I believe all of us have three great projects in life.
- To connect with our tribe,
- To find and use our strengths,
- To make a difference to the world.
This is my project to make a difference in the world and connect with like-minded people. Let’s be honest, life is busy and going about our everyday life, most people don’t have the time to really stop to think and talk about how they really see the world or how they can bring more meaning to their life. So this is a place where I share my thoughts and interact with other people who can stimulate my thinking and hopefully me theirs.
I believe that deep down, we all want the same thing. We all want to feel good. And caring and getting along with others is fundamental to our wellbeing.
I believe that at their core all people are good, but somewhere through fear or a misguided sense of morality they can do, for lack of a better word, bad or even evil things. However when they are free from fear, when they overcome greed, lust for power and the need to control or influence others and when they really seek to do what they believe is right, they will become kinder, happier people that make the world a happier place.
For me, the quickest and most lasting path to peace is not through political change or any imposition on people, but though each of us finding peace in our hearts and so learning to share nicely. The most certain route to feeling the love we all crave is through caring and loving others. And the journey to a happier life comes not from seeking our individual happiness, but from the recognition that when we project happiness, we become happiness.
The group in every form, political, economic, spiritual and social is made of individuals. It is individuals that make decisions, uphold injustice and commit crimes – moral or legal – and so the most powerful and most worthy objective must be to seek to enlighten the thinking, decision making and consequently the actions of anyone open to listening and finding happier ways of living.
Here’s a pledge that would make for a better and more conscious world.
The Truth Seekers Pledge
I believe the world can and should become freer, kinder and happier.
I believe a kinder, freer, happier world begins with me.
My happiness is a result of seeing where I belong in the world, how I can make a difference to it and having the confidence to go out and do what I think is right in the face of fear and apprehension.
I take full responsibility for what happens to me and do not expect the world, or any individual in it, to change for me.
I accept that the world is an unfair and imperfect place, populated by people who are works in progress, as am I. Yet I have the power to change my thoughts, my responses and in doing so change how I feel, how I respond and indirectly influence how people treat me. Ultimately what counts is not what the world gives to me, but what I give to the world. That is all that is completely under my control.