As for the rash, …

I AM: The Power of Discovering Who You Really Are   by   Howard Falco

I AM takes readers on a life-changing journey … blah, blah, blah …  finding that the doorway to eternal peace, happiness, and fulfillment lies in one of the shortest sentences in the written word but the most powerful in the universe: I AM.

Blah, blah, blah … .  And the book is done.

No, I didn’t read this book, nor do I  want to.  Though I must say – I really love the power of the statement I AM.  However, before I go on I must share the ‘book review’ I found on Amazon because it sums up my initial impression of the book perfectly.

Grammatically correct, but 75% could have been edited out 

First the negative. As hard as I tried to like to like this book because of the positive reviews, I found the first 3/4 of the book to be comprised of repetitive statements of either the obvious or of what are the most basic tenets of conventional positive thinking such as:

1) We create our own reality.
2) Fear tends to bring about the very thing that is feared.
3) Faith tends to bring about positive outcomes.
4) People tend to be products of their environments.
 5) Failure does not define who you are

So, why am I writing about I am?

I’ve always been a mantra  kinda’ guy.   You know those short, usually positive-infused statements you repeat over and over when your mind wanders and the negative forces in the universe – or pharmacy customers – are trying like hell to bring you down.  So when I came across this bad boy mantra, I liked it – I AM has real power to it.

During a massage a few months back, I commented that I had a blemish around my eyes.  Luckily, the ‘rash’ was minor and went away after a few days. However it randomly reappeared from time to time.  The clinician stated that I might have some unresolved issue that is manifesting itself in the ‘rash’.  Great! I’m fucked.  I’m close to fifty fuckin’ years old – that’s a lot of potential unresolved issues to deal with.

Still, I did think about this.  Remember it’s a rash. And it’s on my face.  Why wouldn’t I try and resolve that, eh?

Just a little back story on me as a person – I really do think alot; maybe too much.  Furthermore, I do care about things I want to care about.  No, I’m not a  fake  when I angrily rant about pharmacy and the stupidity that IS the American customer.  You  just can’t fix that shit.  So this whole introspection / self-blah, blah, blah shit was nothing new to me.

But, you know something – I AM DONE!

How’s that for an I AM statement?  Huh? I am so over myself.  I am moving forward.  As for the rash… .  Well, I am almost fifty.  Weird shit happens as you get older.  Besides, it’s very transient and hydrocortisone cream works.
Now, I just have to wait for the power of that statement to impact some positive change in my life.

Welcome to 2015, baby!


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