As I’ve stated before, I’ve been given a gift.
To see anything about being paralyzed as a gift runs counter to the way we’ve been conditioned to think (and feel). In fact, I used to think it was a punishment.
So too does my gift — a new perspective on life — run counter to the way we’ve been conditioned to think and feel.
It took me a long time to “get it” because it’s hard to break through our carefully crafted worldviews and our accompanying narratives.
I know it will take a lot to overcome the conditioning for others too. But I’m up to it.
People will undoubtedly think I’m a charlatan or believe that I’ve got “blinders” on. But I’ll keep trying to share the gift I’ve been given because it makes such an enormous difference in finding happiness and fulfillment.
That doesn’t mean I know yet everything that it will take to help others find the happiness and inner peace I’ve found, but I’ll keep trying.
I know there are many scapegoat obstacles erected by politicians, advertisers, special-interest advocates, and others who are selling their ability to rescue us from the circumstances and people they point to and blame as “oppressing,” “marginalizing,” and “excluding” us. Those obstacles are firmly entrenched because the blame provides us with great excuses for why we’re not where we want to be. And it makes us feel good about ourselves to be compassionate or even active in denouncing those scapegoats. But I’m hoping to make progress, little by little. The goal is to start a movement by providing hope.
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