This is who I am.

There I was alone in a gym, listening to music, and trying to run away from my own thoughts. As I kept running, kept shooting, kept breathing..my mind gave up and I broke down. I never knew what depression was or how deeply it could engulf someone’s psyche but At that moment, I could understand why some people just can’t seem to take the pain any longer. It’s not because they are weak, it’s not because they are a coward. People that choose to end their life from depression are very strong but the human brain can only take so much. Not able to sleep, not able to eat, not able to do anything. If it weren’t for the people I have around me I don’t know as if I ever could have withstood the pain, the depression, or the loneliness. But thanks to everyone around me I slowly became stronger, I became a new person with a new perspective on life and this is me. This is who I am.

I am weird. I am shy. I am awkward. I am probably everything the regular human being doesn’t want to be. I have always been one to stay in the shadows, to keep my thoughts to myself, but one thing I have always wanted to be is real. I am not real because I hide things from people and I pretend to be something I’m not. This isn’t always a bad thing, because there are some things that you probably shouldn’t tell people because it will not have any sort of beneficial outcome but what I have learned in these past 6 months is that life is too short to be fake, to be something that you aren’t and for me the biggest thing I’m not real about is religion.

What I’m about to come out and say is not the demons speaking, it is not Satan coming over me and putting these things in my head. These are my thoughts and these are things I have struggled with my entire life. I was raised in a Mormon household and grew up around Mormon friends and it is something that I can always remember being a part of me. But I have never felt comfortable in this atmosphere, I have always felt out of place. This is not me coming out as anti-Mormon but it is me saying I can’t believe everything the Mormon religion preaches. While there is a lot of good that comes from it, It is just not for me. I have never felt comfortable in a church atmosphere and I believe that if you are truly a good person God is not going to punish you for not being a religious person. I believe that if we are good people, and take advantage of the opportunities to help and serve others whenever we can then the world will be a better place and it will eventually pay off in the end.

I guess the reason why I’m doing this is to tell mostly my friends, my family, and the people that are closest to me that I am not this golden Mormon boy that everyone thinks I may be. Of course people know that I am not perfect but I want people to know me for who I really am, not for something I am not. I am not Mormon, I am me. I believe in God and I believe in Jesus Christ but I am tired of living in a way to make other people happy. The only reason I went to church, got married in the temple, and pretended to be someone I am not was because it made the people around me happy. In these past 6 months I have learned that you can’t do things for the sake of other people’s happiness over your own happiness because it will turn you down a very dark and lonely path.

So from this point forward, I am a new person, I want to be real and not care about what others may or may not think of me. I want to be happy for myself and have people love me for who I really am. I know for a lot of people that know me this is going to be very hard to hear and they are going to think, “ohh my gosh, we have to save him, he is really struggling” and while I am going through a struggle in life right now it is not because I am not following Mormon teachings. I’m not being punished by God or being hunted down by Satan. We all have struggles in life wether we are atheist, devil worshippers, or saints and it is how we respond that truly makes us who we are. Some people respond by praying to God, by reading scriptures, by doing religious things, but that is not me and that is not who I am.

My mind and my way of thinking are too simple to think and have all of these complex rules and teachings. I am here to make people laugh, to help them smile more often, to leave a positive impact on the world, and lastly to have fun doing it all. If I can do that, then in the end I will be happy with the time I put in on earth. My goal of this post was not to anger anyone or make anyone sad, but rather to inform my friends, my family, and the people around me that I have changed a lot in the past 6 months and it has been a good change. I am stronger mentally, physically, and spiritually and I am continuing to improve myself everyday.

I encourage everyone to be their best self and to be real with everyone around you. Life is too short to be fake and hide in the shadows. Take control of your life and be the commander of your own happiness.

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Heart and Mind

connection tween heart and mind

is the dilemma some never seem to find

they fill their life with objects and lust

just to find out their final hand is a bust

with heart and mind so interactive with one another

without it you may never find love for the other

does brain overpower heart

or does heart overpower brain

let one reign over the other and you might go insane

for the connection tween heart and mind is a two way train.

Sacrifice

We do what we want in life
think about the consequence then make the sacrifice
usually between two things we love
how do we decide whats above
decisions can make you
decisions can break you
they can even hate you
if you do what you love
and love what you do
your decisions will love you
just journey to the end
how many miles, it will depend
sacrifice your life to the greater good
make the better decision
you know you would.

Creed

If this is a test and you already know the answer
then what is the point?
We do something wrong and disappoint
but you already knew so how can you misconstrue?
Many people follow you but don’t do as you do
live a whole different life
then put on their suit and tie
eat the bread and water
then all of a sudden think they’re hotter.
Now the steeple filled with people
is just a building filled with the unwilling.
Religion such a mysterious thing
will not fill your life with bling.
It can rejoice your heart and make you sing
but do it wrong and we might just go extinct.

Life’s Only Answer

add the positive subtract the negative
go through the steps
and find what it equals
skip a step
and everything is wrong
but don’t leap forward
and it’s all gone
draw the line
and divide the numbers
add an x and multiply the songbirds
life’s only right answer is happiness
so go through the steps
and live every moment
circle the answer
and show them you own it

Don’t

don’t judge a book by its cover
don’t jump to conclusions
and don’t laugh at him or her
don’t think you know what’s going on
don’t ignore that hitchhiker or that con
for they were once just like you
you don’t have to judge them for what they do

every person in this world has something in common
we all come from one god
and god don’t make no junk
understand that and find that spunk

whether it be in their heart
whether it be in their brain
don’t judge and don’t presume they’re insane

something made them that way
it ruined their fame
but they aren’t to blame
discover that spunk
find where it is
and throw away the junk

Who are you?

you are who you are
that curly hair or that scar
are a part of you
it’s all a part of your menu

who are you?
are you nice, are you mean?
or are you something inbetween?
are you happy, are you sad?
or are you somewhat glad?
do you wake up with a smile on your face?
or do you feel like your life is crazed?

is your glass half full,
or is your glass half empty?
whichever it is
I’m sure you have plenty

do you let it happen,
or do you make it happen?
do you ride the train,
or jump on the bandwagon?

whichever one you pick
you are who you are
don’t ever change that
and stay on your own track