After this sixty-four year journey of exploration, I am pausing and feeling the ground on which I stand.
“Who am I? What do I love? How shall I live, knowing that I will die? What gifts do I bring to share with the family of the Earth?” (1)
I am committed to the work of improving myself, and the work of helping others with their inner exploration, discovery, and actualization of their full potentials and highest purposes in life. This is my calling and my commitment.
I find great joy in guiding people on their journeys of finding their own answers to the four essential questions: “Who am I? What do I love? How shall I live, knowing that I will die? What gifts do I bring to share with the family of the Earth?” I want to help as many people as possible ‘remember who they are and what they came here to do.’
I am committed to helping other individuals let go of lives that have played themselves out and do not serve them anymore, as I, myself, continue this work. I find it very rewarding to help others let go of the load of the past — their past identities, obsolete stories, and all the dead weight that they are unnecessarily carrying — so they can travel light through life and achieve greater fulfillment in the here-now.
I am committed to teaching them to live mindfully and powerfully in the present moment, understanding that they should not let the pursuit of a future happiness be the source of their present unhappiness. I want everyone to understand that chasing dreams should not deprive anyone from the enjoyment of all the good that is always right here, right now, in every moment. I want them to be aware, also, of how the reviving of painful memories prevent them from enjoying life fully in the here-now. I am committed to teaching them how to deal with those mental images and internal conversations in a healthier way.
I want to encourage people to say “Yes” to life, to trust life with all it presents, both good and bad. I want to help people recognize, accept, and give thanks for the gifts that life is constantly giving. I want them to realize that a good life is a collection of good moments, and that they should pay attention in order to make the most and the best of every moment.
I am committed to encouraging people to heed their calling in life. I want them to ask, “What am I passionate about? What are the things that when I do them I don’t feel the passing of time? What are the gifts that I am meant to give?” I want them to courageously live authentic lives, remembering what Joseph Campbell said: “Follow your bliss, and the Universe will open doors for you where there were only walls.” I want to remind them that “If you bring forth what is within you, what you bring forth will save you. But if you do not bring forth what is within you, what you do not bring forth will destroy you.” (2)
I am committed to guiding people in the introspective work that begets those powerful awakenings which reveal what could not be seen before. I want to remind them that “It is only with the heart that one can see rightly; what is essential is invisible to the eye.” (3) I also want them to understand that “when we change the way we look at things, the things we look at change.” (4)
I believe that our thoughts create our world, and that is why I have decided to dedicate myself to practice and teach mindfulness. I believe that deep personal transformations produce wholesome thoughts, words, and actions which, then, create a wholesome world. I believe that guiding people through this process is one of the most powerful forms of political activism for bringing about a better world. Meditation yields the experience of oneness — the sentiment that we are all in this together, and the understanding that we are one — which is essential to develop empathy and compassion, and create the gentler world we aspire.
Let us become kinder people and bring about a kinder world. Let us tame our own savageness and bring Heaven to Earth, because Heaven is right here if we want it to be.
(1) Wayne Muller in “How Then, Shall We Live? Four Simple Questions that Reveal the Beauty and Meaning of Our Lives”
(2) Jesus in “The Gospel according to Thomas”
(3) Antoine de Saint-Exupéry in “The Little Prince”
(4) Max Planck, German physicist, the founder of Quantum Physics
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Piero Falci is the founder of the Silent Peace Walk movement. He is an author and educator who believes that the inner work that leads to personal transformation is indispensable to create a wholesome world. He is an explorer and inspirer who encourages people to live lives that matter. He is a promoter of peace who believes that Heaven is here, if we want it to be. He teaches mindfulness meditation and mindful living.