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After the Battle…

Most of the time, I practice what I preach, but it was not always that way. I have fought battles and won and I have fought battles and lost. I have wimped out and let some battles dictate how I felt and interacted with the world. A few of these battles cost me dearly and with some, I almost paid the ultimate price.

I know personally about making stupid choices in life and I know personally about addictions. I know the feelings of isolation, of loneliness, of rage and of envy. I know how it feels to lose people close to you and I have lived in times where you could not break down my walls with dynamite. But I survived….I survived and learned.

I still have my issues, just like every human being on this planet, and I still have to battle some of these issues on a daily basis, but I do battle them. I have reached the stage where nothing and no one will bring me down. It is a place where at times I can find peace within myself, acceptance of both my strengths and weaknesses, and own a genuine connection to what is around me. Some days I just sit and enjoy the benefits of winning battles, knowing I did my best and persevered the onslaught of all the shit that life threw at me. Other days, I awake, knowing a battle will ensue and prepare my self for war. During these times, I fight well, and at the end of the day, I sit knowing I did my best no matter the outcome.

This is how we not only survive life, but grow with life. It is here we exercise our endurance, fine tune our mind and spirit and begin to see and understand that we do have what it takes to create whatever life we want to own.

I own these tools and so do you. Use them.




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Wimp or Warrior…

Behind every successful change to a better life is time spent executing hard work, dedication and determination to develop and implement a plan for change. Nothing comes without a price. To attain your goals, sacrifices need to be made. If you are not willing to do this, you need to accept the fact that your life will not change and your dreams will never materialize. No pain no gain.

I have met a few individuals, especially young adults, who head into life with the philosophy that the world “owes” them. They are expecting that everything will be easy, that they will achieve their goals without much effort and when this fantasy does not happen, they become angry. “Life isn’t fair.” is a comment I have heard hundreds of times. But guess what? Life is fair. How can that be? Life is not fair to everyone so that levels the field.

It is your choices that have brought you to where you now exist. It is your decisions that have now created the life you live. And it is your choice whether you will lay down and accept this world you do not enjoy, or whether you will make the changes needed to create a new and successful life you want. Your choice. I can not state that enough. Accept the responsibility of your actions and move forward. If you can not do this, then do not place blame on others.

If you need help, and we all do at some point in our lives, then find help. Doing this is not a sign of weakness no matter what this screwed up society says. In fact, it can be looked on as a sign of strength. You accept the fact that you can not do it alone and you take those steps needed to improve your life by finding something or someone to help you along your path of self-determination.

So, instead of sitting, feeling alone, pissed off at the world or laying down and giving up, find the resources that will make your life worth living again. If your dream is strong enough, you will find your destination.

There are only two ways to live your life. One is as though nothing is a miracle. The other is as though everything is a miracle. — Albert Einstein

Life is a great big canvas, and you should throw all the paint on it you can. — Danny Kaye

Learn from yesterday, live for today, hope for tomorrow. — Anonymous

On life’s journey faith is nourishment, virtuous deeds are a shelter, wisdom is the light by day and right mindfulness is the protection by night. If a man lives a pure life, nothing can destroy him. — Buddha

All of the animals except for man know that the principle business of life is to enjoy it.– Samuel Butler

It is not length of life, but depth of life. — Ralph Waldo Emerson

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