Wednesday, December 28, 2005
In other news, Christmas really sucked. I fell into an emotional storm that's common for me at this time of year. I feel an alienation to the materialism of this society, which I think is common to many. More painful is the reaction of family and friends to news about my business and the personal choices I've made as I grow. In comparision to their norms, I am living life as an extreme sport! I wasn't prepared for their negativity, which they have no hesitation about expressing to me. By being a true individual I'm breaking cultural rules, and their comments are partly due to their need to reinforce their own behaviours and values. While I know this, and I'm confident that I'm doing what's right for me, their rejection still hurts.
I think I am very threatening to many people in this world, but I simply cannot let it stop me from doing what I was born to do. I am blessed to live in a country where I am free to pursue my own method of self-actualization. I am blessed to have people who do understand and support me as I walk this path. My crazy life can represent a call for others to develop in their own unique way. Not everyone is ready to hear it!
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One of the drawbacks of Christmas is the required obligation to spend time with family members that we do not want to see during the rest of the year. Yucky. Thank god that Christmas is only once a year.
It beats working in a factory, shoveling fries, or driving a dump truck. When I look at those faces that way instead of sisters, brothers, and mothers, I know I am the sane one.
Chin up....and kick ass.