This is my last one one before Christmas, and I thought I would go to something different other than myself. I found this item many years ago and when I came across it the other day, I seemed the right for me to plant it coming up to Christmas. And the why and wherefore’s will be up to you to decide. And all I can tell you about it that it was written by a guy called Zinker.
If a man in the street were to pursue his self, what kind of guiding thoughts would he come up with about changing his existence. He would perhaps discover that his brain is not yet dead, that his body is not dried up, and that no matter where he is right now, he is still the creator of his own destiny.
He can change this destiny by taking his one decision to change seriously by fighting his petty resistance against change and fear, by learning more about his mind, by trying out behavior which fills his real need, by carrying out concrete acts rather than conceptualizing about them, by practicing to see and hear and touch and feel as he has never before used these senses, by creating something with his own hands without demanding perfection, by thinking out ways in which he behaves in a self-defeating manner by listening to the words that he utters to his wife, his kids, and his friends.
We must remind ourselves, however, that no change takes place without working hard and without getting your hands dirty. There are no formulae and no books to memorize on becoming. No one can suffer my non-being as I do, but tomorrow is another day, and I must decide to leave my bed and live again. And if I fail, I don’t have the comfort of blaming you or life or God.
I would like to wish you all a very happy Christmas, and a happy New Year. And may life bring to you through your efforts the things you need most to allow you to create something of value to both yourself and others.