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#435491 - 05/22/13 05:22 PM For a moment - I saw
Magellan Offline
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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.
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It's a heroes journey, and you are the hero.

-- I must remind myself that sugar is my enemy. I can't control my sugar consumption and sugar makes me mentally unstable. I'm reminding myself (because I forgot again).

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

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#435496 - 05/22/13 06:03 PM Re: For a moment - I saw [Re: Magellan]
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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
Jeff
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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

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

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

Cant
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#435547 - 05/22/13 11:53 PM Re: For a moment - I saw [Re: Magellan]
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Registered: 08/09/12
Posts: 1370
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.

Jude
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"When I was a child
I caught a fleeting glimpse
Out of the corner of my eye
I turned to look but it was gone
I cannot put my finger on it now
The child is grown, the dream is gone
And I have become comfortably numb."
Pink Floyd

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#435552 - 05/23/13 12:56 AM Re: For a moment - I saw [Re: Magellan]
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good thing you wrote it down here, in case you forget it in the future smile
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#435580 - 05/23/13 04:44 PM Re: For a moment - I saw [Re: Magellan]
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Edited by bodyguard8367 (02/27/14 03:37 PM)

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#435840 - 05/26/13 04:48 AM Re: For a moment - I saw [Re: Magellan]
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Yay. This is beautiful.

Thanks, Magellan, for lifting me.

Geoff

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