“Do yourself a favor: become your own savior”
— Daniel Johnston


I used to believe when things became rough in my life that I would find a great roll model, someone whom I could emulate and or follow and they would show me how not only to get out of my present difficulties but teach me how to avoid all others. Someone who’s path I could follow and have the perfect life. I can’t believe now how much I sold myself short.
Oh I found several people willing to take on the job of teacher / saviour. Many believe that they have found the answer to all of life’s problems and if everyone followed their methods, the world would be in much better shape. Unfortunately tho what works for one person does not work for others. We all have our own path to walk and most saviours have feet of clay. Many of them are more lucky than skillful in their own lives and believing their luck will rub off by osmosis is almost always a mistake. Following another is not only selling ourself short but it is also a setup for the other person. By helping put them on a pedestal we merely give them a height to fall from.
Gradually I learned that I may not always have the right answer but what I do have is the perseverance to keep going until I find the answer that works for me. I have the ability to learn from my mistakes and move on both stronger and wiser than I was before. I have learned the hard way that the only one who can save me is myself and quite honestly I prefer it that way. The more of life’s problems that I can solve the more self-confidence I have that I can handle anything that comes my way.
Blessings, G


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