Entries by Bob Wuest

What three things that happened to you in the past week are you thankful for?

I processed the reasons I’d been procrastinating on a project, and since found it a wonderful source of creative expression. Approaching my work on it each day now with joy and enthusiasm. The hot weather where I live has been cooling down recently. I’ve meditated immediately on arising 3 times – rather than after my […]

Is gratitude connected along with maturity?

I’d say moreso with emotional maturity than with advancing age. Though that may be true also. Cultivating emotional maturity has a tendency to peel back layers of deeply hidden false beliefs like peeling an onion. I happen to believe that beneath those layers is, within each of us, a magnificent god-being that progressively reveals itself […]

Do you think having a purpose is a real thing, or should a person just do whatever his heart desires?

Personally, I think discovering a mission of service, or purpose that serves the greater good, is a useful guide to living a meaningful life. It serves as a benchmark for the contributions one is making to humanity. For instance,

What have you watched or heard recently that made you feel extremely grateful and lucky to have what you have today?

I suppose my sense of gratitude is influenced by outer events that are perceived by the senses. But for me, the deeper sense of gratitude follows from taking time for reflecting on what’s within. When I connect with my inner self, I’m better able to appreciate what presents in the outer world. For what is today. I […]

Do people perform better if you think and speak positively towards them? Does the opposite hold true?

Yes, of course – in most cases. If your self-esteem is intact, receiving validation from others serves to reinforce it, thus increasing your potential for success in a given endeavor. The opposite – negative outside messages – will tend to depress one’s performance if one has average self-esteem. What does self-esteem have to do with […]