James Ronald Perram was working in accounting in the Sydney
CBD prior to discovering his ability to put emotions into words. He is a man
with a big heart and a dream to inspire others to follow their dreams rather
than accept what society has deemed right for an individual. He put on hold a
solid career and put painstaking hours of dedication into his new dream with his
loyal girlfriend by his side.
Coming from an unsheltered background himself, he
understands the cruel reality of what life brings but also what joy living a
life can bring – not to just an individual, but to a collective group such as
friends and family, remembering to love before we turn to hate in satisfying our
James is a follower of many activities which enlighten him
to challenge himself from his own version of normal. Half Chinese, but adoring
the Greek culture, this is just one of many eccentricities which make him look
at life from a different perspective.
James would like to acknowledge the following people in
assistance with this book:
Firstly Keri, who he couldn't have written this without.
All of the long nights of encouragements and hour after hour of critique and
editing will never be forgotten. Nor will the midnight gyros deliveries.
Also, to all his other friends and family who kept him sane
and motivated through the process, there are too many to mention but he hopes he
has done their words justice.
Finally to you, the reader: thank you for taking the time
to read this. He hopes this inspires you in all of your future endeavours.
Of all the parts of our lives we respect completely,
it is the ones that we lost to get here that we have betrayed.
We betrayed their abilities by not performing.
By being better than another, we are limiting
ourselves in more ways than you could imagine.
Other people will envy and aspire to overtake you.
Formalities are irrelevant when personal conflicts determine your pride.
For every person whom we envy, their target increases
Popularity is the only word to show emotional wealth
within a section of society which confirms our existence.
When we get older we forget what we love. We forget
the pain that exists in the hope to empower our specific idea of a future.
Every human being is in our future. We all aspire to
be valued, no matter which way possible.
No judgement too weak. No person too strong. Hold
hands with the ones you love because you never know when life changes its
Our bodies giving us abilities to grow, change for
what we desire and mould into concepts thrust upon us. My final wish is to see
the world a better place.
Free of final goodbyes. Free from misunderstandings.
The universally-spoken language of kindness. That is my dream which will never
come true in my lifetime.
Perhaps when mankind has developed a solution to
emotional pain we will discover the answer was always within all along.
Please be kind unlike people were to me.
Please smile to give hope to all in the pain that is
so very apparent in every individual.
If anyone is suffering please find solace in the
notion that life is a journey and eventually you make a pit stop of relaxation.
If you can't have one. Make one. Change up your
pattern and roll with life for what it has become.
Above all. Love the part of you which fights.
Mental illness is a part of every human being.
Whether it is inside or through the pain of others whom they affect.
Please be kind.
Please be gentle to me.
I am a man with a broken mind and a blessed heart.
My only remedy is understanding. My only happiness is
the reasons that I am accepted. Please world: Change for the benefit of all
rather than the select few.
Man or woman. Adult or child. Hold out your hands and
emotionally comfort all that surround you.
Every positive action has the potential to be passed
on and shared to another.
That love is no formality but genuine. Life is
genuine and we can embrace it for as long as we fight our demons and deny others
the right to be miserable.
Instil hope through your actions. Words and results
are not important provided your intent is for a good and loving purpose.
Above all else love yourself to love others. The
world will benefit from your love no matter what the extent.
Go now into the world. Embrace your body and mind.
Smile ’til the sun goes down and the pain continues. It continues ’til we fight
again on another cold and cloudy night.
From one broken author to a life he wished could be.
This chapter focuses on the vulnerability of the mind
and body when sleep does not come to either. It reminds us of the aspects which
keep us grounded while keeping an eye out for sudden breaks in our lives and
their possible long-lasting effects.
He lay silently alone in his bed.
His eyes were bloodshot red, nothing seemingly able
to aid his journey through the night.
Despite how amazing he was as a whole, nothing seemed
He tossed and turned endlessly against the might of
The harder he tried to rest, the more his brain
His mind’s biggest enemy was the one not yet known.
Regrettably, the sadness he embraced was plainly
For each tear drop that flowed down his face
for the loss of a friend, he could never replace.
For each person who suffers there is one who will
healing pain with their love is the true sign of a
For every memory, for every person who comes his way,
a certain feeling has gone astray –
a feeling of blissful and upsetting pain.
The pause of life beginning to feel like an endless
When life changes course like a ship out on the sea,
sailing moment to moment charting one quay to quay.
Good times that you dreamed of always come and go,
and when the darkness has lifted, your happiness will
continue to grow.
Stay calm! Because good moments like these are not as
eternal as they seem, it is but merely just a part of life’s great scheme.
Life changes its course through the night
It gives us our innate ability to fight, fight,