Nesting; Together Life

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It can be said, that our families form us in many ways.  As children we depend on our parents or guardians to provide safety, shelter and comfort.  These first teachers are charged with the responsibility of preparing us for when we are no longer dependent upon someone else.  This home environment and the lessons learned there will develop our personal, professional and spiritual personas; the basis of who we are and who we become in society.  This is how important the nest we create is to all of man-kind.     

Many animals depend on and instinctively build nests.  The human animal does as well.  We might not like to think of ourselves as animals but the truth remains.  Human nesting is commonly called our home.  Some of us nest for years in the same place while some practice a nomadic lifestyle.  Those viewed as nomads, still create a nest wherever they stop, even if it is only for the night.  When we study these nesting animals, we find only three reasons they share in this practice; safety, shelter and comfort.

What I find most interesting about nesting is that it is biological, ecological and sociological.  Our home is where we raise our children which is a biological process.  It is ecological as it relates to the environments we create and the relationships between the living things in our lives.  Unlike other animals, our home is also the center of our social circle making the act of nesting sociological in nature.   

Biology, ecology and sociology all encompass human health and the environment’s effect on how we live.  Health takes into consideration our mental, physical and spiritual well being. A number of characteristics of a healthy environment is controlled by the family.  During the Coronavirus pandemic it became clear that our home, country and the entire world became a very small yet connected place.  We are all in this together!

Unless you studied ecology, I am not sure how many of you know about the Law of Symbiosis.  It is a very interesting law that happens all around us every day of our life.  The word symbiosis actually means “together life”.  The law refers to the three types of relationships organisms share that live in close approximation to one another; often one cannot live without the other.  In extreme cases, one organism actually lives inside the other organism.  This law is the basis of ecology; the study of living organisms and their environment and as you can tell, it is uniquely Powered by the Wisdom of Three.  The relationships are:

  • Parasitism: the parasite benefits and the host are harmed.
  • Commensalism: one species benefit, the other is neither hurt nor helped.
  • Mutualism: when both species benefit.

During the time of being sequestered at home due to the pandemic; in a family environment we see all three of these “isms” as an evolution from one to another. From a leadership perspective, let’s examine each separately as they pertain to a parent’s relationship to the children; especially during times of reflection.

Parasitism is often viewed as a negative way to live life because of the harm the parasite brings to the host organism.  Many times in life the host organism knows the parasite is harming them but graciously allows the relationship to continue.  I can site hundreds of cases where a parent selflessly gave their all for the children.  When the children are young this is totally understandable and a very natural occurrence. It is only when the child becomes older and knowingly “feeds” off the parent’s generosity does this affiliation become a negative situation.  

As the child matures into adolescence the relationship should become one of Commensalism.  The child should benefit from the parental support and developmental guidance while the parent is made whole through the results of these efforts.  From their perspective, the father and mother are enriched to be able to be a part of the fulfillment of their child’s needs and the rewards are great on many levels while the detriment can and should be minimal.

Once the child has matured into an adult, the relationship should have reached a healthy state of Mutualism.  The child and the parents both benefit from each other’s existence without harm to either.  It is here that the parents can observe the start of a new cycle of relationships and the continuation of their legacy.  The child takes the lessons learned in their childhood family life, apply them in their own adult life while also passing them along to the next generation.  The one time “parasite” now becomes a host to their own children; allowing the cycle of life to continue and thrive.

Science continues to prove the Power of the Wisdom of Three.  Through this Wisdom of Three, we find the blueprint that we need to solve our family problems, even during trying times.  The term symbiosis, together life, is the explanation of the steps that a Solutionary should take in order to teach others the problem-solving truths of family life. 

For everyone who selflessly leads another along their life’s journey, shout out the motto; Together Life.                 

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.

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

Three States of Formative Change

Decide to make the jump!

We all go through changes in our lives.  Some of these changes are subtle, so subtle that we don’t even notice them our self.  The funny thing is that when we do notice the change sometimes, we find we had no control over it. We changed but not because of anything of our own doing.  This type of change is usually not lasting or sustainable.     

Whether controlled or uncontrolled, people do change and when they intentionally change for the betterment of others as well as themselves it is usually permanent.  This is the type of change that can elevate us into the three various states of formative change.  Thanks to the Power of the Wisdom of Three we can easily remember, understand and teach these to the people who mean the most to us.  As a leader of people, you can only foster change in others; you can never change them yourself. 

The first state we go through is Transformation.  By definition, we slowly change in composition or structure; slowly changing our outward appearance.  This sort of change can be considered natural, occurring as part of normal growth or it can be controlled with our help.  With the latter, we might spend numerous hours in a gym to get in better shape, read countless books to become smarter or increase our attention to the three areas of stewardship in order to improve your spiritual nature.  Any of these are noticeable and beneficial.

Once we have been transformed, we can “choose” to proceed to a state of Transfiguration.  The big differentiator between someone being transformed verses being transfigured is that you literally change right before the eyes of the people you deal with.  When we are transfigured, everyone can and does take notice.  You stand out from the crowd in a very positive way but usually for short periods of time.  To be transfigured means that those who know us best might not recognize our changed thoughts, words or action as they pertain to our routine self but they can readily attest to the changes they see.  These transfigured people are just average people who, out of nowhere, say what needs to be said or do remarkable deeds when they need to happen.  This stage of change requires a selfless loving heart so as to push away the normal fear that accompanies all change.      

The third state usually has the most radical and lasting change because it deals with totality of our physical, mental and spiritual self; it is Transubstantiation.  This is when our body, mind and soul are observed as a united being while at the same time our thoughts, words and deeds belong to the spiritual essence of our Creator.  We can all accept that we are human but that is not good enough; we are called to transcend into being the best human we can be.  To make this change requires the aid and grace of our Creator; we cannot do this alone.  Transubstantiation can only occur when our body, mind and soul are unified at the highest level possible.  People will perceive us a normal person doing holy actions created through loving thoughts, words and deeds.  When a person is one with the Creator, they are transubstantiated with Him.

“He lives in them and they in Him.”          

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 Happiness of the Pursuit

There is a natural comfort in the ancient truths when modern words fall short. 

Our Forefathers instilled in America’s Declaration of Independence three important rights, unalienable rights to be protected by our government; Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of happiness.  In other words, our government should pass laws, use taxes and build armies only to the extent of them protecting life, allowing our liberty and to advance all people’s pursuit of happiness. 

Are these inalienable rights still the focus of our political fiduciaries? 

This question is very valid since many civic groups no longer believe that life is precious nor that it deserves to be protected.  These groups skirt the true right by creating interesting names to alternate “rights”; reproductive rights or pro-choice.  Our Founding Fathers never imagined their country’s government would intentionally support abortion or euthanasia yet many today would gladly vote to abolish the true right to life in return for the support of their fake concern for welfare of others.

What protections did they imagine would flow from the right to Liberty?

The right of liberty was added so as to ingrain the need for personal choice and the support of the human condition of free will.  These pioneers of forward thinkers had just left a very oppressive environment in England.  They did not want the new government to infringe in their religious beliefs or their personal decisions when it came to the protection of their family.  Liberty also encompassed the power to select their future political representatives fairly in a republic format.  No longer would they be tied to one leader for life; they envisioned a Country led by one of their own, an ever-changing servant leader.    

Do Americans still believe they have the right to pursue happiness? 

This is a tough question to answer not because the other two are less important but because, I believe, that this one is the most misunderstood of the three.  I also agree with Rob Oliver who said, “the only way for us to successfully get the pursuit of happiness is to seek and find the happiness of the pursuit.”  When we no longer find happiness in the pursuit, “of the truth” we naturally lose the desire for the happiness we were all created to seek. 

This gets to the heart of the three rights borne of truth.  The Founding Fathers would have never agreed to a government that allowed people autonomous freedoms based solely on happiness.  Just because a person may find happiness in their ability to kill someone to cover up an embarrassing indiscretion it does not mean that the government should step aside and make no efforts to hinder that person’s happiness.  Instead, the Founders meant that it is the right of the people to be able to pursue their goals, dreams and ambitions as long as it does not infringe on the rights of another.  We all have these same rights, regardless of our race, age, gender or financial worth.       

We should never forget that, what is right is always the true for all people, yet we live in a world that no longer understands or cares about these ancient truths.  Our hubris has created a selfish culture.

We must realize that our individual truths of today is self-created. This means that when I am perceived to act on doing what’s right on a solely selfish vision of the truth, I am likely not focused on the real truth. What too many don’t grasp is that the real truth is never selfish because all truths apply equally to each of us.  The Founders understood this greater truth, Power is in a shared consistency.

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.

Who Owns The Truth?

Since the beginning of time, humans have been questioning each other as to their reference of what they thought was the truth.  Parents have taught their children to always tell the truth whenever questioned.  As young adults, we begin to question any and all authority figures as to the level of truth they provide when it pertains to their area of control; sadly, the goal at that age drives us to spiral toward a selfish direction. It is here that we begin to learn only those truths that make sense to the life we wish to live.  All other truths are highly doubted. It isn’t until we are more mature adults, we begin to reflect back on all the truths we ignored and those which we chose to learn; trying to discern the ones that impacted or will impact the lives of those we care most about.  Only then do most of us begin to profess to the people most important in their lives, the truths we wished we had learned earlier in lives.  Finally, as elders, we are forced to face the final days of our lives, trying to live the truth in preparation of our final unknown journey. The young who witness this change recite, “Better safe than sorry…Right?” While the older wiser adults all say, “I wish I had done this much sooner.”

If this fleeting topic we call “the truth” is so important and we all struggle to possess it; then who owns it? 

The answer to this question should provide us the explanation as to why so many people live believing varying truths.  In today’s society, we have an interesting statement that leads people to believe there is no single truth for each situation, problem or circumstance.  When questioned as to whether what someone thought, said or did was based on a truth people quickly reply, “I don’t know but it is true for me.”  In other words, “the known truth doesn’t matter, only what I believe to be true matters.  This self-centered ideology changes the thought process of those who think this way.  It’s our way of stopping one’s self from further seeking the truth.  When we were kids we felt guilt when we lied to our parents. No one likes feeling guilty because it means I was wrong and I might like the results of the wrong that I am living. If I say this simple statement, “It’s true for me.” often enough they begin to believe that it absolves them of any guilt. What they fail to realize is it doesn’t work. This weak attempt to convince themselves that they already know the truth only blocks their mind from being open to even considering the real truth; they just continue living a lie.  

The bottom line is that “NO” human can own the truth, because they did not create it; they either know it, do not know it or completely ignore it. 

Throughout the millennium the human reality has struggled with the poor handling of the truth which can be narrowed down to only three types of behaviors. 

We can accidently choose wisely without knowing the truth.  

We can be completely mistaken about the truth but still arrive at the truth through the unforeseen consequences of our decision.  

Finally, we can know the truth but choose to ignore it completely for our own selfish reasons.  

This is why there will always be bad reasons for good ideas and good reasons for bad ideas.  This dilemma causes moral people to struggle to find common ground on ideological differences; without even considering the truth as it applies to the circumstance in question.  The truth is there but its lost in the mix we create through our selfish nature.  An individual’s reality can change but the truth remains constant regardless of our thoughts, reasons, or ideals.

Ownership by definition implies creation and control so if no human possesses this status, who would be able to claim the title of Creator of Truth? 

Before I let you answer that question consider that there are only three schools of thought as it pertains to the truth; Divine Natural Law (Spiritual), Secular Natural Law (Scientific) and Historic Natural Law (Natural).  Each and every truth imaginable will fall under one or more of these groups and in every possible truth known to mankind, people had no ownership in them.  They were not created by our hands.  In fact, we can only do three things with the truth; learn it, teach it and, only then, live it.  In no case can we create, own or control it.  Even when the very first person learns a truth, they never created, owned or controlled it.   They just discovered what was always there.  Just like the law of gravity; years before mankind understood it, named it and taught it; the species had to deal with it.  Sir Isaac Newton learned it, taught it and we all live it daily.  People have since learned how to work with it by flying and gliding through the air but no one can control the law.  We can only learn the dynamics of the application so we can harness our use to fit the parameters of the law. 

After all of this has been said, I hope you all figured out that the Creator of all things also made all the known truths.  Only the Creator can change what is a natural law or truth.  We never could and we never will so just tough it up and accept it.  The sooner we all understand this simple, yet for some a distasteful truth, the sooner the world will become a better place.      

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.

All Life is Eternally Tied to the Natural Laws

As you read this article, open your mind’s eye to the image of a small bud on the tip of a tree branch.  Look closely so you can see the moist nodule as it lengthens before your very eyes.  Slowly the budding shoot forms the succulent body and delicate stem of a new leaf. 

For this process to happen the tree needs only three things; the first is a trusted water supply traveling through mineral rich soil.  The tree’s roots soaks in this life-giving water from the ground through the trunk of the tree to the very tips of the branches.  The water is rich with minerals primarily created from past animal and plant life.  It nourishes the supple leaves so that they can be molded into the full-bodied leaf they are designed to be.  Without this water the branch would be too dry to allow the easing of soft leaf out of its body and the leaf would crumble as it tries to unfurl from the tight bud. 

Bring your mind back to the image of the leaf, it has now opened into the likeness of the other leaves.  The second life-giving supply comes from the sun.  Without sunlight the leaf would not be able to do its part in the function of a tree.  The leaves are created in a way so they can catch the rays of the sun and turns them into the needed chemical resource that ensures the tree will survive.  It is the cycle of the sun, through the various seasons, which teach the tree a variety of experiences.  The tree learns how to adapt to hot days and cold nights.  It learns that the years have patterns which causes the tree to respond in advance of the predicted seasons. 

As we visit our leaf for the final time, the fully matured growth needs a final component to fulfill its duties as a leaf.  The leaf must have a constant supply of air.  This air must be shared so as to support life in general, all forms of life, not just plant life.  The leaf does not think nor is it taught to act; it will take the poison of carbon dioxide out of the air and emit oxygen, the animal’s breath of life, back into the air.  If it did not do this, the animal life which provides the water its source of mineral deposits would disappear and all life on Earth would cease to exist.  Thus, the exchange of air, in part life supporting and part poison, guarantees that all life will thrive.  This is a lesson of the relationship of good and bad. What is nurturing for one group brings death to the other.  The ying and yang of life.

Now, replace the image of that leaf sprout with that of a new employee.  Every new associate requires three things in order to solve the problems they are hired to solve; education being the first.  As a new associate we are put into a very delicate position.  We must be so pliable as to be molded into the image of the other “leaves” of the firm.  It is the responsibility of the company to force feed into the minds of their workers the trusted education as their enriched “water”.  Without the education provided by the firm, the newbies would be unable to function as a Solutionary to their clients.  Just as the tree needs to be constantly watered so too is education a life-long commitment.

Our well-educated employee also requires their own type of “sun” in the form of a mentor as a curator of experiences.  Without experience of the mentor the new educated associate will be unable to foresee future stumbling blocks destined to be in their way.  As they themselves begin to acquire years of service, they will be asked to be the “sun” to other new “leaves”.   The unity brought to the firm through a culture of nurtured tenure is much like a tree full of leaves that uniformly turning to face the sun for fuel.  Just like the tree needs food rich water and sun, so it is that Education without experience will breed a smart failure and experience without education will create a foolish replica of an associate.

This brings us to the comparison of our business associate and the air they breathe.   Every worker must deal with the negatives of the world every day while also producing positive outcomes for their company and the clients.  Just like the tree needs leave to take in the air to live so does the employer need workers with strong ethical values that spread to other living creatures.  Without ethics the workforce would put out nothing but poison or negative results.  Each of us must strengthen our resolve to ignore the bad of society and give back the good to the community.  By doing so we too breath out the air of survival.  The ying and yang of life.   

Finally consider this last truth.  Just as the tree is created to take in the carbon dioxide and emit oxygen so is that mankind is created to know right from wrong.   No one teaches the tree this miraculous action nor as an infant are, we taught right from wrong; it is an instinct given to us by our Creator.  However, it has been proven that we can and do greatly benefit from the reinforcement provided through ethical training.  

Life-long trusted supply of enriched water = Life-long trusted supply of education.

The daily presence of the sun that create changes inside the tree = The daily support and sharing of an experienced trusted mentor that guides us toward needed change.

Air made up of toxins and serums to the community of life = Ethics taken from the bad around us and given back as the good that we do.  

Natural Laws = Truth!

Any questions?         

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 Power of Change

Young people can’t wait to get older.  Middle age people think they finally arrived but realizes that something is missing.  Older people wish they were smarter when they were younger.  The same person can and usually will go through each of these stages of self-evaluation.  In most cases our evaluation is a judgment on how we handled the decisions we made or the way we should have handled problems in our lives.  Our decision-making process changes as we age and with the change, we normally do a better job of solving problems.  That is why it is said that “With age comes wisdom.” 

But what causes us to change how we view the decisions that we will make in the future?

It is just three simple things; Time, Regrets and Successes.  Once more the Power of the Wisdom of Three comes to our aid.

Time brings with it many things; opportunity for more education, definitely the expansion of experience and the ability to personally examine the consequences of the good and bad choices in our life. 

Regrets brings pain and avoiding pain, even the possibility of pain is a great deterrent when it comes to making bad decisions.

Successes brings pleasure; an experience we will all go out of our way to repeat.  

With age, we create habits.  If we live long enough, we do a better job of creating more good habits than bad.  Putting these three change enhancers together in a string of historic life events, we become wiser with years.                       

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.

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. 

A Story Meant to Changed the World

 A little over two thousand years ago a story packed with examples of the Power of the Wisdom on Three was told as an answer to a simple four word question; “Who is my neighbor?”  This question was posed as a clarifying point to a spiritual law; one of the natural laws of civilized societies.  In Christian circles the law is called the First Commandment.  To philosophers and solutionaries it is called the Trinity of Selfless Love.  Simply stated, in order to live a peace filled existence one must love their God with their whole mind, body and soul; and love their neighbor as their self.

The story that was told in reply to that question is solely responsible for countless societal changes throughout the centuries. Today, if we were to see someone lying, hurt in the street, our first action would be to call 911.  That one action would put into motion a flood of goodwill that did not exist at the time of the original narrative. First responders, hospitals, insurance, orphanages, soup kitchens, homeless shelter and many other services were all a direct creation of the premise taught in that short tale.  We should each care for those who are in need of physical help but the story uncovers many deeper societal injuries as well.

The audience were the residents of a wealthy and prominent city of the time.  The setting was one of the entry ways into the city; a well traveled, yet prone to violence, thoroughfare.  One of the main characters of the story was a man who was robbed, brutally attacked and left for dead on the roadway.  The first two people who happened to pass the crime scene did nothing to help the man, thinking he was already dead.  These two people were described as holy people and due to the religious customs of the times, they were not to touch dead bodies at the risk of becoming “unclean”.  In other words, to the listeners, the two bystanders would have been justified, doing nothing wrong by just walking around the man laying in the street.  The third character was identified as a Samaritan, an outsider, a person from a neighboring town inhabited by people who were looked down upon because of their differing beliefs.  Of all people, it was the Samaritan who stopped and found the man to be alive. He cared for his wounds the best he could, physically carried him to an Inn, stayed with him over night, arranged and paid for the follow up care for this total stranger while making sure that any further bills would be paid if more were outstanding.  Then to end the story, this accomplished storyteller, wanting the audience to think, ended the parable with another question; “Who was neighbor to the beaten man?”

We each are called to love one another.  Not only when people agree with our beliefs.  Not only when they follow the letter of the “law”. That is what makes this story eternally relevant.  We can see ourselves in each character.  No more superior than any and possibly equally as guilty of ignoring the law of love. 

Would our world be a much better place if we all strove to be a good Samaritan to every neighbor we encounter?        

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 Highest Levels of Humanity

Humanity is more than just being born of the human species.  It is a level of existence that no other creature can take part in yet sometimes its greatness is taken for granted by those born into it.   Think of it as connecting our individual selves to one other so as to enrich society through our personal growth of talents, skills and abilities. It is like being pieces of a puzzle; you know you belong in the picture but you are not quite sure where or how you fit.

It can be an overwhelming undertaking since no one is born having already reaching their true potential.  In order to reach our full potential we must rely on and then use the guidance offered by the natural laws.  These constant truths are the rules and life lessons that must be adhered to and mastered regardless of who we are.  Every human is born equal yet unique and can participate in the benefits of following these natural laws if they so choose but it is not required nor is it easy.

The reasons we do not choose to follow the truths of humanity and the consequences associated with it can be made clear by one of these laws.  The Law of Poor Behavior says that the human reality toward the poor handling of the truth can be explained in three ways.

  1. We can accidentally choose wisely without knowing the truth.
  2. We can be completely mistaken about the truth but still arrive at the truth through the unforeseen consequences of our past decisions.  
  3. We can know the truth but choose to ignore it completely for our own selfish reasons.

On the positive side, when we choose to embrace the truths of humanity, The Law of Developmental Growth outlines the process very simply.   The law states that no physical, spiritual or mental growth can take place without first being tested at a higher and usually uncomfortable level of endurance and passing the test.  In other words, to get better we must first step outside our normal comfort zone.  Physically, muscles have to be stretched; mentally, minds must be challenged with new ideas and spiritually we have to grow to new heights of love and understanding.  A meaningful life experience can only occur through the constant repeating of the growth cycle; moving from content, to uneasy, to success; driving us to a higher level of comfort.  By dying to our old ways, we can reach this new level of contentment which brings us back to the beginning and the cycle starts all over again.   

From the very moment of conception our cells are brought to their limits before dividing into new cells.  After nine months from the birth of conception, the comfortable infant is physically forced to leave the safety and comfort of the mother’s womb to be thrust into a whole new scary second birth.  This experience is so intense, experts say that it is good that the child does not have the mental awareness to understand what is happening.   You could say, our birth is the first of many very traumatic life cycles. Each cycle has a birth, growth and a death. The cycle of life.  

From that moment on the baby will begin the journey of thousands of such cycles.  It will be born, grow and die multiple times and in countless ways.  As this new person develops their three personas, he or she will need to experience repeated discomfort and forced growth before reaching a new and more comfortable existence.  In school the student will be born again into a new grades of education where new curricula will be presented.  For the student to excel they will have to endure hours of study and pass repeated testing before reaching the next and harder level of advancement. 

When we become adults our learning methods change but they never stop.  In all aspects of our lives we will be challenge by the choices we make.  If we do well and make the right choices we develop into a higher level of comfort.  If we slack and make poor choices, we remain at the same level of existence or worse, we decline into a state of suffering.  The better our choices, the more that we challenge our self and the more vested we become in our positive improvement; the higher our growth and development will be. 

After living the life we have crafted, another cycle will end and a new one will begin.  Most people who believe in the natural laws, also believe in a life continuance after death.  It is believed that the level of comfort we will experience in our next plane of existence will depend greatly on the amount of effort we put forth during our earthly life.  It make sense, as it follows the decree of all natural laws, we are each given a present, a past and a future.  What we make of our future depends on what we learned from the past and how we apply the lessons in our present.        

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.