Often, I'm afraid of the responsibility of putting thoughts on paper. To find the means to be effective in helping others reach their potential, as well finding it for myself, it takes quiet time to look deeper into my 'self' for finding the words.  My fear of failure can keep me from just "doing it".  We all have to free ourselves from the idea that the 'self' is a predetermined failure.  It is a constant battle that takes discipline.  To talk about your fears with other people will reinforce that you are not alone in having times when you feel disconnected from yourself and from others. We need to absorb the lessons of creating positive habits.  That discipline will give us the freedom to explore new parts of ourselves.  Experience has shown me I do have some suggestions about changing one's behaviour which can empower others,  I just feel like a phony sharing those insights if I am failing to follow my voice for my own behavior.  One of the cures is to talk about it with a friend and to rediscover we've all had times filled with moments of clarity as well as moments of doubt.  We have to choose, prioritize, and work with determination and persistence toward our goals.  It is a journey.  We are all on a path.  By sharing our successes and our failures with each other,  together we can make one another stronger.  It is imperative that one accept they are not alone in their battle to have a successful life.  Each of us are  part of the universe of the human spirit.

Triumph in life is based in large part on how you relate to people.  The ability to accept faults in others, the ability to show patience,  to speak with patience and to care about others, is the degree to which you can experience true success. The tone of what you say can sometimes be more important than the words you use.  Be aware of how others respond to your voice as well as your actions.  It does not matter how talented you are if you cannot communicate well with others. If you have a tendency to anger, then don't speak until you are in a calm place. Let yourself slowly count to 10 before responding and in that moment you take or pause, put yourself in the other person's shoes.


Dear Will Powers,
My name is Brandon and I have been a tremendous fan of yours, and Lynn's and the supporters, and, of corse, that fuckin' masterpiece of classic concept-album dance music and positive vibes, DANCING FOR MENTAL HEALTH and the many kind, caring words of thoughtful wisdom and positive, logical reinforcement contained within. I've had several LP copies of it since the year it came out when I was 15 years old, as well as all of the extended EP's and I would like to go on (your) record by stating that I really do feel that the influence of the words & thoughts you chose to populate the album with very likely had a most positive impact upon my life, my dealings with others and my largely positive-minded nature which I happily maintained well into my mid-30's... When several factors not of my own doing, as well as one other element which was of my own irresponsible doing toward my own self (drugs and daily alcohol abuse, which I have allowed to continue with me on my life path to this very day!) I stumbled upon this blog totally by accident today and it just struck me as Rashomon... No, I mean that's not it either, it struck me as being the perfect key (i.e. serious-ass reminder) as in answer to my defeatest perception that I was no longer entitled to any kind of true happiness and that the gates
were forever more locked, denying me re-entry back into Shangri-La... I just read something on your blog about the 3 steps you would suggest for re-attaining your life goals... and I swear to God Lynn, I started fucking crying uncontrollably like a baby, as it reminded me of the one thing I really had done quite well in the last 17 years or so, which was avoiding my feelings of failure, inadequacy and just shoving away my never-realized dreams so that I never focused on any of those three ever, no matter what... simply because living in that perpetual stasis of personal failure & sincerely just giving-way to my ridiculous notions due to an honest over-all sensation of complete and total impotence. (this is only part 1 of ?)
(this is part 2 of 3)
So, I dunno really where to go from here, other than to keep those 3 helpful hints of yours close at heart (make the bed every day, exercise and clean your fucking house again someday... even if only ONCE!) (I used to keep an impeccable domicile, but nowadays it just looks like retarded articles of dischord live there! I see that it's been a good while since you've been to your own blog (you big vocoder-voiced sillie!) & that you tend to only visit & leave another thoughtful blog message to Will's (atheletic) supporters @ New Years time... I just though perhaps my having had a life-long relationship directly with you, through the enormous meaningfullness which your one single musical project ever produced has meant to me in my life, but which, though I can still quote every word on the album right along with you blindfolded, I notice (or re-remind myself) of that serious personal problem of mine which I have merely (and quite successfully) divorced away from myself in my own mind with nary any concern for what the fuck it was that this action had really caused me (pain, contempt, self-disregard, an accelerated annoyance with over-population, the unteneble political climate of our country since the turn of the century, and another thing, which I really do believe happened to the equilibrium & energy attributable to the spirits or consciousnesses that govern and watch over us and our world, which I feel has been turned on it's head from the way things were psychically up until about the turn of the century...
(this is 3rd & final chapter of BUFORD T. PUSSER - WALKING TALL)

and (this may just be a clear indication of my loss of sense of reality) but I feel now, I only take notice that seemingly at every last turn I make, or I witness others making, whereas in past times it used to be 50/50 that something would either easily go your way or else backfire on you miserably, and now it seems that those previous odds I mentioned are severely out of whack, and that pretty much everything you do, or attempt to do, or intentionally attempt to avoid having anything to do with at all, in these enlightened times of ours (yes, I
AM being facetious) that 9 times out of 10, something will manage to fuck up, hinder or interrupt, essentially disallowing you to do whatever simple, menial-ass action you were attempting to do (I have recently taken to referring to this consistently getting shot down from anything you attempt to accomplish and it's consistent cheating of the fair odds of the previously established rules of the game to this universe we have lived in all of these years and it's repercussive domination and seeming joy I feel it gets a grin out of for every time this happens to one of us, and I REALLY, SINCERELY DO FEEL THAT IT HAS UNFAIRLY CHANGED THE RULES AND ODDS OF HAPPENSTANCE UPON US IN OUR DAILY LIVES, and this great and noble creature I have so knighted as being termed the `GOD OF CHAOS' in our universe!) I really duuno, Lynn or Will, whomever might end up being the one to (hopefully) correctly interpret this missive as I intended it to be communicated.... This was simply due to how very much your output has meant to me throughout my life, coupled with the fact that a piece of advice I read from you brought noisy, snotty REAL TEARS from my pessimistic eyes, and you had said something about if anyone of your supporters reached out for support, that Will & the Powers Supporters would and should always be there to assist in a request for a hug or, like, maybe.... could I hold your hand for a while?? I love you,
Brandon Quinn
(posing as Sister Wendy Beckett) reachable at or or (626)390-4963 or (626) 797-0467 or 2023 N. Maiden Ln.
Altadena, CA. 91001

p.s. it would be a real joy (and even an honor, I think) to receive a response from you

p.p.s. do you have spinach on your teeth?? will your braces lock?? prolonged kiss suffocation?

p.p.s.s.s.s. just kidding!

or, golly gee, could I possibly be this ridiculous, really?
Will Powers said…
Dear Sister Wendy Beckett and Brandon, I really do appreciate you sharing your story. Remember this life of yours is YOUR STORY. You are not ridiculous. You are simply 'stuck' at the moment in a pattern. Life is a gift. You need to keep telling yourself that "your problems are your opportunities to change." I suggest you put on music, mine or anyone else's, which will make you want to dance. Movement can change how you perceive. It sounds to me from what you say above that you slip into negative thinking. Negative begets negative. I know you know this. See it as a battle to change your thinking. You have to feel how lucky you are to be alive, to have what you have...go to a homeless shelter, read to the blind, volunteer...perform acts of kindness which you think will be of help to others less fortunate.
These are some steps to begin with. Nothing changes till you change. Start Now -
I will join you in coming here more often to hear about your progress - I know you know or you would not have recognized the value
in Will Powers.

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