The Awakening

by darkuncle29 15 Replies latest watchtower beliefs

  • darkuncle29

    I don't remember where I found this, could have even found it here. I don't remember reading it before, and I know I didn't write this. I still think it is profound though.


    A time comes in your life when you finally get it...when, in the midst of all your fears and insanity, you stop dead in your tracks and

    Somewhere the voice inside your head cries out…ENOUGH! Enough fighting and crying and blaming and struggling to hold on. Then, like a child quieting down after a tantrum, you blink back your tears and begin to look at the world through new eyes. This is your awakening. You realize it's time to stop hoping and waiting for something to change, or for happiness, safety and security to magically appear over the next horizon.

    You realize that in the real world there aren't always fairy tale endings, and that any guarantee of "happily ever after" must begin with you... and in the process a sense of serenity is born of acceptance. You awaken to the fact that you are not perfect and that not everyone will always love, appreciate or approve of who or what you are... and that's OK. They are entitled to their own views and opinions.

    You learn the importance of loving and championing yourself... and in the process a sense of new found confidence is born of self-approval. You stop complaining and blaming other people for the things they did

    to you - or didn't do for you - and you learn that the only thing you can really count on is the unexpected.

    You learn that people don't always say what they mean or mean what they say and that not everyone will always be there for you and that everything isn't always about you.

    So, you learn to stand on your own and to take care of yourself... and in the process a sense of safety and security is born of self-reliance. You stop judging and pointing fingers and you begin to accept people as

    they are and to overlook their shortcomings and human frailties... and in the process a sense of peace and contentment is born of forgiveness. You learn to open up to new worlds and different points of view. You

    begin reassessing and redefining who you are and what you really stand for.

    You learn the difference between wanting and needing and you begin to discard the doctrines and values you've outgrown, or should never have bought into to begin with.

    You learn that there is power and glory in creating and contributing and you stop maneuvering through life merely as a "consumer" looking for your next fix.

    You learn that principles such as honesty and integrity are not the outdated ideals of a bygone era, but the mortar that holds together the foundation upon which you must build a life.

    You learn that you don't know everything, it's not your job to save the world and that you can't teach a pig to sing. You learn that the only cross to bear is the one you choose to carry and that martyrs get burned

    at the stake.

    Then you learn about love. You learn to look at relationships as they really are and not as you would have them be. You learn that alone does not mean lonely.

    You stop trying to control people, situations and outcomes. You learn to distinguish between guilt and responsibility and the importance of setting boundaries and learning to say NO.

    You stop working so hard at putting your feelings aside, smoothing things over and ignoring your needs.

    You learn that your body really is your temple. You begin to care for it and treat it with respect. You begin to eat a balanced diet, drink more water, and take more time to exercise.

    You learn that being tired fuels doubt, fear, and uncertainty and so you take more time to rest. And, just as food fuels the body, laughter fuels our soul. So you take more time to laugh and to play.

    You learn that, for the most part, you get in life what you believe you deserve, and that much of life truly is a self-fulfilling prophecy.

    You learn that anything worth achieving is worth working for and that wishing for something to happen is different than working toward making it happen.

    More importantly, you learn that in order to achieve success you need direction, discipline and perseverance. You also learn that no one can do it all alone, and that it's OK to risk asking for help.

    You learn the only thing you must truly fear is fear itself. You learn to step right into and through your fears because you know that whatever happens you can handle it and to give in to fear is to give away the

    right to live life on your own terms.

    You learn to fight for your life and not to squander it living under a cloud of impending doom.

    You learn that life isn't always fair, you don't always get what you think you deserve and that sometimes bad things happen to unsuspecting, good people... and you learn not to always take it personally.

    You learn that nobody's punishing you and everything isn't always somebody's fault. It's just life happening. You learn to admit when you are wrong and to build bridges instead of walls.

    You learn that negative feelings such as anger, envy and resentment must be understood and redirected or they will suffocate the life out of you and poison the universe that surrounds you.

    You learn to be thankful and to take comfort in many of the simple things we take for granted, things that millions of people upon the earth can only dream about: a full refrigerator, clean running water, a soft warm bed, a long hot shower.

    Then, you begin to take responsibility for yourself by yourself and you make yourself a promise to never betray yourself and to never, ever settle for less than your heart's desire.

    You make it a point to keep smiling, to keep trusting, and to stay open to every wonderful possibility. Finally, with courage in your heart, you take a stand, you take a deep breath, and you begin to design the life you want to live as best you can.

  • beckyboop

    Dark Uncle, Thank you thank you thank you for posting that! I have read it before--I actually have a printout out of it that I was going to give to a friend. When I saw this post, I was going to just skim it because "I had already read it". I am so glad I didn't. How wonderful life is now to be able to realize that THIS is life, it's not all about ME, and the worse thing we can do is be AFRAID. Thanks again for posting this--it was very timely. Becky

  • kls

    That is the best thing i have read in a long time.I am going to print it out and stick it to my frig.I don't know where you got this but thanks for sharing. KLS

  • darkuncle29

    Glad you all liked it. I have a copy on my fridge too, to read while things are microwaving. Where have you seen this before? I have no idea where I got it from. I really like it.

  • avengers
    " Be true to yourself ........ remember your Grand Creator"

    Grand Creator ? What's so great about this creator? A god of love that lets his creation suffer thousands and thousands of years just for his own name's sake? I ask YOU how can this be love? Innocent children whom are born deformed, suffering the worst unimagineable pains. I ask you truly how can that be? I have seen his best servants do everything possible to serve and honor him, and he promises

    If you make the Most High your dwelling-
    even the LORD , who is my refuge-
    10 then no harm will befall you,
    no disaster will come near your tent.

    I've seen otherwise. He asks us to be like him, well then I would have to say to my children that when you need to go to the doctor to go when it's my time. Suffer for a while. Love?

    You are right by saying it's in your own hands, but this crap about a grand creator? I don't buy it anymore.
    My last religion was the dubb religion and they taught me good, very good!
    If there is a God I don't know. What I do know is the way he is projected by christianity and moslem or whatever is not the way it is.
    A grand creator, a god of love, what a bunch of baloney.
    Show me where he shows love. And don't come with: Look at nature.
    Nature is cruel, very cruel. Then I'd have to conclude that god is cruel.

    God doesn't keep his promises laid down in the Holy Books.

    Grand Creator? Master of Disaster!


  • darkuncle29

    Andy. I could be way wrong here, but what I get out of this is that I am my creator; I am responsible for me and my life. My world. My experiences. Jah-quif-ho-val-ah or any other Bible God are not part of this equation.

  • darkuncle29

    Sorry Andy, my Bad, I'm on crack. I didn't see that you were replying to Blind_Zebra's post.

    You can take a swing at me. [Please keep in mind that the orthodontic work I have endured in both expensive and painful.]

    Why was BZ's stuff removed? I've seen before that mods don't like to do that as it disjoints the flow of things.

    What ever, not my business.

    of the simple cave man class

  • Winston Smith :>D
    Winston Smith :>D

    it was long, but well worth the read.

    Best thing I have read in a long time.

    Too bad many people will never get to this stage of realization, they are missing out on a lot in life.

    I'm glad that I have awakened and escaped the WTS when I have.

  • darkuncle29

    Thank you Winston. Coming from you that means alot to me. I respect and admire you for what you are experienceing in your life.

  • A Paduan
    A Paduan
    If you make the Most High your dwelling-
    even the LORD , who is my refuge-
    10 then no harm will befall you,
    no disaster will come near your tent.

    I've seen otherwise. He asks us to be like him, well then I would have to say to my children that when you need to go to the doctor to go when it's my time. Suffer for a while. Love?

    You - as in your soul - the essential 'you'

    Like Him - God is Spirit

    No disaster like that will even come near to your person - I can vouch for that one

    Is your religion still jwism ?

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