Living and Passion; Creating and Inspiration

Before I get to the post, I’d like you to watch this video. Don’t worry. It’s short. And I think it sets the tone for what follows. I’d love to embed the video, but the computer is smarter than me right now. So you can watch it here.

One of the things I can count on when talking with Clint is his insistence on asking me two questions. What would I do with my life if money were not a concern? and What do I most need to accomplish my greatest passion? These are both tough for me to answer. But here’s an attempt.

What would I do with my life?
I’m lucky to have a job that gives me a lot of freedom, both in what I do and how I do it. But, shooting for the moon, I would love to spread a certain philosophy to everyone, in every line of work, through every venue possible, throughout the world. That philosophy is, what if we all saw our purpose as how to best help others discover the joy and wonder that exists in the world? And, how can we best help others express the passion and enthusiasm they feel about their discoveries?

Along with this philosophy I believe there is a creative spirit that can accompany our attempts to help others. We’re constantly creating. It’s part of being human, and every conviction I hold tells me our creativity is a divine heritage we’re given as children of God. No matter our expertise, no matter our jobs, no matter our interests, we can approach even the most mundane activities with a creative spirit that elevates our actions to the miraculous.

People need to believe what I described above. If people believe this their lives will be infused with a passion and a commitment that will carry them through any trial, any discouragement.

What do I need?
I need help in spreading this message. I need help in organizing any effort to get it out in meaningful, personalized, inspirational ways. I need you, and any contribution you have to make. Does this mean spreading the word in your circles of influence? Why not? Does it mean discussing this exciting, enthusiastic philosophy, both with me or with anyone else you know? Why not? Does it mean joining institutions, companies, societies, or other organizations who want to spread this message? Why not? Does it mean creating these organizations ourselves if we find a niche? Why not? And personally, this is what I am looking to do. I don’t know what that means. I don’t even know what I don’t know to get something like that off the ground. But I’m ready to try. If you believe you have anything to contribute, big or small, I’d love your comments.

What do you believe you have to give?

Contagious Laughter

Although I was later corrected, I originally heard this quote attributed to the Holy Koran:
“He deserves paradise who makes his companions laugh.”

Regardless of where it came from originally, it still seems like it would be great scripture to me.

Speaking of laughter, as a gift to anyone who reads or stumbles across this blog — enjoy this clip of my friend Joey, whose laughter is contagious…

What is it about laughter that is so healthy?