Tommy Mondello's achievement
Become a "Warrior Of The Light"... Rip a page from it's inspiring verse & live it! I choose this...
... page to follow today!!... "The world seems threatening and dangerous to cowards! They seek the false security of a life with no major challenges and arm themselves to the teeth in order to defend what they think they possess. Cowards end up making the bars of their own prison. The WARRIOR OF THE LIGHT projects his thoughts beyond the horizon. He knows that if he does not do anything for the world... no one will! So he fights the Good Fight and he helps others... even though he does not quite understand why!"
How fucking awesome is that!! This is from an author... Paulo Coeho... a favorite of mine... the tiny book is called... "Warrior Of The Light"... and every page contains one thought... one possibibility to change a life... one inspiring trek... If you hadn't heard of it... it makes for great reading at those times when you only have a few spare moments... one page read can transform an ordinary day... into an extraordinary one!! At times I feel like a coward... because of some action that I DIDN'T take... but I'm really beginning to catch myself as it's happening... and saying "fuck it... just DO IT!!" Not all the time at this point... but it's gaining strength... that trying thing! Something good can come from just about every failure in life... and also... if you do nothing but succeed on everything always on the very first try... you will truly learn NOTHING of life... and the compassion that it has at times... Thats where I want to live... within that compassion of learning... of failing... of trying... and at times... of succeeding!!! On that very same page reads this... penned by Gandhi... now don't get me wrong... I'm NOT a holy roller and don't go to mass on sundays... but please don't tell my mom ok... I talk with "him" on my own terms... lol... but this line is so simple... and yet... so powerful... "The most important quality on the spiritual path is courage!"... Pretty cool huh??? When I feel I have attempted to overcome something in my life thats become a barrier between me and living... I mean really kicked it's ass... whatever it may be... I will then finish up this goal here... and move to a new page of verse and thought to continue on the journey and add that as another goal! later... me
Something in my life has finally turned around… after many many days… months… and even unfortunately… years… I’ve conquered a fear… an anticipation… an emotional barrier that was really just pushing down on me with all the force of life itself! For a stranger looking on from outside… it must seem a silly conquest… but from here… from the inside… it has truly been life altering!!! The ability to give your heart to someone… the ability to trust another… that ability to be the strong… confident person that you’ve always been… all goes away after a divorce!! So many aspects of life change… falter… bringing with it a fear of failure when there was always a confidence… a confidence in your very SELF!!! It’s strange I know… but not having confidence in your own self… just loosens the fabric of every other stitch in your life creating a shallow… intimidated… lonely existence… I’ve seen it… lived it actually… all first hand for the past several years!!! But I’m sure no one that’s ever had any type of contact with me would have EVER known this battle was raging within me!! There are a few I chose to open up to and allow myself to be vulnerable in front of… and they are very special people!! But for the most part… my battle has been an internal one… a hidden one… a painful one!!! But now… after many many moments of self revitalization… conscience thought… reading… research… and most importantly… TRUST in myself… I’ve overcome probably the deepest… most dreadful barrier in my 47 years on this planet!!! At times I cowered to such thought as “I’m not strong enough”… and “I can’t!!” … but after meeting someone… the right one… that has seemed to be the spark to ignite my resurgence back into the human race!! LOLOLOL You just can’t believe how light I feel nowadays… It seems that overcoming a problem… a barrier… a belief… can transform a mere mortal… into… a WARRIOR OF THE LIGHT!!! I only walk within the light now… and the aura in which I exude DOES make this world a better place!! It DOES invoke happiness and confidence in others!! Being a coward in life… a coward in living… a coward to your own self… carries with it an extraordinary price tag!!! It’s time to pay that fucking credit card off IN FULL… and then cut that muthajumping thing up… and spend that fucking cash!!!! EVERYONE should read “Warrior Of The light” and get inspired!! Inspired enough to change this world in some way!! And how do you do that??? By changing yourself that’s how!!! It’s fucking great to love life again!! And now I’m going to pull another page from that verse… add it to my list… and fucking live it!!! And YES… it was a chick that has helped to ignite my life… and her name is Yvonne!!
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