7 Brutally Honest Truths


My sister is on the end of her journey. At this moment, she is in a critical condition in a hospital bed, unconscious, now for the last 37 days. She was better only for two days but then she got bacteria inflammation and things went from bad to worse.

Yesterday, she had a  surgery, they opened up a whole in her neck because the oxygen from the respirator was not enough. It is the last attempt for her to be saved. But this morning she has developed sepsis and her heart is in a danger position.

The truth is... there is no journey. We're infinite beings, we are never born and we will never die. We are arriving and departing all at the same time, at the same place. Only our physicality, our body and mind, like in a dream, appears that we are living, passing hills and valleys, that we are growing up, getting old, laughing and crying... for some time... and then all that ends. We call it a journey.

Why are we conditioned thinking that we are on a journey, I don't know. In this moment, I can only stay calm by remembering truth about all this. Life has no explanations to give you. It is an empty, meaningless flow of events that just go on and on...

And here are the brutally honest truths about life:


1. You’ll stop living some day

You want to think you are immortal, but you aren’t. You behave like you're immortal, you have no notion of your own death. You always want more and better and you're striving to reach goals, objectives and you're saving for a retirement in order to start living.

Stop wishing away your days and start enjoying what is going on right now.

2. Everyone around you is going to die

Hug your mom and dad and tell your sister you love her. Hug your partner and tell her that you miss her. Tell people that matter to you that they matter to you. Either you or they won’t be here someday.

Look up from your smartphone, look people close to you into their eyes and tell them that you're grateful to them, grateful for having them in your life.

3. Money is not everything

You put a price on things and people. You evaluate people of how much money they have. You feel poor even you are never hungry, naked or cold.

No matter how hard you try, money will not buy you happiness. Stop accumulating, life is about living. And stop spending your money on useless crap.

4. You cannot make everyone happy

Thank you for trying to make people happy. Whatever you do, people will never be pleased with you. If you want to make a real difference in the world, leave them as they are. Don't avoid them, just be with them. Spending time with people impacts them in ways you cannot even imagine.

5. Don't be perfect

Unless you are living in the here and now, you are wasting your life. Stop accusing yourself, having a guilt of what you have done or regrets what you have not done. Stop chasing tomorrow and start enjoying today.

Standing in front of the mirror pointing out your flaws will make you miserable. Don’t waste another second trying to be perfect, be what you are right now.

6. Trust yourself

Pay attention to how you feel instead of trying to figure out your thoughts. No one is going to live this life for you. Trust your inner feelings, the gut, your intuition.

All the stuff you're worried about doesn’t really matter. Hopefully, you’ll see that you still have time to do the things you actually wanted to do. Hurry, you might not wake up tomorrow so don’t put off what you can do today until tomorrow. You might not get the second chance.

You will never have enough time. Do the best you can with what you have. But if you want to really enjoy life, you need to get to collect yourself fast and cut the crap out of your life and realize your own bullshit so you can spend time on the things that matter to you.

7. Do whatever fuck you want

Be your damn self. Don’t be a terrible person. Be nice to others. Be supportive of your friends...
But seriously, do whatever you want!

Do you want a glass of beer? Then just drink a beer. Do you want a piece of chocolate? Don’t be gross about it, and don’t eat a chocolate three meals a day. But I beg you stop beating yourself up about it and just eat.

Do. Whatever. The Fuck. You Want. The life is your show. It is your universe. Who else knows about your thoughts and feelings? There is no one else there, you are completely on your own. Everything is available to you. No one else can lead you, pull you, push you or carry you.

No one else is necessary for your happiness.