Day 2 of the Silent Journey – What Are You Looking For?

What am I looking for? What kind of question is this? I am not sure I know how to answer it. What am I looking for? I don’t know. Do I know? OK, I will give it a try.

I am looking for happiness, and I am looking for meaning.

I want to live a happy life. I want all pain and suffering out of my way.

I want to live a meaningful life. I want to find that place, that career, however humble, where I can use to the fullest the gifts God has given me — my talents, my skills — to give a significant contribution to humanity.

Yes, I am looking for happiness, and I am looking for meaning, but not only for myself; I am looking to bring happiness, and the experience of living a meaningful and successful existence, to the lives of others too. I want to help others find their niche, that special place from where they can give their best contribution to the world, that place where they can experience self-realization, happiness, and the feeling that they are doing good things. I want to be one of those who creates conditions and makes it easier for every human being to give their best contribution to society.

I want to feel that I am being used by the Power of Good to do good.

I want to be successful, but, again, what is success? How do I define it?

More than ‘to be successful,’ I want to experience that peaceful feeling that I have achieved success already. I want to feel that there’s nothing missing, so there’s nothing to look for. I want to feel that I have already arrived at my destination, and that there’s no reason to go anywhere else, nor should I want to go anywhere else. I want to experience that I am whole, complete, and perfect already.

I keep saying that I want to give a contribution to the world, but I forget something very important. I have to remember that I give my best contribution everyday, by treating everyone I meet with kindness and generosity.

A kind word, a sincere compliment, a smile, an optimistic attitude, a positive outlook, undivided and genuine interest, authentic patience, a helping hand, a firm commitment to help others achieve their dreams… those are my best contributions.

I also have to remember that I have already given my best contribution to the world. I am leaving behind me two men that are much better than I am. My two sons are a blessing to the Universe.

So, why keep asking, “What am I looking for?”

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I want to live as an explorer and as an inspirer. I want to explore life, and be a source of positive inspiration to others.

I want to live as a promoter of peace and unity!

I want to live in a less violent world where collaboration is considered a higher value than competition. I want to live in a world ruled by respect, kindness, gentleness, compassion, generosity, patience, love, care for others, forgiveness, humbleness, and commitment to love, care, and share.

I want to live in a world where we imitate the Great Teachers who taught us that we don’t have to compete all the time, we don’t have to impose our will all the time, we don’t have to prove that we are right all the time, we don’t have to win all the time. I want to live in a world where we imitate the Wisest Ones who showed us the blessings contained in yielding, surrendering and letting go.

I want to be able to be present, in the present, as a present.

I want to be here, now.

I want to be able to pay attention and be alert all the time so I can see beauty everywhere, all the the time. I want to be able to feel the Divine Presence everywhere, all the time. I want to feel that I am immersed in God and surrounded by God everywhere, all the time.

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