Division; Contradiction to the Truth

Two people disagree and fail to communicate

The Prediction of Division

“I have come to bring fire on the earth, and how I wish it were already kindled! But I have a baptism to undergo, and what constraint I am under until it is completed! Do you think I came to bring peace on earth? No, I tell you, but division. From now on there will be five in one family divided against each other, three against two and two against three. They will be divided, father against son and son against father, mother against daughter and daughter against mother, mother-in-law against daughter-in-law and daughter-in-law against mother-in-law.”

A little over two thousand years ago this prophesy was spoken by a man committed to teaching, professing and living the truth.  Not a truth applicable to only one person or one group of people.  No, this man was speaking about the natural laws that effect all mankind.  All races of people and both genders are equal under these eternal laws.  This simple man understood that people, when faced with the truth, would choose one of three ways to react to it; they would either accept it, reject it or ignore it. Despite the choice they would make, others in their life would choose to react in opposition to their decision causing unavoidable division. 

The orator who declared this prediction knew that the truth must be made known and that the division coming from any disagreements were the prices that had to be paid.  As a leaders by example, he himself would pay the ultimate price for speaking, thinking and acting on the truth but through his model the entire world changed accordingly.  No longer would the truth be hidden from the masses and any dissension would have to be dealt with as resulting consequences.

Those words were first spoken long ago but consider the division in today’s society.  The media claims we are more divided than ever before.  If this is indeed a fact then could it be because we have people reacting in opposition to the truth others are trying to make known? 

Take for example the headlines of today; “A Third Option for Gender”.  Eleven States have voted to allow a gender neutral option on driver licenses.  The scientific supported truth is that there are only two genders, male or female.  There is no third option.  Sure, people can chose to claim to be a male when they are a female and vice a versa but their DNA will always confirm their true gender.  This will cause division naturally because people oppose lies especially when the country’s law making bodies create laws that contradict the truth. 

Another example in the news; “Lawmakers Accused of White Supremacy”.  All people are created equal under the natural laws.  Whether your skin is black, white, red or yellow makes no difference to your talents, skills or abilities.  The law of gravity doesn’t treat you differently, the laws of motion will affect your life the same as it affects mine.  The truth will be equally fair with you and your neighbor, but as long as we continue to try to argue with the truth there will be division. 

A third example is the immigrant crisis. Whenever our actions circumvent the law by definition we are doing something illegal. To call it anything else is a lie. Those who oppose the truth can’t change it by naming it something less threatening; undocumented alien. The truth will still remain and as will the division.     

The silly thing about division, it all boils down to selfishness.  We want what we want and the truth doesn’t matter when we are being selfish.  Division will end when we all want the truth even when it goes against our personal desires. The fact is people live in the truth, we will never be able to change or control it.         

Anthony “Tony” Boquet, the author of “The Bloodline of Wisdom, The Awakening of a Modern Solutionary”

If this is my last post, I want all to know there was only one purpose for all that I have written; to have made a positive difference in the lives of others.

The Right Questions Matter

“When we ask the wrong questions, we normally receive the wrong answers.  Even when we know nothing about our problem, it is our responsibility to ask the right questions especially when speaking to those we seek assistance from in solving them.  A Solutionary is someone who understands this fact and they use their knowledge in a selfless manner to solve the problems brought to them.”

Anthony Boquet, A Modern Solutionary

Every species on earth depends on balance to function at optimum performance.  This balance is more difficult to achieve in the human species because we are the only creature that has the ability to act against the natural laws.  It is our freewill which allows us to make choices based on the whims of our three states of humanity; our physical, mental and spiritual selves.  Our higher level of intelligence also makes it possible for us to reach that perfect balance while at the same time creating internal battles over the complexities of protecting our body, mind and soul in equal unity.

Take for instance our financial responsibilities through our retirement years.  The average person does not have the education or experience to plan for this daunting task.  Someone well trained as a financial planner would know how to solve the financial problems people face in all aspects of their lives. To do this job completely and correctly, one must be willing and able to guide their client along their life journey, being responsible for balancing their financial matters in every phase of life where money plays a part, namely our three personas; our personal, professional and spiritual lives.  

A very large majority of planners have no problems when it comes to the professional persona because they are dealing with the client on a professional level by just doing business with them.  An equal number of them can rise to the occasion when it comes to the personal persona, especially when their client / planner dynamic share personal commonalities…their kids play on the same ball team or they each have young children.  It is the spiritual life that stumps most planners, mainly due to societies perception of the need to separate spirituality from our work life. In other words, people can see one another at Church on Sunday but on Monday we can no longer talk about our spirituality. A ridiculous mindset since each of us possess a spiritual persona requiring financial planning. It does not matter which religion one follows; it is the fact that we each have some form of spiritual belief that we support through our income and wealth.

Needless to say, finding that perfect balance in the financial area of one’s life could prove difficult not only because of the self-inflicted imbalance caused by emotional decision-making but also from that of the planner we choose to work with.  An important correct question should be, “What can I do to protect myself against further financial imbalance?”

The answer is to learn, profess and live the truths of financial literacy.  The first truth one should follow is the understanding that there are only three uses for our treasures.  Once you earn any treasure you can chose to spend it, save it or share it; nothing more.  Achieving balance in anything requires the appropriate distribution of the whole into the correct areas; thus balancing the unit.  The optimum appropriation percentages for a healthy budget is usually; seventy percent of what we earn should be allocated for spending (paying our bills), twenty percent should be placed in savings (ten percent long term and ten percent short term saving) and ten percent should be shared.  If your bills add up to more than seventy percent of your take home pay you are likely out of balance.  For short periods of time going above the seventy percent might not be an issue but habitually exceeding that percentage will create problems.  The same can be said about the other two components as well.  Balance is critical and fighting the truth by defending your over spending, choosing not to save and failing to share from your abundance will never create financial balance.        

Once you have the basics down the question becomes, “Do I need to hire a professional for assistance?” If you do, you should expect that person to live those same truths and selflessly apply their knowledge to your solutions.  You are looking for a Solutionary.  The next question is; “How do I determine their level competence?”  First, select a planner who can demonstrate their commitment to being a Solutionary not just a problem-solver. Everyone we hire to assist us in solving our problems should be knowledgeable in the field of expertise the problem is in.  This knowledge must come from three sources; education, experience and moral / ethical values.  We should never apologize for asking for credentials verifying the level of each.  When determining education, degrees or designations assures that the person learned and successfully tested their understanding of the field of study.  Experience is gauged by the amount of time worked in the profession.  Moral and ethical values can be more of a challenge in today’s world.   If the person holds a credential, usually the issuing body oversees the ethical standing of their members.  Asking questions about their beliefs and values can also shed light to their character.  With the internet, we can also easily research the background of anyone, including their social activities through various sites.

Anthony “Tony” Boquet, Vice President, The American College and the author of “The Bloodline of Wisdom, The Awakening of a Modern Solutionary”

If this is my last post, I want all to know there was only one purpose for all that I have written; to have made a positive difference in the lives of others.