Everyone’s universe: self and everything else Everything else: People, Nature, and Things Disappointment is defined as sadness or displeasure caused by the nonfulfillment of one’s hopes and expectations. Fulfillment is the achievement of something desired, promised, or predicted. Fulfillment is also the meeting of a requirement or a condition. With these terms clearly defined, then we can summarize a disappointment as sadness or displeasure caused by the nonachievement of something desired, promised, or predicted. Attachments and Disappointments For a disappointment to take place, there must be a certain level of attachment to the desired outcome, whether it is a promise or a personal prediction. We can only attach ourselves to something external. As I mentioned at the beginning, our individual universe is only made of self and everything else, we attach ourselves to external things, but since these attachments are conditioned by our desires, hopes, expectations, we feel sad or real displeasure when the outcome is not in line with our expectations. It’s like ripping off a band-aid from the skin because the band-aid is attached to the skin, in more simple terms, we chose to attach ourselves to external things through our desires and expectations, therefore the best way to avoid disappointment is through the management of our own desires and expectations. Under these lights, we should never blame anything or anyone else for our disappointment since we are the ones initiating our desires and expectations. I know that by now most people want to jump to the conclusion that it is not realistic not to have desires and expectations. I wholeheartedly agree with that statement because desires and expectations are the things that push and pull us forward, they are the basis for hope, and without hope, life will be meaningless. However, the secret is to have the right desires and the right expectations as we go about interacting with the universe that we are surrounded by. Ok, let’s look at some of the possible properly ways to set our mind when interacting with everything else in our surroundings. Avoiding disappointment with People: In general, we must always acknowledge the fact that everyone is an independent creature with the same rights as us whether they are relatives or not. Once we come to acknowledge this natural fact, then treat it as sacred because it is what allows each one of us to maintain the integrity of our being. The next thing that will come naturally is “Respect” . Respect for self because we too are human and then others. Respect, meaning “treating others as you would like to be treated” and this is why it is accurately referred to as “The golden rule”. Once we can respect others, we acknowledge their right to make independent decisions that can either be inline or against our desires and expectations. On the one hand, we know what we desire from interacting with others, on the other hand, our desire must also take into consideration the possibilities of outcomes. In simple terms, our desires must be set to expect either fulfillment or a nonfulfillment of our expectations. This can only happen when we set such desires at the neutral position, meaning, whether the desire is fulfilled or not, we are fine with either outcome. This is what most people refer to as living with detachment because we are not attached to a specific outcome. Some have gone as far as suggesting to “Plan for the worst and hope for the best”. While this sounds like a piece of good advice, I must remind us that everyone is responsible for their own actions therefore, it is absolutely important to be honest with yourself. If you truly desire the worst outcome, then plan for the worst, but if you truly desire a good outcome, then plan for best and set neutral expectations. Your hopes should never precede the outcomes by anticipation. Your main responsibility is to learn how to set your hopes and expectation to a neutral position when dealing with other individuals. However, you should always give your best, do your best, and leave it at that. Many have seen the power of living with detachment manifested in every aspect of a healthy life. In most cases, what is known as balance, falls within the notion of “leaving with detachment”. Understanding that too much of something is as bad as too little of something, therefore, moderation is always the best advice. Seek Clarity from Within First to Avoid Confusions One of the most powerful ways to gain clarity in life is to question all the social constructs such as definitions, norms, and expectations that are pre-established, and then learn to understand the notion of things. By notion, I mean understanding what things truly mean. For instance, the true notion of love that most talk about. When you tell someone that you love them, do you really understand the full power that comes with the notion of love? What True Love Means. True Love only cares about what is best for the loved one regardless of whether your way of caring causes pain or joy to them but will never rejoice in seeing the loved one in pain. True Love is Justice in action that is why it is impartial in both punishment and reward. True Love is not selfish meaning, it has nothing to do with the person who expresses such Love, it doesn’t matter how the provider of such Love feels or doesn’t feel. True Love sets free because everything is done with a detachment in order to honor the loved one's individuality and independence. True Love doesn’t accommodate the Loved one’s weaknesses because not only it is care but it is Justice in Action. True Love is fearless and protective. This is why in nature, animals are willing to scarify their own life to protect and defend their cobs. But as soon as the same cob reaches their own state of maturity, they are castoff because True Love is not possessive, and it sets free. It lets the loved one go so that they can fully experience their life, grow, reach their own full potential, and perpetuate this notion of true love in an eternal cycle that repeats itself from generation to generation regardless of space or time. Therefore, the saying True Love is Everything is unquestionably true. I always like this quote from Nanny McPhee that illustrates what True Love means when it comes to human interactions. She said “When you need me, but do not want me, then I must stay. When you want me, but no longer need me, then I have to go”. Another misunderstood notion is Friendship: Friend*: A friend is someone you love and who loves you, someone you respect and who respects you, someone whom you trust and who trusts you. A friend is honest and makes you want to be honest, too. A friend is a partner, not a leader or a follower. Disappointments in Friendships: A friendship is a relationship between friends. Friendship is the noblest relationship that one can have with another fellow human being. Again, in friendship, we help and elevate one another. But just as in any relationship that we freely chose to enter into, we must also be free to leave if it is no longer mutually beneficial. The person who is not capable of setting the other free proves by such behavior that their love or friendship was nothing but self-satisfaction at the expense of the other which is selfish and unhealthy. This means, even in a friendship, one must act with complete detachment on the outcome or expectations. Disappointments in Family Relationships: Families have become toxic environments as opposed to refuges or anchors for peace and stability. There are several reasons that can be linked to everything aforementioned. What is the notion of family in terms of Pure Love and Living Laws? The notion of family has been restricted to individuals that are biologically connected just as if biology is the purpose of belonging in a Family. Biology should serve a greater purpose at the early age of a newcomer in a family. The Physical Bonds that exists between individuals in such setting makes it easier and natural for pure love to be genuinely expressed. Over time, the dynamic should gradually transition from biological connection to friendships with the hope to eventually transition from a biological family to a family of friends. Disappointments in School and Career Many people go to school simply to follow pre-established social norms. Just go sit in a classroom at any college, you will quickly notice that many are simply there to check the block, they are there just to get a grade so that they can have a diploma. Diplomas are seen as the ticket to guaranteed success. No one seems to dare question this way of life even though most outcomes are clearly screaming failure to our face. Those who have listened to my very first episode entitled “How to reach your natural flow of happiness” know by now that everyone has talent as a gift. This talent also represents a promise for spiritual maturity and happiness for those capable of identifying it, nurturing it, letting it blossom, and mature so that they can share it with their surrounding world. Passion is the strength or energy that allows each one of us to tap into our talent, therefore it is important to follow your passion whether while you are going to school or pursuing a career. You know that you are expressing your talent through an activity when it comes naturally to you and it is done effortlessly. In addition, the fruit of your labor truly reveals beauty, balance, and inspires ennoblement. Financial Disappointments. Many are financially disappointed and will remain as such until they learn the true notion of money. Those who have read some of my articles and other literature on the subject freely available fully understand that money is just a notion without any intrinsic value. If you take any currency that most erroneously consider as money back to the bank in exchange for money, they will not be able to give you anything else with value. On each banknote, it is clearly stated: “This note is legal tender for all debts public and private”. It means a banknote is a piece of paper that you carry around like a note just as any note from a friend. They gave you a note in exchange for real value that is your talent, time, and freedom. Therefore even the richest people on earth still struggle to find happiness regardless of the number of notes they have in their possession. They spend time accumulating things without real value but sadly for most of them, they exploit their fellow human beings. This guilt also weighs on their own conscience and they try to fix it by making donations to charities. Objective Attachment Vs Subjective Attachment Since it is nearly impossible not to have an attachment, my suggestion is to have objective attachments and not subjective attachments as most do. Objective attachments are attachments to our ideals and our efforts. For instance being attached to the truth, because the truth will set you free. Being attached to the notion of Pure Love because love is everything. Being attached to Justice because Love and Justice are inseparable. But the only true Justice is Divine Justice. Divine Justice unfolds before us daily through the Living Laws of God so that we can learn and adjust accordingly. We’ve talked about these Laws extensively in previous episodes. Once we are fully equipped with these ideals, then we have to summon all the energy available to us to live up to them daily by only focusing on our efforts, not the outcome since outcomes are outside of our control. We must always strive towards the ideal human being that we can envision for ourselves.
Disappointments are far too common and frequent happenings in life. Whether it is in Love, Work, Friendship, Family, achievements, or relationships in general. Faced with these observations, many people have given up completely to settle with whatever they have as oppose to keep aspiring for greater goals in life. Others have gone as far as blaming God or simply reaching the conclusion that their faith is sealed, it is their destiny, something that is outside of their own control. It will be nearly impossible to find someone who hasn’t heard people saying that things like “life is just not fair” , or "there’s no such thing as Justice in Life". For the few with some sort of faith, they go to church and pray, just to later concede when their secret wishes don’t come true that it must be God’s Will even though they were praying the same God for a different outcome. To those willing to see things differently and seeking a greater purpose in life, step out of this way of conceiving life that generates chaos and confusion. Everything is simpler than it seems as soon as you learn the Laws of Creation and how they unfold . Here are few general advices that can help anyone deal with common and all struggles in life. Living Laws of Creation First thing first, learn to understand the Laws of Creation. Even the most skeptical individual on the planet understand that life unfolds in a very precise way, therefore there is no random in life. The absence of random in life is attributed to the fact that Creation is entirely governed by Living Laws. These Living Laws are immutable, meaning they have not changed and will not change. There is no need for them to change because they are perfect and nothing perfect requires change, otherwise what else should it change to. Only things that are imperfect require change towards perfection and such change is only attainable through constant movement. Observe nature and you will notice that planets are constantly moving following a specific path, the sun always rises from the east, earth is always rotating in one single direction, and so on and so forth. Everything that happens in life can only unfold following a specific set of instructions and these instructions are the Laws. However, they are Living Laws because they will crush, destroy, and castoff anything that is not swinging along otherwise, there will be chaos, ruin, and the entire ensemble will eventually have to crumble. The fact that the entire creation has not crumbled should have served as lesson for all creatures that are nothing but guests in this magnificent and sublime artwork called Creation. Only that is not swinging in accordance with the law suffers and will eventually be castoff as useless. Regardless of whether it is a thought, a concept, a human, abcreature, a celestial body, a solar system, or an entire world, anything that is not swinging along with the Laws will be thrown away. Learn to Understand the True Notions Go beyond definitions, opinions, and learn to understand the true notion of things. Words are nothing but buckets that we use in various combinations to describe things. The things that we try to describe through words are representations of specific notions and notions themselves are the closest things to the Truth. These descriptions thru words are primarily done to satisfy our intellectual capacity. Unfortunately, every time we use word to express a notion, our intellect tries to build its own imagery notion whithin its limited capacity. These intellectually generated notions are known as imaginations. For instance, the notion of water is universal regardless of the word that one uses to express it. But this is only true for those who have experienced water. The notion of water itself is a living expression, but as soon as we start to define it, the notion itself starts to become more rigid because the words, even though they are necessary tools to accomplish this task, remain static and limited. As soon as we hear the word water, there is that instant picture that spontaneously comes to mind and that picture is what I mean by “the notion”. Experience is the best way to gain clarity about notions . The Notion of True Love For instance, the notion of Love in its true sense is different from what most people imagine it to be left alone how it is defined. True Love only cares about what is best for the loved one regardless of whether it causes pain or joy to them. True Love is Justice in action that is why it is also impartial in both punishment and reward. True Love is not selfish, meaning, it has nothing to do with the person who expresses such Love, it doesn’t matter how the provider of such Love feels or doesn’t feel. True Love sets free because everything is done with detachment in order to honor the loved one individuality and independence. True Love doesn’t accommodate the Loved one’s weaknesses because it is not only Justice but it is caring. True Love is fearless and protective. This is why in nature, animals are willing to scarify their own live to protect and defend their cubs. But as soon as the same cub reaches their own state of maturity, they are castoff because True Love is not possessive and it sets free. It lets the loved one go so that they can fully experience their life, grow, reach their own full potential, and perpetuate this notion of true love in an eternal cycle that repeats itself from generations to generations regardless of space or time. Therefore, the saying True Love is Everything is unquestionably true. This quote from Nanny McPhee illustrates what True Love means when it comes to human interactions. She said “When you need me, but do not want me, then I must stay. When you want me, but no longer need me, then I have to go”. Always seek the Truth First Always seek the Truth First. But the question that one will probably ask is what is the Truth and how does one know that something is True? The notion of Truth itself means something that was, is, and will always be. The Truth is universally eternal therefore will never change because it stems from the Living Laws themselves and it is one with the Living Laws. What is true today, was yesterday and will remain as such eternally. It transcends time meaning it cannot be affected by changes in society or fashion. It is not bound by space therefore it is limitless and endless in space. The Name of the Game is Balance Only the accomplishment or fulfillment of a duty confers a right, otherwise there will be a serious lack of compensation which is necessary for maintaining balance. Balance is the Foundation for Peace, Harmony, Health, and Good Life in general. The saying “Ask and you shall receive” clearly shows the need for accomplishing something (ask) first before getting something else in return (receive). Our Society suffers tremendously today from disharmony, injustices, and many other shortfalls because many have rights given to them administratively without accomplishing or fulfilling any duty. Such thing is unhealthy not only for the individual but society as a whole. Justice also means, anything that is true for one, must be true for all as self-evident. It is self-evident that every human being has a freewill which gives them the right to decide. If you want to see everything that is really self-evident, then observe Nature. For instance, the right to good health requires healthy habits, but since we have the freedom of choice, we can chose whether to implement healthy habits in our daily lives or not. Therefore it is true and self-evident that people with healthy habits are happier. The right to knowledge is guaranteed only for those who seek. True knowledge only comes through experiencing. Therefore, it is true and self-evident that knowledge is a universal right that is guaranteed only for those who put serious efforts to seek for it through experience. It is best to consider everything from a broader perspective in terms of notion as opposed to being narrowed to a definition. Definitions are very restrictive and imperfect. The fact that they change depending on the context clearly shows their limitations and imperfections. Only things that are imperfect require change which also implies that they were not true. Family Relationships Families have become toxic environment as opposed to refuges or anchors for peace and stability. Family struggles can be linked to everything that we we’ve mentioned early. What is the notion of family in terms of Living Laws. The notion of family has been restricted to individuals that are biologically connected just as if biology is the purpose of belonging in a Family. Biology should serve a greater purpose at the early age for a newcomer (baby) in the family, because of the Physical Bonds that exists between individuals in such setting. Over time, the dynamic should gradually transition from biological connection to friendships with the hope to eventually further transition from a biological family to a family of friends. Friendships: Friend*: A friend is someone you love and who loves you, someone you respect and who respects you, someone whom you trust and who trusts you. A friend is honest and makes you want to be honest, too. A friend is a partner, not a leader or a follower. (*)From https://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=friend
Pre-Show Summary: The holidays are fast approaching, and it seems to be one of the most stressful times in our society today. From the richest to the poorest, everyone is anxious, not only about what to offer, but whether the recipient will love it. If giving or gifting was about buying and offering something to someone, what should the poorest of the poorest offer? What has giving and gifting really turned in to? Who really benefits from today’s dogmatic way of giving and gifting where people are feeling pressured to break their bank accounts? Giving and Gifting today seems more like self-indulgence and vanity. What happened to the wisdom of “Giving to the Needy” by Matthew 6:3-4. It states: “But when you give to the needy, do not let your left hand know what your right hand is doing, so that your giving may be in secret. And your Father, who sees what is done in secret, will reward you…” Not only can you give and gift with nothing in secret, but no one is too poor to give the right way! Post-Show Summary: No one is too poor to give.
The notion of "Best Gift" presupposes that there are several types of gifts. One can classify gifts in two categories: Tangible and Intangible. Tangible gifts are known to most. They are the things that one can see, touch, smell, taste, or hear with our physical body’s senses. When one goes to the store to purchase a gift or takes any of their personal possessions to offer to someone else as a gift, such gift is what we called tangible. The intangibles are the things that we cannot see, the things that no amount of money can purchase. The intangibles are the things that cannot be measured, counted, or purchased in direct exchange for money. The two categories of gifts are also inline with the two aspects of life on earth in general: The Physical and the non-physical. The non-physical are things that cannot be experienced with our physical capacity, that is why they are generally labeled and referred to as “beyond” meaning “beyond the physical perceptive capacity.” While everyone talks about the things that are within the physical capacity with a somewhat decent understanding, everything from the beyond is filled with confusions to the point that some people no longer believe in it. This has led to a divide where things that are beyond the physical capacity are relegated to the realm of imagination or fiction. We have witnessed a real volition by some to disassociate all non-physical from the public spheres. For instance, the separation of church and state. The direct misfortune of this way of thinking is that people didn’t see the difference between two notions: religion and the spiritual. People consider both to be the same even though they clearly represent two different things. Religions are institutions just as any other earthly institutions whereas the spiritual is another aspect of life that transcend religions, affects everyone, regardless of whether they accept it existence. The Paradox of our society today is that, on the one hand many people want the separation between government and religions yet on the other hand, the same people enjoy religious holidays. Most families have gifts exchange ceremonies during holidays, and that have become part of their traditions. Gift exchanges around holidays are predominant practices in most western cultures and primarily in western countries. This also goes beyond families and expands in other social settings such as workplaces, including the same public places where religions are prohibited.
In most poor countries, people don’t have the luxury of choice to engage in gift exchanges, so they are content with sharing a good meal in a festive manner during holidays. Just like anywhere, the gifting seems to always take place around religious and secular holidays. The question that arises from such universal observations is whether gifting is supposed to be a seasonal thing. In addition, one must wonder what motivates people to give in the first place, and why only give during holidays. Is the feverish seasonal gifting the right time or way of giving? Is there a way of giving or gifting that transcends seasonality.
In my very first Episode entitled "How to reach your natural flow of Happiness", I mentioned that everyone received a talent as a gift. I further expanded this concept in Episode 007 entitled "How did we get here" . In that episode, I briefly explained that there are two types of lives, one conscious and the other unconscious. We left the spiritual realm also known as Paradise as unconscious spiritual germs and each one was given a talent or gift. One fundamental purpose of our individual life is to identify our talent, nurture it, let it blossom, and share it with others. This is the reason why I mentioned earlier that no one is too poor to give. Not only everyone has a gift but everyone is a gift to the world so long as they live a life that is in conformity with God's Will that manifests itself inthroughout the entire creation as the Laws of Creation. The very first gift. When the desire to access consciousness became strong inside the spiritual unconscious germs, this automatically expulsed them from Paradise. This expulsion itself is the first gift that was given to us because it contained the promise to consciousness. Even at this early stage of our own existence, we had to give in order to get. We had to desire to access consciousness in order to receive the promise. Please note that, we only received the promise to access full consciousness . In addition to the promise, each one of us was given a talent as a gift. I really want to draw the listeners’ and readers attention on the manifestation of one fundamental Law in Creation. The Law of Giving and Receiving . This Law states that one must give first in order to get or receive. This is clearly stated in the Bible when it states in Matthew 7:7 “Ask and you shall receive”. Our own Life journey was triggered by “asking” to access consciousness through our desire. The expulsion from Paradise is the accomplishment of the Law because it shows us receiving the promise to access consciousness as a result of our ask (desire). In addition to the promise, we also receive a talent that will further help determine the type of activities that we should eventually engage in, once on earth. First Journey: From Paradise to Earth As we descended further in regions below the spiritual kingdom, we also received several cloaks that enveloped the spiritual germs. These cloaks are made of the same substances as each of the regions that we travelled through on our downward journey. These cloaks are known here on earth as bodies. The first cloak or body that we received was from the animistic kingdom and once the spiritual germ was covered with this cloak, it became a soul. A soul is the spiritual that is covered by the animistic substance. Going downward, the second cloak or body was the ethereal body , and finally a material body as we know it. We can learn from our first Journey from Paradise to earth that one always received in abundance, in other words, the Law of Giving and receive always return in abundance. This can clearly be observed on earth today. When you plant one grain of corn, you receive hundred-folds in return. The Laws are consistent throughout the entire Creation and they unfold in a natural and simple manner without exception. Given everything that we’ve said so far, we can now deduct that no one came to earth empty handed therefore everyone has something to give and no one is too poor to give. Every single human being on earth has a talent and bodies. Our earthly body serves as a place to host us and our talent, it is also a tool that one must properly use to further develop their talent. Since giving is the first step in receiving, those with the desire to return one day to Paradise must identify their talent, nurture it, make it blossom, and give it to the world. Our talent is intended to benefit us and others therefore it is important to identify it and bring it to maturity. Nature, through the cycle of evolution teaches us the proper way of giving. A seed that is planted goes through several phases before it reaches maturity. Once it reaches the state of maturity, it feeds many. So is the purpose of our own talent. It needs to go through the same cycles up to maturity so that it could benefit us and others. There you have it, something that everyone can properly give without exception.
While some are desperate to disassociate the spiritual from our daily lives, such attempts are doomed to fail. The gap created by the ignorance of the spiritual aspect of life could never be filled by anything else. Individuals who spends their limited and valuable time on earth only to satisfy their physical being will never find fulfillment . As I have mentioned only promises are fulfilled. The promise of reaching spiritual consciousness can only be fulfilled spiritually. The physical elements that exist, whether our body, money, houses, and other earthly possessions are nothing but the necessary tools that are given to us to further develop our talent and doing so while enjoying the process itself. Giving is always Good To avoid any possible misunderstanding, I am not against buying and giving things away. Giving is always good so long as the intends, the motives, and the purpose behind such actions are genuinely pure and without any expectations in return. The simple fact that many people engage in a frantic giving exercise at once shows that people are not giving properly. When I drive for Uber and Lift, I listen to countless conversations and what I’ve learned is that most people are superficial with the way the go about their lives. People tend to do thing simply because other people are doing it, because they want to conform to social norms, they want any sort of attention, so on and so forth. Everything could be summarized in one simple word: Vanity. The modern Robin Hood scheme. Lets look at corporate charity that is admired and celebrated in our society today. We have some corporations that act as the modern robin hood. People that are actively working to help the company generate money are cheaply paid. Workers even struggle to make ends meet because of the low wages that maximize corporate profit. The same corporation will engage in well publicized charity donation for a cause just to clean their public image. This for me is not any different from stealing from some to give to others , and that is why I call it the modern Robin Hood scheme . I think their charity will have meaning if they pay decent wages to their workers, and then ask their workers if they want to make contributions of gifts towards a cause that moves them. Avoid Excesses In both Giving or Receiving Going back to the fundamental Law of Giving and receiving, one must also avoid excesses either in giving or in receiving. We should learn to only give in proportion mainly the tangible gifts to avoid making the receiving party exclusively dependent of such gifts. We should never lose sight on the fact that everyone has a talent that was given to the them as gift therefore our giving should contribute toward helping them further develop their own talent. It is only when we don’t engage in excess whether in giving or receiving that we maintain balance or harmony. In addition, our gift must really serve a clear purpose that only benefits the recipient, satisfies their need, all without expectations from the giver. The minimal expectation that one can place on the recipient is the need for effort. In other words, the person who receives a gift should have exercised personal effort towards accomplishing something. The best and much appreciated gift always come when the recipient reaches the states where an external contribution could make a difference toward an accomplishment. Gifting in these conditions generate a true and genuine feeling of gratitude towards the giver. How to Give: Secretly “But when you give to the needy, do not let your left hand know what your right hand is doing, so that your giving may be in secret. And your Father, who sees what is done in secret, will reward you…” This passage from the Bible provides us with clear indications on how to give. When you give, do so in secret. In contrast with all the gifting ceremonies that take place today, this is the one advises that most don’t follow. Nowadays, most givers seek admiration and recognition and the only way to get that is to give in public. The notion of public should be considered in its broader context meaning even in smaller settings as family, work, meetings, and any other social context. The need for secrecy between the giver and the recipient only takes place when the transaction takes place between the two in addition to those who need to know. We must always preserve the reputation of the person who receives a gift. When we give in secret without drawing any unnecessary attention on ourselves, we afford the opportunity to the recipient to claim full ownership of the gift. It should be up to them to let others know that they received such gift from someone else. The Ultimate Best Gifts The ultimate best gifts that we can offer to others are things that money cannot buy. If we truly develop our own talent and then live exemplary lives, that alone is the best gift there is and the best way to give. By becoming the best human being possible, we serve as model for others. Now those who are striving toward personal and spiritual growth can look up to you as evidence of what is possible. That image or impression that we create on others will serve as a blueprint toward bettering themselves. You become a source of inspiration that is more powerful that anything that money can buy and that transforms the world beyond your own wildest imagination. In society, you naturally become powerful in the sense that the Law of Attraction will enter into effect. You will attract individuals with similar desires, they will be open to learning how to become like you. A simple sentence such as “envision your best self and work towards becoming that” can transform the masses. Sometimes, you don’t even have to say a single world because many will secretly observe and get inspired.
Real-Life Story of the Best Gift and the Best Way to Give Here is a real-life story that illustrates everything that was said about giving and gifting by being. The dentist student. The other day I went to drive for Uber and Lyft as I always do. This day, my passenger was a young man who was going to school in a local famous university. As usual, I like to engage and meaningful conversations with my passengers. He entered the vehicle and sat in the passenger back seat and we drove away. The drive itself was not far but far enough to hold a good conversation. I proceeded start the conversation that went as follow: · Me: So, what do you do? · Passenger: I am going to school · Me: What are you studying? · Passenger: Well, it’s a long story. · Me: Ok, I really want to hear it. · Passenger : I am going to school for dentistry · Me: What made you chose that · Passenger: I always wanted to do something to help people and I like art as well. First, I wanted to become a Doctor. As I was going to school, I had an opportunity to shadow few Doctors. I struggled when I noticed that most patients only spent a certain amount of time with their physician and it didn’t seem personal. One day, my mother suggested that I shadow a dentist. I resisted the thought, but my mother encouraged me and reassured me that there was nothing to lose. If I didn’t like it, I can always do something else. I agreed and ended up going to shadow this dentist. I saw a man who genuinely loved his job. The chemistry between him and his patient was amazing. He seemed to really like and enjoy his work and treated everything that he did like art. Just by observing him I knew without any doubt that this is exactly what I wanted to do. This was the perfect combination between my desire to help and art that I truly like. That is why I chose dentistry as my field of study and I really like it. Clearly, the dentist gave to the young man something that is possible. He did so in secrecy and without having to spend money. We can all do what the dentist did anywhere and any day. We can give by being and inspiring others even when we are unaware. When we engage in becoming a source of inspiration for many, we are truly giving by our own presence. Not only our giving goes beyond seasonality, but it becomes timeless. But above all, we become a true gift to the world.