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Sunday, April 19, 2009

An Introduction

In the beginning, it is always about control.

The world you were born into was waiting for you. You were indoctrinated by parents with a set of values and beliefs that you accepted as true. You knew no other terms. As you lived your life you added the experiences that shaped you. Some good and some not so good. Your life worked fairly well until one day when it didn't work so well. Confused and bewildered, perhaps searching, you have landed here. Desperately trying to quiet that "white noise" in your head.

In a world of chaos, of death and destruction, of cynicism and harsh judgment, of personal failure and depression, there is hope. We accept life on life's terms. We accept that we can control nothing other than ourselves. Out of that chaos and ruin, where so many despair, we are going to search through the ruins of our smoldering lives and we are going to extract the one thing that matters. The one thing we can control. Ourselves.

Or maybe you just want to improve your attitude and your life. To do this, you must change the way you perceive the world. It is an honest approach and it works. It does require some assembly.

What you are going to find here is a series of essays. The essays are universally applicable to everyone-meaning that they work. Only four things are required of you in order to change your life.

1. A desperation or willingness to accept a new way of viewing the world.

2. A willingness to read and comprehend the essays.

3. Develop a plan within the framework of the essays that works for you.

4. Commit a small part of everyday, just minutes, to regular maintenance of the plan you develop.

You are about to embark on a journey where there are no good days or bad days, just different ones. You are about to embark on a journey wherein you will re-tool and and re-program your life. The results will be noticeable almost immediately. You are going to know a new happiness and a new freedom, a world where unconditional love is not an illusion, a place where you can regain and recapture the beauty and promise of your life. A place where there is no longer any noise.

In the end, it is always about control. We give up control to achieve it. A paradox.

As we compile the essays in a chronological form, I invite discussion and comments. The essays within this blog will be numbered, identified, and easy to comprehend. Flowery speech and intangible concepts will be kept to a minimum or explained. Other comments, posts, and discussions may take place within the blog and are simply used as aides in defining the concepts and the reasoning behind the essays.

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