This post contains a BIG BOLD STATEMENT.
It seems like a lot of people are looking for happiness. Walk through any bookstore and count the number of times you see the words “happy” or “happiness”. If you had $5 for each time you saw those words you could probably make a mortgage payment. Just for fun, Google the word “happiness”. The last time I did, Google came back with over 75,400,000 entries. I found sites about happiness quotes, happiness poems, happiness articles, happiness blogs, happiness affirmations, happiness posters, happiness videos, even happiness retreats. I found happiness everything.
I can’t help but wonder…with such an overly abundant supply of happiness support materials, are we in the middle of some sort of Continue reading “2,134 Ways To Be Happy: Confessions From The Functionally Unhappy”
“Forever trust in who we are, and nothing else matters…”
In the world of inspirational and positive affirmation quotations, we are used to the words of Wayne Dyer, Anthony Robbins, Norman Vincent Peale, and others. One of my favorite inspirational quotes, however, comes from the duo of James Hetfield and Lars Ulrich. Hetfield and Ulrich are better known by their day jobs as lead vocalist and drummer, respectively, of the band Metallica. The above quote is from their 1991 song “Nothing Else Matters”.
Trust is a funny thing. As kids we learn to trust our parents. We learn to trust our siblings. We learn to trust our friends. But at what point do we learn to trust ourselves?
The road to trusting ourselves is sometimes treacherous. Especially if a troll named Insecurity jumps out from behind a tree. Insecurity is the arch enemy of self trust.
Continue reading “Guitars, Drums, and Trusting Yourself”