Categories
Uncategorized

The Four Agreements

Being an author, I have had the pleasure of meeting many inspiring authors such as  Patricia Montandon, Deepak Chopra, Mark Victor Hansen, Jack Canfield and so on. 7 years ago, after my book was first published, I came across a little book by Don Miguel Ruiz, titled The Four Agreements.”  Immediately, I knew that I needed to personally connect with Miguel Ruiz to further explore my philosophy about life. I located his phone numbers and attempted calling  him several times, but never had the courage to leave a message. Today, 7 years later, on my birthday, I met with him, we hugged as if we have known one another a lifetime. perhaps we have. Listening to this master speak washed away all doubts about my own beliefs about life, kids, love and the future of mankind. His casual manner of speaking and simple methods of translating what is important in life resonated within my soul and I know that we have much work to do. For now I would like to induldge my spirit with the teachings of today, and more on this later.
Categories
Uncategorized

America’s Broken Promises!

America is blessed with an abundance of talent, resources, and social standing yet our education system always seems behind other industrial nations. Why is that? We are constantly telling one another to focus on the future; that our future is strong, that it will be better. How can it be better when our children, who are tomorrow’s adults, our future, are dropping out of school at a rate of 1 every 26 seconds?
Why is it that we increase funding for the military, jails, drug and alcohol treatments; all the while we continue to cut the education budget? Kids who are losing interest in school are the ones ending up drinking, abusing others and ending up in jail . We, as a country have the highest inmate population in the world. Why is that we are o.k with spending millions upon millions of dollars on treatments, we could very easily save ourselves few millions of dollars by focusing on preventive measures through education at an early age. Recent statistics showed that we spend on an average between $7,000-13,500 per student in the public education system, while we spend $35,000 per inmate in the jail. What’s wrong with this picture?
Being an advocate for children’s education, my investigative questioning about this deeply rooted problem soon turned into filming a documentary. I was a little hesitant at first, but I wanted to know where was the problem and how we can fix it …and fix we can, the question is…do we want to? I began shooting this documentary a couple of years ago and it is nearing completion. Click on the picture and watch the clip. Let me know your thoughts.