This thing called life

Life as we know it is a ball of hormones, influenced and controlled by media influence. This is a very sad and droll look at human existence, to think we are on some sort of plateau when in reality we are holding ourselves back with small mindedness and political absurdities.  

Life is a truly beautiful thing in and of itself. Look past your own sufferings and selfish trivialities and look at the amazing character of life. That is where we get stuck, it is understandable that the survival instinct be a dominant trait but the modern human mindset is conditioned to think it needs much more than necessary for survival. 

My own experience with the shades of life has opened my eyes. Anything I put my mind to I excelled at. I was a child prodigy. I was a star athlete for my high school, I was a stellar scholar: scoring a 29 on the ACT at 15, started college at 16, et cetera et cetera, I was a phenomenal musician and self taught guitar player, a singer/songwriter… the world was my oyster.

My life was forever changed by the thirstiness of a redneck. After having just turned seventeen a month prior, I was involved in a severe car accident. I suffered a TBI, three month coma, contused spinal column, shattered left hip, shattered left elbow, broken Femur; ulna; radial bones, lacerated liver, ruptured spleen and dysphonia… needless to say, the prognosis was not good.

People ask me all the time how I overcame such strong odds. I fully realize now, though I wasn’t aware of it, that I am the one to shape my universe. I had stuff to do, life to live! Never, never, never give up. That was my motto through the months and years of physical trauma and rehabilitation.  

Sure, it may sound like some feel good seminar bull crap “think happy thoughts”. But the truth of the matter is, it seriously works. If you want to be happy, change your view. I have said this for years but didn’t fully realize what I was saying. If you’re going through life worried about this and that, your thoughts project such manifestations into being.  

I am often complimented on how happy I am and what a joy I am to see. Why? Through my experience of having lost much and yet excelled to the point I have, through it all, I have learned one chief lesson. Life is too short to be anything but happy and happiness is a choice. It is that simple. I overcame such odds because I saw where wanted to be and my thoughts, energizing the space around me, caused it to happen.

Call me crazy, call me what you will. I don’t live my life complaining about this and that, if something is wrong and you can change it, do. If it is something out of your control, don’t fret about it.

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