This big old life has me a little rattled at the moment. Everything is so busy and there is so much to do that having time to actually write and polish something here has been another job on the to-do list, so there is about a dozen posts sitting in my drafts folder that are waiting to be finished. But in trying to keep moving forward and stay up to date, this post is getting published!
I am feeling lost at the moment and I’m looking for something. I don’t know what I am looking for but I am in this journey of discovery – about myself, and life and everything in general. I grew up in a semi-religious environment, was christened into a church and everything but it never really hit home for me. All of the upheaval in the last year or so has left my fumbling and I have found myself trying to establish some sort of grounding techniques. I have been practicing gratitude and using some affirmations just in the hope of making it through each day, but I feel like I am not doing it properly. Like maybe I am just not quite getting it right? I don’t know what the all means and where I can fix it, but I am looking.
Anyway, last night the insomnia was kicking my butt and I was flicking through Netflix at 4am, and I found a doco type film on Tony Robbins. Now I had heard of Tony Robbins before now, everyone has, right?
Believer or non-believer, I think everyone has heard of him or has seen/heard something about him. I remember hearing someone talking about one of his books one day and thinking that it was another self-help scam.
Insert the Donkey from Shrek here, singing ‘I’m a believer’. This is probably going to sound a little nuts but hearing him speak and seeing the faces of the audience members maybe me think – well maybe it is real. And the second he swore I was convinced!
All day today I have been walking around feeling giddy. Something about this doco has really made me think. I know I need to do some serious research here but honestly I was so inspired by watching this man sharing his techniques with the audience that I was wanting to know more. I was inspired! The link to the doco is here Tony Robbins – I Am Not Your Guru and from what I can gather, this is just one of the many seminars that Tony holds. There were moments watching this where I was brought to tears and completely covered in goosebumps. Seeing people who are desperately wanting to change their lives and then sharing their stories is just incredible. It was kind of like what I imagine the churches in America are like and that was pretty mind-blowing. I have a girlfriend who is a Mormon and I have always been a little envious of her faith and her ability to believe and in that moment I could see how this man has such a huge following.
I have a bucket list and it has remained pretty steady for the last couple of years but that changed today. I dug out that journal and had a look through all that stuff and added a new item. I want to see this guy live. I want to be there and be apart of that and I want to feel the inspiration that I saw those people feel. It might take me a while, but I’m going to do it.
SO if you are out there reading, tell me how you get/stay inspired? What gets you hyped up to make shit happen?
And better still – are you a believer?