Battle Cry Of The Soul

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Lubbock, Texas 1999 2:30am

The building I’ve been hired to camp out in and guard is quiet and dark, except for the soft hum of the office equipment and the light from the computer monitor I’m staring at

The owner fears his partner is trying to screw him over and is gonna to come break-in in the middle night, with a couple street thugs, and steal the company secrets

I’ve been hired to make sure that doesn’t happen

It’s a large office with probably 15 rooms of various sizes… a front reception area, large rooms full of cubicles, the token corner office with a large window, restrooms and a break room with a fridge and microwave and stuff

The computer monitor in front of me is my digital lantern for the dark room I’m in… all the other rooms are pitch black

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In the daytime, the office has maybe 20 or 30 employees doing their day job thing

But right now it’s around 2:30 in the morning and the employees are home tucked away in bed for the evening…

… Probably dreaming of how much they hate their boss, don’t like their coworkers and how they better make Friday’s deadline

I’m here… guarding the company secrets in the dead of night

All of sudden, out of the corner of my eye, I see something, my heart jumps

I look over to see two people, who I’ve never seen in my life, come walking into the room I’m in

There’s enough light coming off the computer screen to get a good look at them

It’s an elderly man and woman … they’re at least in their seventies … they look Italian

I freeze, dead silence … I’m looking right at them but, but for some reason they don’t seem to see me sitting here

In fact, they quietly walk right on past me and head into the next room

Who the hell are these people?

These CAN’T be the burglars.

The guy I’m looking for is a middle aged white dude… and he’s supposed to be coming with a couple young guys who do his dirty work for him

What, did he send his grandparents?

Who the fuck sends their grandma to pull a score for them?

This old couple looks FAR too nice to be out committing felonies

And I can’t get over how quietly they just walked right past me… as if they had no idea I was sitting there

Well they’re old, so maybe they don’t see and hear all that well

Oh shit, here they come again

If these were the thugs I’d know what to do… but this… I need a minute to figure it out

Again, they walk right past me

Oh …. I get…

I’ve been up on methamphetamine for about 5 days straight without any sleep

Like none

My mind is starting to fuck with me, I mean REALLY fuck with me

I’ve heard about seeing “shadow” people on meth, but this cute little old couple is as real as anybody else, they aren’t “shadow figures”

Gotta be the meth

Later, I would learn how when you stay up for so long, the mind starts to dream anyway… doesn’t matter that you’re awake…

The mind is like “fuck it, you ain’t gonna let me rest, I’m gonna drop some dream bombs on your ass, we’ll see how much you like this ‘staying up’ stuff”

And actually, this isn’t too far off from what our minds are doing to us all the time anyways

The world said the sky is blue. So we said, “The sky is blue.”

Byron Katie

Screen Shot 2013-01-08 at 10.04.05 PMIllusions

When I was around 9 or 10 years old, my Uncle Chris, a man who’s been throwing some serious Truth my way going back to ever since I was kid, gave me the book “Illusions” by Richard Bach

I didn’t read it til’ almost 21 years later

It’s a pretty deep little book, all about how we perceive things … the Illusions we take for reality and the deep truths that lie even in the most simple of things

How much of what you believe and take for reality is really an Illusion ?

I mean, our minds love to spin all kinds of stories for us…

… If X happens, that means Y …

… She shouldn’t have hurt me …

… He never should have done that horrible thing …

… That bad stuff should never have happened to me …

… I just know that dude is trying to screw me over …

… I’m gonna go broke if I don’t do this, that and the other thing …

… I’m gonna end up alone …

… The “traffic” is pissing me off …

… I should’ve been able to handle that situation better …

… I just know they’re talking about me …

… I’ll never make it …

… Life should be different than it is …

Our Egos tell us stories about who we are… who we are in relation to other people… and who we are in relation to the world

It’s constantly spinning cobwebs of deception blocking us from seeing what’s Real and True

RARELY is anything ever seen for what it is

The mind wants us to think the answers are out there… the solution is over there… happiness, peace and love would all be ours if we could just get this certain type of person to be with us, buy this thing, have this money, get this job, get married, have more sex with more people, if we could just get our spouse to just see our side of things, trade our old spouse in for a new one, if the kids would just behave, get a motorcycle, a boat, a bigger house… it never stops

Always trying to convince us that happiness is out there somewhere

And that we need to be something we’re not

We need to keep up appearances, one up the neighbors, appear hip, slick and cool

The mind is constantly comparing ourselves to others… is he better than me? … Or am I better than him?

Can I kick his ass? Do I make more? Is my girl hotter?

Or does HE make more, could he kick my ass AND take take my girl? … then he’d have two girlfriends and I’d have none

Now I’m being a little bit extreme here… emphasis on “a little bit”

Our minds constantly fear that the “other” is better than us, will get more than us and maybe even take what we feel is rightfully ours… like our status… that promotion… or our customers or clients … or … fill in the blank

The Ego put us in a a tiny box and tells us a grand ol’ ever evolving story about who we are

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The story in our minds, try as it may, can never touch the awesomeness of who we truly are

We’re beyond definition and comparison

We’re FAR mightier than anything that can fit into a fucking box

The Ego knows it has no ground to stand on… so it’s constantly trying to get things to add to it … to try and make a sense of self out of nothing… it’s all just a story in our heads

When I was in my teens, I really took on heavy metal as part of my identity

I was  a “rocker dude” … the hair, the concert shirt, ripped jeans, high top shoes and token pipe and sack of weed in the pocket… and when I pulled up in my Camaro … I wanted to make sure you heard the awesomeness of the tunes I was jamming

Later in life it was muscles… money… sex … possessions … status

All bullshit

These things have nothing to do with who I am

I know THIS… and still, the mind is constantly looking for something to give it a sense of self

To this day, at 41 years old, I still have a lot of identity tied into being a big ol’ mother fucker… I like being the biggest guy in the room, it’s rare that I’m not… like REAL rare… and I gotta admit, when there IS someone bigger than me in the room, it trips me out a little

It’s like the dude is wearing my invisible fucking “Big Guy” crown or something

The Ego NEEDS stories to live, and it’s these stories that create most of the unnecessary day to day anxieties and fears

Without someone to be better than, less than, or in conflict with… the Ego would simply starve to death

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Constant concern with body-fat levels, how much money you make and appearing to have your shit together often get more thought and attention than friends, family and living your passion

Now I’m all for getting ripped and making money

But it’s funny how we think just because we make more money than someone, or have a sexier mate… that we’re somehow better

When the real bad asses are the ones out there helping others and making a contribution in the world

Martin Luther King, Gandhi, Mother Thersa… now THOSE were bad asses

The dude with the biggest house, sexiest girl, fastest car and most ripped abs… he’s just another guy… no better or worse than anybody else… but often times the reason for making the money, showing off the trophy girl and obsessed with his six pack, is trying to fill a hole down deep inside, a hole that money, popularity, sex, addictions, image and anything on the surface of this world

““The aim of life is to live, and to live means to be aware, joyously, drunkenly, serenely, divinely aware.””

Henry Miller

So What Can We Do About the Stories In Our Heads?

We can be grateful for what we have, live in the present more, rely on something greater than ourselves like our Creator, help others… and Love more

There doesn’t seem to be anyway to stop the Ego from filling our heads with crazy fear based bullshit on a non-stop basis

It’s just the nature of the mind

But we CAN step back and just watch it and let it be, and not buy into the lies our mind is spinning… or buy into them less and less at least

We can help someone and ask for nothing in return, when we act from a place of Love

When we observe our thoughts and don’t attach, whether in mediation or just plain old being Conscious of the Truth… we are free

 “Life isn’t as serious as the mind makes it out to be.”

Eckhart Tolle

Screen Shot 2013-01-09 at 11.27.09 PMInquiry and Humility are the Path of the Warrior

When I was 30 my Uncle Chris, the same Uncle who gave me the book Illusions back when I was was kid, turned me onto to the teachings of Byron Katie

Byron is the best story buster around, she actually has this little process for questioning your own thoughts and getting to the Truth of What Is

You simply ask yourself a set a questions and go with what feels like Truth

Is the thought you’re having true?

Can you absolutely know that it’s true?

How does having the thought make you feel?

Who would you be without that thought?

And then she has you reverse the thought and look at the opposites of it,  in what she calls “The Turnaround”

It’s amazing to see how the OPPOSITES of the thought are usually much closer to Truth, than the original thought itself.

It’s MIND-BLOWING stuff

“When we stop opposing reality, action becomes simple, fluid, kind, and fearless.”

Byron Katie

Realize That Perception is Not Reality, And Then MAKE A Better Reality

I think the key to the doorway of freedom is two-fold

1. Do our best, to remain as present as possible in the moment, and let the thoughts, labels, judgments pass by like a parade of circus freaks… some of the freaks are down right ugly, some are beautiful, some are mean and some … well, who knows what the fuck they are

But some have deep lessons for us

Our best game plan is to just watch them… question them… and not join in the actual freak parade itself, just be an observer … because, if we join in, that shit will rub off on us, and before you know it, we’ll be pretty damn freaky ourselves

2. Change our thoughts and choose ones that better serve our purpose

Instead of running off with every thought.. every thief and whore of the night… let the thoughts that don’t serve us just pass on by

Choose to run with the thoughts that DO serve our purpose and the path we’re on

The thoughts that are in line with our true nature… our path… and our purpose…

THOSE are the ones we wanna embrace

“As long as you think that the cause of your problem is “out there”—as long as you think that anyone or anything is responsible for your suffering—the situation is hopeless.”

Byron Katie

AD917D66-95E3-4D1E-B559-23C879196614The Battle Cry

Sometimes in life we are called to fight

Conflict is built into the design of this whole “life thing”

Whether it’s standing up against an injustice, fighting for those we love, a business fallout, lawsuit… you name it

We all have the Dark Wolf and White Wolf inside of us… the lower side and the higher side, the evil and the good

Some of us have a bigger dark side than others… either cuz’ we’ve been feeding the dark wolf while starving the white one, or it’s caused by childhood experiences, abuse, loss, a rocky upbringing, bad influences, addiction or just plain being a victim of our fears

Usually it’s some combination of factors that can cause our Lower Selves to become dominant

For example, all the way up until age 30 I spent a lot time in the dark alleys of the mind… and then for a number of years I did my best to be my highest and best self, but right at about age 40 my Dark Wolf came rearing it’s ugly head up at me again

We all have it in us… and my Inner Mother Fucker is always gonna be there… I just choose not to feed it all that much today

Our Lower Self has such TINY solutions for us … it’s like all it wants to do is defend the Illusion

It’s that whole “How dare you? … I’ll show you buddy” kinda thing

The results that gets are horrible, and never in the best interest of our soul… our life… it’s a dark, destructive energy that will eat you from the inside out… a parasite attacking the very life of it’s host

I know from firsthand experience… its gotten me good a few times

When we choose to go with Love and Truth.. when we make that our Battle Cry… we will always be victorious… not always in the way we “think” things should work out, but in the way that allows us to fulfill our purpose and grow into the person we REALLY want to become deep inside

This is actually kind of “BIGGIE” for me

Like I said, my Inner Mother Fucker is big, strong and BAD ASS … and has gotten the best of me before on quite a few occasions

I’ve had to drown the misery he caused with so many pain killers most people wouldn’t believe me if I told em… along with enough benzodiazepines it would knock Keith Richards flat on his old rock n’ roll ass

When I let him out of his cage, I’m the one who takes the worse beating of all… the anger and resentments and “Your wrong – I’m right” / “I’ll show you” Bullshit… are exactly that… a bunch of bullshit to keep me trapped in the mind, defend a false sense of self and live in constant state of fear … fear that I turn into anger

Anger from the feeling that the false sense of self, the Ego, has been wronged in some way by someone else

The popular choice is trying and defend one’s sense of the need to be right, and somehow try to make yourself feel superior to the other person

The popular choice is kind of like the evening news and popular reality TV shows…  something we’d all be a lot better without

The UNPOPULAR choice, is to move forward in Love and Truth

When we move forward in Love and Truth, our soul always prevails

No army, no amount of money, no amount of hate, pride or greed stands a chance against us

Lately I’ve been dealing with some shit and my inner Genghis Khan really wants to come out and try to take control the situation… but when I do this, I lose too… and my Dark Wolf becomes bigger, stronger and more fierce… chewing away at my soul

The lessons that need to be learned… don’t get learned, which means they’re gonna come back at a later time… and KEEP coming back… until finally, they’re fully learned

Until the soul has it’s way, and the Ego is laying dying on the battleground… there are still lessons to be learned

“It’s only after we’ve lost everything that we’re free to do anything.”

Tyler Durdin

3A3605BD-2F1C-4679-B869-9D3FC3B0C8BBThe Battle For The Soul

The battle for the ‘True Self of the Soul’… over the ‘Little Self of the Ego’ is the REAL battle

It’s not the battle we fight against the other person … that’s the one on the surface

To fight the REALl fight, we must go within

Do we choose the Soul… or the World?

The world our egos create around us… The Big Illusion

Full of judgements, comparisons, dogma, bitterness, denial, resistance, resentments, fear, anger… and a life never truly lived

Or do we choose Truth?

Love

Justice of the Soul

Do we take what’s happening in the world around us, and make it an “us against them”… “me against you”… thing

Or do we go with our Better Selves… taking that white wolf out for his daily walks, keeping him fed and fit… showing him that we love him and care about him

Do we allow our Soul to prevail?

Or do we need to be right? … So we can TRY to feel a little bit better about ourselves

Do we accept reality as it is and do what’s needed to right the situation

Or do we tell our self stories

“Whatever you fight, you strengthen”

Eckhart Tolle

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Trying to be “right” is fighting FOR the Illusion … making it appear evermore real

The real fight is for our soul

This is a challenge personally I fight every single day… and I’ll be honest, I don’t always “fight the good fight” … but I fight it more often today, than I did yesterday

I have some heavy shit on my plate… we all do… and sometimes it can get to us

If we go with Truth… and with Love… release control to our Creator… trusting that the One who figured this whole Reality-Universe-Earth-Humans thing out… knows much more about what’s best, than we do … we will prevail

If we go with Truth

And with Love

We can never be wrong

And the Victory of the Soul is guaranteed

The Battle Cry is one of Love

When we surrender to our Soul… we are truly free

And if you’re ever hiding out inside an office building in the middle of the night to guard the company secrets, and a little old couple come walking by… tell em’ Big Chris says “Hi”

Talk soon,
Big Chris

This post is dedicated to Sonjan… my Uncle, also named Chris McCombs… Or “The G.U.C” as I’ve always called him… thanks for a lifetime of help GUC

“What we do in life echoes in eternity.”

Maximus

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Comments

  1. Donovan Owens says:

    “As long as you think that the cause of your problem is “out there”—as long as you think that anyone or anything is responsible for your suffering—the situation is hopeless.” – Byron Katie

    That quote says so much and has true peace wrapped in it.

    Chris, you’re amazing a laying your soul on the line. I see it clearly on this white background. Thank you.

    • Chris McCombs Chris McCombs says:

      Hey thanks a ton Donovan, your words mean a lot man

      Been a long time, hope to run into you again at some event or something one of these days

  2. Thanks Chris, once again I appreciate the journey you are on. This one is deep. I’m going to have to come back and read it again after I let this one sink it. The whole “Trying to be “right” is fighting FOR the Illusion” is really whacking me in the head right now. Looking forward to more from you as you continue forward. Be well.

    • Chris McCombs Chris McCombs says:

      Right on Andy, I was hoping it would whack a few people in the head, I’ve been whacked as well (=

      • alexander says:

        first mornin i have read this pretty strong words brother. is it the illousion of your soul being right that you are lookin for? i live in the USso everything here is an illousion from the goverment to religion to who your friends are ! so i am just tryin to get a understanding were you are commin from or were your tryin to get in your journey. good luck just remember that the only way to find anything illousion or not is to keep your head held high shoulders square and always move forward. alexander A.K.A. TENNESSEE

  3. I really love your blog. It is literally one of the only blogs I read that I drop everything to read when I get an email that there is a new post. Have you ever wrote a book? If not, I think you should. I think you have an important message and a compelling story. I’d buy it. 🙂

    • Chris McCombs Chris McCombs says:

      Hey thanks Lea

      I’m so honored that you said

      “It is literally one of the only blogs I read that I drop everything to read when I get an email that there is a new post.”

      And yes, I may be doing a book (=

      • I hope I am not imposing when I make a suggestion. When you talk about seeing the old man and women, you make the realization that it is the drug use that caused you to hallucinate them, but you weren’t real clear that this happened in the past. Those of us that know your story, can safely assume that this didn’t have over the week-end. I wanted to share your post with my own blog readers because the message is powerful, but I worried that someone reading your blog for the first time would not know your back story so they might read it and think you were a current drug user and therefore dismiss everything you say. It is just my humble suggestion that you clarify that one point. The post was really great.
        Thanks for hearing me out. Again, your blog is one of my very favorites!

        • Chris McCombs Chris McCombs says:

          Thanks Lea, funny , I realized the same thing in mediation this morning, so I added Lubbock, Texas 1999 2:30am .. and literally 5 mins later here’s comment (=

          Thanks for looking out

  4. Love reading your stuff Chris, raw and to the point everything is just a story made up in your head and no one really knows what the fuck is going on 😉

    All I appear to know is that I don’t know and even that I’m not sure of, so I choose

    I am that… I am

    Tony

    • Chris McCombs Chris McCombs says:

      Yea man, I agree… I have NO IDEA what’s going on

      Lots of people try to create a story around it to feel better about things, but we don’t really know

      Check out this video from Joe Rogan about it, pretty cool: http://youtu.be/w2xzIgdD_XA

      Thanks Tony

  5. The only thing I know for sure is that… the only thing that’s real, is GOD… everything else is made up.

    And knowing that TRUTH set’s me free. We humans really do tend to make to much out of everything.

    The best way I’ve ever heard it put was:

    “God is the world’s greatest comedian, who’s playing to crowd that’s afraid to laugh”

    I don’t remember who said it, but it has the ring of truth for me.

    Great post as always Chris

    Peace

    Paul

    • Chris McCombs Chris McCombs says:

      Hey Paul

      This: “God is the world’s greatest comedian, who’s playing to crowd that’s afraid to laugh”

      Is AWESOME

      Thanks for sharing

      Peace to you too

  6. Chris, I think we are on the same wavelength man! Really impressed with your writing style and how you nail it every time. Hope to be able to write as well as you one day. You’re definitely inspiring me to stay focused on my new blog and make it happen. This is like “Personal Development for Metal Maniacs!” 😉

    • Chris McCombs Chris McCombs says:

      Ha ha… “Personal Development for Metal Maniacs!” … AWESOME

      Write your ass off bro, and your writing will keep getting better and better

      This is a great book “The War of Art”

  7. I don’t think I’ve ever subscribed to a blog and then actually read it when I get notifications. But I do with yours. You’re real.

    • Chris McCombs Chris McCombs says:

      Thank you Lisa, that is one of the highest compliments I could get… seriously, means my blog is doing it’s job

  8. Fantastic read, Big Chris! You don’t lack for interest and meaning in your material! I appreciate that. My prayer is that God give you the grace, wisdom and understanding to deal effectively, efficiently, and peacefully with all that you may be dealing with in life at present time. May God bless your business for growth, as well, as you continue to sow good seed through faith. Keep up the great work.

    • Chris McCombs Chris McCombs says:

      Hey thanks Jerry… thank you so much, and this:

      “My prayer is that God give you the grace, wisdom and understanding to deal effectively, efficiently, and peacefully with all that you may be dealing with in life at present time”

      Is AWESOME

  9. Chris,

    Your new blog is by far my favorite blog in the entire world.

  10. Jonny Bruton says:

    Hey Chris

    Your blog is such an inspiration to speak the truth.
    My ass has been kicked so many times by life and the thoughts inside can hurt. I have endlessly fed the “Dark Wolf” inside me and i have been the one on his ass at the end of it,scarred by actions everytime .
    For years I turned my face away knowing what the real is

  11. Jonny Bruton says:

    Apologies I pressed the post comment too esryl.

    Anyways to Finish life has really put me on my ass but the creator of the world has saved me.Sending his son to protect us from darkness. Awesome

    I leave you with 2 guidance verses that have only recently helped me

    psalm 32 v 8 ” I will instruct you and teach youin the way you should go;     I will counsel you with my loving eye on you”

    Proverbs 3 5+6 ” 5 Trust in the Lord with all your
    heart     and lean not on your own understanding;
    6 in all your ways submit to him,     and he will make
    your pathsstraight”

    Thanks Chris your an inspiration

    Jonnybruton(Irish guy)

  12. Be whom He created YOU to be. Make peace with one self & let things be well with your soul. The best thing we can do for ourselves is KNOW we where created uniquely & divinely like NO other person. A 1 of a kind. I KNOW I am a rare fine gem & if you don’t like it, F**k Ya!

  13. The big question is this…. Is there an objective truth? What is that objective truth? If there is a creator as you suggest who is it? Great article because it makes me think about life in general.

    • Chris McCombs Chris McCombs says:

      Right on Jeremy

      Great questions

      I have no idea who my Creator is and I’m fine not knowing, when I turn to THAT, my life gets better

      The world is full of people with opinions on exactly what it is, and if that works for them awesome, I personally have no idea, I just know deep inside that “It” exists and does a much better job of running my life than I do

  14. Absolutely awesome article. Love the way you write, relate and just be real with who you are and how you look at the world.

    Big truth bombs in possessions, money, sexy and all the other crap humans can get “ego-tripped” on and lose touch with what really matters.

    looking forward to reading more of you posts!

    Kyle

  15. I’ve never met a male (I hesitate to use the term “man”, because we’ve all met “that guy” who is a male by birth, but by no means a man) who doesn’t harbor some deep seeded anger. From where this anger stems is of little concern…it is in how we, as MEN, deal with it.

    I sense that writing, for you Chris, is as much a cathartic release toward expressing this anger for you as it is for me. My choices to respond in anger have caused vast degrees of pain, damage to relationships and scars, both physical and emotional, to myself and others.

    I applaud you for so openly discussing these matters and allowing us a peek “behind the curtain”, so to speak. It’s a degree of vulnerability that speaks to another mans heart like none other.

    Steve

    • Chris McCombs Chris McCombs says:

      Thank you Steve

      “From where this anger stems is of little concern…it is in how we, as MEN, deal with it.”

      Man I’m with you here, I’ve done things in anger myself that have caused great harm

      And yes, my writing about how I’m dealing with things is a HUGE therapy for me

      It was either hire a team of shrinks, or start this blog… so I started this blog (=

  16. F’in A brother! I love your posts! They speak truth about life! I’m a deaf personal trainer who’s been struggling with geting clients (for a couple years now LOL) but your posts always seem to hit the nail on the head and resonate within me! Keep them coming big man!

    Law

  17. Chris, I second what Kyle said “truth bombs”!

    But this section…
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    “The UNPOPULAR choice, is to move forward in Love and Truth

    When we move forward in Love and Truth, our soul always prevails

    No army, no amount of money, no amount of hate, pride or greed stands a chance against us

    Lately I’ve been dealing with some shit and my inner Genghis Khan really wants to come out and try to take control the situation… but when I do this, I lose too… and my Dark Wolf becomes bigger, stronger and more fierce… chewing away at my soul

    The lessons that need to be learned… don’t get learned, which means they’re gonna come back at a later time… and KEEP coming back… until finally, they’re fully learned

    Until the soul has it’s way, and the Ego is laying dying on the battleground… there are still lessons to be learned

    “It’s only after we’ve lost everything that we’re free to do anything.”

    Tyler Durdin”
    ***************
    …resonates because I’m going through some heavy stuff myself. So many unfortunate here say’s and blah blah’s that it’s extremely, extremely challenging taking the peaceful warrior route although everyday that I do is more empowering and fulfilling. I have many people telling me “WHY don’t you do something about it…” but they don’t understand that the route I take is truly the enlightening route.

    Keep up the truth bombs and the thought provoking blogs!

    To the spirit of Kaizen!

    • Chris McCombs Chris McCombs says:

      Rommel, I am soooooo with you on this… man do I know how it goes

      Truth and Love brother…. and most of all… stay true to YOURSELF

  18. As a writer myself I know how confronting it can be to get so personal especially about topics that people often find objective….. Well done to you for taking that leap and allowing others to do the same by your example.. Love your work and love that your standing up as your true self in a world where sadly that is still a very tough thing to do…

    Looking forward to reading more…

    • Chris McCombs Chris McCombs says:

      Hey thanks Charlie, I love it when a fellow writer chimes in

      This blog really helps to cleanse my me in a way. LOVE IT

  19. Chris I felt like you were speaking to me and my life at current moment. Thank you for such great insight.

    Dan Jett

  20. Andy Little says:

    Chris – that post was LEGENDARY!!! Awesome stuff again.

    “When we move forward in Love and Truth, our soul always prevails” I think if we all wrote this down 100 times before we go to sleep we’d all be better people.

    Looking forward to the next one.

    Andy

  21. Shaun Brant says:

    “Until the soul has it’s way, and the Ego is laying dying on the battleground… there are still lessons to be learned” So many people could benefit from this one quote alone. I have to say this post totally blew my mind, I was not expecting such a gold-mine of truth, wisdom and inspiration. I feel like your posts are very therapeutic to read, and very enlightening. You speak the truth, and the truth can set us free. Keep it comin Big Chris, the positive impact your stories have is unbelievable and Im sure everyone who reads your posts becomes a better, more focused and balanced person by the time they’re done.

    • Chris McCombs Chris McCombs says:

      Thanks Shaun, damn, what you say in your comments is quickly making you one of my favorite people in the world

  22. Great writing man… each post sucks me in and this one was no different.

    In this post though, you write so powerfully about one of my favorite topics… the radically subjective nature of “reality” and you nailed it. And ILLUSIONS… ILLUSIONS is my bible. I’ve read it more times than I can count and it never fails to bring life back into focus for me.

    Can’t wait to read your next post, Big Chris.

    -Luke

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