A. Look, Decide, Connect, Act, Manifest
I would love to have been present to have experienced Martin Luther King, Jr.’s “I Have a Dream” speech and to have the opportunity to ask him, “Even in the face of profound intimidation and threats from an ignorant and oppressive majority, what is your spiritual practice that steadies you to persevere in your important work?”
A. What I regret most is that education is bereft of perhaps the most important lesson that can be taught: that we as humans have a profound sacred potential to manifest change. To paraphrase the Dali Lama, education without moral ideals is worthless. And Plato was of the same opinion when he said, “Let parents bequeath to their children not riches, but the spirit of reverence.”
A. The American actress and dancer Eleanor Powell so beautifully put it, "What we are is God's gift to us, what we become is our gift to God.” That being said, my greatest achievement has been to discover and cultivate the gift that I was born with and then to manifest this book, which witnesses to the world, in this technologically dominant age, the profound potential of spirituality to empower us to manifest the change we want to see in the world.
A. The quality that best served me as a young man was probably a bit of courage in the face of adversity. The best quality I’ve developed as I’ve matured is a deepening empathy culminating with a feeling of unity with all fellow beings.