Posts Tagged ‘motivational’

Once you've crossed it.. You've crossed it!

Over the past two weeks I’ve attended quite a few graduation ceremonies. Seeing all the faces, smiles, photos, families, tears, celebrations, awkward moments, bloopers et al, got me thinking about “finish lines” quite a bit. Everybody wearing the special hat has crossed the finish line of their degree, and that warrants a moments of reflection, celebration…and sometimes even hangovers!

It would be really easy to nullify it all and say things like “Well now you better get a job… It’s just the start of a new race, don’t get too happy… So are you gonna do your honours/masters/doctorate?” and really bring things ‘back to reality’. But doing that too quickly would make you quite a strange person. We deceive ourselves with the fact that since we still have many races to go, we can’t take time out to soak in the current victory.

That’s bull!!!

You should absolutely go nuts!!!! Whether it’s your degree, finishing a book, or just getting your driver’s license, you must celebrate and enjoy every single moment that can when you’ve crossed a finish line. Of course there will be more to think about afterwards…but think about it afterwards. Most people are unhappy just simply because they never learnt to enjoy their victories. No matter how big or small, allow yourself a moment or even a whole bunch of moments where you can hear (from yourself and others) “Well done!!”

A finish line is important and should be recognised. Of course, life doesn’t end there, but life never gives you an opportunity to celebrate it. You’ll need to create those opportunities. It’s your responsibility to enjoy what’s happened in your life. You can invite people; have some wine by yourself; play really loud music… Or if you really deep, look in the mirror for a few minutes and say… “You’re amazing!”, then walk away. (That would make a cool movie scene).

Some finish lines come easy, but most don’t. You’ve probably kicked yourself a million times, dropped a few balls, or even given up and got back into it again. Just like your physical body, you need a kind of “break” from extreme exertion. Our minds need to settle, come to terms with the victories we’ve achieved. They say a highly effective person is always thinking of the next thing… They also say highly effective people are terribly stressed most times and don’t enjoy the psychological/emotional benefits of what they achieve. That’s like being a robot. You’re not a robot.

So stop trying to be one.

Like I said, life won’t give you a chance to celebrate. The reward for hard work, is usually MORE HARD WORK! So take a few seconds, or even a few days, to look at where you are, and acknowledge your finish lines. You’ll realise you’re probably not the loser you thought you were. In fact a person’s only a loser when their failures are more real to them than their victories. Victories are never absent, they’re just forgotten.

The finish lines you encounter might mostly be average in magnitude (like finishing an assignment; reaching a monthly target), but there are a few massive ones as well. Don’t let any go by unnoticed. Don’t allow the habit of not seeing just how truly great you are. You just might end up celebrating each and every single day of your life. You’re the only one running the race of your life, be sure you’re the one that makes a big deal about it.

Just don’t become a robot!


What the fog?!?

When a friend and I were preparing for a road trip recently, we realised we were going to spend most of the time driving in the dark because we procrastinated on a few things we needed to do. This wasn’t something we were too happy about, because we wanted to take the “scenic route”, so we were going to miss out on all those wonderful views along the way. The sun was setting as we began the journey, and within 20 minutes, we had to turn on the lights. We talked a little about what we were going to do when we arrived, he then said, “I wish the lights just made the whole journey clear!” And as always, this sparked a train of thought in my head.

He was complaining that because he couldn’t see the entire trip in one go, so that he knew what was coming and how to handle it ahead of time. Here he was being irritable that the lights on his car don’t show the amount of road ahead that he would like, yet, cars have been like this for….ever! In fact, most lights used for travel display some kind of limit in the distance that they shine. Yes, it doesn’t give you a full picture of what’s ahead, but I realised: it gives you enough! (more…)

This idea hit me the other day! I was very ungrateful for the bruise it left, but was otherwise thankful for the impact it made! And before I stumble across more unintentional puns, I will tell you that idea!

I sat there and thought of what it would look like to live the life I’ve always dreamed of. That part was easy. The cool part was what it looked like to other people! You maybe want to drive flashy cars,  have kids,  go bungee-jumping,  play an instrument, or watch someone play an instrument, live in a certain area, have a massive sound system, own a yacht, or learn how to spell “yacht”. These things are cool for you…but for others they could share something else in common: a lot of these things make noise!

He started off as a straight line, then became quite uncertain of himself! Poor lad!


Recently i was sitting at my laptop enjoying my new adventure of having internet in my room. Being able to check out various sites, work on my blogs, keep my updates up-to-date, amongst other semi-serious endeavours. A chat I’d been semi-paying attention to suddenly turned serious. A friend of mine had gone through some relationship trouble, and it finally hit a climax with the inevitable “break up”. The guy was destroyed! Kept talking about all the things she said, and how he felt so useless. He was totally in love with her, and believed it was all his fault. Then he said, “Maybe I’m not worth it.”

This statement shook me, because it was clear the lady was clueless about what she had (immaturity I guess), but more so I also realised that in light of our Dream and Destiny, there’s a lot of things that we are worth, and to believe otherwise has the impact of blinding us to the precious lessons and opportunities that lie before us, and those to come (LONG sentence!). (more…)

Recently I decided I was going to try my hand at poetry. I’m sure some of you have seen my first attempt: ME. The poem itself was a way of breaking out of the fears we’ve had and the possibilities that await us, if we just allow ourselves to BE. However, this is not an article about my poems. This is really about the act of ‘discovering yourself’. (more…)

Popular Train of Thought

It is interesting to note what people would define ‘life’ as. We even have phrases like “Life happens”, “That’s life”, or the popular “Lessons of life”. It seems that most times, life is what happens around us, or what happens to us. Events take place and are placed in the category of ‘life’; parents treat us a certain way, and that’s ‘life’; the place we grew up in is a segment of ‘life’.

Often I wonder when and why we determined that ‘life’ was everything that happened outside of us. I don’t dispute that our experiences are ingrained within our minds and for the most part motivate our actions. However it just seems a little off that we define this thing called ‘life’ through things that may influence us, but are not us. Think of it this way: a man named Fred has a car accident, a terrible one. He develops a fear of driving because he might be in another accident, so he decides to take public transport and taxis. When people asked him why he doesn’t drive anymore, he says “Because I of the accident, I didn’t want that possibility again. It’s safer this way.” (This is actually a true story for a few people I know)
Something clearly happened to him, that happens a lot around us, and from that event, he chose a way of living that he believed was a good enough response.

Now, every time you ask Fred, you’ll hear about the accident, and how terrible it was. Most times you ask people how they ended up in the place they are in, they’ll tell you about what happened to them growing up, or with a friend, you’ll hear about their “accidents”. The events have shaped their lives, and indeed this is true for many of us. However, I’m of the mind that life is not what happens around us or to us… Life IS US!!!

Life is what takes place within  you as you face what happens to you. Life is the decision you make when you hear a certain phrase, or go through a traumatic period. Life is you saying “I will never…” or “I will always…”! Life is your heart’s response to the environment around you. The feelings you have, the thoughts, the inner scripts that play in your mind when you go about your day, these form life. The events are just influencers of life, they are not the entirety of life.

When life becomes about the events, you’ll notice that you take less responsibility for your response.  If you asked Fred why he never drove himself, he’d tell you about the accident, and elaborate on how bad it was…but you’d never hear him talk about the Fear he had and that he couldn’t deal with it. The accident was an influencer, but Fear was his response, and the decision to take public transport was based on the Fear, not the accident. I hope you see what I’m saying. Life is the internal activity that responds to external elements.

Now, if these external elements are just influencers, then they can also damage us. I’ve read many times how the body has this natural ability to heal itself; that it basically does almost all the work of restoring itself after injury. 
When you break a bone and put on a cast, the  cast just keeps the bones in place so that the  body can do what it’s supposed to do. Some medications do the same, by promoting the body’s natural reflex to a disease or instability. I bring this up, because I wonder: if the body can heal itself (albeit sometimes with help), then can the human heart/mind do the same thing? Stuff is happening to us all the time, and some of it brings us to the conclusion that something’s terribly wrong with life, and therefore ourselves.

If our bodies come hard-wired with this ability to restore themselves, do our minds come with it too? If someone has been dealt a bad hand in the way they grew up, what ‘cast’ can we put on their mind that would promote brokenness to be mended, the positive overcoming the negative?

Unfortunately, because of background, or negative influence, we develop scripts that can destroy our lives, and dictate every single decision we make. No longer is it just the external influences, our very own subconscious becomes an enemy, poisoning every experience with that negative script! Leading to a decision that just takes us deeper into pain, breaking us even more.

But what if there were words we could speak over ourselves, exercises we could do to train our minds/hearts to overcome these events, and still make a decision for the good of our lives (and even those around us when we have families). What if Life could heal itself? It’s all over nature, with trees overcoming harsh weather or surviving fires, plants naturally taking in negative carbon dioxide and filling the air with positive oxygen for more life to grow. It’s already happening all around us!

Successful minds, have this knack for beating the equations of brokenness. Some of them coming from destructive backgrounds, and yet achieving so much in their lives that many would look up to. They have a way of seeing the possibilities, more than their past. They can still create dreams when they should be having nightmares! What would it take for you to adopt that kind of thought pattern?

I’ve understood that some people are more aware  of their possibilities than others. Some people, just don’t know they can live better, believe more of themselves, or achieve greatness in any way. The external elements never provided them with those possibilities. Yet, one trick was to find those possibilities in any way shape or form, even if it didn’t come from their own experiences, then learning to believe that those possibilities could be their own. Never an easy task, but it’s just one way.

Can your Heart heal itself?

Can your Heart heal itself?

I’m not going to say I know all the answers, but I’m definitely looking for them. Life is what’s within us. If our bodies, which house this life, can heal themselves, then I truly believe there is a way for Life to heal itself within us as well. Any broken bones need a cast, or else there’s a risk that they set badly. I know another kind of ‘set’, and that is the mind-set! How do we promote its proper setting in the case of brokenness? I’m sure I’ve covered some ideas in this blog before, and I’m positive there are many more ‘heals’ for us to experience within us.

It’s a high-speed chase, to be Hot on the ‘Heals’ of Life! It requires a great ability to be self-aware. Knowing your emotions, and being aware of the decisions you make in a situation, the feelings that go with these processes, and understanding when you’re dealing with either a bad experience, or even worse, a badly set mind!

The journey is immense and requires massive accountability to self, and those we love…but it’s a journey worth taking.

The Maze of life is full of dead-ends. Some stay there and become what the environment dictates, but some choose to turn around and seek a new path and determine life for themselves. To be a success you’ll have to take responsibility for your actions, but when Life is defined by what happens around you, it’s harder to take that responsibility and own the life you live.
However, when Life is what is inside you, your essence, your being…then making great choices – and even dealing with poor ones – becomes something within your grasp!

Live the life you chose, not the one that your past had planned for you!

And even if something has gone wrong, Life has some healing mechanisms in place, but you have to apply the right ‘cast’ for them to work in your favour. Maybe the ‘cast’ could be positive affirmation, the memory of a success you achieved, a picture you’ve kept, or even the words of someone who believed in you. Whatever it is, it will help you ‘heal’.

Are you hot on the ‘heals’ of Life?


Fear has a crippling effect on any individual. It can silence you immediately, and even permanently. On top of that, it has this strange ability to morph your entire reality into some hellish existence! I’m telling you, if Fear was an ‘X-men’ character, it would be the one that made you say “they have cool powers, but THAT guy freaks me out completely!” (actually I think there is a character named ‘Fear’ in the X-men! Glad its just a comic.) It can consume you so much that what you see is not what actually is. That’s a scary thought! For a bunch of people – maybe even you – the lives they’re experiencing are the product of their own fears!

The problem is that Fear is a great distractor! It’s the equivalent of that really hot looking guy/girl you see at the mall, who gets you dreaming of all the ‘possibilities’, then you realise you’ve wasted your time and missed about 100 more possible possibilities! How does Fear achieve this? It plays out all these scenarios of failure, falling, rejection, destruction or even death! Even though the last two are pretty similar, Fear makes them look different! You start defining in your imagination, just how bad it could get if you don’t pass, or say the right thing, or wear the right clothes, or make the right decision… You’re filled with all these ‘possibilities’, but none of them have any bearing on your life  right now. Fear blinds you to the biggest possibility you have in front of you: SUCCESS!

This is where Dreaming comes into play, as it also brings with it, ‘possibilities’. But these are of a different kind. Dreams paint the sort of pictures that fly in the face of failure, laughing out loudly (loling) as it fades into the horizon of reality. When I speak of Dreams, I speak of those desires in your heart that just excite you. That’s one of the cool things about them, they excite us, because they involve only us! You see, Fear brings in all these agents and ingredients that are all beyond your control (eg a person who doesn’t like you, or the environment you’re in), but a Dream, is ALL YOU! You being a success, you making the right decisions, you achieving your goals…everything in a Dream is determined by, and revolves around… you guessed it: YOU!

You make your success… You make the right choices… You unlock the potential within… You find the strength to make things happen! With a Dream, it’s all on you! Sure, there are relationships that help along the way, but only if you are in the right state of awareness. There will definitely be situations you have no control over that will affect you, but you have to make the right decisions about how you move forward. When you have a Dream, not even the hardships of life can excuse you! As bad as they can be, they only leave behind memories, not disasters!

Dreaming is quite daring, because life has so many loopholes to get through, unexpected turns, and even people who don’t like you. It’s daring because the world offers ample examples of people who want, but don’t get, those who desire, but don’t achieve. However, with all these facts, where would we be without Dreams? It was someone’s Dream to go to the moon. I mean, who dreamed up skinny jeans anyways? Everything we touch and use is someone’s Dream come true.

And there is the place many people fail to arrive: a Dream come true.

You have a responsibility to your Dream. Like a good parent, you need to nurture your Dream, allow it to grow. You even have to change things about yourself to accommodate this Dream. That isn’t easy, but it is necessary. Fear works against these processes of bringing a Dream to life, because if it’s a distractor, then it’s also a delayer. Sounds a lot like ‘Delilah’, you know…the chick from the Bible, who cut Samson’s hair, making him lose all his strength?? THAT Delilah! Watch out for that chick, cos she’s HOT! Fear will sap you of your energy, putting all your creative juices into failures and not successes. Your Dream requires focus, priority, forward thinking and flexibility. You’ll need to be in it for the long haul my friend. As you do what is necessary, your Dream rewards you, opening up doors, birthing relationships, and teaching you lessons. You mature as you grow in your Dream.

Mature Dreamers. Those are the ones whose Dreams come true! They may experience Fear, but don’t allow it to delay or distract them.

Those who fear, don’t dare!

I dare you!


So let’s deal with trust, because its pivotal to your life actually. I’ve heard that “trust is earned”, you must “work to be trusted”. These phrases  are interesting for one reason: They put the entire responsibility of building trust on one person, the other guy! Where are YOU in all this talk of trust? Aren’t you the one who does the trusting? Yes of course the other person plays a part in completing the equation, but it starts with you, and the resultant answer to that equation is in you! So, I propose a new statement for this thing we call trust.

Trust is an opportunity you give to another person. It’s the empowering of an individual to take part in your life.

It’s not something that starts outside of you, people are different in different in different situations. So you must provide the situation! You must be the one to let them enter that space in your life. Often when we give access to people without realising it, that’s when we’re hurt the most. With this method though, you are fully aware of what’s happening, it’s taken place with your conscious consent. You’re refusing to be stuck alone in the dark, and not waiting for a stranger, or some anomalous relationship that pops out of nowhere with a big bang, sweeping your heart up in rapturous emotions only to be let down gently….no….thrown down hard! Your heart is YOUR responsibility! Nobody else’s. Should someone be doing anything there, it should be because YOU wanted them there, not because they ‘worked’ their way in. You let them in THEN they work!

Revolutionary right? Well here’s the next part I’m going to throw at you.

You are the ONLY way someone will learn how to be trusted by you, so you must teach a person how to be trusted by you.

This is the same in any kind of relationship. It’s to your advantage that this person(s) learns what standards you accept. You must be have a PhD in your own heart! Many people fail at friendships or relationships, not because they were misunderstood, but because they were terrible at communicating themselves. It’s easy to blame the next person, but the next person is sometimes following the script you feed them! Hard truths, but you need to know this, or else you will be ALONE FOREVER! You might be surrounded by people, you may even get married, but you’ll always know there’s a part of you that’s unknown by the rest of the world (because you never showed them…but you’ll never admit that. It’s all their fault…right?).

Therefore, ‘alone’ is a mental state more than a physical one. That’s why you can still feel isolated in a crowd. It’s that blindness to the rest of the world, the dead end right in front of you, and all around you, the failure to see any correlation between your current surroundings (physically and emotionally), and your desired path/destination.

As you grant a friend or loved one that opportunity, understand there’s room for mistakes. I doubt you’ve ever treated anyone perfectly. What should liberate you is this: you are there to help them help you!

Your fear of being hurt, or led astray, is somewhat realistic, because all of that is possible… But think of this: how much better are your chances if the person helping you had expert knowledge of the way your heart works and what it needs to move forward? You are that expert. Teach them!

You will invariably come to dark places in your life, but it could be an opportunity for you to realise that you don’t have to be alone for long. The darkness can be navigated – with help!

No dead end is permanent. Unless you allow it to be. Someone’s willing to catch you when you’re falling. If you’re fortunate, there’ll be many to make sure you don’t hit rock bottom.

Become an expert on YOU, and you will be able to train up your help, for those times you can’t help yourself.

Remember “stuck in the mud”? You have to help your friends get to you. They want you free so that the game can continue. If you stay stuck, your friends and family also lose! Whatever led you to the dark corners, may have been hard, or even absolutely destructive, but your life is still here on this Earth, you deserve to move on, not by virtue of morality or feeling, but by virtue of being ALIVE!


Future Factors

Posted: February 24, 2011 in Deeper Things
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You probably think about the future a lot. Anybody would. It’s the picture you’re looking forward to, and the hope you put your desire and faith into. Without a future, the relevance of today becomes so minimal, that it wouldn’t matter what you did, felt, thought, or said. Your future needs today, and today needs your future. Both are necessary to ensure progression in your life.

Some would argue it doesn’t matter what happens today, the future is ‘set’, you can’t change it, you have no power over it.  That’s one way to look at it. It’s an unfortunate way to look at it. Well, at least that’s MY point of view. To have no part in the creation of the future, renders all you do today completely void. I know it to be true that there’s no greater influence on your tomorrow than you. This is why I say:

The story of tomorrow is just the dried canvas of what you painted today.

Action determines the outcome. The statement above is just an illustration of this. What you paint now, will eventually dry, and become a defined entity that will be seen by all, good or bad. As the artist, you must have the vision! Yes, there are surprises, exceptions to the rule…but it’s important you go through life knowing that you can and are already paving the way to your future.

Are there other factors? Is it you alone that decides where you end up? Of course not! I recently read a book called “Outliers” by Malcolm Gladwell. He argued (quite convincingly) that there are stories behind the stories of success, that revolve around the environment, the history, even the year – and in some cases the month – of birth, as influences on a person’s success. It details how being intelligent is not all there is, that events surrounding your current era can help or even direct where you go, that awareness of your surroundings can sometimes play a much bigger role than what you actually do!

Some of my acquaintances (God bless them) felt the book was quite problematic, in that it seemed to be “telling me that I can’t be a success unless these things happen to me”. I could see their point. All the talk of dates and influences and social structures would definitely leave you feeling like “that will never happen to me”. It’s the same with some successful people we know (you know, the one you’re secretly jealous of! Come on don’t lie to us!!), we look at them and think, “Man if only that happened to me… That door would never open for me… Why isn’t it me up there?”

But something hit me. Apart from starting a sentences with the word “but”, there’s a MASSIVE problem in the way we think when it comes to a fruitful life. We look at the successful and how their lives are going. I don’t know many people who are aware of their OWN lives! You see, it is true that the factors surrounding your life are many, but they are also UNIQUE TO YOU!! What am I saying? It’s easy to look at the story of Bill Gates, and recognise the elements of his life that cannot be duplicated, then come to the conclusion that you can never be the “next Bill Gates” (which is true). Very easy. However, do you realise that there are things happening within and around you that cannot be duplicated by anyone else? Your very own life is full of events that cannot be imitated. People you’ve met, experiences you’ve had, the decisions you’ve made… All of them adding up to the path you’re taking right now! Think about it.

I started asking, whats unique about my life? What are the elements within and around me that set me apart? I call these elements the future factors, because they may not seem to add up now, or make sense yet, but they are absolutely vital to your future and how it turns out. Just like the statement earlier statement, “.The story of tomorrow is just the dried canvas of what you painted today”, this next statement is also true:

The atmosphere determines the way in which your paint will dry.

If you put a painting in the sunlight just after you’re finished, the drying process goes smoothly. If you put it in the rain, well it will take a little longer, you might need to do a few touch-ups, and maybe there’s a chance of the paint running and blurring your borders a little bit. Right? OF COURSE NOT! In the rain, your painting is ruined!! There is no repairing it, only picking up a new canvas and starting again! All the ‘atmospheric influences’ you experience today, in conjunction with your decisions, choice of responses and attitudes…all of these mould into one massive work of art called your future!

What kind of atmosphere do you live in? Is it helping your paint dry, or is it ruining your work, your dreams? You can’t decide the weather unfortunately, all you can decide is how you position yourself. Some people get rained on, but find cover quickly. Others get rained on, and surrender to the elements, saying to themselves “Oh well, I’ll dry up eventually.” That’s true, but your painting is ruined! There are those who stay in the sun long enough to dry, and move on. Others stay in the sun too long, till the paint starts to crack. The effects may be minimal at first glance, but cracks always grow, they evolve into chips of paint falling off, and there’s no remedy for that.

Your future is waiting for you to make the right choices, and where choice is superseded, the right responses. Your current life has had many events that are unique to you. Your story of success will one day be told, and those factors will be spoken of as your advantage: the time in which you were born, the people you’ve met, the determination you had, the events around you, the social structures… etc. They are all adding up to your story, as they have for all before and after you.

Let your future play out the way you desire it. The path may not be so clear, the events leading up to it may be painful sometimes, but one thing is certain: it’s up to you!

The picture above, is a painting done on the actual ruins of a building. It’s not a ruined painting. This is someone who saw destruction, but made art out of it! Not everyone gets the perfect canvas to paint on. But we all share one thing, one choice: to paint or not to paint!

I hope you can appreciate your own future factors a little bit more, because they belong only to you!


what's insideIt has eluded me how life can be so full of mysteries and yet so full of discoveries everyday. You would think there was less and less to discover, but it seems we are still uncovering hints and signs of yet deeper understandings we can achieve. Does it ever end? I wonder about that. Will time allow it to end? I mean, will we see the ‘end of the world’ before or after the ‘end of discovery’?

I guess that’s one of those things we can think about, but the answer would be pointless on this side of eternity (yes, I believe in eternity). All we can do is live the life we have before us, and allow answers to come, to be sought after, to be stumbled upon, to be tried, or to be ignored. So many choices await us, with so many possibilities. The first choice is to actually engage your life will your eyes BOTH open! Everything you need is either inside you, or around you, but it takes something special to find most of what you’re looking for in your life. Let life be one full of discovery.

Apart from being the name of a channel I enjoy, the word ‘discovery’ in the sphere of law, is defined as the “compulsory disclosure of facts or documents”. That fascinates my mind to no end, because it gives me the expectation that life will ‘disclose’ all the necessary and desired opportunities I seek! And yet, we miss so much of it! The mind plays tricks on us, the heart betrays us, fear hinders us, and the opinions and mindsets of others often limit us. Our past, including upbringing and experiences, can dictate the lens through which we see life so easily. It gives us ‘blind spots’ that we have to learn to overcome or face dissatisfaction at many levels.

You should ask yourself “if all things are available, or apparent at the big-picture level, why then are they still secrets hidden from me?”

Well, part of the answer is good news: because the secrets of life – of your dreams, your hopes, all those things – were all meant to be discovered! This is a truth I believe in. Nothing is so far out of your reach that you will never know it or never see it. (Un)fortunately for most of us, it’s the other part of the answer that is also true: almost all your answers need YOU to actually go out and discover them yourself! That relationship won’t pop out of nowhere (unless it’s via a ‘singles’ website), the money won’t fall from the sky (unless a plane full of money that has no reason being in the air or even full of money, spontaneously explodes somewhere above you, and the money is organised in bound amounts so that its heavy enough to beat the wind that would otherwise blow the money everywhere). No, not even the hidden truths of what your situation really means are so obvious, but they’re there. Same with the relationship, it won’t just happen, but its possible. The money, isn’t readily available, but can be made. You see, all is apparent, but still hidden!

Over The Maze will bring some things to light that may otherwise have been concealed. Truth in this day is relative on many levels, though I do believe some things are quite static regardless of your feelings or emotions towards them. Gravity is something you can’t beat if you jump off a building and change your mind mid-trip. You WILL hit the ground. There are choices you can make, that will lead you down a particular path, with a particular destination. Once you are on that road, you can’t decide the destination, it was already decided the day that road was made. No matter how you feel about it, or what you think should be right, once you punch in my address into your GPS, it can only lead to MY ADDRESS… Not the Queen, not the U.S. president, not Burger King… Not even your mother! Only my house will be found at my address.

So think about what you’ve chosen to do, or the people you live life with. Maybe even the systems you find yourself in, like family or work. The nation you live in and its prevailing mindsets. Regardless of the climate, the truth is there for you to discover.

The reason I chose a treasure chest to typify what I’m trying to articulate, is because its right in front of you, but its contents are a mystery until you decide to open it.

Let the journey of discovery commence, and let’s demand that life discloses all documents and facts!