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Excuses Begone!

"... and I've learned that what Dr. Dyer says is really true: you truly are what you think!" earnestly bubbles the effervescent blonde PBS hostess.

And she's right. Because I think I'm a pathetic, fat, homely, lethargic, dull, sick and sweaty loser sitting here being annoyed by a rich TV shrink's personal anecdotes about how everything in his life just falls into place thanks to the magic of having a positive attitude, and voila! Thought becomes reality!

At least, I think that's what he's saying. I can't hear him very well, because the neighbors next door are playing their stereo so loud I can't hear the television set that's six feet in front of me.

I'm trying to visualize the neighbors as being dead. Or at least, as quiet as the dead. But that part isn't working.

This leads me to believe that form comes before thought. I'm not god. I can't create with my thoughts. Thus, it was not my thinking that created the pathetic, fat, homely, lethargic, dull, sick and sweaty loser who's sitting here watching Wayne Dyer on a PBS pledge drive. Rather, the pathetic, fat, homely, lethargic, dull, sick and sweaty loser existed beforehand, and the thoughts followed.

I'll be switching the program off shortly, before Dr. Wayne introduces the inspirational individual who was tragically and horrifically burned over his entire body as a child. All that kind of crap does is convince me that there IS no higher power, the world is a crap shoot, and some people roll snake eyes and there's not one d2mned thing you can do about it.

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sjonsvenson
Aug. 16th, 2009 08:31 pm (UTC)
Mistake there. Your neighbours are now a bunch of quiet zonbies listening to a loud stereo. You should have thought about a broken stereo. ^_^

serious.
Positive thought is only a catalist. A smile won't heal your wounds or get your fisique in shape. But it makes the process easier and faster. And like a real catalist it never gets used up. ^_^
davidd
Aug. 17th, 2009 06:42 am (UTC)
Of course, you are correct. Being a rash American, and rather immature despite my years, I of course erred in targeting my anger. Besides, seeing as how the neighbors are virtually brain-dead zombies to begin with, even if my thought-energies had been effective, they would have had... no effect. ;-)

You seem to have a lot of wisdom in such matters. Have you worked the inspirational book, video, and seminar circuit? ;-)
pastilla
Aug. 17th, 2009 03:54 am (UTC)
Well, at the very least if you decide to believe in God, then some karma-like concept must also be embraced, or the whole business makes no sense at all.

Sorry you are feeling so sad these days.

Hope you can hang in there until my Power of Pessimism is published. Look for the big side-of-the-bus ads which will feature larger-than-life scowling, crossed-armed mannequins with the caption: "NO GOOD WILL EVER COME FROM THIS!"

Edited at 2009-08-17 03:55 am (UTC)
davidd
Aug. 17th, 2009 06:44 am (UTC)
I'm waiting for Amazon to offer 40% off pre-order pricing!
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