Go Ahead & Call Me Crazy

Please call me crazy…
…(because normal is what we make it!)

A man on a mountain staring at the sunrise.

Call me crazy but I feel this is the truth.

     One thing I have learned from my clients is that, we all have a darkness inside of us waiting to be set free. It means fighting for what you believe in, and for what and no matter how many times you personally screw up, and no matter how many people you hurt, you have to redeem, and you have to fight with every inch of your being, And if you stop fighting, you may as well consider yourself dead, for the fight is what keep us all alive.

     The human mind and body is conditioned to believe that it only has one chance at this life, but you are wrong, my friends. The amygdala is a part of the brain that dates back as far as our most primitive ancestors. Dopamine is a neurotransmitter that legates within the deepest, darkest parts of our brains. The two combine to form a subconscious amalgamate that powers over us, watching from the skies above.

     And you can learn to use this if you truly believe in it.

Call Me Crazy…

     Call me crazy, but I believe we are all destined for greatness – each and every one of us. Our purpose on this earth is not financial gain, power, or any variation of the sort. It is simply to honor those who we have lost, and to cherish those who still exist. Rather, those who still walk among us are to be cherished in the same manner, despite who they are.

     I believe we also have a duty to protect those we love, to cherish those we care about. I have come to the crossroads in my life, and I have realized that I have not taken it because of one factor, and one factor only (and to quote “Scent Of A Woman”): “it was too…damned…hard.”

     But I learned something about that crossroad: either path you go can lead you to success, or utter annihilation. It is a matter of how you see things. If you look at it as, that particular junction is about choice and risk, you are destined to fail either pathway you go. If you look at it as, the junction is just that: a junction, you will begin to see that the crossroads in our lives are nothing but choices we make while walking it.

So What Do You Choose?

     You can cower in the face of the junction, or you can stand up, be strong, and motivate those around you to be equally strong, equally adamant about this thing we cherish – “life,” and you can wonder all you f’ing want but in the end, you have to take a chance at what you want, and NOT what you believe in. Beliefs are cowardice, but wants are what the human mind will always lurk towards. That is just how our brains are hardwired.

And it’s a good thing.

     I had a man once tell me that he found his son playing with a cockroach once. He was a Psychiatrist trained in dealing with children, and he knew that if he chose to freak out in this moment, his son would fear cockroaches and all bugs for the rest of his life. But instead, he chose the right path, and he said: “Hey buddy, why don’t we take that cockroach outside and let him play with his friends?” The kid was therefore never conditioned to fear bugs, and will pass that trait onto his children, and their children, TOO.

     Fear is hardwired. We are programmable creatures, and if we choose to let life take us by the horns, we are submitting to beliefs, and avoiding our wants. What do you want out of life? And I do not speak of money, or power, or security. You have to understand something about the human mind: it is built on a foundation of fear, and conditioned to believe only what we WANT it to believe. If you believe in fear, then it will surely find you.

In The End

     In the end, it all comes down to one thing, and one thing only: do not dwell in fear, and do not find yourself wrought with guilt when you screw up. Instead, redeem yourself, apologize, and travel as far as you possibly have to in order to do so. That is the human condition.

     We are strong, free from tyranny, as long as each one of us remembers his or her duty as a human being. It is a simple answer after all: value yourself, value those you love, and take pride in who you areNow, you may ask at some point: “What if I have nothing to value?” At this moment, you are submitting to guilt, which is what leads us to failure. It is your choice:

     Would you rather cry in cowardice, or scream in victory?

I asked the first question. It is your job to ask the second one.

Author: Ryan W. McClellan

Entrepreneur, Author & Business Consultant With A Background In Multimedia & Content Development

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