Dealing with Stigmas of Life
For most of my adolescence and adulthood, my life has been governed strictly by feelings and emotions. I justified this pattern using the excuse that I am a descendant of “Latin Ethnicity”, and thus those characteristics were expected and passed down by my Italian ancestors.
Thus explanations and excuses were always used to justify any adverse situation. Most of my family reacted in like manner so that was always considered normal behavior. Even my friends functioned in a similar fashion.
We all believed in God, but it was an acceptance of growing up Roman Catholic that formulated our explanation of the spiritual world and our lack of intuitive thought. We just accepted our teachings as “Gospel” and responded accordingly, at the direction of the priests and Church hierarchy.
We had a lack of understanding of the knowledge of cause and effect’, or the subject of “organic and inorganic”. My only experience with those topics was taking Organic Chemistry in pharmacy school and that was enough to turn me off to those terms. Consequently, no one I have known seemed to be totally satisfied with their respective lives, no matter if their circumstances were good or bad. As the Rolling Stones sang, “I cant get no satisfaction”.
The stigmas in life and broad and deep. I am working with the mayor of my city and the pastors to open a coffee shop for the community that will lead to a 20,000 square foot Social Center for those in Drug Recovery. We hope to fill the one area that is not addressed that leads to those going through programs and relapsing since they have no follow-up and no support. I have seen addicts relapse dozens of times and hear “good people” of our community say things like “let them die next time they are incorrigible”.
Recently, I watched the movie “Cool Running’s”, and watched 4 men who were track stars experienced heartache of failure to qualify for the Olympics. But against all odds they came together and succeeded in a completely different sport against all odds and made a mark in the bobsled world and Winter Olympics.
The lessons they taught us coincide with the realization of how the concepts of mind in both the mental and physical realms, can change their outcomes of happiness and satisfaction with our lives is essential and led to unprecedented success. They overcame tremendous adversity and succeeded in their quest to do something that was unheard of in life.
By observing their success I can harness the hope and a sense of accomplishment to my life. The MKE course is the means to this change of mind and spirit.
I now realize that if I can control my thought and manifest its dynamic energy that I can completely transform my life to the better. But, so far I have learned that nothing can change unless this power is harnessed and guided in the right direction by understanding the Laws of the Mind and concepts we are learning to place this motion in action.
Thought being the connective link between myself and the Universal Mind is exciting, but it is tempered by the realization that I still have a ways to go before I can accomplish my new definite purpose in life.
But once I can thoroughly obtain and truly understand this knowledge of cause and effect’, I will be well on my way to planning my life in a way I never dreamed possible and accomplishing its attainment with courage and lack of fear, free of my old mindset. Joy and happiness!!
I will persist.
I will win.