If you don’t know Casey Neistat, the YouTube video personality, you should get to know him. On a cursory look, some might be tempted to trivialize his videos, but he is a trained and bona fide filmmaker who has a sense of what hooks people.
Maybe more importantly, he lives himself — every day, on digital media, published for all the world to see. He has a shade under 2,500,000 subscribers to his channel. If you are not living your core self, you would never be able to sustain that kind of schedule. It requires courage and commitment that must be called upon daily. To those who have not come to know Self, that kind of thing must sound like a drudge, but he is just living and expressing himself, which is a total joy, a joy to live and a joy to watch.
Casey’s vlog today had a one minute message right after the introduction. It was about the terrorist bombings in Brussels. Casey lived the New York World Trade Center attacks. He’s thought about these sorts of events for fifteen years, and I absolutely love his response today. He says when we feel like we need to do something that we should contribute to the world “whatever it is we are the best at; whatever it is that would make this world a better place…everything that helps move that needle [of positivity] in the right direction.” Please go to YouTube and watch “We’re Moving” (March 23, 2016) for the first two minutes.
This spoke deeply to my heart, because it’s another way of saying that which I have been writing about on a daily basis: express our true self to the world because the world needs that Self, that best of us.
If you don’t know where you stand in relation to this, maybe the words of the heart of Eric Lafarnge, who is a protagonist in The Fellowship of the Heart, will speak to you: “Waiting for a then and not living now with creative purpose and significance, that is confirmed desperation.”
When we live always waiting for something or someone to make our lives different, we are living in desperation. We engage in creativity when we find a way to engineer, innovate, and discover ways to express who we are to this world — simple things like smiles or big things like careers. If we feel like we are waiting on some future thing to be significant and make a difference in this world, we are not living our hearts. How much cooler would it be to have a vacation-like mentality day in and day out, living with purpose and significance that speaks to others of You, one of the good things of life? That’s what Casey Neistat does.
You don’t have to wait till the weekend or a vacation to enjoy life or to improve the attitude of this world. Do you want to make the world a better, more positive place today? Find a way to live yourself — now. Be creative. Be You.
Questions to consider:
How many times have you asked yourself or simply thought about the following questions?
Who am I, really?
What is my truth?
How do my actions reveal what I really feel and believe?
What would I do with my life if I could do anything?
What is my passion?
Why am I here?
How can I discover answers to any of these questions?
If you have considered any of these questions, I hope that my experiences and writing will give you some guidance. Please read my blog and comment and share your thoughts. I would love to hear from you!