We have all heard a story of someone that had somekind of a traumatic or a near death experiences that completely changed their attitude and outlook on life. The friend that survived a car accident, overcame depression, survived cancer.
Most of these changes are fuelled by somekind of spiritual awakening. A realisation that chasing material goals only, often leads to an empty, futile and above all unsatisfying existence.
Nearly six years ago I reached an emotional bottom. Not my first, but until today, my last. I was dealing with addictions, depression, insecurities and paronoia, to name a few. Not the best time of my life. But it lead to the best thing that ever happened to me. It handed me a new pair of glasses.
Today I live in the same town, do the same job, but I am learning a peace alien to me. So what changed?
My perception changed. The way I see things, and as a result of that, the way I do things. Before, when I hit a rough patch in life, I tried to make things better for myself. Improve my self. Now most of the misery in the world today is caused by people trying to improve themselves and their world. Think about that for second.
The driving force of my happiness today is the destruction of self. Taking down the ego driven self, one character defect at a time. Dont get me wrong, its a frikkin’ slow process in my case; but its happening.
Next time when you are down. Help someone. Just give, give, give. See what happens.
See with a different pair of glasses 🙂
Have a good 24hours.