Originally posted by hm01cut
I'm surprised my thread got this much looking at really. I read the book and i am very thankfull for that link once again thank you
You're most welcome, grasshopper. As yeahright pointed out,
As a Man Thinketh
is a classic, worthy of re-reading
time and time again.
wash222 said " I think what you are feeling is truly legit and may not be easily cured by reading some spiritual book." I would contend that ALL
feelings are "legit"; feelings seem to be the language between the body and the soul, if you will. Listen to them. But also, and this is very
important, realize that you are ultimately responsible for them. Meaning that you DO have control over how you feel.
Also, and this is directed to wash222 as well as to you, hm01cut--I was not in any way implying that reading the book I suggested [or any other, for
that matter] would "cure" what you're experiencing. Furthermore, there is no need for a "cure" since there is no disease or harmful condition to
"cure". The fact that wash222 referred to the book as "some spiritual book" shows that wash222 did not read the book in question. Although I've
certainly enjoyed some so-called "spiritual books" and learned from them, As a Man Thinketh
is more along the lines of layman's philosophy.
For those who haven't read it yet, follow the link in the previous paragraph and give it a read. Much of it seems "obvious," yet even if you're
not learning anything new from it, it can help us all to be reminded of important truths from time to time.
All the negative and positive feedback i got are all helpfull because i'm very curious on to what everyone has to say on this topic and maybe
i looked at this in a different way by thinking i'm 17 what else is there after right now? The only thing i found very comferting was the fact that
meadowfairy pointed out people dont find happiness untill 30, 40, 50. As i'm left with this feeling right now I will no longer waste my time dwelling
on this feeling rather then trying to open my eyes and look at everything that can remove and keep in mind i have all the time in the world.
meadowfairy is correct in that it can take some time in life to "find happiness." However, don't limit yourself like that by thinking that you
can't or won't be happy for another 13+ years! You can be happy when you simply choose to pursue your happiness, as another poster pointed out.
Many of us obviously can empathize with you, hm01cut. You hang in there and pay close attention to the things in life, however small or mundane they
may appear, that bring you a smile and/or pleasant thoughts. Cultivate those experiences, and seek to build on them.
Yes, life can be very, very difficult. The most challenging times, however, are the ones that can teach us the most. And the difficulties you are
experiencing right now? They, too, shall pass. Remember that the ONLY thing in this universe that never changes is the fact that everything