"Write as though it was your last word."
Monday, October 1, 2018
"The greatest gift we can give a fellow human being is the realization of WHY we are here."
~ Gerry Visca
As I approach my 50th year on this earth, I've arrived at a deeper realization that we spend a third of it unconsciously living it. Think about it.
· We build.
· We chase.
· We consume.
· We climb.
We live unconsciously as 'doing machines' instead of helping one another remember that we are 'human beings.' Each one of us was born with a deeper purpose, a light that was meant to scorch the skies. How do we begin to unwrap this 'gift'? By asking and living the question: Why am I here?
In the end, what our soul truly craves is peace and an inner knowing of why we are here.
Throughout my journey of inspiring 1 Million WHY's in this precious world I have arrived at a deeper understanding that the greatest gift we can present a fellow human being is the acceptance of our soul's true purpose. When we collectively choose to unite and define a new ROI for the world, one where we Reach Out and Inspire one another, we will elevate humanities deeper reason for being.
As an 18-time transformational author and inspirational speaker, the energy from my audiences reveal that we have forgotten what it means to simply 'be'. When you arrive at the realization that your deeper WHY is an inspired 'way of being' you will choose to invest your precious time in 'being what you seek'. A great way to ignite this deeper awareness is to simply decide what you want others to experience. When this profound insight ignited my soul I chose to become 'inspirational'. This is what I truly wanted for others; to be 'in-spirit' with their life purpose. With every inspired action the 'WAY' revealed itself with greater clarity and purpose. Your WHY ignites the WAY.
Somewhere along mankind's quest to exert its dominion upon the world, we have forsaken our gift of 'being human'. One only needs to look up from their buzzing devices to witness the so-called 'connection age' we have created is 'disconnecting' us all from one another and from the 'truth' of who we really are and what we are meant to be.
Why does this matter? From the many Why Time sessions I experience with a fellow human being; a one-on-one conversation with their soul, people share with me that they are overwhelmed and seeking a greater sense of inner peace.
Someone dear to me recently passed away. They had spent their whole life living as a 'doing machine' and in the last few words his soul whispered to me: "Gerry, what did it all mean? Did my life matter?" I closed my eyes and pressed a hand to his heart and whispered in return the many ways his 'light force' had made an impact on me.
I believe we have all been given the 'gift of life' to realize our soul's true purpose. In my new transformational novel: Why am i here? I define 'time' as the gift of life in the present moment. Looking up and asking yourself: 'Why am I here?' is the first step; the invitation to the party and the bigger picture of your one precious life. The invitation invites a deeper awareness into your very being that we are so much more than physical bodies roaming the earth. Along your wondrous journey, you may even arrive at a deeper realization that all of us are here to 'be more' than just a tribe of shopping mall builders. Somehow, I would like to think that the last thought just before I leave this earth won't be if I paid the bills on time!
It is time we inspire one another to unwrap our hidden gifts; the passion and purpose that we all knew at a young age. That's what I love most about children, they are our greatest teachers. They are like a fresh snowfall, pure and unstained by the imprint of society telling them to 'do more'. There exists a purity and inner knowing of why their soul is truly here.
It's time for humanity to return to this inner knowing and the realization of our true purpose. Contrary to what you have been conditioned to believe, each one of us is born with a deeper WHY that I define as the World Helped by You. Our education system and corporate enterprise has done very little to nurture this gift so it's up to all of us to create a world of meaning and purpose. A world that is free to explore what it means to know WHY! This is the gift we need to unwrap and it starts now with you in the present moment asking and living the only question that truly matters in the end.
Why am I here?
Monday, August 20, 2018
"Life isn't about asking How.
Life is about knowing Why!"
~ Gerry Visca
We emerge into this world whole and complete yet somewhere along the way we begin to complicate our lives. We de-evolve from 'human beings' into 'human doings' - always pursuing, climbing and chasing more. Throughout our quest for power and control we seem to have lost sight of who we truly are and more importantly, why we are here.
Each one of us exists with a defined reason for being. Every human being that has ever walked this earth has a profound stitch to sew into the fabric of life. We've lost sight that we're all connected at a deeper level and it's through this awareness that we will discover mankind's true reason for existence.
The past 11 years of my life represent the most fulfilling chapter. I have learned the art of simplicity. While my inspiration has reached deeper levels of understanding, the way that I live my deeper Why has become simplified.
I have a saying that I share with Why Timers (people that receive the gift of one-on-one Why Time with me - a profound conversation with their soul): Your Why ignites the way.
The way is the inspired means of experiencing and living through your Why. So, what is this Why? I define it as the World Helped by You. I'm not talking about the 'surface-based' Why that changes with the seasons or the pursuit of some shiny new object. Your deeper Why is not some goal, financial metric or even your kids for that matter. Your Why is your soul's way of realizing its deeper impact on the world. It's your true reason for being and it's time that you remember who you are and why you're here.
So, why even write about it? It's quite simple. For mankind to truly thrive and realize all that we are meant to become in this universe then we need to collectively Reach Out and Inspire others with a deeper understanding of why each one of us is here. This is the new ROI that I'm on fire to inspire. Contrary to what you might think, building more shopping malls isn't going to get us to the 'promised land'.
Where do we begin?
I've become a big fan of simplified processes. There is a theory to everything. Einstein's equation for energy is: E=MC2 and Gerry Visca's simplified version for igniting one's deeper Why is: [Passion + Purpose = Outcome].
Years ago, when I had the privilege of 'rebranding' organizations I focused on getting to the heart of the matter. Why do you exist? served as my foundation for reconnecting the 'human beings' that sit day in and day out within the cubicles (the employees) and the one's they serve (the clients and customers).
A human being is quite simply a 'being' not a 'doing' machine. We have allowed ourselves to become defined by 'doing more'. The inner peace, happiness and fulfillment that we truly seek is only achieved through a deeper sense of 'being' and it's time we inspire one another to reconnect to it.
If you've chosen to pause and read these words then you've accepted the invitation to a deeper sense of awareness for why you're really here. Igniting the deeper Why begins with remembering who you truly are.
What is your joy?
What lights you up?
I call that "Your Passion". It's your inner GPS that keeps you on course and trust me, it's easy to lose yourself in this 'noisy' and 'disconnected' age. The late Steve Jobs said it best: "If you're not passion about who you are and what you do then others won't feel it."
What are your unique gifts?
What service will you give freely to others?
I call that "Your Purpose" and every human being has a profound verse to contribute to the world. Most of us are simply unaware that we're even unaware!
What do you want others to experience?
I call that "Your Outcome". Here's the thing, if you don't love the 'Outcomes' in your life then you're not living your Passion and Purpose.
So, why does it even matter? The average human being will experience around 70 summers. That's not a lot of time but then again, what is time? I define it as the awareness of the 'gift of life' through the present moment and the more time you devote to 'being human' the more you'll come to realize that the outcomes you are truly seeking are aligned with what you want for others.
The theory of Why is the World Helped by You.
Tuesday, July 17, 2018
As you lay there wrapped like a mummy in a swaddling blue blanket that thousands of newborns wore before you, your first thought enters your consciousness: “Perhaps I’m not so different after all.” Years pass and you find a newly-pressed blue uniform resting at the foot of your bed. You’re six years old and like most human beings, you have no idea who you really are.
Moments later, a bright yellow bus appears and you’re ushered to a private school where hundreds of identical looking children stand before you and you feel as if you’ve entered the “The Twilight Zone.”
“Single aisle.Draw inside the lines.
Raise your hand.
Stand in the corner.
Wait tour turn.”
“Is this is the human race?” you ask yourself.
A strange sensation begins to expand within the depths of your very being. Suddenly, everything around you is blurred. A sense of inner knowing begins to emerge like a sleeping volcano. You want to leap and shout from the top of your desk. You desire to break free from the shackles of your blue uniform. A whisper within the oldest part of you, your Soul is nudging you to STAND OUT from the crowd and declare with sheer determination that you are DIFFERENT!
The room is silent. All you hear is the pounding of your heart. Everyone’s eyes are deeply fixated on yours. You rise from your desk and gently raise a leg. What follows is a defiant bellow from your inner self breaking free and re-claiming your one precious life.
As the teacher drags you down the hallway tugging on your one ear. You smile with sheer delight as you glimpse a vision of your future self, free, curious and full of wonder for the world.