Why Does Spirituality Matter?

“What the mind can conceive and believe it can achieve.”

Napoleon Hill

Like many other solutionaries, I have always believed the above mentioned quote to be absolutely true. Mr. Hill, a brilliant businessman, was also a student of the great philosophers and undoubtedly knew that his quote, modernly worded for his time, was nothing more than the rewording of an eternal law.

The Law of Attraction as written:

“What we think, we believe; what we believe we become.”

This powerful truth has been the driving force behind every positive endeavor as well as countless atrocities throughout the millenniums. The clout that this law commands does not discriminate.  It applies equally to both good and evil, ethical and unethical, moral and immoral thoughts alike.  One only has to stroll through any museum, drive though any major city or review our world’s history to realize, that through the power of this law, mankind can recreate and manipulate all three of our individual personas; our Personal, Professional and Spiritual selves.  All beginning with just a single thought.  Just as with every natural and eternal law, when it comes to our personas, we have no say as to whether or not we have them.  No one can pick or choose which of the three they possess.  Every person has all three; like it or not.

That is why, I believe, it is so important for us to teach our children these eternal truths. Every generation and every era creates their own unique communal personality which molds the personas of those living at that time.  This age’s personality is defining our three selves as a generation guided by immediate gratification and self absorption.  These interwoven ideologies are breeding an abundance of selfish thoughts, which go on to birth egocentric beliefs that mature into a very self-centered culture; creating an environment abnormally conducive to unconstructive outcomes.

One such outcome is negatively effecting our spiritual persona in a big way. Worldwide we are seeing a reduction in the number of people who say that they believe in God.  This is extremely interesting since we have no say as to whether or not we have a Spiritual persona but the persona requires a centering entity.  This deficit of a centering entity forces us to craft an entity to fill the void.

Guess who then becomes our spiritual center? You are correct!  We or some other unworthy person is elevated to the level of a deity.  In essence we start believing that we are a god.  Now, usually, this does not mean that we view our self as all powerful but we do believe that we are more powerful and much more important than we really are and conversely, others are less important than we are.  The additional disturbing element of this situation is that as more and more people form their own unique deity to guide their spiritual thoughts, beliefs and actions; the societal rules of morals and ethics continue to blur.  If their god thinks something is okay, then so be it.

Every human is created as a well-balanced entity made up of a body, mind and soul. To keep balance in our lives, we need a center for each of our three personas; an entity outside of our self that we can lean on, trust in and answer to.  In our work or professional life we have our boss or the board of directors, in our personal life we have our spouse and family and as with the other two personas; our Spiritual life relies on our God or creator to bring us peace and comfort that we are not alone in our trials or successes.  These different centers ground us with the humility in knowing that we are a small part of a bigger existence that we call “life”.

When we begin to think that The God doesn’t exist, we start to believe that we have all the power; becoming a god in our own mind. 

Look at your neighbor or work associate; do you believe that they are a God? They might have that perception of them self.

Scary isn’t 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.

Author: Anthony Boquet

Anthony “Tony” Boquet, a native of South Louisiana and a resident of Franklin, TN. For 37 years he has been happily married to Toni Ann. They have two children, Thomas and Tiffany and three adorable grandchildren, Madison, Blake and Tyler. His hobbies include writing and reading, playing guitar, instructing TaeKwonDo and self-defense classes in HapKiDo, and riding motorcycles. Published Author “Bloodline of Wisdom, An Awakening of a Modern Solutionary” Released through Bush Publishing. A regular contributor in the Christian Family Publications and numerous financial journals and publications He holds multiple professional credentials bestowed by The American College of Financial Services Member of: St. Philip’s Catholic Church Knights of Columbus – 4th Degree The American College Alumni Association The Society of Financial Service Professionals Graduate: Purdue University Professional Management Institute Experiences includes: Adjunct Instructor on Leadership, Ethics, and Insurance related topics Financial Planner / Estate Planner Dynamic Public Speaker Faith and Business instructor on Ethical and Moral Wisdom Board Member of various Non-Profit organizations Business leader for 34 years Expert witness in insurance related court cases He is currently a Vice President at The American College Tony is excited to be finalizing work on his second book.

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