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#435491 - 05/22/13 05:22 PM For a moment - I saw
Magellan Offline

Registered: 12/31/10
Posts: 1388
Loc: California
For a moment, I saw what recovery looked like. I've had a few of these moments before, but after forgetting them, I have accepted these moments of insight will pass.

I'm writing this one out to share here before I forget it again.

That my happiness will never come from falling in love.

That my happiness will not come from having a circle of friends.

That my happiness will not come from having a family.

My happiness will come from my defining myself against all the odds of being a reluctant loner.

My happiness will come from my dismissing everything that society taught me who I was supposed to be, and what things I am supposed to value.

My happiness will come from pursuing my passion and expressing what is in my heart, then offering that to share with the world.

My happiness will not come from anywhere in the universe than from my heart.

I know I'll forget this, so I wrote it out and shared it with you.
It's a heroes journey, and you are the hero.

Loving Kindness Meditation will dramatically improve your spirits; give it a try for just 3 days:

#435495 - 05/22/13 05:50 PM Re: For a moment - I saw [Re: Magellan]
dark empathy Offline

Registered: 11/26/07
Posts: 1892
Loc: durham, north england
Wow Magellan, congrats on this realization, indeed when i myself forget these wisdoms I'll come back and read this topic since you've put my own position so well.

#435496 - 05/22/13 06:03 PM Re: For a moment - I saw [Re: Magellan]
newground Offline
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Registered: 10/11/11
Posts: 741
Loc: michigan
great job putting it out there man! it is the truth you are a great man just because you are. nothing can change that. keep it up man
Towards thee I roll, thou all-destroying but unconquering whale; to the last I grapple with thee; from hell's heart I stab at thee; for hate's sake I spit my last breath at thee. let me then tow to pieces, while still chasing thee, thou damned whale! Thus, I give up the spear!"
Herman Melville

#435505 - 05/22/13 06:38 PM Re: For a moment - I saw [Re: Magellan]
cant_remember Offline

Registered: 02/26/05
Posts: 1038

When you take this realization into your dream state, you will find your team rallying around your coach.

Recovery is possible. Hang in there, brothers.

#435547 - 05/22/13 11:53 PM Re: For a moment - I saw [Re: Magellan]
Jude Offline

Registered: 08/09/12
Posts: 1466
Loc: New England
Great insight Magellan. I agree that the answer to our needs is often right inside ourselves. May you find the happiness within AND without.

"But now old friends are acting strange,
they shake their heads, they say I've changed.
Something's lost but something's gained in living every day's life's illusions I recall, I really don't know life at all. "
Joni Mitchell

#435552 - 05/23/13 12:56 AM Re: For a moment - I saw [Re: Magellan]
victor-victim Offline

Registered: 09/27/03
Posts: 3007
Loc: O Kanada
good thing you wrote it down here, in case you forget it in the future smile


#435580 - 05/23/13 04:44 PM Re: For a moment - I saw [Re: Magellan]
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Registered: 05/16/12
Posts: 1159
Loc: ""

Edited by bodyguard8367 (02/27/14 03:37 PM)

#435840 - 05/26/13 04:48 AM Re: For a moment - I saw [Re: Magellan]
GT13568 Offline

Registered: 09/02/11
Posts: 123
Loc: California
Yay. This is beautiful.

Thanks, Magellan, for lifting me.



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