Just standing at the bus stop, listening to Heavy Metal on my Walkman. Staring at the ground a profound realization hit me...
I was unhappy.
I had disconcerting worries behind my misery, to be sure.
For example, mom had recently dosed herself with a ton of pills, leading to an extended stay in the psych ward. My father drank like a maniac, and I was often left to fend for myself.
That, or I had to live in a foster home.
It seriously cramped my style, not to mention studying boring topics in a school filled with teachers I neither liked nor respected.
(I feel grateful for them now, though, and wince at my youthful ignorance and all the learning opportunities lost.)
But these dark matters were something different.
My ugly mood had nothing to do with anyone else. It was a darkness within me, and me alone.
Of course, it wasn't long before I was in the hospital too.
Whacked out on LSD, weed, cocaine and ecstasy all at the same time, the emergency room doc gave me a fat dose of charcoal and sent me and my splintered personality out the door.
That's when the panic attacks started. I'd be sitting in math class when an iron cage would wrap itself around my lungs. I'd sweat profusely and feel like my mind itself was on fire.
One day I ran out of class, out the building and into the nearby church.
I sat in the congregation gripped with fear as I stared at the cross, hallucinating that it was covered in snakes.
The youth pastor found me and took me under his wing over the weeks to come.
No religion involved.
Just counseling through the fallout of my psychotic episode with too many drugs and the inner darkness that had propelled it.
When he learned that I was a voracious reader, he gave me books.
One, in particular, would change my life.
Better than that, it helped me develop the ability to keep changing it.
And I would sometimes lose track of the lessons I learned from that book. I would backslide until I found a way to return to its fundamental teachings.
But over time and after many experiences, that book expanded into several books. Then dozens of books, eventually bridging into the hundreds.
Yes, I'm talking about so-called "self-help books."
They get a lot of flack.
And sometimes for good reason.
For example, many contain fluffy ideas, quasi-science and bizarre religious interpretations even stranger than the strangest of things stranger than fiction.
Some of these books also include useless exercises, like focusing on impossible to achieve images of yourself in a perfect state of fitness. For example:
Picture yourself placing your jogging shoes beside your bed and actually put them there. Imagine yourself putting them on and then actually out them on. Imagine yourself walking around the block and then actually walk around the block. This is the art of taking micro steps, imagining what's achievable right now, not the frustrating picture of an outcome you can reach, but one that still lies several miles away.)
So I'm not wet-eyed or naive when I read these books. But the seeker and the scholar in me minded out every diamond, and I've dug through a few of them three times or more.
Not because I can't remember the stuff.
Just to keep the ideas fresh, to keep the rich soil of positivity on my fingers.
And yes, tough times still arise. Miserable times when the darkness can be hard to shake.
But I have tools now. Lots of them. Relief is never far away.
"And The Best Part Is That You're Already Enlightened. You Just Need Someone To Show You How To Recognize The Signs..."
Look, it's beginning of March.
By now, most people will have given up on the resolutions they set for 2016.
But if you'll let me, I'd like to share more with you about these tools.
People ask me all the time about how I get so much done, especially given the challenges I face.
Well, I'm poised to get even more things done in the following year, and these are the best "tricks" I know for keeping ahead of the darkness.
Because, yes, I still suffer.
But nothing like before.
That's because I've developed the lifestyle habits that make it difficult to fail.
No, success is not easy. But with the right stamina, the right fire under your backside, giving up is never an option. And moving continually forward always feels mighty fine.
In fact, progress is the most exquisite feeling in the world. And this special feeling can be multiplied.
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And the best part is that to flourish is actually the word the Ancient Greeks used for that vague concept we now call "happiness."
I don't know about you, but I'll take the concrete and visible signs of flourishing over the mysteries of happiness any day.
It isn't easy coming out about these topics, but ...
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Dedicated to multiplying your success in life,
- Anthony Metivier
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