“Come on in, the water’s fine!” Innocent words that overlay the fact that the water is instead f*ing cold, and those that have gone before get a huge kick out of watching you go through a baptism of ice….
The same goes for the blogs of us men who have already taken the plunge into a life of alternatives. Are you certain that we are not just playing you and encouraging you to take a plunge that will ice your very soul?
Be sure, be very, very sure that you want to be Real… that you want the end of the rainbow. Because once you take that plunge there is
NO GOING BACK
…don’t begin until you count the cost. For who would begin construction of a building without first calculating the cost to see if there is enough money to finish it? , you might complete only the foundation before running out of money, and then everyone would laugh at you. They would say, ‘There’s the person who started that building and couldn’t afford to finish it!’
Or what king would go to war against another king without first sitting down with his counselors to discuss whether his army of 10,000 could defeat the 20,000 soldiers marching against him? And if he can’t, he will send a delegation to discuss terms of peace while the enemy is still far away.
Know that this step that you contemplate… will be irrevocable. Everything will change….
You will be a caterpillar undergoing metamorphosis. We.. who have undergone the change… can only give you glimpses of what will be….
You are in Plato’s cave. Chained and only able to face the wall. On that wall you see the shadows cast by those passing in front of your cave’s entrance..You can see the shadow of the reality, but never comprehend the true horror and glory of what lies beyond.
So… do your research. Read the blogs.
But ultimately you will never know
Until you leap