gettin rich. getting strong. getting sober.


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Apr 6, 2013 - 11:09am PT
In order to give up something you have to have something greater.

Otherwise it will be false renunciation and later one will fall back down.

Your family is far greater.

You talk too much and grok too little .....
pelut espania

Big Wall climber
Apr 6, 2013 - 11:13am PT
Amigo! You can still do the ACID no? Sangria es muy bueno but will make esposa muy loco si? Carry forward my favorite American dog and do the acid but no tequila. Viva Espania!

Social climber
Apr 6, 2013 - 11:16am PT
Pelut! Retard!

Weege get sober. Stay sober. Do it for your family.

Apr 6, 2013 - 11:19am PT
Good luck, seems like a no brainer.

Tell Paul I said hey, you guy's should come over someday
pelut espania

Big Wall climber
Apr 6, 2013 - 11:19am PT
Watch your tongue mi tubby Canuk! Canadia is not far from the muddy towers I rule and punish and I will come and send all the Candaia Dogs project in short tiempo. Viva Espania!
Charlie D.

Trad climber
Western Slope, Tahoe Sierra
Apr 6, 2013 - 11:22am PT
Got your back buddy. I've got a book for you too, let's connect. The lizards crawl and the snow melts, time to climb on stone with your friends.

Charlie D.
Stewart Johnson

lake forest
Apr 6, 2013 - 11:25am PT
hang in there, its not forever, just a lifetime.

Trad climber
Millbrae, CA
Apr 6, 2013 - 11:55am PT
Please Enter Your Reply Below:

I sit here looking at the blank little reply rectangle thinking "HOW! How to say in a few words of internet type what I have learned to be the path to happiness". It's not some unique discovery I've personally made. Any one of a thousand wise teachers, ancient and modern, can help you find a path. They have put the words on paper far more skillfully than I ever will.

But you have to then take their words of wisdom and do the work with it. You have to be the one to work at it, every day, every hour, every minute. It is work at first, when your ego is so fixated on these concepts of what it is and what it needs to be happy. I suspect that your own ego may be addicted to the need to be the special, tortured, sensitive one. Your own ego may be the most secure and satisfied when you think you are the most miserable. The work is letting go of these thoughts, beliefs, reactions.

Please keep at the process. You have all that you need in the love of your family, in love in general.

mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Apr 6, 2013 - 12:21pm PT
'...your own ego may be addicted to the need to be the special, tortured, sensitive one.'

Excellent pin-point analysis of our favorite whipping-boy, Phylyp.

Think of all the 'beat-on-me' stuff we have witnessed.


Trad climber
Santa Cruz
Apr 6, 2013 - 12:44pm PT
Credit: SCseagoat

Big Mike

Trad climber
Apr 6, 2013 - 12:51pm PT
Pelut you are a troll. Stop trying to convince everyone you are the real thing. Un Des Tants is the real Pelut.

Weege, like others have said, you can only do this if you want to. Giving up the green stuff has been pretty easy for me, i've been in an environment where it's not around, but more so, i was sick of the side effects. I'm happy to not be a slave to a substance anymore. I happy to feel good when i want to instead of when i am able to smoke. I'm happy to wake up rested and not feel like a bag of sh#t every morning. I feel like i've taken off the shackles.

Go down this path a little longer my friend. I think you will find that you climb better, love better, write better, do everyhing better. Don't get sucked back in, by thinking, i'll just have one. One leads to two and so forth. I think we all know that road.

Do it for yourself, or don't. It's your life.

Trad climber
lost, far away from Poland
Apr 6, 2013 - 01:00pm PT
Wise words Mike!
Big Mike

Trad climber
Apr 6, 2013 - 01:03pm PT
I'd like to think i've learned a few things from this mess.. ;) thanks moose :)
Ezra Ellis

Trad climber
WA, & NC & Idaho
Apr 6, 2013 - 01:23pm PT
Best to u WEEG, that's a heck of A beautiful family!!!!

Savor the new journey!!!!

Social climber
Apr 6, 2013 - 01:49pm PT
Your children don't trust you because you're a drunk and an alcoholic. The fact that you're still saying you "temporarily" are giving up drinking tells me they are correct in their judgement so far.

You have the choice to change their minds. Admit you can't drink. period. alcoholics should not drink. at. all.

Try that and see if the kids don't learn to trust their old dad. I bet they will. Wishing you strength. I mean that.

Trad climber
the tip of god's middle finger
Topic Author's Reply - Apr 6, 2013 - 01:52pm PT
the first order of business
in which i employed my newly-earned clarity
was the birds and bees.

you see my nine year old has been
chattin up her immature peers on the playground
and mom and i've been hearing curious tale
of what's she learning.

so i took it upon myself to clear up
any misinformation that she's so far gathered,
and to complement / omit any gross errors.

i've never done this before, i mean the sex-education,
and to be honest i've been lamenting the situation.

since my girls, annapurna and makalu have mountain names,
i first explained to anna the geo-process of colliding continents
and this is how mountains are borne.

then i segued into her mom and i colliding like
continents and that's how our mountainettes were borne.

i substituted the term 'subduction zone' for that awkward word.

i think she got the concept.

Trad climber
Yosemite, ca
Apr 6, 2013 - 03:28pm PT
Gotta admit...^^^

That was pretty clever and awesome!
the czar

meyers, ca.
Apr 6, 2013 - 04:59pm PT
He alone is victorious who conquers himself

Mountain climber
Anchorage AK, Reno NV
Apr 6, 2013 - 05:01pm PT
Nice poem below.

Whoever wrote this crap was badass or trying to be. Just reading it makes me feel badass for a second... reminds me that I and I suspect all of us have our good moments in bad times. We can all do it.

Out of the night that covers me,
Black as the Pit from pole to pole,
I thank whatever gods may be
For my unconquerable soul.

In the fell clutch of circumstance
I have not winced nor cried aloud.
Under the bludgeonings of chance
My head is bloody, but unbowed.

Beyond this place of wrath and tears
Looms but the Horror of the shade,
And yet the menace of the years
Finds and shall find me unafraid.

It matters not how strait the gate,
How charged with punishments the scroll.
I am the master of my fate:
I am the captain of my soul.
Big Mike

Trad climber
Apr 6, 2013 - 05:06pm PT
Wow. Posts keep disappearing from this one! It's been stuck at 45 for awhile now. ;)
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