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Our Trek toward Heaven on Earth Includes Some Twists and Turns

We are in The Innovation Age.  It is incumbent upon everyone on earth to come to realize and recognize this.  We must concentrate first and foremost on saying and doing the right thing, in all aspects of our lives, despite our failures along the way.

Secondly, we must adhere and aspire to the wisdom-associated values, about which I have previously written, and finally we must develop spiritual foundations that can help us, no matter what life throws in our direction.

Life is a gift, arising from God, and we are God’s children; there has been a “little piece of God” within each of us and all of us from the dawn of humankind.  This is what gives each of us that hero inside, so that we can eventually march toward heaven on earth.

Heroes are born globally, and somehow, someway we must raise them in such a way that they sparkle in The Innovation Age with honorable behavior, sound values, and a spiritual foundation.   I don’t mean that the hope of the world only lies with children.  Adults can—and often do—change for better if given the opportunity, motivation, and guidance.

One very urgent issue relates to the radical Muslims who are motivated by hate and violence.  That is not coming from God or Allah.  That is misguided in a very destructive, anti-hero way.  What are these criminal radical Muslims dying for?  It’s certainly not loving or from Almighty God.  It is totally misguided.

But how do we stop them?  It’s not necessarily with armies and such.  What are the non-violent alternatives? I certainly wouldn’t go to President Obama to answer that question.  But there are others globally who have much greater wisdom as to how to deal with the radical Muslims—the Sage of Singapore, for one.

Alliances against these brutal Muslims must be sought in an urgent manner.  It can happen.  In America, let’s forget domestic politics and concentrate on this global threat, including the nuclear program of Iran.

We can progress to heaven on earth, but humankind must do its part, one by one, million by million, and billion by billion.

In India the newly-elected Prime Minister Modi has taken the reigns of the world’s biggest democracy.  In 2014 it is crucial that Republicans understand this Innovation Age concept and rise to the occasion.  I think they can.  And I think that they will.  Too many people in America and India want opportunity, jobs and growth instead of food stamp programs.

The road to heaven on earth will surely be arduous, winding, uphill, downhill, twists, and turns, but I believe that, if we improve, improve, and improve, it will lead to that ultimate destiny of heaven on earth.

Some Thoughts on Truthful Living

We must be ourselves, so it is much better to choose to be who we are – trying to be better all the time.  Throughout our lives trying, trying, and trying is so much an integral part of life, especially in that important part of attaining a measure of wisdom.

None of us – I’ll say that again – none of us – is everything that we’d like to be.  But trying – from Nelson Mandela to Gandhi – is so important to achieving our potential.

One by one, million by million, billion by billion, we all have a noble calling in this enormous challenge.

The world is crying out for heaven on earth.  The good news is more and more so much of it is attainable as never before.  Look at communications, trade and a real sense of oneness in our planet of many, many people.

We can and we must seek to enhance ourselves for this march of destiny.

I deeply believe that we are in The Innovation Age and that somehow, someway, Almighty God is guiding us forward toward The Spiritual Age – Heaven on Earth.

This will not be easy, but I believe it will be intensely rewarding to all – eventually.

We must:

Think,

Think,

Think

And

Grow,

Grow,

Grow

as we climb that mountain of wisdom, critical to attaining Heaven on Earth.

Someone once stated that “No man [or woman] is an island.”  This is so true.  We each need to address the mysteries of ourselves, others and everyone else.

I don’t believe that we can “know ourselves.”  That doesn’t mean that we shouldn’t try.  But it is important not to lead a hedonic or superficial life.  Socrates stated something to the effect that the unexamined life is regrettable.  Let’s do better than that.

Love in all forms – romantic, parental, friendly . . . is so important to this march toward Heaven on Earth.  So are character, resilience and wisdom.  The reality of life is not easy.  A steady stream of success is probably not good in the long-term.

Yes, failure and bad events in one’s life can lead to wonderful results, as I think it has and will be in my many times troubled life.  But now is the time to rise up and realize my potential – as best I can.  Remember:  try, try, and try.  I will do that, too.  I tend to put a lot on my platter – even Heaven on Earth, not that I alone can do it, but perhaps I can and will inspire others – globally.

There is no doubt that my ambitions – for the good of all – are big.  But why not?  If one has a spiritual side at all, then the march toward Heaven on Earth must arouse an intense and beyond that a devout pursuit.

There are no “bit” parts on this ultimate journey toward Heaven on Earth.  We all have an important role to play.  Think about it.  Pray about it.  And then do something about it.

The future is all we have ahead of us.  We must take care that our actions, values and beliefs support a wonderful future not only for ourselves, but everyone else.

Our role in tomorrow is shaped by what we do today.  So, we must take care with what we do and say right now and also the future.  This may sound simplistic, but it is the most difficult part of life in many ways.

We are imperfect people shaped by imperfect parents, surrounded by imperfect people.  But somehow we must break out and seek a better life for ourselves and everyone else.  We can!  And we must!

Reality requires truth.  Can you say that your life reflects truth?

Selfishness versus Self-Preservation

On our ultimate journey toward Heaven on Earth we must learn to shun selfishness.  But the reality is—like most things in life—the difference between selfishness and self-preservation is a matter of degree, rather than some absolute.

We are each made of mind, body and a “little piece of God” (what others might call a soul).  Taking care of ourselves is a solemn duty and responsibility—in all three of these areas.  At the same time, we must be aware of others and avoid selfishness, which harms others.  It sounds simple and the goal is quite comprehensible.

The practice of caring for oneself, and at the same time avoiding selfishness, is not easy.  But, it is critical in our quest for Heaven on Earth.  My advice is to think about what you really need for self-preservation.  Contemplate this concept.  Pray on it.  Like all the other values—whether positive or negative—it is critical to be honest with oneself and to be aware of the balance between selfishness and legitimate self-care.

Cultivating Good Behavior, Values, and Beliefs

I find myself thinking really big.  We are in The Innovation Age and we must innovate in all human activities, including government, education, religions, business, and science.  At the same time we must allow our spiritual leaders and others to help everyone, first, to improve our behavior (what we say and do), second, to work toward establishing the wisdom-associated values while shunning negative values, and third, to have a foundation of beliefs that supports good behavior and positive values.

What we say and do is all-important, and with which I believe God is most concerned.  Professing good values and beliefs is meaningless unless it is reflected in our behavior.

It takes time, effort, life experiences and help from many people—spiritual leaders come to mind immediately—to develop wisdom.  Genuine wisdom also eventually develops self-discipline and practices delayed gratification.  Resilience is also a quality that accompanies wisdom.

Faith in God is important to all.  I think that those who do not grow up with a careful cultivation of values, beliefs, discipline and delayed gratification have a much harder time reaching a wise level.  Kindness to ourselves and others is a key to wisdom.  The principle of earning one’s way in the world is also important.

We all have an important role in the march of destiny toward heaven on earth.  Yes, each person’s importance just can’t be over-emphasized.  Each of us and all of us has a “little piece of God.”  So, it is not me or you or anyone else who is critical in the march toward Heaven on Earth.  It’s all of us.  Yes, all 7 billion of us.

The world needs love, compassion, kindness, behavior, values and a foundation built by spiritual leaders who espouse the above.