Thursday, August 18, 2005


First of all I want to acknowledge those of you who have sent in comments to this blog site. Muniandy from Malaysia I appreciate your positive feedback and PT your constructive critique.

I have learned some huge lessons as this blog unfolds, and the most important is to be patient with your journey. I am learning as you are to be on a better path in my life and my life's work. To do this in your 20,s , 30,s 40,s or even 50's is an uphill climb given our childhood training and early adulthood programming, but to start at my age of 63 is even more of a challenge.

Some of you have questioned the motivation for the blog. Is it simply a marketing tool for writing my book? That's a fair question and requires a truthful answer. "Buddha in the Board Room" was conceived long before the blog. About two years ago I came up with the title but never really did anything with it. I was also not in the right space to begin any journey, I was caught up in the daily spin that we are all engaged in until we realize that something is missing, we are chasing that ever elusive state of nirvana that never comes. Money comes and goes...happiness is merely an interruption of sadness.....anxiety is motivated by fear......we do business to get business to make money....we create relationships to make us happy....we are never alone we are just in between relationships, it's too painful to be alone..we meet and network with people to get businesss..we make money to buy things to be happy...and when we're done buying the house, the car, the big screen t.v., the Australian trip, the winter condo, the summer cottage, the ski trip, etc's always NEXT!!!

I decided six months ago I had had enough. That didn't mean I had to drop out and retreat to a monastery in the himalayans, although I was tempted. I decided to do something different with my life and after connecting with a few people at a deeper level and hearing their story, observing how effortlesly they conducted their business and personal life and seeing how truly happy and content they were I looked at how I could begin a similar journey.

This blog and the writings herein are the beginning of that journey. And I emphasize again this is very much the beginning of the journey. I have truthfully admitted that I am not a Buddhist and I am not a deeply religious man. I am however deeply spiritual and have had many life altering experiences that have come through divine intervention and a source that goes beyond the infrastructure of a religious institution. I don't meditate regularly, do yoga or burn candles...only when I take a you see I'm probably just like you....beginning the journey. And if by some chance I can inspire you to begin the journey with me as a fellow traveller, maybe we can learn a lot from each other.

I became intrigued by the eight fold path of the teachings of the Buddha and thought that if we conducted our lives with these fundamental principles, not only would we be in RIGHT alignment, our life's work would be of personal choice and fulfillment, businesses would grow and prosper for the right reasons , our relationships would be of pure intention and the view of our world would change.

As I have been led to believe, weblogs have been created to allow everyone to express themselves in a free and unshackled way. The opinions I express and yours are not monitored by some news director, surveilence camera, Home Land Security. the FBI, CIA or RCMP..Big Brother is not watching. So I encourage you to not just drop by this blog site for a visit, but to use it as a forum to write your own personal stories about your journey, whether you are at the beginning, middle, or end.

<strong>Buddha says: "The moment we are enlightened within, we go beyond the voidness of a world confronting us".


Ed note: Many of you have asked why I use the term Namaste when I sign off the blog entry...there is a reason and here it is:


Meaning and Definition

Namaste, appreciation, and success all go hand in hand when you understand the true meaning.

The meaning of success is the continued expansion of happiness and the progressive realization of worthy goals by honoring others.

Success is a life filled with appreciation and gratitude. You could say the real meaning of Success is the ability to fulfill your desires effortlessly and with ease.

Yet success- all by itself, success, including the creation of wealth, has been considered by some to be a process that requires hard work, and it is often considered by some to be at the expense of others.

What's needed is a more spiritual approach to success and to affluence; which is the abundant flow of all good things to you.

These 7 spiritual laws have helped many people live in harmony with nature and create with carefree-ness, joy, and love once they have realized it's true meaning.

7 Spiritual Laws of Success

Meaning and Definition.

1. The Law of Pure Potentiality

The source of all creation is pure consciousness... pure potentiality seeking expression from the un-manifest to the manifest. When we realize that our true self is one of pure potentiality, we align with the power that manifests everything in the universe.

2. The Law of Giving

The universe operates through dynamic exchange.... giving and receiving are different aspects of the flow of energy in the universe. And in our willingness to give that which we seek, we keep the abundance of the universe circulating in our lives.

3. The Law of Cause and Effect

Every action generates a force of energy that returns to us in like kind.... what we sow is what we reap. And when we choose actions that bring happiness and success to others, the fruit of our action is happiness and success.

4. The law of Least Effort

Nature's intelligence functions with effortless ease.... with care-freeness, harmony, and love. When we harness the forces of harmony, joy, and love, we create success and good fortune with effortless ease.

5. The Law of Intention and Desire

Inherent in every intention and desire is the mechanics for its fulfillment... intention and desire in the field of pure potentiality have infinite power. When we introduce an intention in the fertile ground of pure potentiality, we put this infinite organizing power to work for us.

6. The Law of Detachment

In detachment lies the wisdom of uncertainty..... in the wisdom of uncertainty lies the freedom from our past, from the known, which is the prison of past conditioning. in our willingness to step into the unknown, the field of all possibilities, we surrender ourselves to the creative mind that orchestrates the dance of the universe.

7. The Law of Purpose in Life

Everyone has a purpose in life... a unique gift or special talent to give to others. When we blend this unique talent with service to others, we experience the ecstasy and exultation of our own spirit, which is the ultimate goal of all goals.


beb said...

thank you. truly.

your clear intention and the beauty of your words inspire.

in that inspiration comes the realignment of my own intention.


buddhaspeaksbiz said...

Beb, a wonderful affirmation of my work...thank you so much.