To become greater than yourself you have to become more than what you think you were. Who are we really?
My flesh lives in fear although my soul simultaneously lives in hope. Entrapped by social fears and financial restraint, I am free to do anything.
Beauty within reach yet so far away. I am in love, but self loathe. I feel uneasy in my own skin. Pain curbs my will and my flesh steals my might. I want to be free, to feel at one.
I proclaim I am clear minded and worry free, yet I ponder after every interaction “am I good enough” “could I do better” for the world, other people, myself and for this life?!
I question myself. Am I trying too hard to fit in? Is it wrong to be better than I was yesterday, to question myself, my motivations and morals? To be more than I was?
Broken throughout time, and yet unjustifiably pieced together with it, I believe there is more to just existing.
Unequivocally irreversibly enlightened. I have more layers than the proverbial onion. Try peeling them back, you may well cry.
My soul yearns for more. I am stuck within four walls and a shell. My body, my home. Life.
Like a caterpillar I await transcendence within my cocoon. I am just waiting to fly.
ML MALTA 2020
It is easy to self loathe, many do it daily without even thinking about it. How about we start loving ourselves and defining ourselves by the choices we make from now on. There is true strength and beauty within us all, that needs to be acknowledged and celebrated. ML
“Love yourself with more intensity than you did to hate.” ML Malta
“I’m very grateful for the way life has turned around. That bad people don’t stay and that good ones do. Though it has never been easy, I’m grateful for the life lessons, wisdom and understanding that comes from falling, because without it I would never have learnt to fly.” – ML Malta
“We live out the version of ourselves we believe in the most.” – ML Malta
Future. I look to you hoping to see something new. To see a version of myself that would be appealing and attainable. In the microseconds of every day I see you becoming no more than yesterday. I cannot move beyond myself and these walls, yet, there is progress. There is more! A balance between what was, is, and what will be. Carefully orchestrated beyond my reach and significantly within and out of my control. What a whirlwind you are? Oh creation, a mystery and a mastery; not to be put under the microscope.
We laugh at others for amusement, while they struggle to catch a breath. Anxiety flood’s their bodies as they stand bravely, smiling and acting as if they did not notice. They put on a brave face, one of acceptance and resilience. The whisperers and passing glances infiltrate the mind while their heart skips a beat while fluttering so quickly it hurts. The pain is invisible and avoidable. The battle is internal with darts penetrating more than just our mere flesh. We are responsible for our actions and how we treat one another. People aren’t fair game nor is their livelihood. We can’t just take thing’s that don’t belong to us, including someone’s dignity and self worth. In this selfish world – we have to be better.
Find a reason to act in kindness. Learn empathy, seek love and understand how to give it. Instead of going with the crowd, go against it. Be thoughtful and considerate of others when everyone else walks by. Every day we get to choose what kind of people we are and who we want to become. Remember it is no harder nor easier than ever before, it is and has always been – a choice. A choice to live by our values than the lack of and the option to change them for the better. Good and bad, our choices do define us. Although it is inevitable for mistakes, we have the power to change and make better choices. Selfishness or selflessness. To be a better human we have to care enough to change.
Life is fleeting, but within it are millions of incremental moments that forge our eternity. We think the world is for our taking, including people. They are not, it is not. It is time to think about the choices we live by and how those moment’s define not just our existence, but the one in which we share.
– M.L Malta
If you are unable to define yourself or see yourself as you truly are, how can you shed the expectations of your peers? Be true to your heart, be true to yourself and to God. Be amazing, be wonderful, be kind, be courageous, loving and wise. Be silly, laugh and live life to the fullest. Help others, be charitable, but most of all be the you your 5 year old self hoped you grow up to be. Be the best version of yourself in a world that tries to make you the worst. You are worth fighting for. You are good enough. You are loved. It doesn’t matter how long you’ve walked down a dark road, you can always turn around and walk the other way. – M.L Malta
Journey’s begin and end every day, yet it is the moment’s in between that carry us forward or hold us back. – M.L Malta
The world cannot cage you if you choose to fly above it. M.L Malta
I hope with all I am, that I will enter heaven. That the doors will open and angel’s will walk beside me as Jesus greets me and welcomes me home. I hope that this life is not wasted, that the years and the moments in between mean something. I pray that God saves me from myself and the world that surrounds me.
– © ML Malta 2019
WE TEACH ONE ANOTHER HOW WE TREAT THE WORLD AROUND US. THE IDEALS WE EXPECT SHOULD BE EQUALLY BE GIVEN. IN A WORLD WITHOUT HONOUR, BE HONOURABLE. IN A WORLD THAT LACKS INTEGRITY, DEVELOP SOME. IN A HOME WITHOUT LOVE, CREATE IT. IN A WORLD WITHOUT HOPE, BELIEVE THAT IT NEVER LEFT. – ML MALTA
Life changes. Never give up on your dreams. If your life changes then you need to trust the process and be the best person you can be regardless of the circumstances.
That’s right i’m not perfect. BUT I AM 100% WORTH THE INVESTMENT. -ML Malta
I’m so tired of people blaming everyone for their mistakes. Grow the hell up! ML Malta
Never be afraid of failure. Be afraid of staying the same. ML Malta
“FAILURE ISN’T QUITTING, IT IS GIVING UP BEFORE YOU EVEN TRIED.” ML MALTA
Just because you think something – it doesn’t mean that it is true. Our thoughts are not always derived from a spirit of truth or wisdom. Guard your mind with your life, because your life and quality there of, depends on it. – ML Malta