As I share my thoughts with you every day, I'd like to take a moment to clarify what I want to contribute to the world, and the legacy I want to leave.
I want you to be happy no matter what.
I don't have all the answers. In fact, I'm only just starting to figure stuff out. But I know that it's important stuff, so I feel it's my duty to share it with you.
I want to be remembered as the guy who wished everybody would seek happiness by going inward rather than outward.
For every man, woman, and child to not get confused that our outer conditions need to be just right in order to be happy. That we can feel a deep sense of inner peace, joy, and love, no matter what's going on around us.
This doesn't mean we don't accomplish great things. In fact, it means just the opposite. When everybody's happy, no one is trying to manipulate reality or other people. We show up to every situation life presents us with full presence and love.
Imagine the world we'd create in that state. Imagine a world where no matter what happens, we still feel at peace. Imagine how well we'd solve problems as individuals, communities, and citizens of the world.
Pollution, bullying, terrorism, violence, politics, business, friendships, relationships... all of these would be solvable. Everybody would already have what they need inside, and therefore be able to solve the problem at hand rather than manipulating the outcome to feel better.
I want to instill this in every living being, and then ultimately help create a community around this truth, so that everybody becomes committed to finding their own answers.
Eventually, I intend to teach people how to go inward to clean up our inner state and return to our essence. But I'm not quite there yet. Until I feel qualified, I will share my beliefs, my thoughts, and my experiences as I myself learn tactics to go inward and become happier.
Happier people will make the world better in all ways. When everybody is their best, most happy and fulfilled self, there are downstream effects in everything we do and everything that happens in our world.
I recognize that this is an ideal state, but it's also not black or white. It's an ongoing evolution of humanity, a raising of our consciousness to the things that matter - our higher selves, not our lower minds.
I truly think that this is the only solution that will solve all problems. Everything else is a band aid in some way or another.
It's the only real shot we have as individuals, and a species, to find what we're all looking for - that inner sense of fulfillment.
Live with substance!