3:07am Moving Forward
It’s 3:07am. I am awake and listening. The voice in my head is skeptical as to why I am awake. I tried to roll over, but I have been listening to the dvd of Dr. Wayne Dyer. He talks about how in the early morning hours is when we are the most connected to God or Spirit. This is when he does most of his writing for his books.
I am choosing to rewrite what the negative voice in my head has been saying. It has been telling me to go back to sleep. It’s been saying things which do not support me… It’s been speaking a language I refuse to understand or listen to. It has been speaking in fear and imitation.
As a writer and as a man there are certain things I choose to share. What those are and where I am going with this, I choose to know. I learned about conscious language years ago from Robert Tennyson Stevens. I have called that weekend spent with him my Birth Day. I say Birth Day because it was the day I was released from the Matrix and the truth was revealed to me. The truth that I have a choice in my life. I can choose to be wealthy, I can choose to be healthy, I can choose to be happy, and it is that simple. Everything is a choice.
I use the Matrix analogy because that movie is packed with so many truths. You may recall when Cypher is sitting and having dinner with Mr. Smith. He shares his desire to return to the Matrix because he didn’t want to think anymore. Once we learn that we have a choice in our life we gain power over our life. With great power comes great responsibility. Life was so much easier as a child with no responsibility.
And the ringing in my ears continues. For now I am writing. The negative voice asks what the hell am I writing about. The positive voice knows to just keep writing. Edit. Share the good stuff which will have an impact on others in a positive light.
Remember, there is greatness within you. There is greatness within all of us. Look for the greatness within yourself and share it. Breathe it in. Do great things. Refuse to settle for second best when you know you deserve the best. Give your best effort… always.
I love the movie Rocky Balboa. Sly Stalone’s character gives a great speech to his son wherein he says, “The world ain’t all sunshine and rainbows. It’s a very mean and nasty place and I don’t care how tough you are it will beat you to your knees and keep you there permanently if you let it. You, me, or nobody is gonna hit as hard as life. But it ain’t about how hard ya hit. It’s about how hard you can get hit and keep moving forward. How much you can take and keep moving forward. That’s how winning is done!”
As hard as life can ever hit, recognize that life has hit someone else harder. Read the biographies of great people. People who have come from humble beginnings. People who have accomplished so much more with so much less. Then tell yourself, “If they can do it, I can too.”
There is a speaker who I met years ago and to this day find to be a great inspiration to me. His name is Ron Heagy. I was recently reading his biography. Ron Heagy broke his neck the day before his 18th birthday. Since that day, he has been a quadriplegic, paralyzed from the neck down. While many would simply give up, Ron made another choice. He chose to “get better rather than bitter.” With that positive attitude he received a master’s degree, became an inspirational speaker, talented mouth painter, accomplished author and founder of a special needs camp. He is a loving and devoted husband and father. Now, 27 years later, when he rolls on stage in his wheel chair he opens with, “I’m paralyzed from the neck down. What’s your excuse?” When I first heard that, I found my life to be pretty darned easy. Remember, “…it ain’t about how hard ya hit. It’s about how hard you can get hit and keep moving forward.”