From Future Marcus: May 5th, 2028 (five years from now)
To Present Marcus: May 5th, 2023
You come through man.
Just to let you know, you come through.
I’m sending these words of encouragement to tell you how you come through.
Yes, no one is coming for you...
yet there is someone who did come for you—
It was you...
...it was me.
From your past
and from your future.
You sat with the stories
from each point in your life.
You retold them anew,
where by you witnessed
and affirmed yourself.
Then from each of those points of your life,
with that observation and affirmation
you took bold action in the present
Your integrity kept you
because each time, you understood:
1. Always Love—
Empowered from an Infinite Source:
Make an effort for the well-being of others, by remembering those who made an effort for you.
In helping others to meet their needs (Note: You’re not responsible for meeting their needs. They must do it. You’re responsible for helping them though), they’ll help you meet your needs.
However, you can’t help everyone. That’s why you must...
2. Always Love Strategically for Leverage:
While the eternal ‘inflow’ and ‘outflow’ of Love is infinite,
your ‘seemingly separate self’ has limits,
in your attention, perception, and action.
Find places and people that can leverage these limited areas
to amplify the expression of Love.
You can’t be what you can’t see, that’s why we need more expressions of pure, true Love. And what does that look like? Well, it’s developed and mature. So...
3. Always Love
from a Mature Place:
— With healthy boundaries (with defined limits of time, space, mental, spiritual, and emotional)
— With awareness of everyone’s collective worthiness of being
— With a growth mindset
— With security that as you help others meet their needs, others will help you meet all your needs
My Advice to You...
This is my advice to you Marcus...
—you know I never give advice,
however I say ‘what worked for me’,
You are me and I am you...
...and just as I started this letter...
You come through man.
As you know, I can’t act where you are,
so you need to take the action.
I love you man.
(...I always have,
and I always will.)
To all you are,
From all you are becoming.