because you’re a creative badass

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because you’re a creative badass

because you’re an intellectual outlaw

because you’re in the wisdom business

because we are what we make

because the world is your stomping ground

because the decisions you make out of fear
are the decisions you know you’ll regret

because you never believed those old stories anyway

because there has got to be another path
and you’ll forge it yourself if you have to
(goddammit)

because there is joy when you master the tough stuff

because you live off your ragged edge

because you don’t shy away from the uncomfortable conversations

because those so-called failures only taught
you what you didn’t know you needed to know
(nor did anyone else)

because mistakes can be an art in themselves

because freedom is sweet

because everything connects
and it’s so easy to forget this

because what you learn you can turn around and share with others

because when you heal yourself you can turn around and heal others

because it’s time to get the party started

because when you find your audience
you find yourself
and vice versa

because small things add up to big things
and big things add up to a world

because you will kick out the broken paradigm
and find the gorgeous alternative
even if you’re not sure yet exactly how

because you refuse to live divided inside yourself

because it hurts to do it

because it hurts more not to do it

because sometimes pain is just a sign your soul is changing

because you have the right to invent yourself

because you have the right to reinvent yourself

because no one has the right to tell you who you are

because you shouldn’t have to choose between being honest and being loved
(and when you find your tribe, you don’t have to)

because you live in that squeeze-space of creative tension
and it’s groovy

because you press the collective soul-nerve

because you crave impact

because you deserve to have a say

because the universe is infinite
and we are not.

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May 1, 2012
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Yes… wonderful.
Thank you for this.

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TESTIFY.

Bloody hell. Every time I come here I’m blown away at what you give.

Thanks. Heaps.

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because there has got to be another path
and you’ll forge it yourself if you have to
(goddammit)
I am forging that path now, thanks in part to the inspiration I get from you.
Thanks Justine

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because there has got to be another path
and you’ll forge it yourself if you have to
(goddammit)
I am forging that path now, thanks in part to the inspiration I get from you.
Thanks Justine

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….Because YOU deserve IT!!!

Awesome Justine, Thanks:)

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Yes. This. A thousand times, this.

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I’ll add one: Because inspiring others only happens when you’ve inspired yourself. I LOVE this Justine! In fact, I think I may design myself a big poster with these words of yours and display it prominently in my studio as inspiration. You seem to have nailed my personal manifesto for me. How awesome. Thank you.

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It’s all true and thank you so much for helping me feel not so alone on this road.

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LOVE THIS. but where did the hot-guy-meditating pic come from when i share this on fb!!! lol

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“because you press the collective soul-nerve”

Love that!

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“Because you shouldn’t have to choose between being honest and being loved.” just kicked me in the ovaries and knocked the breath out of me. Beautiful.

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This is amazing!! Thank you

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