The quote for this post (every page of this website has a quote at the bottom) is the reason I decided to ‘pick up my pen’ and begin to blog again. Ever since November, when so many were surprised that Trump won the election, I’ve been a deer in the headlights, with my mouth hanging open, aghast at the unfolding of each step of the calculated destruction of so much of what I hold dear. In particular, human rights and the environment.
In case you don’t want to scroll down and read the quote, here it is: “The meaning of life is to find your gift. The purpose of life is to give it away.” —Pablo Picasso
Have you found your gift? Have you even thought about it? So much of the emphasis on ‘futuring’ is toward making money. It begins early on with the oft-asked question, “What do you want to be when you grow up?” What is that question asking? What does the questioner want to hear? It’s about what kind of work the child wants to do, right?
What If We Change the Question
Instead of focusing on the kind of work a child wants to do, what if we asked the question, “How are you going to serve the world when you grow up?”
The conversation can then encourage a discussion of the tenets of The CorD Way.
- How can humanity be served?
- How can the environment be served?
- How can all life forms be served?
- How can I be the best person possible?
More and more young people are waking up to the idea that focusing on having more, bigger, better ‘stuff’ is not fulfilling. What matters is the human connection, feeling good about what one does, and being able to look in the mirror and say, “I like what I see.”
From those questions, from those types of conversations, your gifts will emerge. A hedge fund manager might have a gift for numbers and investments, but that is not serving the world in any way.
A person’s true gifts must come from the heart and soul. If your gifts are still undiscovered, maybe you can sit quietly and ask your inner wise self to help you find your gift(s).
When a person focuses on material things and ego fulfillment, eventually there is a sense of emptiness. Some try to fill that space with more stuff, drugs, alcohol, socializing, never spending the time to be alone.
When you discover your gifts, you will feel expanded as you express them in service. It can be serving the old lady next door, helping to feed the hungry, inventing something that will help clean the ocean, or joining an organization that is doing good in the world. It doesn’t matter as long as it makes you feel good when you look in that mirror.
More than anything else I’ve found, The Zeitgeist Movement Defined, Realizing a New Train of Thought, gives me more hope that a beautiful future is possible for all. Not right away, though. We all need to shift our thinking, open our hearts, and awaken to a new way of seeing the world. If you truly want to heal the planet and build a better future, download this book for free. I am on my second reading, have watched all three Zeitgeist Documentaries, posted here on EE, along with some of Peter Joseph’s interviews. Consider joining or starting a Zeitgeist Chapter where you live.
Check out Peter’s new book, The New Human Rights Movement, available at Amazon.com. I bought the hard copy so I can highlight the sections to which I want to refer back.