Everyone has bad days. Don’t give up. Pause. Rest. Reset. Restart. But, never quit. Always pick yourself up and keep going.

Everyone has bad days. Don’t give up. Pause. Rest. Reset. Restart. But, never quit. Always pick yourself up and keep going.

Just when you thought you had nothing left to give, one good night’s sleep changed everything.

In that quiet slumber of rejuvenation, your inner being connected with the other side and garnered some immutable wisdom. The message was clear and simple.

Don’t give up.

I guarantee you that every last person has been there. It is truly a segment of life that is so unavoidable as to ensure we should all be prepared for that day of overwhelming distress, despair and disappointment.

We hit the wall. We come to the end of the trail. The chapter ends. And we are left holding the bag, wondering how things could have possibly gotten to this point.

In that moment of blackness and sorrow, everyone has their own refuge. Some seek it in their faith, others in their belief systems, others through a collection of aphorisms from all walks of life.

In these repositories of human experience, each seem to deliver a common thought. One of hope. One that promises a brighter tomorrow. One that shows us the way, such that we may once again find our footing and walk to greener pastures.

We all need those reinforcements. Anyone who believes otherwise is most probably not being true to themselves in that assessment. In these selected pearls of wisdom, are the truths of life. Written with eloquence or experience, reflecting or projecting those feelings that others have felt, such that we may find our own new footing in the review of these simple thoughts.

When we hear one, or read one, an internal lamp is kindled within. That first impetus of flame awakens and illuminates that dark place we are inhabiting. It shows us how our potential feelings may shift, if only we are willing to discard the negativity and pessimism that has overwhelmed us like a ten foot breaker on the shoreline.

If we are willing and able to add wind to that internal flame, it will grow from a flicker to a regular source of light, and within a short while, we are already feeling better, more hopeful, more determined than ever to find that next option and seize the day.

Life is short. Every day is precious. If you are smoldering in the murk of your own fear and disappointment, seek out that spark. Read, listen, connect with others. Do whatever it takes to never get lost in the overwhelm of your own despair. You have been given such a gift to travel in this 3 dimensional playground. Squandering that opportunity on fear and self pity is the least valuable option at your disposal. Dig deeper and find the truth.

Happy Sunday!

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Written by Brian Weiner
When I was 5 years old, I discovered that the lemon tree in the backyard + dixie cups + water and sugar and I was in business. I have been hooked on that ever since. In 1979, I borrowed $14,000 to create a brand new product... photographic greeting cards with no text on the inside, called Paradise Photography. That was the start of The Illusion Factory. Since then, The Illusion Factory has been entrusted by all of the major studios and broadcasters with the advertising and marketing of over $7 billion in filmed, live, broadcast, gaming, AR, VR and regulated gaming forms of entertainment, generating more than $100 Billion in revenue and 265 awards for creativity and technology for our clients. When I took a break from film school at UCLA to move to Hawaii, my mother did not lecture me. Instead, she took 150 of her favorite aphorisms and in her beautiful calligraphy, wrote them artistically throughout a blank journal. That is the origin of the Lessons from the Mountain series. Since then, on my journeys to the top of a mountain to watch the sunrise, I have spent countless hours contemplating words of wisdom from the sages of all races, genders and political persuasions, constantly accumulating the thoughts to guide me on my life path. I hope you enjoy my books. Please let me know your thoughts, as I highly value your feedback!