Troubled by his mind, who else is to blame but himself?
At least, that’s what he thinks. In reality, he is only partially to blame; his mind has been sculpted and shaped by many in his life, most of which were insecure and anxious. Even as a young child he knew not to disobey the rules, and perhaps he remembers the punishments he received for doing so. Now, all grown up, he is anxious even when he doesn’t obey the rules, almost as if he lives in constant fear and dreading of what’s to come.
But the solution? For him, it’s to develop confidence. He may ask others, unsure of what the solution may be, but the people he asks are not sure of themselves either. He listens to their advice and takes it to heart, but it does not provide the release that he seeks.
Who is to help him, especially if he believes he doesn’t need it? Is he truly doomed to experience insecurity forever? Often this happens, boys become men but do not shed the anxiety they once felt in their youth, thereby remaining boys in a certain sense. Irrational, angry, fearing boys, boys that refuse help or advice, who only associate with others of the same mind.
Such an unhealthy way to be and this fact may even be known by them! But in the end, they are often faced with two choices – grow into confidence, self-esteem, security, and self-worth, or continue on the path they are on. Sadly, they often choose the latter, and I am pleased when I find a man who chose the former after a start so unfortunate as the one suffered by the insecure man.
Too late, they think, I’m already going down this path. Why change? I have a good job, an amazing wife, great friends, and some hobbies as well. Their veil covers their eye, they don’t see the reality of their situation, even if it’s pointed out to them. Tell me, who can save these men? Can they even be saved? Perhaps they wish to be doomed forever, and perhaps that’s been the truth all along…
I want to bring them out of their darkness, and much of my work is written with the intent of doing so. Are my efforts in vain? I have decided to transition from helping people into simply dancing in the light, so I will not answer this question, but only ponder it with the wonder and curiosity of a philosopher.
If you come into the light with me, you’ll see what I mean. Your mind will be clear and your soul will become fulfilled. Or don’t, and simply live your life in darkness and agony.