What event prompted you to commit yourself this way, and what has this commitment brought you?
Having always been curious of the unknown, and always being very attentive to others, I’ve always lead a very full life, both culturally as well as spiritually. It was after a few of my many travels that I told myself that it would be interesting to write books and maintain a blog, which would allow many other people to benefit from my experiences. The many testimonies and messages of encouragement I receive, confirm to me that this project was not just a good idea but indeed a life project.
What do you think of the current state of morals and values?
There are large differences between each culture but let’s say that in general, the situation is troublesome. We are witnessing a terrible decadence, whether at the level of education, entertainment, and living with one another. All one has to do is to turn on the television to realize all of this. The information we are given is nothing more but a propaganda tool aimed at creating division between the masses. The entertainment programs have taken a dominating role and demean man not just as a mere consumer, but as a consumer product itself. It’s no wonder that human relationships can be summarized more and more as sterile discussions and exchanges with very little depth.
What is your definition of happiness?
I would say that happiness is when we are in accordance with ourselves and with everything around us. That translates into a feeling of peace and harmony, and this feeling permits us to access the best of oneself and of others. A happy person can be distinguished by his luminosity, which brightens his path and reflects on all those around him.
How does the awakening of our consciousness occur?
The awakening of consciousness is first of all related to our ability to give meaning to the events of our lives. This awakening is revealed in the form of visionary clarity that has the ability to transpose us beyond the consequences of our actions, and leads us to more profound questioning. But the awakening of the consciousness is also linked to signs, encounters or meetings, and most particularly, to synchronicities. These events help us associate different facts and see their subtle relationships. They incite us to question, permitting us new levels of understanding and engaging us in making certain decisions which might prove decisive for our spiritual evolution.
What do you think of the thesis that says it is not good to judge? Is not judgement the practical implementation of our experience?
We must make a distinction between judgement and discernment. Discernment is differentiating in the most objective manner, in other ways, remaining as neutral as possible. With judgement, there is the addition of emotions, whether positive or negative, to what is objectively perceived.
It is clear that we have an absolute need for discernment, but judgement can be very harmful since it brings nothing to oneself or another. It is very important to distinguish between these two; too many judgements, prevents questioning, but no longer daring to discern, with the pretext of not falling into judgement, obviously prevents all evolution.
How do you see faith? And is it necessary for spiritual growth?
There are several levels to faith; the first, reminds us that each moment of our lives, we are deeply connected to the divine, and this reminder appears in the form of ‘hope’ whenever it deems it necessary. The second, invites us mentally and emotionally to uncover the mystery of our Beings within this existence. And finally, faith, by its sacred nature, leads us to the dimension of transcendence.
What is the quality that you most appreciate?
I would put sincerity on the forefront. People that are honest always try to act according to truth, and their actions emanate from a deep sincerity, and consequently, are of great purity. The expression of truth is probably what is most lacking within humanity. We would take a tremendous step forward if we were all more aware, both personally and professionally, just how lies and deception are the source of the majority of problems confronting us.