I can see it in their eyes. I feel it.
When someone is consumed with a mission or a MISSION it bleeds out of them.
Sometimes they are consumed with what they get from their mission or Mission.
And that's dangerous.
Sometimes they've done as Ray Lamontagne sang about in "Empty":
"Well I looked my demons in the eyes
Lay bare my chest
Said do your best
To destroy me
See I've been to hell and back
So many times
I must admit
You kinda bore me
There's a lot of things
That can kill a man
There's a lot of ways
Yes, and some already did
And walk beside me"
There's a mystical quality to those that have plumbed the depths, faced their fear, and found abundance.
They are consumed with what they can give to their Mission in all their missions.
I want to stay in the place that I'm facing my fears and continually finding the abundance that gives me courage to move forward. (I"m so passionate about this idea it's one of the main pieces in the mindset course and The Rider book.)
You want to know why teens can impact the world in a way you will not impact the world?
They have NOT faced the issues of mortgages, health insurance, buying groceries, and driving their kids around to their nightly activities until they are numb in the face.
So you can let those who are not yet stung by the responsibilities of adulthood become a wake up call for you to find your own mission. They were stung by evil and had to act. Let the sting of your burdens awaken you.
Or you can numb out while you cynically degrade their naivete.
Because music can so often be the voice that wakes up...I'll hand the mic to Jim.
“The most important kind of freedom is to be what you really are. You trade in your reality for a role. You trade in your sense for an act. You give up your ability to feel, and in exchange, put on a mask. There can't be any large-scale revolution until there's a personal revolution, on an individual level. It's got to happen inside first." Jim Morrison
I wish you all the discomfort in the world until you find your own personal revolution. Everything originates out of your identity. Mission will follow. But you gotta go inside first.
If you want some help with that...there were 6 new podcasts loaded on the show today. These interviews can be found at the stuck book page.
Take me to the interviews.
(Or you can go straight to podcast page: Go here to binge on the podcast.)
And it kicks off with my guests from Finland (Salla and Pasi) who were nervous about the recording because English is their second language. They did awesome. I asked about how they were such pros after I stopped recording and they let me know they split a bottle of champagne. I felt like Wayne from Wayne's World, "We're Not Worthy". 😜 🍻