Peaceful Planet

People ask me, “What do we need in order to have world peace?”

Well, naturally, we need justice.

For me, peace is an offspring of justice.

Without justice there can be no peace.

We need to better organize ourselves to live in society in such ways that bring all forms of oppression and exploitation of our fellow human beings to an end.

We need political, social and economic equality: equal rights and responsibilities.

We need to guarantee to all individuals access to opportunities through which they can reach positions where they can create, be productive, and fully express themselves, so they can give their best contributions to the world.

We need to reward work with real upward social mobility.

Work must really pay off and bring about personal progress and advancement.

The fruits of work must allow workers to provide a dignified life for themselves and their families.

Workers must earn enough so they can live without fear of lack.

We need to come up with better ways of organizing ourselves to live in society, so everyone may have what they need to live with dignity, beginning with guaranteed access to healthy food, clean water, safe shelter, affordable health care, meaningful education, and safe living environments.

In short, if we want peace, we must eradicate poverty.

The lack of means to support oneself brings about instability and conflict.

Poverty is the breeding ground of violent fanatics.

All the worries and concerns the fear of not having enough generates, brings about stress that manifests itself in more violent and less peaceful environments.

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But the more I meditate about it, the more I am convinced that what we really need is for humanity to embrace a new paradigm.

We need new visions for a better future.

We need more and more people to wake up and see different possibilities for living and thriving together.

What we need is a widespread understanding of who we really are.

Once we understand who we really are, and what life really is, we will see differently, and then a change for the better will happen.

In order to bring justice and peace to our world, we need more and more individuals having profound transformational experiences which change the way they see everything: themselves, others, the environment, the planet, the cosmos, the Universe…

I am convinced that the awareness of our oneness, the one that emerges from those awakenings, those deep personal transformations, is essential to bring about more unselfishness, solidarity, justice and peace to the world.

So, in my opinion, what we need for peace to prevail in our world is a bigger contingent of individuals with this evolved understanding of who we really are.

Great ideas of how to organize ourselves to live in a more just society will not take us too far without a large contingent of evolved individuals.

Personal transformation is essential for the success of societal transformation.

Personal evolution precedes successful social progress.

There have always been individuals who went through these transformative experiences and who developed this new understanding, but they have always been a small fraction of the world population.

In order for the world to radically change for the better, we need more of those evolved beings, and in order for their numbers to grow we need to demystify the current belief that enlightenment is hard and can only be achieved by a few gifted individuals.

We need to disseminate the idea that awakening and expanded awareness is at hand.

We need to encourage everyone to engage in meditation, mindful living, and any other practice that may lead them to attain that new consciousness that will not only allow them to experience Heaven, but also enlist them in the work of revealing Heaven on Earth.

Our experience is a manifestation of our inner energy.

A beautiful energy manifests a beautiful world.

A peaceful energy manifests a peaceful world.

The more we develop our inner peace, the better will be the reality that will show up for us.

The calmer we are, the calmer the world will be.

Therefore, we must take on our own personal development, the one that produces more light and love, the one that dispels our own inner darkness, the one that sanctifies our souls.

Yes, it demands diligent practice, but it is within everyone’s reach.

Enlightenment is available to everyone, and enlightened individuals are the ones who will bring peace to the world. Period.

My recommendation?

Pay attention and be alert.

Be grateful.

Meditate everyday, or do any other thing; pray, do yoga, sing in the shower, do Reiki, go to mass, plunge fully clothed in a cold stream, walk barefoot on the snow, eat a fruit salad with lots of mango, embark in an extended solo bike ride… do anything, and I mean anything that works for you to experience the Divine.

Since we are all different, the same ritual, the same sets of beliefs, the same religion, will not work for everyone.

As long as you are paying attention, anything, no matter how little, can trigger the spiritual experience that will allow you to Connect, Communicate, and Commune with the Divine.

Pay attention and make sure you are not dwelling in negative feelings such as fear, worry, anxiety, and anger.

If so, pause and replace them with feelings of gratitude, fearlessness, angerlessness, honesty, love, kindness, generosity, compassion, and hope.

This is what will initiate the process that ultimately will bring lasting justice and peace to your world, and to our world.

Go now!

Commune with the Divine, and manifest a peaceful planet.

Namaste. ~ Piero

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Advice to my sons

Dear sons,

1 – Go do what the Forces of the Universe are calling you to do. Follow your bliss. By doing so, you will be happy. By being happy you will make others happy. And by making others happy you will be giving the greatest gift anyone can give.

2 – Dream and manifest. Learn how to dream and how to manifest your dreams. Use your imagination and take time everyday to visualize yourself living the life of your dreams. Visualize and feel how good it feels.

3 – Believe in synchronicities. Believe that as long as you are being true to yourself and following your bliss, your dreams will easily come true. You will achieve what you want with minimum effort. Helpers will show up to help you. Everything you need will reveal itself to you spontaneously, almost magically.

4 – Be authentic. Be who you are. Be who you are meant to be. Be your own unique self. That’s why you are here. That’s your job. That’s your main job. That’s your only job. That’s how you bring your best contribution to the world: by being yourself… by being the best possible version of yourself. Be yourself.

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5 – Don’t be too harsh on yourself. Don’t beat yourself down. Don’t go crazy trying to be perfect, trying to be someone other than yourself; you will fail and feel inadequate. Be gentle with yourself. Love yourself. Realize that you are perfect, accomplished, and successful already. Just allow this radiant being to manifest itself. The moment you accept yourself, rejoice with your own self, and allow yourself to be who you really are, you become the gift that only you can give to the world. Just be true to yourself. Be yourself.

6 – Be in love with yourself. Be in a love affair with yourself. There’s nothing selfish about it. One of the most unselfish things you can do is to love yourself, because it is by loving yourself that you will craft the best gift you can give to the world: your truest self, your best self, your magnificent presence. Love yourself. Be yourself.

7 – Don’t try desperately to fit in. Don’t try to please others all the time. Don’t be concerned with what others may think of you. Don’t live your life trying to fulfill someone else’s expectations.  Don’t submit yourself to other people’s judgments. Don’t put yourself on trial, in situations where you are constantly judging yourself and feeling that you are being judged by others. Don’t allow your mood to be dictated by the opinions others may have of you, by what others say about you. You don’t have to prove anything to anyone, except yourself. Remember that you are immensely valuable. Don’t try to be someone else just to please others. It’s impossible to be someone other than yourself. Your job is to be the grandest version of yourself. Be the grandest version of yourself.

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8 – Enjoy life. Do the things that make you feel good. Have fun. Laugh. Surround yourself with positive, optimistic, and uplifting individuals who accept you as you are, who not only allow, but who encourage you to be yourself. Be yourself.

9 – Be grateful and be happy. Take time everyday to recognize all the many good things that you already have. Be thankful and be happy. Don’t believe that you have to compete all the time. Actually, you don’t have to compete. Period. You don’t have to prove anything to anyone. You don’t have to get where anyone else has gotten, or have what someone else has acquired. You only have to challenge yourself, go beyond your own self-imposed limitations, and be the best version of yourself. In order to do so, you don’t have to do anything; you just have to be. That’s all. Be yourself. Let me repeat this: you don’t have to do anything; you just have to be yourself. That’s all, and it is enough. Without any judgment, let yourself be who you are and who you are meant to be… totally, completely, without restricting yourself. Don’t be the main inhibitor of your own self. You are unique and your uniqueness is your great gift to the world. Your only job in this life is to be yourself, and to see perfection in yourself and in the entire Universe. That is all. Be yourself. Be your whole self. Be your best self.

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I love you.

I loved, love, and will love you always and forever.

I loved you in the past, I love you now, and will love you in the future.

I will love you anywhere we may be.

Love ties us together. We are inseparable. My love for you keeps growing… “To infinity and beyond!”

Papai

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Choosing Thoughts, Choosing Feelings

Human beings entertain between 60,000 to 80,000 different thoughts every day. Our minds are in constant, and most of the time, frenetic and uncontrolled activity. Something happens and a thought pops up, such as a memory. One thought triggers the next, and all those thoughts bring about emotions. Since our minds have the tendency to retain our negative experiences, negative emotions come to the surface, and we may find ourselves feeling down, fearful, sad, or angry for no apparent reason. Scientists have given a name to this tendency of the brain: they called it, Negativity Bias. This tendency to focus on and retain the worst experiences, puts us in a place of fear. It makes us believe that there is imminent danger out there, that there are individuals out there ready to hurt us, and that, therefore, we must constantly be on the lookout, ready to flee or fight. This negativity expresses itself through a pessimistic outlook in life: “If something bad can happen, most likely it will.” Unfortunately, constant fear leads to a miserable existence with a tremendous toll of one’s health; this surely is a pitiful way of living.

We should, on a regular basis, investigate what is behind our feelings, especially the troubling ones, by asking ourselves, “How am I feeling right now? Why am I feeling this way? What brought this feeling up? Is this feeling justified?” Once you identify the reason why you are feeling a certain way, you can choose to understand the emotions, deal with the problem, and move on to a better place. This activity is, pretty much, practical psychotherapy in motion… self-applied psychotherapy, if you will. The results of such a simple practice are amazing. It really improves the quality of one’s life,

So, pause, pay attention, and investigate your feelings. It is important to acknowledge them, understand what is generating them — the so called sponsoring thoughts — and take the time to process them. Do not force yourself to change abruptly. Process whatever may be disturbing you, in a gentle way. Be gentle with yourself. If you are being called to grieve and cry, go ahead and do so. But remember that you always have a choice. You have the power to choose the thoughts and feelings that will make you feel better. So, choose whatever makes you feel good. Make sure you are not dwelling in negative feelings such as fear, worry, anxiety, and anger. If so, choose good feelings. Replace them with love and hope.

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You always have a choice. You are in control. You can choose.

I have chosen to practice optimism, to see good in everyone and everything, to have a blissful experience, and to feel Heaven on Earth. That’s my choice.

Would you join me?

Make your best choice.

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Life Does Not Need To Be A Struggle

I surrender to a Divine Force, a Mighty Intelligence, a Potent Energy that is taking care of everything, something that is much bigger, much more powerful, and much more effective in producing results than I can ever be.

I know that as long as I allow myself to be used by this Mighty Force of Good, I won’t have to work hard to manifest what is best for the world and what is best for me in my life.

I know that as long as I am aligned with my truest and highest self,  good things will manifest in my life easily.

No need to toil. No need to struggle.

No stress. No fear.

Only peace.

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It All Stems From Unselfishness

Everything that is good stems from unselfishness.

Kindness, generosity, patience, love, forgiveness, charity… these wonderful attributes come out naturally once we become uselfish. It is then that we become those giving beings, ready to give of ourselves to others, ready to serve without wanting anything in return. But in order to give something, we must first have it. It is by giving ourselves love, that we can love others.

Once we become unselfish, we develop the capacity to empathize. We develop the capacity to “step inside someone else’s shoes,” and feel what they feel. We develop sensitivity and compassion, that heartfelt desire to help and serve that comes from deeply feeling someone else’s pain and suffering.

OK, we are self-centered by nature. But we can develop sensitivity, empathy and compassion. We can practice and learn to be unselfish. We can practice and learn to make life better for someone else. It doesn’t have to be always about I, Myself, Me, Mine.

So, here are my wishes for all of us…

May we remember to be unselfish.

May we remember to be kind.

May we remember to be generous.

May we remember to be loving.

May I remember to be forgiving.

May we remember to be patient.

May we remember to constantly ask, “How can I help you? What can I do for you? How may I serve you?”

The purpose of life is found in service.

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The Ones We Have Been Waiting For

I am still reflecting about the idea of the second coming of Jesus, and also the mythology of the superheroes that would eventually come to instate a reign of justice and peace on Earth.

When reflecting about the return of the Great Spiritual Teachers to Earth, I believe that we are the ones who bring them back. We do so by communing with the same Divine Energy those Evolved Beings were able to harness and put to good use. By doing so we become able to emulate them and practice their teachings on loving, caring and sharing. Although we have been waiting for the return of the Grand Spiritual Teachers of the past to bring Heaven to Earth, I prefer to believe that we are the ones we have been waiting for.

Consider the following ideas… If Heaven is a place where everyone is loved then it is by loving one another that we create Heaven; it is by treating all Creation with love and kindness that we bring Heaven to Earth.

Can we do this?

Sure we can!

And if this is all we need to do, then we have the power to do it. Manifesting Heaven on Earth is in our hands.

Still, we go through our lives living as if God, an external being, who we believe exists somewhere outside of ourselves, has left us. We dream of the day when God, or one of God’s powerful emissaries, will come to bring justice and peace to us. But God is not a ruthless parent who has abandoned us. If you see God as an external being, then consider that it is the other way around: we are the ones who, in some many ways, evicted God from our lives. We became so self-centered, so full of guilt, shame, and a sense of unworthiness, and so immersed in our trivial distractions, that we are incapable of seeing God anywhere.

We forgot the 3 Rs: We don’t remember God. We don’t recognize God. We don’t reveal God.

We forgot the 3 Cs: We don’t connect with God. We don’t communicate with God. We don’t commune with God.

We forget to acknowledge the miraculous beings that we are. We don’t take time to feel God in us. We don’t appreciate the beauty and the miracles that surround us. We are incapable of recognizing Heaven on Earth.

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Unfortunately for all humanity, those who are disconnected from the Divine Mystery are not only experiencing their own hell on Earth, but are also spreading pain and suffering to those around them.

When we think of God as another being, what we have done is to come up with an image of a god that is based on our limited imagination.

Neale Donald Walsch, author of the Conversations with God book series, lists the following as five false beliefs about God:

There are Five Fallacies about God that create crisis, violence, killing, and war.

1 – First, the idea that God needs something.

2 – Second, the idea that God can fail to get what He needs.

3 – Third, the idea that God has separated you from Him because you have not given Him what He needs.

4 – Fourth, the idea that God still needs what He needs so badly that God now requires you, from your separated position, to give it to Him.

5 – Fifth, the idea that God will destroy you if you do not meet His requirements.

If we believe that we are separated and disconnected from one another, then to imagine a god that is also separated and disconnected from us makes perfect sense.

If we get mad at some individuals and mistreat and abandon them, believing in a god that got mad and abandoned us is perfectly plausible.

Operating at this level of consciousness, we create a god based on our own image, the only limited image of ourselves that we are able to see and understand.

But what if we had a different understanding?

What if we realized that we have created a god in our own image?

What if we came to our senses and realized that it’s the other way around?

What if we really believed and lived, in all its exuberance, the truth that God created us in God’s image?

Pause for a moment and think. This is huge, immense!

It is up to us to wake up, leave the lower levels of consciousness, take the path to the higher levels where we connect, communicate and commune with God, where we recognize and reveal God, and where we realize our God-nature and our immense potential.

The moment we begin to operate at a higher level of consciousness we are blessed with the new understanding that we are, at the same time, human and divine, mortal and immortal, many and one.

We realize that we are, at the same time, fruits of creation and creators, and that we have the Divine spark in us, a spark that we can nurture, enhance and utilize to bring about miracles.

We are not separated from God, simply because this is not possible. God is all. We are God. And there isn’t a drop of blasphemy here; not at all. God is not another being. God is in us and we are in God. We are particles of God. God is where and when we exist. We are immersed and surrounded by God. God is everything: Divine Source, Divine Fields and Particles, Divine Energy and Matter.

God is Love, and as long as we are Love, we are God.

Here’s the equation:

1 – God is Love.

2 – I am Love.

3 – I am God.

This awakening and enlightenment empowers us to have a positive impact on all life. It is then, at that moment, that we become the ones we have been waiting for.

We have the power to do it. Manifesting Heaven on Earth is in our hands.

Namaste! I bow to the Divinity in you. I salute God in you.

I recognize the Divine in me and all around me, and I rejoice.

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We Have Work To Do

Holding on to the idea that we cannot bring Heaven to Earth on our own, without external help, many people simply wait, hoping for that day when a superhero will arrive and clean the mess that we have created. Think for a moment on the long list of blockbuster movies and our adored superheroes: Superman, Batman, Spiderman, Thor, Captain America, and so on. This idea — that a superhero will come and fix our problems — is etched in the collective unconscious of humanity. The story of the hero who sacrifices himself to save others is one that has been told and retold innumerable times in all cultures: it is a constant tale in our universal human mythology. Joseph Campbell, the great mythologyst called it The Hero’s Journey. Such repetition of the story has led many of us to believe that the only possible way for justice and harmony to reign on Earth rests on the intervention of one of those prodigious beings. Many of us have convinced ourselves that that is our fate, and that we should accept it with resignation. So all we do — all we believe we can do — is to hope and pray for a mighty being with super powers to come and save us.

Although I don’t dislike the idea of a superhero who will come to our rescue, I feel that this thought unconsciously leads us to leave the hard work in someone else’s hands.  It is easier to say, “We cannot do anything. Only someone with enormous power can bring the peace and unity of Heaven to Earth!”

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Well, in my opinion, this is just an easy way out, an excuse we have created for doing nothing. We need to put our fear and indolence aside, roll up our sleeves, and take action. We have work to do, and I suggest we begin this work by examining the validity of the ideas we hold, such as the idea held by many of those who embrace the Christian faith that the second coming of Jesus is the only way of solving humanity’s problems.

Let’s pause and think for a moment…

Maybe those special envoys  from Heaven — the ones who we believe are the only ones capable of installing generosity, justice and solidarity on Earth — will actually come when they are no longer needed. Maybe we have to do the work first, fix what needs to be fixed first, and then they will come. So, let’s embrace the idea that those heroes come to Earth through us. Instead of waiting, and leaving everything that needs to be done in their hands, I feel called to put my talents and skills to work, and offer my contribution, however humble, to bring justice, peace and unity to Earth now. And I invite you to do the same. We are the heroes of our own dreams. We are the ones we have been waiting for. If we imitate the Evolved Masters who came before us, and if we practice the lessons of unselfishness and loving kindness that they taught us, we will bring them back to Earth; we will bring Heaven to Earth.

This is not difficult, not at all. In fact, it is quite easy. It starts with recognizing that God is within everyone. Once we recognize the Divine Presence within each person, we are compelled to treat everyone, even our enemies, with the utmost kindness. We realize that no one comes into our lives by chance, and that everyone we interact with is as important to us as we are to them. We realize that we can learn from them as they can learn from us. We come to the understanding that we can teach them as they can teach us. We develop this inner conviction that we are all interconnected, and that we are all in this together. Every encounter becomes a special opportunity to love, care and share, and it is through this mutual loving, caring, and sharing that we bring Heaven to Earth.

So let us love others, care for others, and share with others, because whatever we do for others, we do for our own selves.

Namaste! I bow to the Divinity in you. I salute God in you.

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The One Lesson We Must Learn: Unselfishness

Do you want to be happy and peaceful?

It all boils down to healthy selfishness and open-hearted unselfishness.

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When we operate in an unhealthy selfish mode, we are, primarily, a bunch of self-centered individuals interacting with other selfish beings. We want what we want, when we want, and the way we want. In all our interactions, we all are, consciously or unconsciously, asking ourselves “What’s in it for me?” Behind every action there is a self-serving motivation. Even behind the most unselfish act there is a dose of selfishness. Even when we think that we are working solely for others and selflessly giving of ourselves, we still are, to a greater or lesser degree, working for our own selves. We may be doing it because we want recognition, power, love, acceptance, or feel that we are worthy and necessary. We may be doing it just to experience the good feelings that come from doing good. And what’s wrong with this? Even if people are doing it for the wrong reasons, good is still being done, isn’t it? Is there a difference between a good deed fueled by selfish reasons, and other good deeds motivated by unselfishness?

In every unselfish deed there is a dose of selfishness. I guess we need to check what is primarily motivating us to perform the good deeds. Is it selfishness or genuine unselfishness? What is the predominant motivator?

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Can we distinguish between unhealthy and healthy selfishness?

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Why am I here? Why are we here? What for?

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“I am here to learn and grow.” This may sound selfish, but, actually, by learning and growing we become better human beings and a blessing to others.

“I am here to be happy.” This may sound selfish, but, actually, when we are happy, we bring happiness to those around us, and we make the world better for everyone.

This is healthy selfishness.

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I don’t know why we are here, but I like to consider the idea that, maybe, the only reason we are here is to achieve happiness and spread it by learning to be healthfully selfish and unselfish.

There’s good and bad selfishness.

There’s good and bad unselfishness.

Maybe this planet is just a big practicing ground for us to learn to distinguish the good selfishness from the bad one, and the good unselfishness from the bad one, that’s all.

I know that for many it may be hard to accept, but imagine the possibility that some superior intelligence in some other dimension is in charge of this entire operation. Imagine that this superior intelligence releases us here on this planet, solely for us to learn one single lesson. When it releases us, we are totally, one hundred percent, selfish– that’s how we are originally programmed. And then, we are given some decades of physical existence and millions of opportunities to practice in order to learn the one lesson we need to learn: to choose healthy selfishness and unselfishness.

We are here to learn, change, grow, and be happy.

We are here to do what is necessary to move from the point where we care for ourselves exclusively, and no one else, to this new point where we care for everyone, our own selves included.

We are here to learn that the most rewarding journey is the one that takes us from sick egoism to healthy selfishness and altruism.

We are here to learn how to do good, and to do good.

We are here to be joyful and spread joy.

We are here to be a blessing to others. We are here to make other people’s lives better.

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