An Australian author met with the Lompoc Boys and Girls Club to share his story and inspire the organization’s members.
Jake Tyson had a troubled upbringing and one day he stood over a cliff ready to do the unthinkable.
“I had a bit of a challenging upbringing, there wasn’t much love in my home, and what I did was I carried that with me for forty years on repeat,” said Jake Tyson, author of An Accidental Guru; A Universal Guide to Happy.
But in that moment he felt someone, or something, telling him that there was another way to end his pain.”I called out to the Universe, help me please and I got answers from something far bigger than me,” said Tyson.
The answers Tyson received propelled a spiritual epiphany. He was inspired to write a motivational book and share his story with disadvantaged youth. Tyson is now touring across the world to bring hope to others.
“It doesn’t matter what background you come from, it doesn’t matter what your parents have told you or what society has told you. If you are able to change your thoughts around, you can have anything you imagine.”
The Clubs youth found Tyson’s story uplifting and encouraging, giving them hope.
“My favorite part was when he said if you love yourself that is all that matters,” said young Club member Nicole Hall.
Unit Director for The Lompoc Boys and Girls Club, Devika Stalling, was grateful to have Tyson speak to the young people in the organization.
“The message was on point, letting them know they are basically the authors of their own book in life, that they have choices and they have decisions. And you don’t have to become what someone has said you are,” said Stalling.
Tyson’s book An Accidental Guru; A Universal Guide to Happy can be found on Amazon, or at Barns and Noble.