"Flourish in the insignificance you have on this entire earth. You can dye your hair purple or green. Live on the streets. Travel to Paris. Buy a tiny apartment in New York City. Hitchhike. Buy an old house with creaky floorboards. Throw away your cellphone and live in a cabin. Go off the grid. Ride on a train all night. Learn a foreign language. Save until you are rich. Donate until you are poor. Go to the other side of the world. Ride a bus its entire route. Drive until you run out of gas. Go skydiving. Ride a plane to Japan. Work at an old-fashioned diner. Buy an old camera and take pictures until you run out of film. Live in a city with a language you can’t speak. Even when you lose it all, you don’t really lose anything at all. You only get a new canvas. This insignificance, the fact that I can start over at anytime, it calms me. Nothing is written in permanent ink, everything can be made different."
Even when you lose it all, you don’t really lose anything at all; it’s a new canvas.