I don’t mean Bible in the Holy Book sense persay, more along the GZA’s Basic Instructions Before Leaving Earth. It reads more like a job resume than anything, but that was partly what I was going for at that time. This is my first major piece of writing for myself, and have posted it other places before(including my facebook notes, which prompted me to start this blog), but I figured it belonged here at some point, so here it is:
What I, Gregg Shepherd, want to do with my life? Help people. How? By exchanging money for goods and services. When? Always. Where? Anywhere. Why? Because that’s my job. More How: Communication, Networking. Be me. Be proud of it. Only ask people twice.
Career: Entrepreneur. also: odd jobs. This and that. People person. Ask people what their problems are, then find solutions. Do It for free for close friends and family. Charge the willing and those that can afford it.
Be Cool. Patience is a virtue. Enjoy what I do and people will be interested in what I have got to say. Have fun with it. The sky is the limit. Don’t forget who your friends are. Don’t let negative people and negative energy get to me. Write a book about it. Inspire the masses. Maintain enlightenment. Don’t stop doing what makes you happy. Be open and honest with everybody. Don’t take credit for a goddamn thing. Checks are cool though. Kiss and hug the people I love. Mean it. Don’t be jealous or embarrassed of or by anybody or anything.
I don’t think I’m god. Never have. I just know I can help other people if I listen. Who can I help? Only the willing. I need to be free of persecution, free of all diseases in order to let go. Some people are going to try to push my patience and tell me I’m not right. Oh well. I have to deal with it and not kill myself over it, no matter how physically tempting it is. I have the ability to let go, move on and absolve myself of all sins.
Being sick is the body and mind’s struggle of dealing with stress. Learn how to handle stress properly and you’ll live a long and happy life. Also, go to the Doctor because that only helps. Don’t read and study and preach, know and help.
Those who follow are going to come close but miss that one important thing. Its not about money or RECOGNITION. I can get people to do what I want for them with less money and personal greed than your average being. I am a creative life-force and through that I can inspire others to help each other. My god is everyone else.
I have the power to bring together a united front, but I have to live for my family first. Complete the puzzle for myself, but don’t show anyone. Don’t let anyone else tell my story for themselves. They are no talent sponges who lack the ability to inspire. Get people who want my help to understand that only they can help themselves.
Rewrite the Bible. Personalize it. Make my stories as holy as anyone else’s. Be an ASS. Do everything I ever wanted to do in my life before I die. Don’t pretend. Start off under the table, when I have the strength to stand on my own two feet, LEGITIMIZE. Do honest and good business. Kick ass here and there. Be a member of people’s inner circle, but don’t hold all your allegiance to just one.
Do not, I repeat DO NOT TELL anybody! Save it until you are on your death bed and then bust it out at the very last minute and be all like ‘How you FEELIN’?’ Learn from my mistakes, don’t be afraid to let loose every once in a while.
Be like Elvis – THE KING
Do not bend or break my beliefs for anybody or anything. Stop frontin’. Only hang out with like-minded individuals. Positivity. Lay off the drugs. Take my own advice. Make some tea. Woohoo! Shit, I forgot where I left off. Oh yeah, shut the light off in the kitchen when I leave. Stay happy and healthy. Live a long life. Do everything in MODERATION. Did I say get a Job??? That should probably come first. I need to really bankroll my investment before I can get started.
Wear my seat belt. Realize that I won’t always be successful, but with hard work and a good spirit I can’t not be successful. Listen to all my favorite bands and share in as many good times as they’ll allow me. Close the computer every once in a while. LOG OFF/Disconnect.
Divinity through deduction. 3 is the magic number, or so they say. There are three types of people in the world. The scientists, the religious gurus, and those of us who strive to walk that middle path. I do believe that 4 is a much more magical number than 3 can ever be. Four = completing the square. If you can listen to people and find out what completes their square, then you have stepped upon a divine path. People have the ability to complete the square for themselves, but if you let someone help you through trust, then you have made a connection that no science book can tell you about.
Science and religion are not mutually exclusive. Anyone can inspire. Don’t let playa hataz destroy you. TAKE ME TO YOUR LEADER. Those who do not learn from history are destined to repeat it. Find your 8, 12, 13, however many apostles in everything and blow their minds. The Beatles said they were bigger than Jesus. They were wrong, but they were pretty close. Syd Barret lost his mind because he did not think anyone ‘got it.’ The ones who did, did. I will never know everything, but I know what I believe in. Let my friends help me. We’re standing on the footstep of the second coming and the decisions we make within ourselves will decide our fates.
Everyone has their own personal reemergence. Its just using that knowledge to our advantage (as a whole) then we can start saving the world. THE ROYAL WE. Secret societies equal groups of like-minded people working to achieve the same goal. Whats their secret? There is none, and there should not be one. Just certain people try to hide it in fear of getting pwned.
Jesus wanted everybody to write their own Bible. The key though is to never finish it. Share it with people. Let them love and appreciate it for what its worth. But more important than anything, don’t stop living.