Glen, does your sense of achievement give you confidence to want to accomplish more by way of the power of love? (An inquiry from a reader of my book and blog.)
Response: Quite humbly and respectfully, a big YES! As such, I believe it is so very much about mindfulness and gratitude, e.g., ‘true appreciation of the miracle of the moment’: There is a love, a ‘true love,’ inclusive of, yet well beyond familial, friendship, and romantic love…a light and bright living love of being…SO very much about living life as a living loving art form. It is a living spirit of dignity, decency, goodness, and grace, AND Acting Without Acting – endeavoring to do the right thing for the right sake, without the need for selfish recognition of hidden agendas. It is embracing the notion that we are all much more in the same common boat than we often think and act. It is embracing a deep and abiding sense of true responsibility in supporting others in their healthful goals. If there is a Heaven, if there is a key to the universe, if there is a sixth sense, they are rooted in true honesty, promoting of true happiness and true freedom…but most importantly, needing less and less to hide behind. It is in the wonderfully healthful spirit of true heath through true responsibility.
Consistently (and most importantly), as our love more and more becomes the sparkling spine-tingling/shivering fuel for our thoughts and actions, it quintessentially beyond-words manifests as a ‘glimpse’ of an existence, so-to-speak, where there is no time, no space, no distance – no yesterday, no today, no tomorrow…all is known, and once again SO impeccably, ‘nothing to hide behind.’ All the ‘walls of lies’ have thus tumbled down.
The more and more we can realize such healthful glimpses of Heaven, the more and more ‘prepared’ we might be – AND consistently, the more and more healthful conduits (between Heaven and Earth) we can be. In this tradition, it has a LOT to do with learning to (honestly) play the part of the less and less blemished Witness to our internal and external environments…inclusive of learning to witness/appreciate the resplendently magical gifts and blessings which we so often are unaware of or choose to ignore. It has a lot to with forgiveness, and it has a lot to do with alleviating ourselves of the terrible weight of (our addiction to) preset patterns of thinking, expectations, and a sense of entitlement.
Can this all be true? What might be a more important question to ask ourselves is, “Wouldn’t the world be a much better place if more and more of us acted as if it is true?” Might it be coined as ‘true faith’ – might it be congruent with learning to gauge our thoughts and actions by seeing if they are for the greater good? The true love I speak of herein has a LOT to do with what we can coin as the ‘true responsibility of making the world a better place.’ It might just be a way back to the Garden, of true health. – Dr. Glen Hepker
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