Killswitch Engage frontman Jesse Leach has written a new column for GunShyAssassin; this one is on the subject of consciousness and control over one's own life. As a new year begins, it's well worth reading. He says:

"New Year’s Resolution…three words I have always felt uneasy about. Why is it we as humans need to resolve to do something different at the beginning of a year? Granted, for the most part, people have positive motivation to change and improve upon themselves and I am all for that. However, what if this year, you gave yourself a little slack and perhaps just took this resolution thing one day at a time? Every morning when you wake up and take your first look at the world around you, what do you do? What runs through your mind? I challenge you to stop and take a moment each morning to reflect (if only briefly) on what you do have that makes you feel good."

"There is a great deal of power inside of all of us that resides in our mind and in our soul. Ultimately, you are in control of your perspective; in other words, the way you see a situation and process it…is all you. No one can make you think a certain way (it’s called free will). This is the variable that can either build you up or break you down. Granted, it is not that simple but that is the essence of what makes us who we are. What makes you think the way you do? Is it your environment, your upbringing, your social status?"

Read the whole thing

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