~ Quotes by Wallace Huey ~
Technological improvements, no matter how advanced, will not on their own solve the many problems of the 21st Century. Human wisdom and understanding, softened with love, is the only advancement that will secure the future of our planet. Without this, technical advances, instead of saving the day, will only sow ever greater disharmony and destruction, because these advanced technologies will be increasingly used to enslave and control rather than to free and enlighten.
It is our values, conscious or subconscious, that reach out ahead of us and draw people and resources to us. So the starting point for everyone, is to ask what values they want their life to express. To really make a meaningful difference hold the values of love and service uppermost and express them in your life while addressing one of the many urgent problems that need addressed in your world.
Today the challenge for all of us lies not in outer space, but in the inner space of our own awareness. As we explore this inner space through well designed personal development training and coaching we first become aware of, then throw off conditioned ways of thinking, feeling and relating inherited from our family of origin and from early childhood experiences. We then come into connection with ourselves, the person behind all this conditioning and express it in our life, reaping many personal rewards like certainty, peace and abundance as we do so.
The words Creator and Creativity are very close. By practicing and expanding our creative skills and areas of endeavour, we discover the authentic super powerful person who can work in ways not usually understood, with an unseen spiritual force that lies behind all the affairs of nature and of humanity. We discover as we do this that the main beneficiary is ourselves and that we are profoundly healed in the process.
By living in this moment, here, today, now, we are profoundly connected to the world as it is. The world as it was can teach us but it must not define us. The world as it could be can inspire us but must not limit us. We exist at all time in the present, even when reflecting on the past and planning the future.
The foundation of our life are the values we hold and that we commit to bringing into the world through our friendships, families and projects. The higher the values, the broader the vision that will be given to us. Once we have been given a clear vision then everything else follows, the desire to create, the focus for our work and a commitment to action. It is at that point that the Great Spirit behind all the affairs of nature and Man begins to work through us bringing us all manner of unforeseen assistance and meetings, exactly what we need and precisely on time.
All great creatives can see form within the void. Look around. Everything you see that makes up our civilisation, was created to fulfill a need. So the void is not empty. The building that now exists may not have existed three years ago. The site may have been an empty field. But the needs that gave rise to that building were in existence three years ago. And it is those needs, present as pure potential, in the void that was the empty field, were "seen" and used to form the building that was created three years later. And so it is for everything created by our civilisation. It is all a labour of love, to meet and cater for the manyfold human needs. And it is people with the eyes of spirit who can see these invisible needs present in the void and who act with courage to use the power of these needs to form, create and finance each element of civilisation for the betterment of society.
By creating something wonderful, that the world needs NOW, and then by helping it to grow, it is inevitable that we will attract success and abundance.
Do not worry about how or why you will be looked after. Concern yourself with serving a purpose. If that purpose is your life purpose than that is a magnificent combination, for it leads not only to your ability to thrive, but also to your own spiritual unfolding, your inner peace and your happiness.
If the Entrepreneur's idea is a true expression of his life's purpose, he cannot let it go. For his idea has come from and is a true expression of his soul and the soul is an expression of spiritual power, not human will, which is paltry in comparison.
By throwing ourselves into society and offering ourselves in service we are able to dissolve the egoistic shell that has us believe we are in some way isolated and alone. This opens the door to sharing, teamwork and community - and a new happier and more fulfilling life.
We can only love another, if we can love ourselves. We cannot give, what we do not have ourselves.
When we react to another person, our emotions tend to be raw and destructive. However if we respond, and communicate from the heart, our emotions, transparently shared, reveal our humanity. The other person then "gets" us at an empathic level and such communication adds huge emotive power to our words.
When in relationship it is not at all necessary that we be in harmony at all times. The stresses and strains in relationship are growth pains, whose purpose is to have us learn a new perspective and to attain a higher understanding. That is why teams of people, if they are able to dance in their communications, will usually produce a higher quality outcome than one inspired person on their own. This movement away from and back to balance is the whole creative dynamic that creates the high quality outcome.
The twin skills of listening and self expression are in reality two poles or opposites. It's vital that we develop both and hold them in balance in all our communications, able to switch from one to the other as the occasion requires. If we manage to use these two skills in balance in this way it releases incredible creative power.
The spiritual journey is, in essence, a continual process of freeing ourselves from the known. The known can only be temporary and partial. Our commitment must be to the infinity that is life. That's why, no matter how exalted our achievement, we must only hesitate in appreciation for what has been achieved for a short period and be prepared to step out once more into the unknown because that's where our personal growth is and where new discoveries are made.
Einstein famously said that any problem could not be solved with the level of awareness that had created it. The problems in our life can act as stepping stones to higher and higher awareness. As each problem is mastered so our awareness grows. And each problem solved in this way gives rise to a new beginning and to our next adventure in living.
Most young adults are somewhat self obsessed. It's all about them. But if we live well and learn from life, it gradually dawns on us that life is about serving others. This is the spiritual path - from less love to more love, to serving more and more people and serving them more and more effectively. This spiritual journey ends in a total life commitment to the welfare of the entire planet.
To chase after happiness is to miss it. The reason is because happiness is a direct outcome from being at peace and when we chase after something we are reacting to an inner desire for something to make us complete. Yet we are whole and complete as we are. All that's needed is to realize this and to settle into it. Then we enter the state of permanent happiness known as bliss.
Some people consider creativity the domaine of the visual arts and music, but creativity is actually a way of being authentically ourselves. This way of being can be brought into any field of human endeavor, including business. Where's the artist may work with a palate of colored paints, the creative business person can equally well create extraordinary things from his palate of people, technology and money.
In being creative we are following our intuition which will lead us here and there to this and that. Our intuition does not need a plan, but rather seeks to answer the needs inherent in the problem. To be like a happy carefree child is to allow ourselves the freedom to follow these gentle inner prompting, which do connect and make sense, but only at the end of the creative process, not at the beginning.
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