In it to the EndSubmitted by godsfavson on Thu, 03/08/2012 - 03:12
Guys, I know things have not been going according to plan. We have failed to notch up a win and have had to grasp at straws for motivation.
This reminds me of almost anything worth doing in life. Doing well in an exam, getting a girl, winning a big match, learning the guitar.
You start out optimistically.
You encounter hurdles.
Hurdles get so bad that you feel that it is just better to give up and use your time for something else.
This is the point we are at and this point is a fork, it leads two ways.
1)Descent into apathy, perpetual sadness. A sense of regret and failure.
2)Driving on despite everything, keeping your head high, calming yourself in moments of anger and doing the right thing as you see it, since you can do no more.
It is strange, almost miraculous, how when you do the latter, however bad a situation you are in, things seem brighter. It is in this way that people from a position of weakness almost to the extent of fading away are renewed and strengthened.
In every culture it exists, from a crisis, the resurrection of something great.
Born-again experiences, "The Secret", "The Alchemist", Gurdjieff all are closely related to man's ability to conquer all obstacles.
We must choose the second path, however hard it seems and however much we suffer. That suffering in the resurrection will be made beautiful and pure.
Then maybe in the future when people look at us, they will get the same feeling as we get when we see the good doctor all of 76 climbs up on stage to continue what he has been doing for 30 years. Teaching the truth.