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Afraid Of Being Different?

   Afraid of being different?  I know I was.  

Since childhood I did things that were different and out of the norm in the fields of creativity and self-expression.  There are many of us who have had this experience.  Being different oozes out of us no matter what we do.  Pretty sure we heard, “Different wasn’t normal”, whatever that is. Perhaps it meant being on the outside looking in or being bullied.   Both of which I experienced, still on the outside looking in but enjoying and appreciating it more than ever.

The past year has been a tough one for me and mine.   My recovery has taken longer than anticipated which has had a definite impact on all areas of life.  The one thing that has kept me going is my belief in a power greater than myself, followed by meditation-which took me two to three months to be able to do so without my head hurting from the drugs pumped into me to create a coma and fight a serious (life threatening) lung infection, pushing myself to the limit each and every day and of course positive prayer, known as scientific prayer or treatment.  So what have I learned?  Wow, things will never be the same for me, my outlook on life has had a definite change and what is important to me is now at the forefront of my life, more than ever before.  Will be pursuing a career, besides writing, which was a childhood goal.  Now that I am moving forward at a faster rate it is time for me to change the timber of this blog and in what and how it is presented.  Over the next few weeks you will see the differences emerging, slowly but surely.   I will be addressing issues in a new positive, direct way.  

There is always a turning point for us, for me it was last year.  The past two weeks have seen a change in goals and the last vestiges of not accepting being different have fallen away.  Oftentimes it takes a life changing event to induce this new perspective and goals to more fully accept being differentSo it was with me.  Perhaps we are given a second chance because the Infinite isn’t done with us yet and perhaps, just perhaps, we have something more to give and contribute to help others as well as ourselves and those in our sphere of life.     

The only constant in life and the universe is change.  There comes a time in our life we need to rebrand our creative work, to recreate ourselves, at times it is thrust upon us and we appear to be unwilling participants in the beginning.  Change gives us fodder for growth into new and exciting individuals.  Part of being different is change; it is learning to utilize our unique and diverse abilities and talents to the fullest extent for success. 

What was the turning pointing in your life?

If you would like to share your experience please leave a comment and I will post it.

Thanks,

Jay

The Simple Life Part 1 Of 2

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The Anniversary

   As the first anniversary approaches of my dying from a full respiratory arrest and being brought back with the help of my wife, paramedics and hospital ER staff, it brings up many feelings and memories. 

The past year has been a unique road to recovery and filled with a variety of challenges. 

I remember being on the other side of life and what I saw and felt.

Life has a whole new meaning on all levels for me and has obviously altered my perspective.  From everyday living, family and friends, to spirituality, new and wonderful experiences have allowed me to expand my awareness.  Not all  were wonderful, but, labeled wonderful as they were learning experiences.

I am now creating a collection of my writings for publication and in the near future searching for a literary agent and publisher, perhaps even investigate writing a column again on positive attitudes.  This blog is my first foray into writing after a very long hiatus and it has been cathartic.  The next avenue of creative expression and goal, to again have speaking engagements local, state, national, and international.

It would have been so very easy to give up and merely exist in my easy chair bemoaning the state of my affairs and play the poor me card.  I am a fighter and persistent.  When my wife was informed that I would be in a drug induced coma for over a week and may not make it, two days tops, she said, “Not my husband, he is a fighter.”  After four days I was brought out of the coma.  I was breathing on my own and no longer needed the respirator.

Life is filled with surprises and it is how we decide to deal with them on a daily basis which is extremely important.  I fought long and hard to get back to living and pushed too hard at times but there was really no giving up for me. Did setbacks occur?  Yes. Unexpected surgery three months later was just one.  I had to learn to deal with the setbacks and keep my focus on recovery.  I have my good days and my very good days just like everyone else. 

I thank my wife for the CPR,  the paramedics, doctors, nurses and staff for the wonderful and loving care given to me when in the ER, two critical care units and cardiac floor.

I thank each of you for reading and sharing this blog, for your comments and heartfelt thanks to the blogging community.

Never give up, be positive about living life, love unconditionally and forgive unconditionally-yourself and others, let go of thoughts and beliefs which do not serve your higher good, don’t give in to the negatives, be kind to yourself and others, take time for yourself during the day and most of all, be you and all the specialness you are. Let those in your life know how much they are loved and appreciated.

Life is really wonderful and so are you.  Jay

 

 

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