If you don’t mind, I’d like to tell you a little story about my battle with the darkness of fear and depression.
It was so bad for me that depression, anxiety, and stress had taken complete control over me. This state lasted nearly a decade. I was suicidal for most of that time. I had always suffered from depression (40 years), but the last ten of those years were the worst.
It all started to change when I was riding my very powerful sports motorbike from Noosa to the Gold Coast. The ride was about 2.5 to 3 hours by freeway.
There are three states we can find ourselves in – the past, the present, or the future.
(The following description is based on having negative thoughts, as having positive thoughts won’t normally be a problem.)
When we spend too much time in the future, we worry, this brings about some degree of stress and anxiety because we FEAR a potentially negative outcome. If we spend too much time in this state, our stress can be debilitating, and the repercussions can be lethal at the extreme. In the less extreme, being a worrier, or stressful, can give us a very unpleasant 20, 30, 40 or 50 years of life. Continuous and long term stress is a habit. Continue reading
Truer words have never been spoken!
We’ve all been through hard times. At times we feel that life is against us. Maybe God is against us. We feel that maybe we have done something in this, or in a previous life that has come back to bite us in the butt. We must be paying for past sins. After all, we’re not bad people, right? So why are we having such a hard time?
We can go years feeling like this. For some people, it’s a life time of pain and misery. But why? We don’t know. So we suffer in silence. Sometimes not in silence. We fight it every day. We get angry, maybe bitter, stressed, depressed, then resigned, perpetuating our pain and suffering. But why? Continue reading
Eighteen months ago I was homeless. I had no hopes, no job, no money, no resources…NOTHING.
One thing I did have though, was me, I had my mind, my thoughts. I didn’t allow myself to feel sorry for myself and drown in self pity. I was determined to change things for the better and to take steps so that this wouldn’t happen to me again. Continue reading
Problem Solving Algorithm
In my book Taming Life – Happiness Is Not a Myth I explain in detail what happens when we think, how our thoughts affect our body and subsequently our mind. I outline the good, the bad, and the ugly, but I also wanted to give you guys some ways out, some tools, if you will, that will help you to take control of your life. This is tool number one. This tool helps you to identify the problem areas and it also helps you to come up with ways to address the problems. Continue reading
Most of us live our lives thinking, feeling and experiencing what we receive and perceive through our five senses. If we can see it, hear it, smell it, taste it or touch it, then we perceive that as being our entire reality. What most of us are not aware of is that there are other realms, or realities that the average man in the street doesn’t, or can’t perceive. There are some, among us, that have extra sensory perceptions. Those people can see, hear, feel, smell, and even taste another reality that is beyond the rest of us. Continue reading
I wrote this post on the 16th of August 2013.
As I endured through my painful life – if you could call what I had back then a life – I was licking my wounds, nursing my bruises, lamenting my loses and suffering the monumental, soul destroying defeats life had inflicted on me. I finally discovered myself. After decades of suffering, some of it self inflicted, I finally learned the lessons of releasing the past and letting go of the ridiculous ‘ideals’ life had brain washed into my core beliefs. I finally detached myself from materialism and the need to be accepted by people that had trespassed upon me or invaded my space, my energy field. I awoke. I became self aware.