Sreejit Poole Of Mind Or Matter

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Of Mind Or Matter

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A modern tale, an ancient mysticism, a universal love.  Overcome by the weight of his own failure to live up to the world's standard of success, to the point where he no longer cares about his own life, Ballard Davies decides that there is only one solution. He gets in his car and drives. He drives away from everything and everyone that he knows, in an effort to just start over. He doesn't care where he's headed; he just wants another chance to get it right. What he finds is beyond his imagination, as he befriends an exciting and eccentric cast of characters. From the divinely inspired to the rationalistic blowhards, everything is suddenly new for him. But there is one problem. He still cannot escape himself. What will it take for Ballard to overcome his own self-imposed limitations and live the adventure he feels he deserves? This is the journey he now travels, down a path where truth, love, desperation, honor, the forgiving and the righteous, the mystics and the scientists all battle for the chance to be given the foremost spot in the realm of his mind. Will the pain of loneliness and separation prevail, or will Ballard find something to live for?

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Often, it seems the most beautiful and potent experiences come after first rising up and freeing ourselves from the grips of the most terrible despair.  So begins my own endurance of this path of resurrection. Not wanting to rehash my early years in all their glory, I will just tell you that I had reached a point in my life where the thought of the utter futility and worthlessness of my existence was completely consuming my every action.  Unwilling to continue like this, I committed myself to drastic measures.

My uncertainty about the hereafter kept me from ever seriously considering suicide.  I instead satisfied my depression with mere fatalistic fantasies, lacking the will to carry them out.  I knew, however, that I had to make certain changes in my life to bring about a death to the person I had become, in order to create a more worthy individual in its place.  You see, my life was completely lacking - lacking commitment, lacking goals, lacking purpose, lacking the passion to do anything - and I was tired of walking that same path of nothingness for no reason other than not knowing what else to do with myself.  Even if I were motivated purely towards seeking pleasure, it would have been better than the complete and total inertia that overcame my life.  I wanted passion.  I couldn't tell you what I wanted passion for, as that was exactly my problem, but I wanted a strong passion for something - for knowledge, or ice cream sundaes or the smiles of a beautiful face.  Something... Anything...  With this in mind, I decided to do something different.  I decided to begin again.

On this Monday morning, I packed one suitcase of clothes, a backpack with some odds and ends, and a flask of coffee and left my downtown San Diego, California apartment for the last time.  I loaded up my Oldsmobile and headed north on Interstate 5.  I wasn't thinking about anything except saving myself through destroying myself.  I had to sever my identity with a life I hated, in order to find out if I had anything inherent within me that was worth living for.

While driving, I made a solemn vow never to return to the place from where I left.  I was hurtling myself at seventy miles per hour towards an uncertain future.  Although nothing awaited me, I knew it couldn't be any worse than what I was giving up.  Even if I were to die of starvation, I would at least know I was dying with the intention of doing something great, which was better than living with no intention at all.  I felt both liberated and scared, but my fear only served to motivate me.

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Trapped in a life he can no longer embrace, Ballard Davies decides to take drastic measures. He decides to begin again. Leaving everything behind, he gets in his car and sets out to become the person he feels he was born to be, forgetting the man he had let himself become. It is a journey that will force him to reexamine who he is, and what he has to offer to a world that he hasn't even begun to understand. It is a story of spiritual awakening, that breaks the chains of sexism, and racism, and races to a world where anything is possible.

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