The Natural Laws, eternal truths, never ever change. This is why I can say, without question, we live is a three-dimensional world. It is a Law; it has to happen.
For every earthly species, these dimensions take on many common characteristics. Consider our human person; it has a body, mind and a soul. Thus, we live our life addressing every aspect presented to us on a physical, mental and spiritual level. Our approach to these aspects will be made personally, professionally and spiritually. Yes, Mr. or Mrs. Skeptic, this applies to you too. It is only when we accomplish this task well, we are said to be at peace. Finding “balance” in our life, we will be generally viewed as someone who has their life “all together”. Success!!
Many people strive for this nirvana their entire life and are never able to reach this place of “all togetherness”. Our main hurtle; we simply never learn, profess and live the truth. For example, we pick and choose when we will hide, disown or ignore one or more of our three personas. We chose to be a different person at church than who we are at the office or on the golf course. We never truly bring all three personas together as one. This denial causes us to live a lie. As my mom use to say, “The truth will always be revealed.”
These natural personas are not man-made; we are created with all three. Some spend their life in a state of internal conflict fighting a battle that they cannot win. During these skirmishes, three common strategies are used.
The most common is when we try to compartmentalize the three personas. It goes something like this; “When work, we work, when we play, we play and when we pray, we pray”. Thanks to our crazy litigious society, human resource departments struggle with this model trying to satisfy the attorneys while in reality, the natural truth will always be revealed. Sadly, we are not wired to be only one persona at a time.
The second most common plan is for the person to try to intentionally remove, extinguish or ignore one or more of their personas. The deleted persona of choice is routinely their spiritual nature. We live in a secular culture that promotes disagreeing, discrediting and disavowing spirituality so denying this persona makes you one of the cool kids.
The last arrangement is where we spend all of our time focusing on only one persona. This is the technique we use in the attempt to “get ahead” in business. We rationalize that we will spend all of our time, talents and treasures on our professional nature which will make us successful, then, once the business is up and running, we will have more time for family, friends and God. What happens in this scenario is when the business person finally gets around to doing the same for the other two personas, they find that the people whom are touched by those parts of their life are no longer there.
The winning formula is to use the truth the same for each persona. We must be deliberate in doing the right thing; this takes learning, professing and living the truth. We must do our very best and always treat others how we would want to be treated.
The triangle that assures we can do all of this with a pure mission is the hierarchy of Love. We are called to love our Creator, our neighbor and our self as one. When I am spending time with my family and friends; I am also benefiting my work life by relaxing and the activities that I am doing should also be pleasing to my God. When I am working I do so to benefit my family and my God. When I am being spiritual it is so that I can be a better husband, father, brother, friend, worker, supervisor or CEO. Victory can only be obtained by our ability to combine the three into a single cohesive unit; one well-rounded successful trinity of a person.
If this is my last post, I want all to know there was only one purpose for all that I have written; to have made a positive difference in the lives of others. Anthony “Tony” Boquet, the author of “The Bloodline of Wisdom, The Awakening of a Modern Solutionary” and Vice President, Education and Development at The American College of Financial Services