Thursday, August 20, 2009

a private letter to my childrenThursday, June 14, 2007

Thursday, August 20, 2009

WHO AM I, WHY AM I HERE, WHAT IS MY PURPOSE? (One man's search for perfection)
This is for my family to read. This I believe! See yourself as a part of the World and realize that you are not separate but an interconnected whole and you are an interconnected node in a living web of life. When I say “be the best you can be”, I mean: Act upon your own beliefs and your own feelings. Do not be afraid ! Each one of you is unique and there will be none like you again. You may find other persons who appear better or worse than you in a particular skill at any particular moment. That is OK. Observe what they do and how they handle a particular situation. Learn from them. Notice and study their successes and failures. Learn from others and from your own experiences. Doing so will increase your ability and knowledge to take appropriate action whenever necessary. However, accept responsibility for your own decisions.

Acknowledge ownership of your decision. There is neither a right nor a wrong choice. Listen to your heart and think with your head. When they both are in agreement - go forward! Do not be afraid nor put imaginary ropes around yourself! If it turns out you made an error in your choice, correct it. That is what responsibility means - no credit - no blame! You have what it takes to do the right thing! Follow what you believe is right and in your mind (imagination); act accordingly! Life has a way of working it all out. Stay focused on your purpose and follow your dream. Remain on that path for the rest of your life. By becoming self-actualized you will find true happiness. Each day, your only goal should be” being the "BEST YOU" for every moment of every day. If you follow my suggestions you are there already. Being alive is about making choices and doing what is right! Discover those secrets from learning; thinking and sharing. Do it with responsibility (in the context that “responsibility” has nothing to do with credit nor blame). Remember we only have our own point of view. Others have theirs.

As each of you go forward on your life's journey share your views with other people through dialogue, not in a debate. Share honestly, without fear of being wrong. Yet, you must allow the other person space to share as well. This way will get you closer to finding the TRUTH and discovering your own purpose on Earth.
As the poet Robert Browning said: “Ah, but a man's reach should exceed his grasp, or what's a heaven for?

With love, Dad

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