The major religions and philosophies teach us that LOVE is paramount. Yet we see so much in the world that bears testimony to its non-application. We are taught to love our neighbours, even our enemies; we really struggle with that one.
What to do? As Mahatma Ghandi is quoted as saying, “Be the change you want to see.” It all starts with us, with you and with me. I, Rex Hillier, am paying lip service to this if I do not at least make sincere efforts to practise this maxim. I emphasise efforts as it is an ongoing struggle to be this change. And doing is even more difficult. It is far easier to think about loving someone than actually doing it through our behaviour.
The title is a combination of Greek and Latin, ancient languages. The message, when translated, is also ancient, yet often not practised freely : literally it means “Living God Within.” The Living God Within; God Living Within. Each of us having, as The Twelve Step program would have it, our own understanding of God.
En Theos also is the root for the word Enthusiasm.
So: Living with awareness of God within (us and all) should in fact equate to Living with Enthusiasm.
Although the topic of energy can be somewhat philosophical in approach, in the context of this brief discussion it is a very tangible concept.
Similar to the feeling we experience when we are in a powerful car or boat or airplane, so also can we feel the presence of energy in circumstances. environments, things and people — individually and collectively.
Life is not theory, ii is practice; and that should be practise, the verb. Hence the title ‘Living Approach’, not ‘Life Approach’.
It is easy to talk, theorise and philosophise about life. But what happens on the ground, as it were, is what counts.
Addiction can be a curse or a gift. There are combinations of these: only a curse or both a curse and a gift. It is how we travel through our addictions and how we approach them that is the difference. It is my experience that one can live joyfully even while being addicted, which is neither to condone the addiction nor accept it as being an inevitable permanent way of living.
I am a Personal Development Consultant, Life Coach, Author and Speaker. I live in Cape Town, South Africa.