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. 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 bike 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
We often hear that life is not real, that it’s an illusion, that it’s in our head. In part this is true, but there’s a lot more to it than that. Continue reading
For seventeen years I lived a lie, though if you want to get technical, it was more like forty years.
When I was ten years old my family migrated from Chile to Australia. That was in March of 1975. That was when the lie really began. Continue reading
Many years ago I was fortunate enough to be shown this poem by and elderly public speaker I met. I can’t remember his name as it was nearly thirty years ago, but I never forgot about this poem by Dale Wimbrow, written circa 1934, called The Guy In The Glass. I hope you enjoy it. 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
In my book Taming Life – Happiness Is Not a Myth, I talk in depth about stress and the effects it has on our body and mind, otherwise known as “The Body Mind”. Our biggest threat, in a state of stress, is the hormone Cortisol, which primes our body for instant action. When the Hypothalamus, Pituitary and Adrenal Axis fires up, our bodies release Cortisol, which, as stated earlier, is a very strong hormone, which, if constantly present in our bodies, can cause us more harm than good, both mentally as well as physically. 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