~ 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.
At Trans4mind we are more interested in creative action as distinct from creative thinking. Creative thinking about a subject can continue for months or even years and have little or no effect. However creative action by its very nature brings about change. And a life where everything is changing, growing and evolving is a colorful happy and challenging life, that brings out the best in both us and those around us.
Ideas are precious. It always amazes me how quickly many people are to dismiss a new idea. An idea is like a seed that has the potential to germinate. But the seed needs to be planted in fertile soil and carefully watered and nurtured for it to grow. And as any gardener will tell you, many seeds are needed in a garden and that they all need to be watered and cared for, because the gardener knows that some seeds will flourish and some will not and that there is no way of knowing in advance which will be which. So welcome all ideas and help them to flourish. That’s why our motto here at Trans4mind is, “Mind’s like parachutes function better when open.”
There is a type of creativity, well known to creative minds, where the ideas flow in one continuous stream. In its perfected form there are no stoppages, no hesitations and no mistakes. Such massive creative self expression becomes possible, when the person’s whole mind and heart is filled with light. When such light is kept blazing for an extended period then what is normally termed “A work of Genius” is created.
Many people enter the workforce and when they do, they reduce their exposure to new experiences. In time such life enhancing activities can even come to be seem as daft, or eccentric. Gradually the person comes to live inside this comfort zone of the familiar he has built around himself. However in order to live powerful lives we all need to have been exposed to LIFE writ large and to the many experiences it has to offer. For these experiences form a color palate with which we can paint an original and interesting present out of an inspiring and visionary future!
An idea, especially a truly great idea, has to be woven and formed. The means for its formation is a never ending string of inner guidance, which runs as a continuous thread from a limitless source of inspiration.
Every day the sun streams down from the sky and shines it’s light. It does not ask anything in return. The sun simply gives its never ending stream of light and energy to all of life on Earth. So too God offers, without seeking anything in return, His never ending stream of spiritual light and energy to all life including those people with open hearts.
On Earth life happens because of the physical light of the sun and the spiritual light of the Creator. Both are needed. Everyone knows they cannot blossom without the energy of the sun. But only a small number know they also need the energy of the Creator. And those who have open hearts, effortlessly co-create with the Divine. See if you can spot them - they are the ones who grow more radiant with each advancing year.
We like to imagine that strength is in the hard, the invulnerable and the rigid. This, we believe, is a sign of power and admirable qualities in a leader. But is this true? If we look around us at nature, we see everywhere the soft and the flexible, overcoming the hard and the rigid. There is nothing more soft and flexible than plant life and water, yet these two wear down the biggest mountains. The soft and the vulnerable are stronger and more powerful than the hard and rigid. Which of these qualities do you draw on to express your own personal power?
All through our formal education we are taught to value the known. To not know is seen as weakness and ignorance. But not knowing is in fact the highest form of intelligence, because it opens the way for us to learn from the circumstances in which we find ourselves! This empowers us to develop the pattern of act, reflect, adapt, which in turn empowers us to set out on an adventurous path with confidence. It is the cultivation of these skills that are our only real source of security, for in a fast changing world they provide us with solid ground on which we can walk.
Many of us are familiar with the term, “A leap of faith”, but what does this mean? Faith is different from belief because faith is a profound knowing that stems from being in action in the world. And not just any action. Creative action, that special quality of action that empowers us to see in the dark, to leap forward and to land on solid ground. Through the cultivation of such faith we can literally “go where no man has gone before” and know with out a shadow of doubt what the future holds, because we are a participant in its creation. That is the power of faith.
Envision, express, act. That is the law of human creativity. When people put the cart before the horse, by saying they will only believe what they can see in advance, this is the mindset of the bureaucrat. Now bureaucrats are needed of course, to authorize, to pass judgment and to regulate, but do not expect to create anything original by these means.
For the entire existence of the Earth, it has been governed by unconscious natural laws. Then women and men evolved and today we are the predominant species. There is scarcely a corner of this world that has not been changed by our living here. And as we all know, many of these changes are destroying the planet. The solution is very simple, for women and men to learn to love one another more deeply.
Marriage, relationships and the family are where we all learn about love most intensely. And if indeed we do learn, then this love is disseminated through all the other areas of our life, including our working life. This love leads to wiser more wholesome actions. These are the loving actions that will heal the oceans and the land. Then the world will be governed by conscious actions and as humans we will have risen to our rightful status as co-creators with nature and with the Divine.
Nature is the ultimate teacher. By studying nature and how it works we can discern the most beneficial ways to live for both humanity as a whole and for each of us in our individual lives. For an example of this see Why water is the Elixir of Life
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 utilizing our physical power we display physical beauty and do many great things. By utilizing our mental power we can climb higher in both our beauty and capability. However by learning to utilize our spiritual power, we radiate spiritual beauty and have no limit to the great things we can achieve. Even a person who is physically disabled from the neck down, can have radiant spiritual beauty along with limitless capabilities once he learns to harness his spiritual powers.
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.
Harmony is a result of balance. Many people think that harmony is an absence of tension. Think for a moment of your favorite piece of music. Is it free of tension? Harmony exists when opposites are held together in a dynamic state of balance. When all is held in balance, we are free to enjoy the pluses and the minuses, the highs and the lows, the loud and the soft - the husband and the wife! We experience these on the surface, but within all is silent at that point of perfect balance.
Gandhi was once asked what he thought of western civilization? He replied that he thought it would be a good idea! One of the greatest imbalances in our society, which has now spread across the whole world, is an over emphasis on competition and an underemphasis on cooperation - how, to the discerning eye, things operate together for the common good. By emphasizing cooperation over competition we align with natural laws and create miracles that heal the Earth.
To touch another is to create. Think of the time you were touched by someone’s act of kindness. Did you draw closer to that person? Did you experience love? The Earth is a giant factory wherein people create more and more love. This love, borne of the power of creative relationships, in schools, businesses and homes, will eventually extinguish the darkness.
We are living in an age of ever increasing light. Some think the world is descending into chaos - but this not happening. Imagine if you were to visit an unused warehouse at night and you only turned on one light, you would see very little amiss. But as you turned on more and more lights you would see the dirt, dust and cobwebs everywhere. This is what is happening to the world today. As the light intensifies the filth becomes more visible. Then we are more motivated to set to and clean it up!
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.
There is a big difference between feeling lonely and feeling alone. In our solitude we experience the beauty, the power and the love of the Divine. We enter this world alone and alone we depart. There is great power and presence in aloneness. In our solitude we are never lonely for we are imbued with the presence of God.
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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