I’ve learned that it’s taking me a long time to become the person I want to be.

Do we ever actually become the person we want to be? 

Is that a defined space? Or is it a moving target that changes with variables, time and circumstances?

Have you ever reflected how certain things in your life used to bring you tremendous joy and yet it has been years, if not decades, since you have done them?

When was the last time you sat down on a swing at a large swingset and enjoyed that for 10 or 15 minutes? Were you tempted to leap off the swing at the apex and see how far you could jump?

Life is full of distraction and in the course of our navigating our way through the distracting variables, we find new stimuli that takes us on our path to new territory with new rewards and new lessons with new growth.

I think if you are always growing, there is a part of you that stays vibrant and excited by things, but as soon as we are complacent in our attempts to grow, it works in reverse.

The most vibrant senior citizens with whom I have become friends, are always the ones who have spent life in a continuous pursuit of knowledge, artistry and giving back to others.

We may never become whom we wish to be, but staying on the journey and continuing to evaluate the priorities that are in the forefront of our desires, elevates us on a continuous basis and somehow that helps us transform into whom we wish to be. 

Hope you have a wonderful Saturday✨🥂✨

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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!