You Don’t Find Happiness, You Create It | Katarina Blom | TEDxGöteborg

Katarina Blom | TEDxGöteborg

Never Give Up

Another day, another chance to make things right. Moving forward, try to balance out your rights from your wrongs. Looking back into the past for a long time can throw off your momentum, so try to focus on the present. Work on ensuring you have a future that you can love and appreciate.

Know, that some days will be rough my friend. Know that we all have adversities, and that how we overcome them defines who we are. Not one person on this planet has it easy, no matter how rich or how many possessions they may have.

Possessions do not define inner peace.

On our pursuit of happiness, know that your mind will be the most critical element of all. What you do, what you put in your body, and how you react to The Real World will all have major affects on your mind. Remember, please put your mental health first.

Mental health is very vital to our happiness.

We often go days, months, years without focusing on our mental health, and by the time we try to make any changes we find ourselves having to conquer an insurmountable hill. While often times the journey will be rough, you and I can and will prevail! We have it in us to do so!

We Are Capable Of Great Things!

Never forget how difficult life may have been, for you will need that reminder as you embark on discovering true happiness. Never forget just how important it is what you wish to achieve, and try not to look back my friend. Look forward, and allow your mind the ability to gather the necessary strength to pave a new road for you.



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The Matrix Resurrections – By Lana Wachowski

Life Is A Work In Progress

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The Aisle Of The Dimwitted.

He stumbles and trips, carefully grips the sheet hanging from the window,

the air moves in a way that there never was meant to be such a long day.

As he falls, the curtain rips, and a serious grunt is heard from the man.

Pain takes over!

He’s 80. No one is there, therefore, no one knows how to help them. Age hasn’t been so kind.

A life lived, a moment of charity could never undo what happens though.


Not permanent in everything we do, it occurs in many ways. We induce it, it induces itself and overall, it is inevitable.

Life matters though, a lot. But remember, earlier on, this man was a dimwit. While never discussed (with you), this man didn’t know how to do anything! Ha, who knows how he even got to where he is, or was, today!


Don’t Let Trauma Control You

The worst part about a traumatic experience, in my opinion, is that it seems impossible to let it go. Regardless of how long the actual instance occurred, your mind can make it seem as though it lasted for an eternity. Traumas can be terrible experiences. I have personally experienced many traumas in my life, most of them self-inflicted. Whether it be from alcohol and drug abuse, to other reckless and careless decision, I have memories in my mind that loop over and over. And over. Non-stop.

I ask God for forgiveness for my actions, but I think the issue is much bigger than God. I believe that I have to learn to change my overall state of mind. You see, I quickly made this about me because I feel as though my life is one big traumatic experience. I am a Veteran of 7 years, and 3 times in the past two years I have tried to commit suicide. Even as I type, I am on a Veteran Affairs campus for a rehabilitation program because of my own actions. I am in the process of seeking help, and changing my life forever.

I am on the road to happiness. I do not know if I will find happiness, but I will try my very best to discover the better, more meaningful parts of life. A life lived for the love of virtue, not for the love of lust and drugs and money. Pure bliss from the satisfaction of living to see another day, and not from, pardon me, wanting to do drugs and have sex.

But what I wanted to say is that if you are suffering from a traumatic event in your life, please seek help. There is help for you, in every shape and form. Even if you feel your actions carry too much weight, please seek help.

Myself, well, I have a tendency to look back at life and marvel at my own failures and shortcomings. These thoughts drive me to making more dumb decisions. I have learned that this is the way of life. Only once you overcome your own self-doubts and guilt, does one recognize that there is more to live for then just your old memories.

Learn to let go! Overcoming those tiresome days can be, and will be the most rewarding feeling in the world. Even though I am learning to do this myself (and probably not making much sense in the process), I have learned that the mind should not control you, but you should control your mind.

I used to think that we could “Free our mind” from captivity, as though it were enslaved. While this may be true, I believe it has more to do with putting forth the effort to letting go of the past, no matter the circumstances. Withdrawals will occur, just don’t let them control your life. Seek help when you can!


This Great Life.

The hardest part is yet to come, so fasten your seatbelts for now.

Sit back, enjoy the ride. Look up and, yes, you’ll see the clouds.

Put a smile up on your face, this is not the time to frown.

A thousand cars driven forward, hundreds of lines forming crowds.

Nothing can stop the pleasure. Pain released removes inward sorrow.

Accepting yesterday’s troubles tends to lead many to seem to borrow

from another place, where things weren’t always what it seemed.

Now look at me. I cannot see the sun’s bright gleam!

No rhythm, no scheme, no place to show off my skills. No work,

no words of wisdom, no way to hide my guilt. No patience, no resilience.

No, no world to share my views. Know that all I’ve done to deserve this,

was be as I could, and do.

As if not everything has a purpose, or my life has no meaning.

A tree sprouts from the ground over a thousand years.

When I reach 70, maybe it’ll be over.

This Great Life.


The Truth About Black People


He came and took the book.

There, the four beasts.

A song sung by the praise of saints.

The words of Kings and Priests.

Thousands unite in one saying.

Words spoken.