LHRL Podcast with Von Ralls and Wilson Horrell
About This Show
A podcast about seeking fulfillment and finding your bliss. Each week we will interview some of the world’s most interesting people, who are leading lives filled with positivity and happiness. The mission of LHRL is simply to inspre, and be inspired. We are also doing a segmented titled, “Breakfast with Beefcake”, where Von and Wilson do a brief segment based on the perpective given by Beefcake’s blog. Check us out!
Most Recent Episode
No Message Without A Mess
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Life is tough. No one will dispute this. Things get out of whack, and they can get out of whack quickly. Many times, the misery and dissatisfaction can be so subtle, and grow so slowly, that you don’t even realize that you are circling the drain. Other times, life looks you square in the eye, gives you a full frontal attack, and kicks you square in the teeth, day after miserable day. I thank God for that. I need that. It sounds strange, but I do. Picking up on subtle hints is right up there with figure skating, as far as my natural talents go.
I needed the head-on, world’s most aggressive bum-rush approach to giving clarity to what my life had become when I was in my biggest mess, to date. And, I need it in order to address most areas of dissatisfaction in my life. I circled the drain for quite some time, descending rather slowly, but the ultimate demolition, the 10ton wrecking ball, the Tyson upper-cut came on rather quickly. I wouldn’t have it any other way. I needed a good head bashing, ego crushing, soul removing, thumpin.
Life can be messy, and no one likes for others to see the dishevelment of their existence. It’s embarrassing. It’s humiliating. It’s defeating. It’s lonely. However, it’s necessary. It’s necessary if you are interested in connecting with others on a personal level.
If we are going to help people, and allow ourselves to be helped, there must first be a struggle. Nobody wants to volunteer for the struggle, but fortunately, it’s more like a draft. You don’t need to wave your hands in the air, or put out smoke signals, the problems will come to you. Big, ugly, messy problems, that appear unsolvable and are sure to last forever, they will come straight to you, free of charge.
Humans are selfish and ego-centric by nature. It’s hard for any of us to believe that we are not capable of navigating this world without the help of someone else. That’s why struggle is so important. Not only is it important, it’s essential. It’s a gift.
The mess that we make of our own lives is an opportunity. It’s an opportunity to experience growth, an opportunity to learn humility, and it’s an opportunity to become aware that we all suffer from the human condition. There is no message without a mess.
Professional football veterans don’t call the struggling rookie to tell them how great their careers have been do they? No, they share with them their experience of fumbled footballs, dropped passes, and situat