Rod Stryker: 15 Maxims to Create a Life of Purpose
(from an interview with 33 Voices)
1. Yoga is about refining our perception; and perception is the key to taking full advantage of life.
2. Every moment is a choice.
3. Our birth right is happiness. We don't find it by attaining things.
4. Attachment is where our struggles begin.
5. To be clear about your purpose, it's not necessarily about profession; it's about WHAT YOU'RE MEANT TOCONTRIBUTE TO THE WORLD.
6. Your contribution to the world expresses you in a unique way. Find the words and live it.
7. Andrew Carnegie's motto: All is good and all grows better! When he discovered that, he said "A light came rushing through me and changed my life forever."
8. When you serve your highest purpose, you serve the wellbeing of everything.
9. The Four Desires:
-Let your highest purpose be the driving force of your life
-Discover the means – the tools – to fulfill your purpose.
-Long for pleasure, delights and playfulness in life.
-Delight in the joy of freedom. Be free from the burdens of the world.
10. Detach from the results of your actions.
11. Quiet the mind and you gain a sense that no matter what, you're 100% complete.
12. We're all seeking to find more happiness and suffer less.
13. Bill Gates was once asked before a product launch, are you afraid? his response was, "absolutely, fear accompanies me with every step."
14. "Yoga is life"
15. "The important thing is this: to be able, at any moment, to sacrifice what we are for what we could become."
Best Advice: You're not the doer. There's a creative force in each of us. Just get out of the way.
Personal Motto: "The fire of spirit is invincible. It lights my way and empowers me to brighten the light of others. I relentlessly stoke this fire through teaching, leadership, creativity, service, laughter, and by returning to stillness. I am ceaselessly dedicated to glorifying both Creator and creation."
Excitement about the future: People are hungrier about the truth more than ever.