The Depression Of A Saint

 

Gonna start this one off with a quick share

I read this about mother Teresa the other day

And it kinda surprised me and made me 

Think twice about my way of thinking. 

 

You see the saintly woman of Calcutta

The one that helped so many people

Toward the end of her life, all but

Denounced Christianity in her dark

Frequent bouts of depression. 

 

But what’s that got to do with you?

What does the depression of a saint

Have to do with your happiness?

 

Well Broseph if you don’t mind turning

Down that technicolor coat 

(you know cuz it’s so loud) 

I’ll explain a little something about 

Feelings to you. 

 

You see broham, your feelings just about

Control everything about you.

Feeling thirsty?

You’re gonna go find some water

Bored in the bank line?

You’re surfing the internet on your phone

 

So if you think about it, these feelings

That many consciously try to ignore are

Actually the unconscious result of how 

We interact with our environment. 

 

 

Let’s think about this. If a saint like

Mother Teresa can have what would 

Seem like the most fulfilling life ever

And still be depressed, then how the

Hell are the rest of us supposed to even

Hope to even sniff at the chance of 

Happiness?

 

Easy, control your space

Head space that is…

 

I would have you consider that one of the

Reasons why mother Teresa felt the way she did

Is although she felt fulfilled by helping people

She may have lacked in other areas.

Now she was obviously a great person and

I’m not one to say what’s right or wrong

 

At the end of the day we’re not all really looking

For the difference between right and wrong

We learned that in kindergarten. (Or should have)

We’re all want to know

What’s working and what’s not

(Within legal limits)

 

So what works?

 

Well, I’ll tell you what’s worked for me.

I’m not 100% fulfilled, I’m still working on me

But I’ve found a path that makes me happy.

So much so that I actually do wake up excited.

I didn’t always do that, so this is what changed:

 

I realized that you can demonstrate the most power in your life

By allowing people the freedom to have their own experience

^^^^^ Read that again briznit ^^^^^

 

In other words, I’ve found that helping people is

A great way to make a living, but helping people

That don’t want to be helped is a headache.

So that’s why I write these posts to help

People like you that want to share in their experience

And maybe want to discover some ways that they 

Can live a fulfilled life.

 

It’s not easy and a truly fulfilled life is hard to measure

But I think someone like you with the curiosity to

Look for actionable tactics and strategies for success

Is a good example of someone fit for our program.

 

It’s not open to everyone and I’m not charging anyone

I’m just looking to help people like you by starting

With a conversation. If you’d like to chat about how

Me and my team might be able to help you get to the

Next level in your fun, fitness, finances, and, fulfillment

Get to me here.

 

Jerry “I got your back” Washington

 

P.S. If you’re on Facebook, check out our private group

Project SELFFY Where we’ve been chatting about

How to make more, do more, and be more. Talk soon…

 

The Pain Of Progress

A= π r 2 Something that none of us knew growing up

But as we got older and got more education, we learned 

That that’s the formula to find the area of a circle. 

 

I’m thinking of so many things on this ” #πsnowday”

In Philadelphia, one of them being that I maybe 

Overdid it a little trying to shovel both

My and my neighbor’s yard. 

  

So as I’m stretching on my foam roller  

(hot tip on that if you continue reading)

There was something interesting that came to 

 Mind about the path to success and getting

 What you want when you want.

 

Life’s all about your ability to sometimes

Experience pain without flinching.

 

You see stretching is sometimes sooo painful

Like I’ll avoid it sometimes, even though I know

With every fiber of my being that it’s good for me.

You can probably see where I’m going with this.

 

Stretching is painful, but so are mistakes sometimes

You see, growth is normally experienced through

One or two mistakes that cause us pain.

 

Because we don’t want to experience that pain again

You simply find a way to either avoid (not foam roll)

Or cope (take pain meds)

 

Neither of those solutions actually tackles the issue

But what’s most important here is what we find when

Growth is necessary in life.

 

It’s through pain that we find our release and that

Release ultimately leads to more freedom.

 

Whether it be with greater range of motion or

An emotional release from an issue that’s been

On your mind for some time.

Your freedom depends on your ability to grow

Despite how uncomfortable it always will seem

 

Jerry “pain release” Washington

 

P.S. About that foam rolling tip.

Foam rolling is remarkably like tenderizing meat.

No, comment…ne hoo one thing you want to consider

Is the direction your rolling. You never want to roll

With the muscle fiber only perpendicular. For instance

If you want to roll your back, don’t go side to side, go up

And down. Use this info wisely. Talk soon…