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Get Me To The Temple of Serenity...And Step On It
Get Me To The Temple of Serenity...And Step On It! is the compelling, dramatic, and sometimes humorous story that chronicles the meteoric rise and equally accelerated descent into the abyss of addiction by David Brady, an award-winning film and television producer.
David highlights the steps he took to reclaim his life - from a childhood of family violence due to alcoholism to the staggering $5 million debt he acquired. He also explains how he came up with a plan to repay his creditors and the simple program he used to achieve his goal. The book is spiritual in nature but not religious. “I do believe there is a Divine Intelligence to the universe that we can all connect to and get guidance and help from,” David says.
Aging With Dignity Living with Grace, 8 Steps To Help You Overcome Adversity, Find Peace Of Mind & Prosperity In The Second Half Of LIfe
In the late spring of 2013, I was at one of the lowest points of my adult life. It appeared the first week of July that I would lose everything I’d worked so hard to build up the previous thirty years – a career as a successful award winning writer, producer and director on over 130 episodes of prime time drama, comedy, documentaries and 4 feature films.
I’ve faced some incredibly difficult situations before, but in those cases I’d always been the one responsible for the trouble I was in. This time I wasn’t.
A young man who was suffering from severe mental illness had viciously assaulted me. I’d been asked by his mother to speak to him with the hope that I might help him with an alcohol or drug problem. Unfortunately for her and me – it appears she underestimated the extent and gravity of his mental illness. As a result I’ve been diagnosed with a severe brain injury by a number of doctors.
I’m grateful to say that as a result of meeting a wonderful physician, Dr John Thornton in Toronto, who works with people who’ve suffered brain injuries, as well as utilizing the Eight Steps of Master Mind Principles created by the late Jack Boland (a Unity Minister), I’ve been able to pull out of this horrific experience and find real meaning and purpose in my life. I can say unequivocally that I am really happy today and believe from the bottom of my heart I will be able to solve both the emotional and financial issues that have arisen from this unfortunate situation.
As a result of this experience I got to thinking, “how many other people, especially those who are either middle aged, or those of us who are ‘Baby Boomers’, get blindsided by some event that they didn’t see coming?”
I want to emphasize that this is not a religious solution per se, but rather spiritual in nature. It’s whatever you conceive to be the ‘Divine Mind’ or God, as you understand God to be. I am not trying to convince or convert anyone to any specific theology.
As I looked around I realized that there are very few guides or how-to manuals on how to handle these major life altering transitions, from either a busy active career or professional life to “how we cope with events like an unexpected illness or life changing injury, the loss of a partner, the end of a marriage, or our own eventual death.”
What about the supposed “golden years”? There is absolutely no instruction booklet on how to handle the inevitable crises that are certain to arise over time. I know our banks, financial institutions and insurance companies like to talk to us about our finances, but what about family relations, business relations and life long friendship that goes south on us.
Most importantly, I would like to examine how we could live our lives such that we can find a way to cope, stay happy, be productive and create some purpose in life – especially if we encounter some unexpected difficulties or challenges.