This site is intended to be a “Source of inspiration”. I hope these tidbits of my life’s journey will serve as an inspiration to all who read them, and that my experience in business and in life will benefit others by helping them bring clarity of purpose and align others’ outside perception to their inside reality.
Your comments and debates are welcome as long as you remain civil. I sincerely hope others will benefit from my musings and postings on this site.
My Own Philosophy:
I love life and especially enjoy making new friends all over the world. I would like to share my basic philosophy with you here. This philosophy drives me in all my endeavors personally and professionally.
I believe that life doesn’t begin when we are born into this world, but has no beginning and no end. I believe the only thing I can take with me when I leave this plane (when my body dies) are the memories of relationships I have developed in this lifetime. These relationships include people, animals and places I visit and live. This philosophy keeps me striving to make all relationships be as positive and loving as they can be.
This thinking drives me to be continuously learning how to make the relationships be the best they can be. I am working every hour of every day to let go of all expectations. If I have none, then I can’t be hurt by anyone or anything – and I can accept all things and all people as they are and love them unconditionally. I know it may seem like that belief may prevent one from striving to improve, but in my case that doesn’t work. I strive to become the most genuine and loving person I can be every day of my life.
This extends to the belief that the only thing I can control in my universe is how I react to my surroundings – and, that what comes to me, in any form, was invited/created by me for the purpose of learning and growing into a person who loves unconditionally – And by so doing, bring healing and peace into this time and space from our infinite universal Source.
The path I have chosen has been an interesting evolution for me – filled with interesting and beautiful relationships. I have gone from Atheist to Christian to studies of all major religions. When I am asked what I believe today I respond with these beliefs:
The Source of all creation, no matter how we perceive it, is unconditional love.
Most religions create a name for this source (God, Allah, Elohim, Jehovah or Yahweh, Brahman and Aum). Others use lesser-god names to break down different parts of the “one God” (Vishnu, Ganesha, Shiva, Apollo, Hermes, Zeus, and many others).
I believe that a religion is simply one person’s interpretation of the source of unconditional love, whose interpretation is adopted and followed by more than one person.
Any time a religion specifies how one must behave in order to reach Source it simply reinforces the false-belief that we are separate from Source.
We are all connected to Source at all times – it is only our perception that we are separated. That perception is all that keeps us away from Source’s continuous flow of abundance in all its forms (including happiness, peacefulness, relationships, health and even commerce/money).
We are all striving on some level to “remember” what we have forgotten about being aware of Source’s presence and there is no right or wrong way to bring back that memory. All of them are valid.
When we come to understand that time, as most of us perceive it, is not reality; then we will wake up (“be translated into heaven”) with a fully restored memory and the whole of Source will have grown because of our perceived individual experiences.
It’s sometimes been difficult for me to see how polarized relationships have been for me because of my beliefs, but I have remained consistent in my desire and drive throughout this lifetime, and know that I will continue to evolve until the veil that hides my memory from Source is completely lifted. I know this will eventually happen as long as I keep my focus on striving to love everyone unconditionally.
I have friends and family who are as close with me today as they were more than 50 years ago. I also have dear friends who have come and gone quickly – but I still love them as deeply today as I did when we first met. I am sad when they leave my day-to-day life, but always have respect for their need to focus on what they believe to be best for themselves. I always welcome our meeting again whenever the opportunity presents itself – And when it does, it seems to me that no time has passed at all since our last meeting – no matter how long it’s been.
I believe we are all on a life-journey to learn how to be fully aware of the Universe and how connected we are to everything in it. I remind myself throughout each day that I am simply an observer and student of the experiences each moment brings. The conversation my sister was having with my mother the morning my mother left her body and this life behind epitomizes her teachings and have so richly blessed me all my life. She said, “Enjoy every moment!”. When frustrations come my way, I work to let go of the feeling of frustration and focus on loving whatever event is occurring and remind myself that I am to observe the experience and ask, “What did I intend to learn from this?” – Then treasure even those moments.
I consider myself blessed and rich on many levels – not the least of which is the large number of people I consider to be my friends. I have close friends and family I see on a regular basis as well as friends I have never met in the flesh. They are all beautiful to me, and my experiences with each of them brings me more happiness than I could have ever imagined. May YOU become one of those rich blessings in my life!