We (law abiding gun owners) are the people that care about our lives, our freedom, our families and our country. If you took a look at what we have been talking about lately, you can see we are coping with a lot.
You see the casualties everywhere—people are on the edge. There is an ongoing battle for your mind.
Each day our minds are bombarded with a constant stream of nagging thoughts, suspicions, doubts and fears. It is mixed with supposed deals and bargains to get you to buy something to take your mind off of all the bad.
The economy is bad. Jobs are scarce. Lot of talk about the end of the world, zombie apocalypses, wars, corrupt politicians, crime, terrorism, financial independence is challenging, high cost of living, retirement (what’s that?), computer viruses and hacks, and then when you are trying to watch a football game, the sports announcer goes all anti-rights on you and is followed by a bunch of other losers.
Guard your mind.
I got called instantly by all my friends on what was my response to the whole Costa/ Whitlock commentary. My first response was no response. I am one of those rare people that does not watch a bar fight, and will get the heck out of dodge as soon as physically possible. I don’t watch car wrecks or lurk anywhere if I am not going to help.
We are fighters and because of it, it is easy to lure us into a fight.
“If you make an ass out of yourself, there will always be someone to ride you” – Bruce Lee
I choose not get into a situation because the dark side wins when you lose control.
If you give attention to negative thoughts, they will get stronger and stronger. What seems like a small matter in the beginning may become monstrous at the end. What you should do to break the vicious cycle is to shift your focus to something positive.
We can tell when you are bitten by the zombies of negativity. That bite spreads and goes right to your head.
Is everything happy? NO. But you ain’t dead so you got a chance to make things better. And some folks even contemplating checking out over dealing with cards they have been dealt. I know it sucks for you. I hear it every week. I talked a buddy off the bridge last week, another from sucking on his barrel. This is as real as it gets. Don’t go out like that.
You know why folks even think like that. No hope. Hope is as important as water.
“You can live forty days without food, four days without water, four minutes
without air, but not even four seconds without hope.”
I know we are not finished talking about the negatives, the hoplophobes or naysayers of the media but remember that a man murdered the mother of his child and then committed suicide. That is the real story. That there are losses of life, people that have lost touch, lost faith and lost hope. More on episode 298 of The Urban Shooter Podcast.
Help your neighbor find some harmony.
Rev. Kenn Blanchard, aka the Black Man With A Gun™ is an internationally known figure in the gun rights community since 1991. He is a former US Marine, federal police officer, intelligence officer and trainer. He produces the Urban Shooter Podcast, voice overs, motivates, inspires and writes for the Blanchard Media Group. http://twitter.com/kennblanchard, email@example.com