It has been said by many military leaders, sports figures, spiritual gurus and life coaches, that the most important hurdle one must accomplish in life is to answer a very important question: who are you?
We did it! A collection of people who are publishers (Waterfront Digital Press), a writer (me), an ebook technology platform developer (VOOK), and a software developer (Democrasoft), who had never met face to face, created an ebook that won the 2012 Publishing Industry Innovation of the Year Award for the best non-fcition!
How exactly does that work? It's as easy as 1 2 3.
Step 1: You do what you love and love what you do.
Everything great I ever did, an army said I couldn't do it. That's right. I was told by my guidance counselor I could never get into the Naval Academy. He was incorrect. I was one of 37 Distinguished Graduates in a class of 966. It is called determination.
Admiral Rickover told me I wasn't good enough to be in his nuclear power program. I told him he was wrong, and that I would be one of the best submarine officers he ever had. He threw me out of the office, but took me because I didn't crack under pressure. It's called courage.
Everyone is looking for guidance and direction, searching for purpose and meaning and most importantly, love. I will share the essence of my message: who you are is not what you do, life is NOT a destination stop called 401k, and money does NOT make you happy. We are energy, photons, light. We are a light being. We were born in the World of Light and we live in a World of Form. This Form has clouded who we are, and turned us into consumers. We are not consumers, we are citizens and we are souls. And We are the Power, we only have to remember.
I have studied the traffic coming to my website for over six years and the one unifying answer that people are searching for is the quintessential question regarding purpose: who am I, why am I here, what is my purpose?
What I have come to accept in every cell of my being is that I am a soul, I don't have a soul. I also believe that each of us is a combination of mental, physical and non-physical life force--a soul--and this in totality creates what I refer to as your essence.
My fellow Americans and global citizens, we stand on the edge of an important election season in America and I have a special prayer to share. I ask you to stand up and be counted. I ask you cast aside all petulant thoughts, and voice your opinion with the utmost respect and dignity.
Tell the world and the media that we the people of this great nation demand yes demand, that our president be a person whose words are congruent with his actions. We the people demand, because we deserve, we have the right, to see our presidential candidates act presidential.
We the people find ourselves at a once-in-a-lifetime tipping point, a dramatic awakening. A shift is occurring for humanity, and it is divinely ordained. It is a time when the people must unite and speak out so that all sides understand we must leave behind selfish desires from the World of Form.
I am about to get on the Coast to Coast show with George Noory and I am listening to the show on how to survive with Jim Rawles. I am laughing because as I say in 11 Days in May--there are no accidents, a coincidence is really a synchronicity!
What is the synchronicity? The fact that 11 Days in May was IMHO, written to help you survive and thrive the next ten years. That was the subject of my CNN radio show, Global Evolution, for over 4 years. So thank you Jim and George for putting 11 Days in context.
Everyone knows the 11th commandment, but they are actually afraid to talk about it. You see, the 11th commandment is actually not written. And once you understand what it is, then you will understand why it is not written.
The 11th commandment is this: thou shalt not talk about science and faith in the same lifetime.
I just received a wonderful book review that can be found onPeggy's Perspective. Here is an excerpt:
What would happen if we all just let our mind go? If we stopped thinking about what we have to think about, and go wherever our soul takes us? Thinking and pondering…not in the sense that we usually do–analyzing with our left brain–but allowing ourselves to really go outside the box, outside our “World of Form”.
(Author note: this parable was originally written within 11 Days in May. As explained in the Epilogue, I removed it. Below is the original parable from What is Truth.)
I am so confused. What are you confused about?
The truth. Truth in regards to what in particular?
It doesn’t matter! The truth about global warming, deficits, taxes, candidates, God, life, living, pick a subject. Truth is relative.
What is it relative to?
Rest assured, this is not a marketing gimmick that will lead you to the personal hygiene section of Walmart or Target for some overpriced product that is 98.2 percent water but selling for 100 times the price. And that my friends, is a symptom of the problem. If you do not understand what I just said, please do read on. I beg you. We need you to read on.
Are you tired of members of Congress and the Senate receiving benefits greater than yours? If so, read on.
I just finished watching this TED video where Seth Godin is discussing TRIBES and how to lead a change, create a new product or even lead a revolution.
What Seth says is that we have to find something worth changing and create a tribe- that doesn't have to be millions of people, it might only be a thousand - align them and then walla, you have a movement that can change the world.
I started a discussion forum in my fan club on LinkedIn, Power of Essence with JD Messinger, to start a discussion on the essence of cadinal virtues and values and why there seems to be such a decline in society.