“Changing the world begins with the very personal process of changing ourself, the only place you can begin is where you are, and the only time you can begin is now.” – Gary Zukav
WOW, …seeing the Gary Zukav name sent me back to my earliest period of externally expressing what had been internally fermenting away during most of my young adulthood. Zukav had a way with words—a clear, concise manner of sharing heartfelt spiritual principles that few prior had been able to popularize. And of course having Oprah Winfrey latch on to him as a personal guru, certainly helped to spread his fame and fortune.
It was probably the first time I’d heard the word “New-Age” expressed about a type of philosophy or literature, and I liked the term—NEW-AGE. It was a good way of optimistically viewing the world around us.
If you have no idea who he is or why you should be interested at all, here’s a little bio from Wiki:
“…Zukav’s next book, The Seat of the Soul, published in 1989, was a No. 1 New York Times Best Seller for 31 weeks and remained on the list for three years. In an interview by Jeffrey Mishlove, for the popular Public Television series Thinking Allowed, Zukav summarized the concepts presented in The Seat of the Soul.
‘My objective was not to make the soul legitimate in terms of science. The soul is legitimate, period. It doesn’t need validation. At least that was my perception and so I wrote The Seat of the Soul to share the things that were most important to me. The Dancing Wu Li Masters was designed to open the mind and The Seat of the Soul, is a book designed to open the heart. And this is often the sequence that many people encounter as they move into an expanded awareness of who they are and why they are here.
Our evolution, until very recently, has been as five sensory humans evolving through the exploration of physical reality. That is the same thing as the pursuit of external power. Now we have crossed the threshold, we’re in new territory, a brand new domain. We are now becoming multi sensory. That means we are no longer confined to the five senses. Now I use these terms because the five senses together form a single sensory system and the object of that sensory system is physical reality. That’s what it is designed to detect. As we become multi sensory, we move beyond the limitations of the five senses and we now are evolving to a different mechanism in the exploration of physical reality. We are evolving through responsible choice of and with the assistance and guidance of non physical guides and teachers.
We are spiritual beings, we have always been spiritual beings and we will always BE spiritual beings. The difference is that now we are becoming aware of ourselves AS spiritual beings and that is making all the difference.’
In 1998 Zukav began an ongoing conversation with Oprah Winfrey, appearing on her television show 35 times – more than any other guest. Oprah, who keeps a copy of The Seat of the Soul at her bedside, proclaimed: “The Seat of the Soul is my favorite book of all time, except for the Bible.” Her favorite quote from The Seat of the Soul: ‘Every action, thought, and feeling is motivated by an intention, and that intention is a cause that exists as one with an effect…. In this most profound way, we are held responsible for every action, thought, and feeling, which is to say, for our every intention.’”
And that is HOW you change your current situation and eventually the world around all of us—with your every intention to make that more positive change.
See,….NEW-AGE isn’t such a bad term when it has such good intentions.