Two Sides of the Same Coin

The idiom “two sides of the same coin” is a very meaningful phase that hold multiple applications in our world. With that said, on the surface it also falls short in the understanding of the three dimensional world in which we live.

Look at any coin held off from a side angle. You will quickly notice that the coin has three sides, not two. The edge of the coin brings in the third dimension; one that holds the true meaning of the statement itself. The coin is much more than the sum of the two images on the two prominent sides. What lies in the middle is the reason the side images can even exist. Once more, The Power of the Wisdom of Three can be held in the palm of your hand.

This saying is usually “coined”, pun intended, as a reference to the opposites of any one’s true nature. Meaning that we cannot determine the coin’s value just by considering a single engraved image found on either one of the two opposite sides. The same can be said about people. Whether we show the world the good that we do or the mistakes that we make; our value is the sum of both sides and the often ignored middle.  After all it is the middle that allows the two side images to exist. This is why that I believe it is the important middle that should not be overlooked.

Consider how our whole is made up of all three sides, not just the two that we intentionally showcase to the world. The images we project through our actions will either be good, bad or neutral. We make choices every day that will either benefit, harm or have no effect on the three entities of every solution. Even though our true value to society comes through the good that we do, as with the example of a coin, our conceived value doesn’t vary immediately when we do bad. The intrinsic value of a coin is found in the metal in the middle and our intrinsic value rests in the whole of our being; mind, body and soul.

Cannot a coin be used to fund good as well as evil and at the same value?

The tri-images that we present to the world are created through the tri-nature of our body, mind and soul which in turn will be featured in the tri-personas of our personal, professional or spiritual lives. No one person can always be bad or good nor a success or a failure; we are all flawed just like every coin is less than pure and somewhat tarnished. As with the coin, it takes both imperfect impressions and the less than distinguishable middle to make us whole.   

Even though we are flawed, it should not hinder us from doing all that we can to increase our value by doing more good than bad. As I mentioned before, the coins value does not decline immediately when used to fund inappropriate endeavors but over time, when the society that produces the coin begin to collapse, the value of the coin will decline. This down turn always occurs because of the accumulation of an abundance of poor decisions made by the majority of its citizens. The same can be said about a prosperous society or business; it only rises in value when the majority of individuals contributes to the growth and well being of whole. It is this well-being, funded by the selfless giving of ourselves, that supports and enhances the value of the coin through positive actions of the many. When more members of the team does well by their fellow members, the stronger the whole will be and the higher the net worth of the greater good.  

Next time you hold a coin in your hand, toss it around, notice the three sides and think about your personal growth.  Your growth will effect that of your family, your work and your spiritual life. The worth of that coin is made up of three sides as is yours.

If this is my last post, I want all to know that 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, Vice President / Adjunct Instructor at The American College of Financial Services and author of “The Bloodline of Wisdom, The Awakening of a Modern Solutionary”

Searching for the Gold of Truth

Panning for gold was a difficult and time consuming way to earn a living.  During America’s Gold Rush heyday people were drawn to panning as an occupation.  The job either paid extremely well if you were part of the few or it was an economical disaster for the vast majority of the others.  The difference in the payout was completely dependent on only three things; the amount of effort one applied in the search, the amount of sediment that one filtered and the ability of the person to identify three key identifiers; what does gold look like, where does it hide and how does it react when found.

Gold is an element that exists alongside every other mineral, rock or metal found in the earth so why did people choose gold as the popular choice for currency?

Gold’s color is very appealing and attracts attention.  It is strong, durable and doesn’t corrode when it comes into contact with other element.  Finally, it is rare enough to generate an intrinsic value but available enough to supply the needs of the many.

As a student of the truth and a Financial Planner by trade, I found these similarities remarkable when comparing gold to the truth.

In the search for truth the “miner” is called a Solutionary.  The truth can be equally as hard to find for the same reasons as gold, it takes the same three things to successfully discover both and the Solutionary has to be aware of the three identifiers.  They must know what the truth looks like, where can it be found and how does it react differently than the other information that they are sifting through.

Like gold the truth resides alongside an abundant amount of minutia in the form of believable lies, desirable falsehoods and the chunks of the partial facts.  These other “elements” will not corrode or tarnish the truth.  These non-truths are spread out of a vast area of knowledge so to save times, the sincere seeker must find the trusted spots to begin mining.  Then one has to take the time needed to sift through this pile of weaker debris in order to expose the valuable gold of truth.  Only then can a Solutionary with the appropriate education, experience and moral/ethical fortitude learn, profess and live the treasure that we call the truth; solving the problems for others.

On the surface, the truth can be hard to spot but if one know where and what to look for, it is fairly easy to find.  The truth will always be based on Natural Law so any contradiction to the laws is the first sign of fool’s gold.  The truth will also be the right and best choice for all who it impacts.  If any of the three parties of the solution is not positively affected by it’s long term outcomes it is likely a pebble to be discorded.

Finally, truth always reacts differently from false information.  Just like gold is easy to separate from the lighter sediment, so too the truth does not wash away with the passage of time.  What was true once is always true.

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 that there was only one purpose for all that I have written; to have made a positive difference in the lives of others.

Professionally; Put Your Own Mask On First

The airplane sits idling on the tarmac just feet beyond the jet bridge as a soothing voice can be heard over the speakers; Should we experience a decrease in cabin pressure, four oxygen masks will fall from the ceiling compartment in front of you. Should this occur, reach up; pull a mask toward you, placing the cup over your nose and mouth, securing it with the elastic band. Please secure your own mask before assisting others. Breathe normally, even though the bag will not inflate, know that oxygen is flowing.Anyone who has traveled by air has heard this flight attendant’s safety presentation. Continue reading “Professionally; Put Your Own Mask On First”