I believe it is a grave miscalculation to look for hope outside of yourself. To reach the point of death and missed being involved in doing and seeing what life has to offer you, and you it. What are you waiting for was the question that hit me right between the eyes when I found myself dangling in that valley of little hope nearly twenty five years ago. Now, whether I grabbed it, or it grabbed me is a very open question, but it saved me from a fate worse than living in the hell I was living in, if you can call it living.
You see we tend to consider ourselves as something people have told us we should be starting with our parents, teachers, psychiatrists and so on. So we become lost and very vulnerable. then to add to this dilemma we become caged, and construct enormous walls around our way of seeing and thinking and being. No wonder we build all sorts of crazy defense mechanisms to protect ourselves. Because were so anxious about one thing or another, thats what we do. God forbid you do this or say that, or help someone that does not look good in the eyes of others. Think about that for a while and tell me I’m wrong. Mind you I don’t mind if you do,at the very least you have made contact with me, and who knows where that could lead us. And the real reason behind what I do is to invite you into what I call the real world. The world of music,laughter, challenge and all the essential and beautiful things of life that can be yours as long as you are willing to be involved.
So if you are in that place of darkness there is a way out, I know, I’ve been there. My book A Walk With An Irish Man talks about it. The everyday life I lead projects it. And its not an ego trip on my part, but a deep sense of willingness to share myself with those who want to fill a better need in their lives.
I will finish with a poem for this week, and next week I have a little something to share with you that sparked off another ray of wonder in my walk through life.
A Man Is.
A man is always chasing something.
Maybe its his tail, a woman, a job
or whatever takes his fancy. Its a game
of life that leads him to wherever he
wants to go, or may not want to go.
The great mystery of humannature that is forever.