to look upon; but that is like putting beautiful ornaments onto a window in order to mask the bleakness of the house within! The best of you should not be an effort or a struggle; but the best of you should be a settled existence within you— something that you slowly unfold for people as you get to really know and love them. The more people know you, the more they should come to love you and not the other way around. Focus on what your colors will look like/ how they will shine like, down the road; rather than what they look like right here, right now, immediately. This way, you will not only be able to keep your best foot right there beside the other one, but you will also be able to think about people in a long-term kind of way, thus, inculcating the ability to see relationships and friendships with other individuals as something that should be begun to last! Started to linger. Tackled to keep. Not easy come and easy go.
Hope this elaborates on that last line in what I've said and if you have any questions, feel free to ask me!