Motivational and inspirational writer, Bryan Hutchinson is the author of several books about life with ADHD including the highly acclaimed, best selling "One Boy′s Struggle: A Memoir" and the author of the hilarious eBook that went viral "10 Things I Hate about ADHD"

ADHD is the Spiritual Universe? Why not!?

I have a subscription to TUT Notes from the Universe, which is a daily email with a positive message about me. I enjoy starting my day with a positive message – who wouldn’t? Ah, the pessimist?! The messages are from the Universe. I know because they are signed “The Universe”. Hey, who am I to argue with the vastness of time and space? I don’t star on SG1 or Star Gate Atlantis (but I am a big fan), so I know that the Universe is really “The One”… didn’t you?

Okay, now that I have enlightened you about the Universe, I want to share with you the message I received today, from him (maybe her?)!  In all seriousness, today’s message must have been deeply thought out and considered for me because I am an ADDer. The message seemed to be aiming specifically, directly and honestly at my ADHD nature. I am going to share it with you. Bet you thought I wouldn’t, but I believe in sharing a good, positive, enlightening message:

Dearest Bryan (I added this part),

Being spiritual means a good many things, Bryan, and most of them are misunderstood by a good many people. So to clarify, here’s how I see “it” and you:

Being spiritual means seeing yourself as divine, not just of the divine; a creator, not just the created. You needn’t be saved, forgiven, or fixed. You’ve already changed the world, added to its brilliance, and done enough. You’re there because in some long forgotten time, you already earned your wings.

Of course, there are still challenges. You wanted it this way. It’s part of your nature and they’ll serve to make you even greater. In spite of these, you are still a winner, you are among the relative few who have been so bold, and today is part of your victory lap.


From a long time fan –
    The Universe

Okay, I admit I felt a little offended at first, but as I am wont to do I started to analyze the message from his highness and this is what I came up with:

Dearest Bryan (I added all of this, this time),

You are an ADDer, there is nothing wrong with that even though a lot of people want to convince you that there is something wrong with it. Yes, Bryan, you have challenges, but if anyone really wants to live life then it can’t be boringly easy and since you are an ADDer you can’t stand anything which has no challenge.

The real key to the message from The Universe is this part:

“It’s part of our nature (the challenges) and they’ll serve to make you even greater!”

Now isn’t that an interesting point of view?

Thanks Mr. (or Mrs.) Universe, I always knew you had my back!