is the author of 16 books, including E-Squared: 9 Do-it-Yourself-Energy
Experiments that Prove Your Thoughts Create Your Reality.
could share 500 words of wisdom to summarize what I've learned so far in
life, these are the important things I'd want to pass along to
Be recklessly generous and relentlessly kind.
Therapists tell us that until we
root out the deep, dark recesses of our unconscious minds, it's
impossible to reach self-fulfillment. A fully-realized person, they
insist, must dig for hidden secrets that make him feel unworthy, must
dive for past cruelties inflicted by her parents.
But what I want to know is, "While we were down there with flashlights, why didn't we look for our souls?"
We've spent 20 years excavating
the darkness, when right under the next rock is a world of wonder and
brilliance. Yes, I'm talking about our spiritual side, that transcendent
force at the center of our very being. This light (again, just waiting
for our discovery) is the most potent force in the universe. It's
Spiderman, Superman and Oprah all rolled into one.
Love is the cosmic electricity,
the condition that allows us to dream of bigger playing fields. The
voice that constantly whispers, "You could be more."
Most of us have a tendency to
ignore that voice. We listen instead to the voice that says, "This is
all there is." We get so preoccupied with things that don't matter that
we lose sight of things that do.
As long as we put our emphasis
on material things, believe it's more important to look good than to "be
good," we are destined to live small. When we send love to stand out in
the cold and tell ourselves that face lifts and Land Cruisers and jobs
with long titles are what we're here for, we miss the whole point.
We are spiritual beings with no other purpose than to love this world back to wholeness. That's all we have to do.
And we CAN do it.
The main problem is we think
love is something for a Valentine's card. Or a chick flick. Yes, it's
appropriate conversation for husband and wife. But not for a government
and its people. Love's okay in the bedroom. But, for heaven's sake, keep
it out of the boardroom.
Dr. Griffith Banning, in a study
of 800 Canadian kids, discovered that lack of love in a child's life
does far more damage than disease and all other factors combined.
Wouldn't you think something
this important should be our main curriculum? Wouldn't you think
something this big should be emphasized every day in school, in
business, on Capitol Hill?
When are we going to invite love back from exile?
People speak of the real world,
the practical world, as if it were somehow more sensible than the
spiritual universe. But I'd venture to say that most of our problems
come from underestimating the practical importance, the mighty power of
Looking for love is a lifestyle
choice. Sure you can continue to fill your mind with the meaningless
stimuli of a world preoccupied with meaningless things. But you can also
decide to cast your rod into the bottomless mystery of your own soul.
You can tap the deep subterranean impulse that recognizes magic and
Ultimately, it's the only thing that matters.