My greatest enemy?
I see him every day when I drag my sorry butt out of bed! He means well, but his inner-demons have one hell of a grip on his subconscious.
I’ll never fully understand it, but we all let those inner fears and insecurities rise from the deepest rivers of our mind and pollute our personal ecosystem.
- The King.
- Michael Jackson.
They’ve all paid the ultimate price after refusing to confront their inner demons. If Marilyn had loved herself as much as the rest of the world she’d most likely still be with us. But celebrities are subject to greater pressures and temptations than the rest of us, right?
Wrong. Just look closer and you’ll see they faced the same problems we all do. Jackson was apparently beaten by his father on a regular basis. The King was surrounded by leeches and one-night stands. And Marilyn burned her way through a string of affairs – with high-profile lovers, yes, but between the sheets everyone is the same.
I’m willing to bet everyone who reads this can name at least one person in their life and immediate family who just refuses to listen to reason.
- They drink at a pace that defies logic.
- Medication is a part of their daily routine.
- Bad relationships come into their lives with the frequency of a cheap ham radio.
- There is a well of anger inside them that seems to go on forever.
We wish we could just shake them until the deficiencies drop out like pocket change. but it doesn’t work that way. I wish I could go back and stop myself from crossing that line during arguments with my wife. I always recognize when I’ve gone too far; I look back and see the line waaaay off in the distance!
Fortunately, I have a family to keep me grounded; I’ve yet to stray too far from the right path, but not everyone can make the same claim. “Lonely among us” is the best way to describe so many souls – even those with families – who just can’t seem to adapt their line of sight to see the truth of their existence.
We need a carrot dangled in front of us; struggling to overcome an obstacle defines us. But how do we overcome our very nature?
I truly wish I had the answer.