I turn the world around…

I know it’s been a while since I have posted anything here on the site, but, here I am. Alive and well. Well, as well as I am going to be for the moment. No, things are good (all things considered), but getting reintroduced to my form of civilization has been a little bit of a process. Alot has gone on, and will continue to do so, but, things are looking up.

The old self would have probably exploded, or have just given up by now, but I said old self. Gone are those days. Sure, I’m still working on things, but everyone should strive to be better, EVERYDAY, not just when it’s convenient, or when “things go wrong”. Do I still get stressed? Sure. I won’t lie. But the key is in how you handle the stress and how you look at all things looking for the positives, and for the lesson to be learned by your experiences.

So, mending a broken relationship, dealing with the joblessness and other related issues back here in the good ‘ol US of A, I still believe that in the end, it will all be better than it was before. And that’s what you, and everyone else should feel. Use the events in your life as stepping stones. Experience, learn, grow. What other alternatives are there? Be human. Be well…

“A man does what he must – in spite of personal consequences, in spite of obstacles and dangers and pressures – and that is the basis of all human morality.” – Winston Churchill

Now Playing: “More Human Than Human” by Rob Zombie

Can you see the fabric of our standards wearing thin?

Looking through cynical and negative eyes isn’t a way we should live life. Should we be careful and on guard at times? Sure, I would say so, especially in this day and time, but to revolve your way of thinking to that of someone always on guard just does you a disservice, doesn’t it?

Really all it does is hold you back. Do negative things happen? Yes. Is there people with negativity surrounding them, projecting it towards you? Again, yes. But we have to take it upon ourselves to be the opposite of that. Sure, we can expect to run into “obstacles”, but to let your existence revolve around being cynical and negative, like I stated before, just holds us back.

We should look for the silver lining in everything. Find the silver lining in the black cloud, not focus on the cloud. Most of us tend to do that. Doesn’t make sense when you think about it. Changing yor outlook will help you in the long run.

“If you don’t think every day is a good day, just try missing one.”  – Cavett Robert

Now Playing: “The World Is A Thorn” by Demon Hunter

We can’t let this be our death…

Things happen. Things change. It’s how we deal with certain things that makes us or breaks us. We need to learn how to take the positive things and make them touch other parts in our lives, and take all the negavtive, learn from it, and not let that stop us.

It’s interesting that most of us just tend to play the victim and let the negative things run our lives. If we continue to dwell, and stay in that mindset, our surroundings will just reflect that. Is that what we really want? I don’t.

Take all things positive and use them. Take all negative things and use them. It must be done to our advantage, and for the betterment of ourselves. Brush away what needs to be, and let’s not let it get the best of us.

“Patience and perseverance have a magical effect before which difficulties disappear and obstacles vanish.” – John Quincy Adams

Now Playing: “This Is More” by Stick To Your Guns

You won’t break me, no matter how hard you try…

No matter who you are, there have been times where you felt absolutely defeated. I have. No one is immune to some sort of misfortune or obstacle in life. But we usually let the things get to us, and allow it to do whatever damage it can cause.

We need to keep in mind that we don’t have to take it. Sure, whatever happens happens, but you have the choice to either use it to make you, or let it break you. It can’t stop you from advancing or stopping you from a better life if you let it.

Know that if you are still breathing, you still have it in you to fight. You still have what you need within to become bulletproof in a sense. Let all of the obstacles come. You are better than that. You are stronger than that. Take control. Use your power. Don’t give it away.

“Nobody can make you feel inferior without your consent.” – Eleanor Roosevelt

Now Playing “Bulletproof” by Five Finger Death Punch

Sure, if we change our perspective…

The way we look at things is very important in our existence. If we constantly look at things through negative eyes, everything around us becomes negative. On the contrary, if we look at everything with positive eyes, we see nothing, and create nothing but positive things.

All of us cling to things we shouldn’t. None of us can be any better if we don’t learn how to let go and move on. We can’t take what is out there for us if we refuse to move forward and get to that point. You can’t get to where you are being lead, if you keep your burdens, which weigh you down.

So let’s all continue to be better people. Let’s all continue to look at things in a positive light, even though yes, life will have it’s ups and downs. Rise, hold your head up, and get to where you need, and want to be.

“We imagine that we want to escape our selfish and commonplace existence, but we cling desperately to our chains.” – Anne Sullivan

Now Playing: “Come Clarity” by In Flames

I take this vow, never to be broken…

One thing I found very aggravating at times was the fact that some of my “issues” were self inflicted. I think a lot of us get in our own way at times, and slow ourselves down. Instead of putting aside, or even overcoming our “issues”, we let them affect us negatively.

People would rather have pity for themselves, think they are not good enough, think they deserve the bad things that happen to them, etc. I am guilty of those things, and I am sure a lot of others are as well. We have to promise ourselves that we will NOT let those things hold us down.

We do have power to conquer ourselves. We do have what it takes to get through all of the garbage life throws at us. Most of us don’t realize it, some of us bury it for whatever reason. Stop. Can’t live like that. Why purposely do something that will do you harm, and not allow you to grow?

“It is better to conquer yourself than to win a thousand battles. Then the victory is yours. It cannot be taken from you, not by angels or by demons, heaven or hell.” – Buddha

Now Playing: “Defeatist” by Hatebreed

Why can’t you see you’re in my way?

Sometimes we don’t see the obstacles that are in front of us. For whatever reason, we fail to recognize that sometimes the things that we THINK are fulfilling, or completes us as a person, really are not. Love, stubbornness, pride, those are some of the things that can blind us.

We’re human, we have emotions and feelings. We become attached to certain things and people. But when those things, or people BECOME the obstacle, we look past it. We ignore it. We try to control it, trying to mold it to fit into our life, whether it fits or not.

But, we also can be manipulated, and because of our “temporary blindness”, we don’t see it. We just go along with it. Shame on them, AND shame on us for not catching on. And yes, we can get in our own way as well. But like I said, we’re only human.

So, if things go wrong, fine. We have to accept, learn, and move on. We can’t let the obstacle, whatever, or whoever it may be, stop us from having a fulfilled and awesome life. You worry about you, let the obstacle deal with it’s own ruin.

“Yesterday I dared to struggle. Today I dare to win.” – Bernadette Devlin

Now Playing: “Nothing’s Wrong” by DevilDriver