-1 part ultra concentrated stoke
-1 part joy
-2 scoops of quality
-1 full cup of determination
-10 lbs of love, although more may be added if needed
-unlimited supply of positive energy
-add healthy whole foods & titrate to effect
Bake for the rest of your life at varying temperatures, remove from oven whenever needed, and...
Oh, you're a reader, eh? Maybe you wanted more than what we consider our recipe. Maybe you wanted something more along the lines of almond butter, honey, coconut oil and the rest of it. Why didn't you get that? To give you a clear baking recipe wouldn't be in anyone's best interests, especially not yours.
See, whenever you get clear instructions with a defined start and end point and with all the sub-steps listed out along with materials needed, you just don't get that much out of following them. Sure, you get the end result, but it's not yours, you just acted as the robot and created someone else's *thing*.
We live in a world that instructs us to create other people's ideas, where we're encouraged to think inside a box, to find clear directions and follow them to some nebulous end that promises happiness. The problem is, that result isn't what you'll get.
NO ONE knows how to live your life except YOU.
There is not a single person out there who can make a better decision for what will take you to the furthest extension of your potential than you, and far too often we abdicate that responsibility and seek out advice we don't need from people who don't know.
Don't be afraid to follow your own heart, to look deep both inside and out, to question everything you see, to find a better way, to shine light in dark places, to stamp out the strong evil and to encourage a weak good.
The world will be better for it when you cast off the directions that are standard issue and build your own reality with a confidence based in knowing that you are firmly grounded in a belief system you know is good.
It's a dangerous thing, this idea of a belief system, but it's also the only thing that will move us forward as individuals, as a culture, as a species. If you don't have the strength and determination and clear headedness to constantly check your own lens you can easily head in the wrong direction, but I know you. You won't. You are able to observe clearly the lens through which you see the world, and because of that clear observation you are special.
WE NEED YOU DESPERATELY!
While there is a lot of use in following instructions and staying in your box, the world needs more of the kind of person you could be, a confident creator, a positive change agent, an unstoppable force for good.
That potential for greatness lies within each of us, but it lies dormant until you reach deep inside, grab the very guts of the thing and squeeze remorselessly until you create the full potential of which you are capable.
You can do that. I know you can as surely as I know my own self, because we are built of the same stuff. The potential within you matches the potential within everyone of us, and by seeing my own damn near unlimited potential I KNOW you have the same.
So go on, grab that slippery bugger and hold tight. Hang on for life, squeeze when it hurts, dig in and pay attention with every fiber of your being because that's what's at stake, and when you get to a place you never imagined and are living the life of dreams yet undreamt, remember that you did it on your own, without clear directions, without the silly notion that you need to be told how to be powerful.
Now you know why we think a cookie recipe is such a small thing. Now you know how much faith I have in you to be bigger than just a robot following silly baking directions. Now you know.
Too much reading...
How about dessert?