Not many things in life metaphorically punch us in the gut. But if I’m George Foreman, reality if Muhammad Ali. So by the time I realize what’s happening, life has floated by like a butterfly and stung like a bee.
But this moment of realization gives me time to check me metaphorical gut.
Something astounding happens tomorrow with myself, my wife, and my son: each of us will begin a new venture - my wife and I with new jobs, and my son with a new school. Assuming all things happen for a reason, and in a sort of entropy-like manner, this is a point of significant reflection for me. For us.
I look around at my life - at this moment - and realize I’m not happy with the way the world has changed me. Some is me letting the world screw me, and then, some is me saying,
“F**K it all!"
Either way, my gut check hurt, because the truth hurts. Reality often times - hurts.
But what was it that the man from Galilee said…?
“YE SHALL KNOW THE TRUTH, AND THE TRUTH SHALL SET YOU FREE.”
Folks. Be honest with yourselves. It’s my number one goal moving into these new territories. I can already feel the freedom from freeing.