Sometimes I have to let off a little steam after the workweek. Sometimes I have to let off a lot.
So I’m starting a new series on Friday nights. The point is to unearth the weakness that holds us back in life. To get at the heart of our faults. Face them straight on. Stare right into their ugly fucking mugs and say “Hey asshole, I know who you are. And I don’t like the look of you one bit.”
This series is about uncovering Truth.
It’s about the disconnect between who we are vs. who we want to be.
And it’s about pain. Lots of pain.
Because Truth just fucking hurts. That’s why we prefer to blind ourselves to it. Ignore it. We just want to carry on our merry way, pretending that nothing is wrong. Everything is just peachy keen.
But is it?
If you find yourself at the edge of an all too wide chasm, staring across to the life you want to live — far off on the other side — then this series is for you. If all is well in your world, then perhaps it’s just best to skip these posts. They’re meant for those in the midst of personal upheaval. For those starting a new path.
But if you’re willing to accept the ugly truth, the path begins here. With the first step . . .
Acceptance is the hardest part. That’s why we hit it first. It’s the essence of this entire series. It does no good to look at our faults without accepting them for what they are. They define us just as much as our virtues.
For some of us, our faults define us even more.
Well I say enough of that shit. It’s time we get to know the enemy. And our worst enemy is always ourselves.
So if you’re able to face Truth; if you’re willing to look deep inside yourself and examine all those little black knots that bring you down and bring you pain; then you already have a head start on your path to change . . . on your path to healing.
This is not going to be some fun upbeat ass-kissing schmooze-fest. We’re not here to try and feel better about ourselves. We’re not going to just blindly accept ourselves for who we are and pretend to love ourselves all the same.
We want only one thing . . . to be better. Better than we were. Better than we are now. We want to see real fucking change!
Not that pseudo-positive “everything will work itself out” bullshit. We know the world doesn’t work that way. We’re not stupid. Things will only change when we stand the fuck up and change them ourselves. When we change ourselves.
And it starts with acceptance.
So prepare to be hit – and hit hard. Sometimes we need a pat on the back, but lets face it . . . more often than not, what we actually need is a swift kick in the ass.
Update — the following posts are part of this series:
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