Sometimes you don’t feel the weight of what you’re carrying until you feel the weight of its release.

Sometimes you don’t feel the weight of what you’re carrying until you feel the weight of its release.


How heavy is that burden that you are carrying? 

Do you wake up in the morning thinking about it? 

Is it sitting on your shoulders all day long? 

When you go to bed, do you go into dream state that continues to wrestle with your subconscious about it?

Carrying a burden is one of the more arduous components of life that we might face. It becomes a toxic mental layer that sits on top of our psyche and gnaws away at us from many different angles. 

We take on these burdens either coincidentally, intentionally or unintentionally, but however the burden ends up on your shoulders, it becomes your ultimate point of differentiation between a life that you could be leading, versus the life that you are leading currently. 

As we opt to bring specific burdens onto our own shoulders, we find ourselves continuously looking at them through every possible angle of potential resolution. Some of those opportunities are pragmatic and others, only fantasy. 

As we find cause and reason to recognize these for what they are, we are given ample opportunity to decide to what extent we are interested in continuing to carry this ultimatum on our shoulders. We are stimulated to formulate a series of plans that could potentially extricate ourselves from the burden through multiple means of resolution.

And then, one day, the burden is lifted, and you feel weightless in comparison.

Happy Thursday!

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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!