Life Lessons from a Grasshopper


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I know a grasshopper. He is a human grasshopper. A tiny human with a massive jump on him. And a massive heart.

Some people tried hard to break that heart. But this kid is tough. You could learn a thing or two from him. So I’m making him teach you.

Meet my grasshopper.

“The biggest mistake I made was relying on external sources for my happiness, and believing that these sources would always remain consistent.

Because the truth of the matter is, whether you wish to believe it or not, no external source; work, friends, or lovers will always make you happy.

I didn’t overcome depression and regain my ability to be happy by carefully selecting the people I surround myself with, or choosing the right workplace or girlfriend, it was purely based on the connections I made with my inner self (and this is where the small minded people would’ve stopped reading if I didn’t put this part in).

Opening up your mind to bigger and better things should in no way shape or form make you ‘weird’ but I’d rather be alive and weird than have lost my life to an illness and be ‘normal.’

Each time you connect with yourself on a deeper level, it becomes easier and easier to be happy and to remain happy, because you’re one step further to knowing who you really are, not who you think you should be to fit in with society!

Most of you have probably never looked within to find out who you are, instead you look around you, you compare yourself to others, you let society manipulate you into being things your inner self doesn’t want you to be but your superficial self blinds you from that.

I’m not saying you’re all small minded, I’m just saying that this is what human nature has turned into, everything has become superficial.

The need for greater depth of thought has been removed, due to us being spoon fed expectations of who we are and what we should be, opening your mind, questioning everything, challenging your mind, these are the things that will keep you happy, because nothing superficial should be deemed factual, or blindly accepted because most of the time it is deceiving.

I’ve connected with myself on such a level that I will always be happy, obviously with exception to crisis’, but darkness and unhappiness will never rule my life again, because negative energy cannot get to me, because as far as I’m concerned it doesn’t exist. And that is what I call heaven, because paradise is not a place, it’s a state of consciousness…”

– Bevan Herbertson

Bevan is a massive inspiration. I am lucky to have him in my Treehouse. You’ll be hearing lots more from my grasshopper.

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