My cousins from N.Y, whom I grew up with as a child, recently came to visit me to buy fireworks on the cheap here in Pennsylvania.
Well, after I had finished going through a long drawn out “bargaining” and “depression” stage in October of last year, I was on my way to the “acceptance” stage. I’ve rid myself of using facebook; shunned the toxic people in my life; voluntarily quit a stressful and demoralizing job (despite not having another job “lined up” for me in such a scary economic environment. Trust me, I was nervous. I was shitting myself), and have put myself on the journey to leading a physically, mentally, and spiritually healthier life.
So you’re probably wondering, “um, that’s nice and all but why are you telling me this?”
I’ll tell you why. (And this is for those of you who are still in the “depression stage” as much as it is for those in the final and last stage of awakening — the acceptance stage.)
When I was in my bargaining stage, I would shout and scream to the top of my lungs. I would constantly post articles on facebook about big brother this! Big brother that! For about a year non-stop. And then, BAM! I was gone… like the dying heart beat of a JP Morgan banker. Oh wait, nvm, JPM bankers don’t have a heart.
Since those days, my cousin has not seen or heard of me. And now that he’s had the chance to see who I am now, today, in the present, he is ready to listen. And he reached out to me. And do you know with what action I met his reaching to me?? With open arms, understanding, and compassion.
So remember guys, for those of you that are still in the “depression” stage, keep pushing forward. Don’t stay stuck. I know it’s hard. I know it’s tough. But it’s a necessary step. Success does not come without a price. The best way to come out of the “depression stage” is by watching the Sons of Liberty Academy.
And for those of you who have made it to the final stage of awakening, hats off to you all. You’ve made it So glad to see that. Now is your time to shine. But you must do it with compassion, love, and understanding; and never with the the arrogant attitude of “I told you so!”
You must merely walk the path, once they notice that fire in your eyes, they will walk with you.
“All know the way; few actually walk it” ~ Bodhidharma