Spirituality Information John Harricharans Interview With Terri Marie Q4

Spirituality Information John Harricharans Interview With Terri Marie Q4



Terri Marie: Well, that was a​ very interesting and insightful answer as​ always, John. And I'm always happy to​ hear what you have to​ say about the questions that -- I'm thinking and I'm hoping other people are thinking. That brings me to​ another question. There's been some talk about and people are looking are looking for a​ purpose in​ life. But some say that there is​ no purpose in​ life. We create our purpose. What do you believe about that?

John Harricharan: It's similar to​ when people ask me “What is​ the meaning of​ life? and I say life doesn't have any meaning and they are shocked -- absolutely shocked. Because everyone thinks that life has meaning. No, life has no meaning. We bring meaning to​ life. Life has no purpose except to​ live it​ as​ brilliantly as​ possible. We bring purpose to​ life.

It's like having a​ bunch of​ an​ artist with a​ bunch of​ paint. He has his paint brushes and has little things of​ paint. And there is​ a​ big canvas in​ front of​ him, and he sits back and he looks at​ the brush or​ the brushes. And he looks at​ his little containers of​ paint. And he looks at​ the canvas and he says, "What is​ the meaning of​ this canvas? What is​ the meaning of​ the paint? They really by themselves have no special meaning. But as​ he takes his brush, he puts it​ into the paint and he starts painting on the canvas, out comes a​ beautiful picture. There could be a​ painting of​ the Mona Lisa or​ any of​ the great artists could have produced that.

The meaning is​ in​ the thing produced and what we bring to​ it. The artist brought an​ invisible part of​ himself, which flowed through the paint, through the canvas. And there is​ something, which although it's a​ painting would influence hundreds and thousands of​ people forever more. So, so it​ is​ with a​ purpose.

We don’t run around looking for a​ purpose in​ life, because the more we do so the more we get it​ mixed up like the little fish in​ the ocean. Can you imagine the bunch of​ little fishes around the big mummy and daddy fish saying, "Can we go find some water, numerous water? We have heard of​ this great place where there is​ so much water. We'd like to​ go. Mummy and daddy fish, can you take us little baby fishes along the search for this great adventure for water?”

It is​ as​ almost as​ ridiculous as​ that, because our purpose is​ all around us. The very fact that we are here, the very fact that we breathe, we exist, that is​ purpose. And I think just to​ simplify it​ and put a​ little laughter into it​ . The purpose of​ life is​ to​ live it​ as​ brilliantly as​ beautifully as​ possible.

Terri Marie: And you just gave a​ brilliant answer to​ the question, John. Thanks once again. And I loved the little fishy story. All right. You have got into me some superheroes in​ life and become good friends with them, for instance, Elizabeth Kubler-Ross and Foster Hibbard. What did you learn from maybe Elizabeth or​ Foster that you’d like to​ share with the listeners?

John Harricharan: Another question, Terri Marie, which has been asked to​ me a​ lot of​ times. People have said, “Oh, my goodness. You must have learnt so much from all these great people in​ there.” Absolutely right, except it’s not a​ one-way street. And I would like to​ rephrase that and said, “We all learn from each other.” And some of​ the things I learned were very interesting.

I think what are the most important things I learned from the great people I have met is​ how human they are, how very much like you and me and everyone else. They are subject to​ the same forces and same laws of​ the universe as​ everyone else. They hurt. They laugh. They cry. They sing. They play. They are happy. They are sad. But there was something else in​ them that I did not find in​ the ordinary person.

They had decided to​ serve, to​ help others, to​ love unconditionally, to​ give up what they think would bring them a​ lot of​ good and do things in​ the service of​ others. Foster Hibbard was certainly such a​ person. He would serve people. He would help people. And in​ doing so he precipitated the tremendously powerful law -- The Law of​ Giving and Receiving, because it​ says, in​ as​ much as​ you give so shall you receive. You cannot, just as​ it's true that you cannot receive without giving, you cannot give without receiving….

And so that made Foster Hibbard a​ fortune. it​ put him in​ touch with some of​ the other great people. And do you know he went to​ school, his -- one of​ his schooling or​ schools, some of​ his classmates were people or​ schoolmates were people like Jack Lemmon, some of​ the Rockefellers, the first President, Bush, and others. That's the type of​ people he was led to. And he was a​ very ordinary person, but yet extraordinary in​ what he had done with his spirit.

So it​ was with Elizabeth Kubler-Ross. Elizabeth was my friend for many, many years until she passed on a​ few years ago. She was a​ wonderful, wonderful lady who brought so much understanding in​ this world to​ the thought of​ dying; the way people treat it, dying people. And she brought dignity to​ that and made a​ total change to​ the entire hospice situation at​ the United States. So much so, that her book, the seminal "On Death and Dying" has become required reading of​ almost all good medical schools on earth, if​ you will. And so, Elisabeth and I sort of​ met many years ago through another friend of​ mine, Brad Steiger, who is​ an​ author of​ over a​ 150 books.

And in​ a, kind of, a​ network with these people we find -- we found is​ that we liked one another, that we loved the same life of​ firmers and disliked the same life destroyers that we wanted to​ help people, but not by telling, actually by showing and doing. Because some of​ the people I have met and know and this includes people like -- you mentioned before Foster Hibbard, who was an​ associate of​ the great Dr. Napoleon Hill, people like Dr. Elisabeth Kubler-Ross, Deepak Chopra and many others, Dan Millman.

They all seem to​ have this desire to​ look into the future and bring some joy to​ the current situation in​ the life of​ human beings. And that’s what I learned from them. They are just like I am. I am just like they are. And that they don’t teach and I don’t teach. We all learn. We generally meet people for one of​ two reasons and maybe a​ combination, which is​ even better.

One is​ to​ teach them something the other is​ to​ learn something from them, or​ the better of​ the two, the combination of​ the two, which is​ to​ learn and teach. Somewhere in​ there is​ an​ answer to​ what you ask me.




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