In this video, Russell talks about his journey to healing and self-discovery after hitting rock bottom in his 30s. He reflects on his previous self-destructive behavior, including drug abuse, criminal activity, and engaging with dangerous people, and how he didn't care about the impact those choices had on his life until he realized he was going to lose the love and respect of his children. He emphasizes that hitting rock bottom can be a turning point for people to start healing and self-realization, and he wants to support and help those who are on that path to get to a place where they are thriving in life.
So, I think you know, a really important part of this journey of self-discovery and healing and transcending trauma, you know, for me came at a point where I really hit rock bottom. And um, for someone like me, my rock bottom is pretty low because I can endure a fair amount of suffering before I think things are bad, you know? Um, and that's not to say that you know, Rock Bottom is the same for everybody. It's a different place for everybody's Rock Bottom is a different place, right?
And so for me, I was, you know, in my 30s, I had kids, and I was still, you know, back on the streets, um, cracked out on meth. And you know, the one blessing in my life is that I have these moments of clarity when I'm in these really dark places. And when I hit my rock bottom, I had that moment of clarity that if I continue down this path, I was going to lose the love and respect of my children. And I know the harm and the tremendous impact of losing the love and respect for your parents had on my life. Um, and I just wasn't willing to let that happen to my own children. And so I started to have to get my together, you know, and I just didn't have a choice at that point.
And that's when I really started to take a look at the choices I had been making, uh, previous to that. Some really self-destructive, dangerous life choices, um, from violence and drug abuse to criminal behavior at a very high and life-threatening level, engaging with very dangerous people. Um, and none of that mattered because I didn't care about who I was. I didn't care about my life. I didn't care about the impact that those decisions and choices had on my life until I did care. And it was really hitting that place of rock bottom for me that forced me to take a real good look at why I was making these choices and the impact that those choices were having not just on me, but the people I cared most about.
And so, what that was what it took, you know? And unfortunately, that is what it takes for a lot of people, um, to get to a place where they can start to really jump on that healing path in their life. But if you're at that point, then you know, welcome to the club, you know? And, uh, I'm here to help and support you in your path and your journey to healing and self-realization and getting to a place where you're no longer in that space of just surviving. And hopefully, you know, together we can get you to a place where you're really thriving in life. Thank you.