Have you ever encountered a black hole in human form?
These are those who’ve burnt brightly, then collapsed under the weight of their own egos and expectations.
They exert a power over the universe that bends light.
Come too close to their event horizon and there’s no escaping them.
I’ve attempted to reach out to some over the years. They’re tough nuts to crack. Their enormous power and danger makes them difficult to reach directly.
In fact, escaping a black hole is, logically and rationally, impossible.
When we become black holes, when we reach that state of utter collapse, the only way to transform ourselves is to embrace the irrational.
It’s absurd to think that when we reach that kind of singular pressure filled low that we could ever recover.
If that’s the case, we need to be absurd.
If you ever find yourself spiraling down so deeply that you bend light and people shy away from your event horizon out of a sense of self preservation, the only way out is to irrationally find your spark.
When light can’t even escape, you need to create your own light. It won’t matter how much light and life others pour into you. You need to find your own spark.
Your spark will give you a light.
Your spark can ignite your will.
Your irrational, spark of hope and will are your only hopes of generating the energy you need to do the impossible.
Because when you’re in a black hole state, everything is collapsing. Everything is heavy. There is no light.
Your irrational spark of hope might ignite the fires of will power.
With that, you just might be able to laugh and turn impossible into I’m possible.
In your darkest moments, at your lowest, you need to find the irrational, impossible belief that something different could happen and making it so, is ultimately up to you.
Can you remember any of your black hole moments?
What absurdity helped you ignite your spark and escape?
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I’m devoting 2023 to finding and registering the Remarkable Fools of the world. For Remarkable Fools, what was once embarrassing or awkward, is now a thrilling leap to a life more fulfilling. How will we find the fools? A series of pop up live talk shows where the audience are also the guests. Highly interactive and playful, you’ll laugh till you cry or cry till you laugh.
The first three dates for this are booked - March 18, April 1 and April 29. Read the foolsletter for more updates on this. Here’s the description of the event.
What are we doing here anyway? - An Evening of Remarkable Foolishness is a live, improvised talk show where the audience are the guests. What results is an evening of outrageous, touching, playful, interpersonal magic. It's a chance to experience being perfectly imperfect and beautifully human together. You'll wake up and feed that curious, joyful, ambitious part of you, That part of you that's deep in your spine - you know that feeling of being really alive? Ideally that.
This is participatory, sober fun. You’ll most certainly engage with the people around you. You might even get to come up on stage with the host. The choice is yours.
Expect the unexpected.
At the Remarkable Fools Society we believe that people are neither fundamentally good, nor fundamentally bad. We're fundamentally limited, incomplete fools who sometimes achieve greatness or live wonderful lives despite our foolishness. Remarkable fools do this because of our foolishness.
Hosted by Jim Dalling, the Scribe of the Remarkable Fools Society, What Are We Doing Here Anyway? - An Evening of Remarkable Foolishness explores our greatest successes and joys in life from humble beginnings to heroic triumphs.
Come share in the magic.
Interested in doing this online? Drop me a line and we can see what we can see
Your writing has been that spark for me more than a few times, reminding me to laugh at myself as I dust myself off and figure out my next step, so thank you for that!
I just realized that I have never believed in "impossible". I am more of a Roll Up the Rim inspired, "Play again/Jouer encore un fois" person.
In my life, I am surrounded by miracles. Perhaps, impossible exists for those who believe in it, as do miracles. Or, perhaps miracles know impossible isn't a thing.