How to have a good life

Look carefully. Pay attention, notice everything you can,
keep looking, stay curious.
There is no end to seeing. Look forward to getting old,
be gentle with yourself, your blunders and your failings.
Keep changing, you’ll find you just get more who you really are anyway.
Get stuck, accept it, repeat yourself
as long as it's interesting. Keep doing what you love.
Remember what you knew as a child,
that everything is alive. Rocks, shells, buildings, fish,
plastic wrap, books, trees,
wood and water.
Everything has its own life. Everything lives inside us.
Live with the world inside of you.
It doesn't matter if you paint or write books.
It doesn't matter if you punch buttons, or catch fish.
It doesn't matter if you sit at home alone
and stare at the dead sparrow on the parched lawn,
or the shadows of the trees
or the cars passing by.
It matters that you feel. It matters that you notice. It matters that life lives through you.
Don't be afraid.
Don't be afraid.
Let life take you by the hand.
Let life live through you.