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Monday, September 25, 2017

Sounds of a Sunrise

What is the sound that a sunrise creates? 

For the past 48 years of my life I lived completely unaware of this miraculous experience . For the past several months I've conditioned a new habit of listening with the intent to understand the sounds of a sunrise. 

It starts off with a cool mist slowly hovering along the surface of the lake. You can hear the ripples of the distant waves. You can hear the crickets as they conduct their final crescendo. As the earth rotates it makes way for the first glimpse of the great ball of fire far in the distance...our sun. 

The earth is greeted by a faint fluttering from the wings of angels. I witness the sounds of geese flowing in unison along the surface of the water as if to be taking their seats in the audience. 

 The majestic ball of fire bursts through the horizon with a peaceful thrust. Children's laughter chime in the wind. The water greets the rocky shore with a thundering kiss. 

The leaves on the trees that shelter me smile as they sway in the wind. Suddenly it's as if all the sounds of the universe harmoniously flow as one heart beat. 
One song. 
One life.
One light that fills my heart.

Friday, September 22, 2017

The Fire


I wanted to share with you all my speech to kick off the Upper Canada College (UCC) The Terry Fox Foundation run today. Thank you Jen Shin
I call it: THE FIRE
 
What does Terry Fox represent for you?
Why do you run?
You know what his life force means to me? That we are all connected and we are all one! We are here to elevate the human race and make it thrive.
For me, Terry Fox represents [THE FIRE] that burns inside of us all.
He represents PASSION: The things that bring us joy. PURPOSE: How will you serve the world?
Together, they create the outcomes we are all seeking.
Together they create the [THE FIRE] that stirs our dragons.

Terry Fox created a legacy that still burns brightly in our hearts.
What is your fire?
What will you run for?
What will the world say about you years from now?
Will your passion scorch the skies?
Will your purpose light the way?

If my 17 year-old daughter Sophie were standing beside me she would say don't ever stop dreaming. Don't settle and never stop living your passion.

Last year at this time she wanted to run but she was laying in a hospital bed fighting for her life and with her FIRE fighting stage 3 cancer. She chose to run and kick cancer in the ass!

You run for her. For all of us. For a world free of DIS-EASE. Inside of you is a fire. We need to hear you roar.
So stand up and stretch your arms out high and bellow out with passion and purpose: I HAVE A FIRE...I HAVE A FIRE...I HAVE A FIRE.
#whyguy

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Keep it Simple



 
"You don't need to know what the hell you are doing!
You just need to simplify."
~ Gerry Visca

When did we allow complexity to dictate our lives? When did it become acceptable to live with a sense of overwhelm? Were our ancestors not raised with the mentality that less is truly more? I think perhaps our modern world may have lost its way in the pursuit of more.  
Simplicity is about developing the capacity to savour less.  Ask yourself these questions as you strive to simplify all areas of your life:
1. Where and how do you want to live?  
2. What is your perfect day?  
3. Where and how do you want to spend your time?
4. What are the things that give you the greatest joy?

As I write these words, the Tuscan Bells of Montespertoli chime 9 times signaling 9:00am.  I just finished a long contemplative walk through the olive groves. I converse with the trees as they seem to rise and greet the morning sun. I witness a lovely lady smiling at me from her balcony as she joyfully tends to her herbs.  She greets me with a simple 'Bonjourno' (good morning). 

My life partner Angela and I decided to return to the hills of Tuscany for a consecutive year. I feel deeply rooted in these lands much like the olive trees as if I am one with the soil. My mother grew up in Italy, a few hours away from this simple paradise.

This return visit marked a memorable milestone. We celebrated the launch of my new novel "Remembering Why" A Wondrous Journey to Why We Exist. This is the first transformational novel in my 16-book repertoire.  
The words were inspired by my experiences in Tuscany last year and the enormity of the events that followed. The title "Remembering Why" appears even more fitting as I simply soak in all the senses that this heavenly place offered me. It reminded me just how brilliant and brief life truly is.  

"We need to continually stretch ourselves and become fascinated with the world around us." ~ Gerry Visca

My 48 year journey on this earth has been a wondrous journey learning how to develop the capacity to savour less. Everyone of us has been presented with a treasure, the gift of limited time. We have a choice to begin to remove the enormous 'complexity' we have unconsciously piled onto our lives. There is a light at the top of the heap. We can decide to allocate our life force to ONLY the things that light us up with joy.  

Simplifying your life begins with choosing to consciously throw out all the garbage in your mind through a daily practice of clearing the mind.  The deeper levels of peace and fulfillment that all of man kind is ultimately seeking will emerge when we simplify the contents of our mind. 

You are the only one that can choose to do the inner work, step into living these questions and become aware of your higher self but you have to start deconstructing (breaking down and disassembling what no longer serves you) in all aspects of your life. 
It's funny, we are never taught this at a young age or any age for that matter. We are immersed in a society that strives to consume and pursue more. We have forgotten our true purpose which is to elevate the human race and that my friends will come about when we choose to BE (as in we are human beings) as opposed to unconsciously living as human DOings. 

We have somehow allowed life to pile more crap upon us. Instead of living and creating life on our terms we choose to bog ourselves down with endless TO-DO lists that bog down our minds and keep us from focusing on only the things that truly matter.     

Life is meant to be lived through greater levels of passion and purpose. Together, these two energies truly create the meaningful outcomes we are all seeking: a path to inner peace, harmony and fulfillment.   
I hope this #whytime inspires you to live the rest of your days with a greater sense of urgency for the one life you've been given. 

Monday, September 18, 2017

Why Write?


We don't just read and write books because it's cool.
We read and write books because we are here to elevate the human race...and the human race needs to ignite it's passion and purpose so we can all create meaningful outcomes in our lives.

Everyone on this planet is seeking a connection to the deeper reason for their existence.

Why Write inspiring works of art?
Because when we connect to the heart we life the human spirit.

Inspiration is about beauty, love and passion. When composed as a work of art, inspired writing has the power to illuminate our heart and connect us to the soul of the universe.

Why do I write? Because I can and I have a desire to inspire 1 Million WHYs in our world.

Why do you write? Because the world needs to remember your verse ans know that you mattered.

Are you ready to write?