Saturday, March 21, 2009

True Power

Have you ever wondered why some people seem to aspire to positions of power with ease? It's as if they were fulfilling some preordained destiny. They don't even seem like they're trying. Things just seem to go their way. On the other hand, have you noticed how others seem to struggle in vain?

When you are in tune with your higher self, or being, or your soul, or nature, or God - whatever expression you want to use - you get support from a higher power. If you are connected to your source, expressing your creativity, and fulfilling your purpose, then you are unstoppable. This is true power.

The power that is not real, or temporary, is from an unbalanced ego. There are those throughout history we can use as examples: Hitler, Stalin, Napoleon, Mussolini, Genghis Khan. They all gained power at the expense of others. And in the end they always lose their power, usually within their lifetime. If their power manages to last to the end of their life, the pain and suffering they have left behind reveals the true nature of their power. Whatever recognition they strove to gain is tarnished by the truth and their legacy, ironically, is quite the opposite of their intention.

When you are connected to the source, expressing true power, it is impossible to harm others, because you are working within the laws of nature. These laws of nature, although we might not intellectually understand them, are affecting our behavior. Nature would never hurt itself and since we are all a part of nature - subjected to its laws - we can never hurt each other when we are in touch with our true power. It is only when we lose our connection with the source that we can violate (thus the word "violence") the laws of nature.

Look at the examples history gives us of those who have gained true power: Buddha, Jesus, Muhammad, Krishna, Gandhi, Martin Luther King, Mother Teresa, etc. They were all deeply connected to the source so it wouldn't even be possible for them to act in violence.

I'm using extreme examples to make my point, however, you don't have to be a saint to be in touch with your real power. Take Donald Trump, for example, some might say that he is egotistical and self-centered, but he too has a purpose and is practicing true power. He has created many jobs, beautified the world with his buildings, and has the resources to give to charity. Being a good father and even a good reality show entertainer adds to his list of accomplishments. Yes, he has a big ego, a big healthy ego. But he also has a big soul to balance his ego. This gives him tremendous power.

The ego is not all bad. Without the ego there would be no reason to get out of bed in the morning. It is the driving force in all of us. It is what makes us unique as an individuals. Our desires, thoughts, and creativity come from the ego. It is when the ego is out of balance with the soul that it becomes dangerous and destructive.

In the movie "Star Wars", Luke Skywalker was trying to get in touch with "the force". Although it was fictional, it is a good example of how I achieved all that I have. And you too have the same power within you. You only need to learn to tap into it. (to be continued)

Saturday, March 14, 2009

Beauty, Style and Grace

How we perceive the outside world is due to what is happening on the inside. When we go deep inside ourselves to that inner glow - the finest state of consciousness - we touch our soul. From that level we begin to see the beauty in nature, the elegance of the universe, the grace of God. We carry ourselves with confidence.

I remember once walking down the street in a busy section of town in Northern California. A car purposely drove through a puddle next to the curb to splash me with water. This person was in a convertible and he was laughing at me afterwards as if he got some kind of kick out of it. To my right was a couple that had witnessed it. They were laughing at me too. I looked at them with curiosity because, although they must have thought I felt like a fool, I didn't - not at all. I was totally undisturbed, like a drop of water on an ocean of consciousness. The years of meditation had put me in touch with my higher Self. So in effect, I was feeling too "Self" confident for it to bother me.

When people attack you in anger with some negative comment, if you are experiencing a higher state of consciousness, you actually feel compassion towards them. When you are feeling anger you are suffering. Anytime you are not feeling the natural state of bliss - the bliss of being - you are suffering. So it is natural to feel compassion for someone who is suffering. When you are acting from the source, you begin to feel the elegant power of God (or nature if you're more of a scientist) from within. Not in a narcissistic way, but in a healthy, natural way. The way a peacock shows its beauty. The way a horse trots with style. The way a bird flies with grace. Beauty, Style and Grace.

Wednesday, March 11, 2009

My little secret...

You know that expression: "Be careful what you wish for"? Well, that is how I became what I am. Let me explain: When I was just a teenager, I learned to meditate from a great Indian master. To this day I practice the same meditation one hour twice a day. What happens when you mediate is you become very close to nature. You go beyond thought to the actual source of thought. At that refined state you reach the field of all possibilites. Whatever desire you have will be fulfilled spontaneously because you have reached a state so refined you are one with nature. And when you are one with nature, you are also working within the laws of nature. And the laws of nature are such that desires get fulfilled - from thought - to action - to fulfillment - all very naturally. Nature is now working with you supporting your every desire. So when a desire arises, nature is quick to provide you the means for fulfillment. Suddenly ideas pop into your head. People appear that you just happen to need. Events fall into place.

I grew up with six beautiful sisters so I feel very at home around women. As I gradually became more wealthy as my business grew, I asked myself: Now that I have the means, what do I want to do with my life? Well, I've always had this fantasy of living life to the fullest; living in a castle, being in the company of beautiful women, having lavish parties, and fulfilling my destiny as a philanthropist. If it sounds like magic....well...it is.

Monday, March 9, 2009

In His Own Words...

I had this website designed with the intention of improving my social life, overcoming my shyness, and possibly creating a buzz for a prospective reality show. My basic premise is that you must always challenge yourself to keep life interesting. I hired the best Web Designer, Videographer, Photographer and Support Staff that San Diego had to offer. It has now been about six months and counting and these are my experiences thus far:

Let’s be honest, it’s been a lot of fun. I’ve lived every man’s fantasy. And sometimes I had to bear the wrath of their jealousy. I’ve come to realize that I could be admired by some and resented by others. So I’ve learned as much about men as well as women.

This has been an experiment in human nature - whether intentional or not. And my learning comes mostly from my mistakes. I saw my behavior in some of the videos. I also got feedback from some of the people I met. From these observations it was obvious that I needed to improve my social skills.

The chemistry between a man and a woman is a fascinating phenomenon. Yet, it has never been really studied except in the biological sense. So this is truly an experiment of the human kind.

You know how they over-use that word “journey” in reality shows. Well as corny as it is - it’s true. When I was young, like most men, it was about “scoring”. But when a man finally realizes it’s not about quantity and we no longer need to prove ourselves, we look for something deeper. It’s about that spark in the eyes when you catch each other’s gaze. It’s about the way your heart races a bit when she smiles at you. It’s what makes life worth living – PASSION! So it’s not all about results but the process – living in the “Now” – enjoying the moment.

My website might appear a bit superficial on the surface but look deeper. Look at the pictures and see how their faces are lit up. Look at the smiles. Look at the laughter. It’s about living life! Celebrating!

So I urge you to challenge yourself. When you see someone at some place like the grocery store who grabs your attention; walk up to them and just say something about them you find attractive. Watch their face light up. See their cheeks rise up into a big smile. Then just wish them a good day and walk away. See how much power you have? You just made their day. And next time they see you, they’ll remember you.

I also want to share with you the secret of my success... (to be continued...)