Peace is the result of retraining your mind to process life as it is, rather than as you think it should be.

Peace is the result of retraining your mind to process life as it is, rather than as you think it should be.


Wouldn’t it be so much easier if everything in the world worked exactly as YOU think it should work?

I know! Right?

Sadly… never gonna happen. Not in your lifetime, nor in anyone’s.

And the sooner we absorb and embrace that reality, the sooner we are likely to find our way into a deeper and considerably more fulfilling life.

Regardless of our frustrations with the circumstances that impede us, exclude us, trample upon us, eventually, through these and other disappointments, we cultivate the best combination of options for our unique set of qualities, circumstances and capabilities. We process the factors that have impeded our progress, and if we are strategic, we make better plans to either overcome the obstacle, or replace the impeded opportunity with one of equal or greater value.

A lot of people bide their time, waiting for the world to change to their demands. And while, at face value this appears futile, in other times it proves to be sound advice. George Bernard Shaw said, “ The reasonable man adapts himself to the world. The unreasonable man expects the world to adapt itself to him. Therefore, all progress depends upon the unreasonable man.”

I believe the line of distinction stems from being complacent or revolutionary. A revolutionary, such as the aforementioned “unreasonable man,” is going to change something significant and expect that the world would and should see it through the same perspective. By definition, that is the revolutionary approach.  Whereas a person who is passive, expecting a different outcome today from that of yesterday, is (in my humble opinion), delusional.

The more I listened to Wayne Dyer, the more I liked him. He was clean on his flaws and issues, but clear on how he discovered a more focused perspective that served him very well going forward in life. I find substantial benefits in listening to a flawed human discuss how and why they have evolved, and what lead them to that catharsis. 

Every last one of us is a flawed human. Probably in far more ways than any one of us might imagine. In our flaws come the opportunities to grow, for as Rumi says, “the wound is where the light gets in.”

Peace is a desirable frame of mind, and more achievable by processing life and seeing it for what it is, so that you can accept the limitations of the world we live in.

But personally… I will always be the Unreasonable Man. I will spend every last day on Earth working to make things the way I think they should be. I may never find the ubiquitous peace that Dr. Dyer speaks of… but I do understand and appreciate it.

Happy Wednesday!

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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!