I thought it woud be useful to compile some of the messages I get of support for what I do. I may include the odd abusive one as well for the sake of balance. NOt decided on that one yet. I received this one on FB today. It is amongst hundreds I have received over the years of similar tone and content...
I trundled upon you through your police camera action video. Firstly great video and its a shame that you feel threatened in such a way that you cant show the video any more.
Through that video for one reason or another i looked at your other videos. Especially the everything is ok stuff. I love them and the way that you get folk thinking.
I feel like i have snapped out of a long deep sleep. Something deep inside me has changed. My Ideas on Authority, life, why are we here, understanding.... have all changed in just a few days since i saw that police camera action video. Its not just that video but the Everything is ok thing that's got me asking questions...
Through your videos I've been introduced to Charlies stuff and find his videos inspiring. Also I've found the wearechange.org videos inspiring.
I cant sleep at night because i have lots of questions and cant find answers... your fault i must add :-)
Anyway I feel I owed it to you to tell you how much you have woken me and that i owe you a big man hug.
I understand that you are busy, and please don't feel obligated to answer my message. I am not trying to stroke your ego, nor do I expect you to take this to heart, or guide me in any way, but I feel that I have to tell you something.
My name is Allister Douglas. I am a 20 year old, non-religious Canadian, and I am on a self-propelled journey to enlightenment, and happiness. I have a dark mind, I experience little emotion, and I have lived life fairly unhappily. Lately I've felt the need to change it.
I have learned a lot in the past year or so about a lot of things including myself, human life, ego, where we all stand in the big picture, and much more. I know I am young, but I have learned more in that year than ever before.
I have noticed that you pour a lot of emotion into your day, and it strikes me that you truly care about the people around you. I find this amazing because most men that I know are hard as stone and don't let emotion get to them ( including myself. ) I would like to say that I admire your sensitivity, as it is not the average sensitivity. Your sensitivity equals pure strength in my evaluation.
Besides your strengths, I have learned a lot from you by watching some of your videos. I have learned things that cannot be taught, nor can they be explained. I have not only learned by your words, but also your actions. Your personality has slightly shifted my way of seeing, and in my opinion it was in a positive direction.
I feel drawn to you probably because we share a lot of the same opinions that you express in your videos. There are many things I would like to ask you, but you don't strike me as the type of person that would push your opinion, or share your deep inner thoughts with a stranger, so I will continue on my journey as I am, and not limit myself to your image.
If I saw you in the street I would walk up to you and shake your hand politely and transfer all of my appreciation from my eyes to yours without words, and walk away, but since I will never meet you, I want to thank you now.
Thank you for being you, and teaching me unknowingly. Thank you for your intelligence, and inner beauty. Thank you for allowing me to detect beauty, thank you for your strength and bravery, thank you for pouring your heart out to happiness journeymen like myself, and thanks for reading my selfish expression.
Have a wonderful life Mr. 'Shine'. You are an inspiration.