Perhaps it truly takes having to go through something that absolutely destroys you so that you can figure out who you really are.

Perhaps it truly takes having to go through something that absolutely destroys you so that you can figure out who you really are.

What was the single most devastating experience you have ever lived through?

When we are thrown into larger than life circumstances, which go far beyond anything we have ever encountered to date, we find ourselves in uncharted territory, which can inevitably cause us to have the need to draw upon resources that we might not have known we had at our disposal, prior to our finding ourselves in such a circumstance.

The extraordinary requirements for those necessities needed on demand in order to prevail during such an unknown circumstance, cover a broad territory of categories. Regardless of which of your unknown superpowers surfaces, the situation unquestionably leaves us in a tenuous position at best and surviving desperately for our lives in the most extreme of circumstances.

Let me qualify the opening statement by saying I hope that no one finds themselves in such a situation. That said, the nature of life is that we are all in one capacity, or another, going to awaken to discover we are suddenly coping, with and processing how, we might extricate ourselves from such circumstances.

The larger than life nature of the issue, and the massive potential consequences of making an improper choice at such a moment cannot be underestimated.

The upside to all of this intense calamity is the complete understanding and recognition that we have a reservoir deep within ourselves, which may be drawn upon in larger than life occurrences, and from which we may ultimately prevail, in ways that we might not have originally forecast prior to being in such a circumstance.

When our minds are screaming for any form of a respite and our bodies are yearning to be entirely removed from whatever circumstances we have found ourselves within, we awaken to a power, and an understanding that we could not possibly have discovered about ourselves prior to such an event transpiring.

Homo Sapiens are extraordinary creatures. There has never been a specie like us, and it is through our ingenuity and fortitude that we have already progressed as far as we have.

In our self determined nature, we will continue to matriculate to ever higher territory, and it will only transpire, as a direct result of these hidden reservoirs of veracity, waiting for those extraordinary circumstances to awaken those deeper powers within us.

Happy Saturday!

Please follow and like us:
Pin Share
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!