QuadBlog Ep. 40

There is this saying ‘you can’t help someone unless they want to be helped’, and gees the older I get the more and more I tend to agree with it. But that’s an extreme example of what I’m going to write about today, you see I have a person in my life (and they are fucking amazing and I see so much potential in them) yet they have chosen s life of work-eat-sleep-repeat. Which is okay, I’m not here to judge a societal norm, and I also know that some people love routine and rigmarole (shit in part I’m actually one of these people), but to bring it back to this person I’m thinking about, I just know they’re going to wake up tomorrow and be 50. And they’ll also be wondering where life went, probably feeling some regret, and be confronted by the question ‘have I just wasted the precious opportunity that is this life?’ With all my heart I want so much more for them.

This person has a good brain, good health, a high-paying job and no drive lol. They let life happen to them, not make life work in their favour. The freedom and opportunities that they have is endless only they take all this foregranted. Anyhow, I don’t think it’s fair to keep talking about this person like this – but again I’ll repeat my sentiment, with all my heart I just want so much more for them.

For years I’ve ‘accidently’ inspired so many other people to live more, say yes more and to be grateful for their gifts, yet for this person I’ve seemingly had no tangible impact whatsoever. And also, out of everybody in the whole world I reckon this is the only person that I’ve ever wanted to inspire – but obviously I’ve failed miserably. Oh well, maybe refer back to that quote in the very first sentence. Oh and as one last thing, ‘this person’ has had a front row seat and seen all my struggles, seen exactly what I have to go through to perform even the simplest of tasks, yet it’s like they use this to create excuses whereas it could be used as fuel. Err… shit… sorry… I really need to stop talking about this person.

So, as a complete distraction, you know I reckon everyone needs to do or have at least one big (no massive!) adventure in life. Even if it’s uncomfortable as fuck, itt’s kinda essential to our personal growth as human beings (or our souls growth) and to live this life fully. So join the army, travel to Europe, create that bucket list, whatever it is and whatever calls to your heart, just go for it. You might just be that wakes up tomorrow and is 50, or maybe you already are, so to complete butcher another famous quote ‘an unexplored life is a life unlived’. OMG I am ranting massively!!

Anyways, to bring it back to ‘this person’ one last time, so I watch a lot of adventure docos right (!?), and every single time I watch one about walking the Appellation Trail I literally cannot stop thinking about them. Actually, it’s become really bloody annoying. But also, maybe it’s my intuition telling me that specifically this is the type of thing that will help ‘this person’ to reconnect with themselves, or even to find themselves. Or maybe from my heart, this is the ‘more – adventure, experience, self-discovery’ that I’d love to see them have.

Have a great day hey. Keep smiling.



About Mark

For all things a day-dreamer, a larrikin and an undeniable fighter. Mark advocates for both Adversity and Lyme Disease; and boasts a real passion for green living, nutrition and organic foods. Oh and he's a quadriplegic too. This spirited life coach, with prior background in marketing & advertising, now has more recent aspirations that include becoming a published author, and a business owner too. And when well enough, Mark’s also ticking off his bucket list, and he also volunteers with the Starlight Children’s Foundation. Mark is an ACIM student, an adventurer, and a sneaker collector. His dream is to one day get better and ride a bicycle around Australia.

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