Sometimes you think you want to disappear but all you really want is to be found.

Sometimes you think you want to disappear but all you really want is to be found.


Are you looking to be found?

Many of us are walking the planet, with hopes and aspirations as to what we have set our minds to, and looking for our great opportunity to put all of that to its very best use.

In the course of this, we find ourselves lost, trying to potentially disappear into the wide massive society, not to be singled out, nor to be dismissed. 

In our personalized attempts to find our own place amidst the wide swath of society, we can get ultimately lost in countless ways. When this happens, we are more prone to seek our own anonymity over any form of public acceptance or any form of an elevation to a higher status in society. 

Is that deep within our core, what we really want? 

Are we seeking the shelter of blending in, so as not to be noticed, or are we more interested, and hopeful that someone will recognize our worth and discover all the magical talents we have individually, such that they are even more taken by our presence. 

I think we have all been here at points in our lives. There are those moments where life appears to have passed us over, and left us behind. So while others appear to be enjoying the stream of life in full swing, our world has become oppressive and almost untenable. Those are moments we feel like we wish we could just disappear. They are the ones where we have zero left to give anyone or anything. All that we have in that moment is the spark of life that allows us to hang on.

In those moments, sometimes a real friend finds us and reaches out. There is a hesitation in us that says, “I have nothing of value to say to this person right now, so I really do not want to answer their call, or text or email. I just want to be left alone.” 

But somewhere, deep inside there is a scared inner child within you that is hoping and praying to be found, rescued, and nurtured. You just do not have even the strength to recognize that because everything else has become so overwhelming as to dwarf any of those human comforts. 

That is when a real friend finds you and discovers a way to physically or mentally wrap an arm around you and help you back into civilization again. We do not feel that we even want this at that moment, but deep inside, as this aphorism points out, we really do.

Given the widespread benefits of macrodosing psilocybin mushrooms to eliminate all of the antidepressants and help people find equilibrium without pharmaceutical drugs, there are multiple solutions available, should they be so desirous. 

As we explore the wide range of disparity between people and their personalities and resources, we might take it upon ourselves to be that much more kind, gentle and understanding in the course of our engagement with others, and seek to help them grow into the opportunities that they are most desirous of achieving. 

Many of us know Derek Hough as the Bob Fosse of our generation. His exemplary work as choreographer, dancer, judge on Dancing With The Stars catapulted him to fame. Fewer know that he is a singer/songwriter as well. This thought came in an interview in which he was explaining how he wrote a song called, “Hold On,” for a friend who was in a very difficult mental state of mind. I have yet to meet Derek, but I admire him immensely!

We might ultimately feel as if disappearing is the safer route, but if we are genuinely honest, there is most likely a percentage of us, who would much rather be found. 

Happy Monday!

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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!