“Don’t ask what the world needs. Ask what makes you come alive and go do that, because what the world needs is people who have come alive.” – Dr. Howard Thurman

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Welcome to my space, a place I share with the thoughts of Howard Thurman. Why? Because Howard Thurman was my mentor and friend. He taught me to listen for the sound of the genuine in people. I believe with him, that listening for it in others helps us hear the sound of the genuine in ourselves. Simply stated, I want to enter into dialogue with people interested in matters which make them come alive. I am interested in thinking “out loud” with people who are not afraid to take time to practice “deep listening”. Deep listening comes from the “deep within” and it is that deep which allows and facilitates the sound of the genuine.

I want to encourage folks to journal because in journaling, if one is truly open and honest, one’sthoughts, images and feelings can be quite informative. Journaling is important to thecreation of deep thoughts. Once my journal thoughts have been recorded and I have centered myself, I am prepared to enter into discussion and dialogue with you. I am constantly in search for discernment because I want to know whether there is a deeper note being sounded when we are communicating. I have no need to be right about everything. I only seek to enter into a dialogue which may bring me (us) to a deeper understanding of this vast universe we live in. For example, I believe there is a stirring in the universe and I want to talk with you about those things. I want to tap into the thinking of folks like Howard Thurman and Mohandas Gandhi and His Holiness, the 14th Dalai Lama so I can come to some understanding of where we are heading.

I have had wonderful and deep experiences as a person who believes that it is possible for us to live successfully without regard to practically anything. If you are a person who is not asking what the world needs but rather you asking what makes you come alive, I would be most interested in having a conversation with you.

Rev. Dr. Paul Smith

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