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The "Cliff Top" Epiphany. (3 min 26 sec)


    1. As I sat on the cliff overlooking the vast expanse of the material world, I couldn't help but reflect on the journey that had brought me to this moment.

    I had spent years chasing the fleeting highs of wealth, fame, and pleasure, only to find myself at the edge of an abyss, staring into the void of emptiness.
    I remembered the words of Will Smith, who spoke of "cliff top," that place where one exhausts all the material world has to offer, only to realize that true happiness lies elsewhere. It was a concept that resonated deeply with me, for I had reached that point myself.
    I had thought that the next big purchase, the next exciting experience, or the next romantic conquest would bring me lasting happiness. But each time, the thrill wore off, leaving me feeling hollow and unsatisfied. It was as if I was trapped in a never-ending cycle of desire and disappointment.
    As I gazed out at the world below, I saw the countless faces of those who, like me, were searching for happiness in all the wrong places. They were chasing the wind, believing that the next external fix would bring them peace. But I knew better now. I knew that the material world was incapable of providing lasting happiness.
    The phrase "rock bottom" echoed in my mind, a reminder that it often takes hitting the lowest point to realize the futility of our pursuits. But I had reached a different kind of bottom – the "cliff top" – where I had exhausted all the material world had to offer and was left with nothing but the abyss of my own emptiness.
    And yet, in that moment of despair, I found a glimmer of hope. I realized that the final frontier, the true path to happiness, lay not in the external world but in getting my inner house in order. It was a journey of self-reflection, of letting go of the ego's need for validation and approval.
    I thought of the words of A Course in Miracles, which spoke of the importance of inner peace and the illusion of the material world. "The world you see is an illusion of a world. God did not create it, for what He created is eternal and this world will pass away." (ACIM, T-11.VIII.1:1-2)
    As I stood there, I knew that I had a choice to make. I could continue to cling to the fleeting pleasures of the material world, or I could embark on the journey of inner transformation. I could cultivate a joyful spirit, not through external means, but through the simple act of being with myself, just as I was.
    In that moment, I felt a sense of freedom, a sense of release from the burdens of the world. I knew that I would never find lasting happiness in the external, but I could find it in the stillness of my own heart. And with that realization, I took the first step on the path to true happiness, a path that would lead me to the inner peace and joy that I had been searching for all along.
    I am sorry.
    Please forgive me.
    Thank you.
    I love you.
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