Meet Me in the Timelessness of the Eternal Heart?

When you realize that you don’t need anything, then you’re free to have whatever you want. – Ian Watson

How do you experience and understand the Absolute Essence of your being, of your very heart?

In early spring of this year, my friend Rafael Stoneman — an absolutely remarkable and remarkably real human being — went on a journey across the country and shot this wonderful little (big) film. A journey in exploration of Truth. No attachments to the outcome, no expectations, and no interest in the result.

I absolutely love what he’s done with this. I love the authenticity that exudes from the film itself, from the wonderful slate of characters, and the spaces of reflective meditation along the journey. Watch the film, and share your comments below…

“Authentic Heart” is a spontaneous, unscripted travel around North America, to meet with people of all paths and cultures, and to connect in the timelessness of the eternal heart. All we need do is listen without any sense of separation to each voice we hear, and know that every sound rises out of one collective, authentic heart.”

My favorite quote from the film is the last one, from Rafael himself, wrapping up the film: (spoiler alert!)

You know, what is this documentary about, really? It’s a living demonstration of how to stay in the heart – and not be distracted, not be rattled, not be deceived… because the heart does not want anything for itself, any pay off ever, any reward…just to love and just to care is completely natural…and to pay attention to every detail, to everything that’s revealed to us through this unfolding mystery…this miracle…what a MIRACLE this is…

You can find Rafe on Facebook, or visit his non-profit group site, Allwayshere.com.

To me, the absolute great joy of life is in the quest, and the experience, of Truth. (and, finally, in the sharing of it…on my good days, that’s all I really need.)

– Please share your thoughts in the comments below, would love to hear your thoughts…

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Time Does Not Exist

Reality is merely an illusion, albeit a very persistent one.
~ Albert Einstein

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I was reflecting on my goals, and how to get from point A (here and now) to point B (where I want to be).

Then it occurred to me: The truth is, point B is also here now.

How can that be…?

Actually: Because time does not actually exist; the past, present and future all happening simultaneously, at this moment.

Every moment is actually a step into the “future” (that’s why the present holds the key to having everything you want). Right?

However, since the future is continually evolving into the present, I have only to make the distinction in my head between what I accept and what I discard as true for my “present” reality…

Therefore, I must come to terms with the past and be willing to let go of sh*tty, uncomfortable or traumatic “bad experiences” — rather, be willing to see them for what they are: Wonderful gifts for personal transformation…

and with that clarity, I can form a clearer picture of where I am going in the present.

As ever — clarity is the secret weapon. Continue Reading →

Fierce Wisdom: A Community of World Changers, Emerging Leaders and Freedom Fighters…

There are few things more fun or “social” than interacting, shaping, and evolving with a community of like-minded souls working towards common goals; in this case, the upliftment, self-realization, and personal empowerment of the people of the world….

The great force and benefit of the community is in its sheer mechanics: the contribution of so many voices, so many diverse opinions, and the great range of experience intrinsic in a setting that is available to all people the world over. Therefore, I invite you to:

Introduce yourself, and share a link (if you like…)

Here we break the unwritten rule against self-promotional links in the body of blog comments! I’ve always enjoyed stretching the rules to their breaking point, so in this case, I am going to ENCOURAGE you to go all out with a link to your website, a blog post, or a link to the work of someone you respect and admire; someone who is working to change the world, make a difference, transform themselves, or break the paradigms of selfish greed, complicity and conformity which have become all but commonplace in our contemporary lives.

This is a brand-spankin’ new site so not expecting a firestorm to start out with, but this post will be at the top of the community section for a while, and I expect the community to grow rather quickly so there’s a good chance of getting great exposure and meeting some like-minded folks you can possibly even start building alliances with….

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The whole being greater than the sum of its parts, the potential magic to arise from this community is awe-inspiring to consider. I’m looking forward to it…

To those ends, you will find in these pages some of the greatest inspirational, intelligent and practical wisdom from the great, established and emerging leaders of our times, as well as world changers, fighters of the status quo, the rebel spirits and “transformationalists” (I think i just made that word up). It is my intention in this gathering place of great wisdom to help forge a stronger connection between us all, so that the whole may benefit even more, and the individual and collective transformation we seek will have potential to wield a far greater force than it would otherwise.

A Community of World-Changers, Freedom Fighters, and Emerging Leaders

If that sounds right to you, this is your place. Linchpins? You know who you are. According to the good ole’ Wikipedia:

The word “community” is derived from the Old French communité which is derived from the Latin communitas (cum, “with/together” + munus, “gift”)….

In other words, “the gift of togetherness” — isn’t that grand? This is a place to share that grand, gorgeous gift. – Welcome.

Here are the rules:

1. This is a place for exploring self-realization, leadership, changing the world and general all-around online ass-kicking. Expect to be pushed beyond your comfort zone, and possibly forced to question everything (we generally consider those to be good things.)

2. You are encouraged to adopt a “beginners mind.” That is, let go of the belief that you’ve: a) been there, done that, already get whatever “it” is; b) NOT able to do that because of X experience(s) from your past. For those on the quest for enlightenment and/or world domination, this is sort of a pre-requisite.

3. There are no rules (other than a general ixnay on any sort of bashing or other “uncivil” behavior, which will not be tolerated – sorry weird spammers and other hopeless dregs of society, you are not welcome here – everyone else, carpe diem).

The best way to get into the ‘inner circle’ and stay in the loop here, is to join the Fierce Wisdom newsletter below, where I will be informing you of the juicy insider stuff every couple weeks. For those anemic to email subscriptions, there’s always the RSS feed, and for those die-hard “transformationalists” who want to get updates to their email every day that we post here, there’s the subscribe to blog updates via Feedburner option.

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Go forth and conquer, my friends… I look forward to seeing your links in the comments below! With so much love, – Satya

In every community there is work to be done. In every nation, there are wounds to heal. In every heart there is the power to do it. ~ Marianne Williamson

Please share this post with your friends – I WILL notice, and I thank you!
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Dancing Guy: It’s Not the Leader that Starts the Movement (video)

Watch a movement happen – start to finish – in under 3 minutes. Incredible.

When we choose to no longer fear what others think about us, we choose freedom. ~ (Me)

Said it before, I’ll say it again: Time does not exist. Here’s proof yet again…

When we really consider what it takes to make something happen, it’s pretty simple. The inspiration to do what you feel, no matter what anyone else thinks, and no matter how stupid you may look. That’s freedom. True freedom….

Make it happen!

Love,
~ Satya

The 9 Core Principles of Fierce Wisdom

1. Know Thyself.

Clarity is the number one principle of fierce wisdom. Without clarity, you have nothing. With clarity, you have the ability to decide exactly what is needed to solve just about any problem. With sustained clarity, you can determine the right course of action for nearly any situation. True clarity means the ability to see yourself, and to know who you are, and how to place yourself in the context of your life and world. With a truly clear mind, heart and energy field, the mystery of the phrase “know thyself” is revealed.

2. Time does not exist.

Nobody has enough time anymore. Which is funny, when you consider that time is just a  really practical and useful construct we’ve all agreed to follow. Become a master of time, and you will set the platform to have whatever you want, and eventually master all of existence. The past, present and future all happening simultaneously, at this very instant. Every moment is actually a step into the “future”; that’s why the present holds the key to having everything you want.

3. Enlightenment does not exist.

You are already whatever enlightenment is. Become a master of your Self. That is all that is needed. Why waste a precious lifetime in search of something which is already within you. Just release the veil of ignorance keeping you from witnessing al that you are. It can happen in an instant. Poof, you’re enlightened. The veil drops. Really, it happens all the time! The next moment, maybe you’re back in your head, but just as easily, you can be enlightened again. It’s real.

4. Your mind does not (actually) exist.

I’m sorry to inform you, your “mind” does not actually exist. Can you show me where it exists? Isn’t it really just a collection of thoughts, beliefs, experiences, imprints, learned knowledge and social programs? Become a master of your mind, and you will master everything. The mind is the great gateway to true knowledge.

5. Everything you believe is true.

Your beliefs form the foundation of your existence in this life. However true or false they may be, they will and do dictate the events and progressions of your life. What you believe will come true. Therefore, pay close attention to your beliefs always, and don’t settle for whatever thoughts and beliefs you’ve been indoctrinated with over a lifetime of social programming, bad experiences and appropriated thought forms.

6. The world was not made for you; you are It.

Contrary to the belief of our forefathers as expounded in the Judeo-Christian tradition – i.e. God created the earth and animals and then women for the men to be the masters of it – the earth was not made for us. Everything in our world changes in an instant, depending on our outlook. If the world changes in accordance to how we see it, than we can hardly be considered to be separate from it. In fact then, we must be it.

7. You may not perfect, but your body is.

Our bodies are the greatest blessing; the greatest supreme vehicle to enable and carry our precious lives and spirits, and our (supposed) minds. If we cannot see, hear, taste, smell, feel, sense, think, what are we? Nothing more than a rock, really, or worse…perhaps a rock can feel after all. Our body knows exactly what we need, and if we pay attention it will let us know. All things are possible with this magnificent mind-body vehicle. It deserves some serious attention and full respect!

8. You can’t always get what you want, but you can have what you want (and in an instant).

First you must decide what it is you really want. Truly, deeply, from your heart of hearts. Sit with that for a while. If you find it’s something that truly resonates with you, your perceived purpose or destiny, and what you see for your future, then you must go with that impulse and follow it through. You can collapse time and have it all in an instant – or maybe a few weeks, if necessary – if you’re willing to let go of the small view, and go big. Go all the way. Open your heart to the miracle of existence.

9. Trust in your Higher Self.

In truth, you know the answers to all problems. Don’t fear the unknown. The stronger your connection to your true self — your inner guru, or higher self — the more powerful and effective your actions in the world. Revel in and enjoy the fierce grace of who you are at source. It’s so beautiful.

Life is sweet, when your heart is open to the endless bounty of existence…

Much Love,

– Satya


First Post

First post on Fierce Wisdom. Was a little torn on whether to go with FierceWisdom.com or SatyaColombo.com — went with the latter, and fiercewisdom.com forwards here… for now!

Excited to see how this project unfolds, but it just feels right.

Installed and customized the WordPress theme from WooThemes today (that developer membership comes in handy). Designed the header logo today, took me just a couple hours…! So fun.

Fierce Wisdom is the evolution of The Happiness Project – my quest in search of the secret to true happiness, which I started so MANY years ago. At last, the real knowledge, experience and wisdom I have learned through this journey over the years – and through my adventures in online strategy and web design over the last couple years with my company iEnvision Media – will be shared with the world.

This is something COMPLETELY new and different from anything out there, and anything I’ve done up ’til now… it’s really the culmination of my life’s calling to be a powerful instigator of transformation, and to help collectively uplift the good people of the world. Can’t wait (!)

Much Love,

– Satya