Robert, you have had such a positive impact on my state of mind following my accident, who or what has inspired you?
I have been a student of A Course of Miracles for 18 years. A Course in Miracles is a complete self-study spiritual thought system. As a three-volume curriculum consisting of a "Text", "Workbook for Students", and "Manual for Teachers", it teaches the way to universal love and peace through forgiving others.
My mentor is Tom Carpenter, author of “The Miracle of Real Forgiveness”. The Miracle of Real Forgiveness is about letting go of our misperceptions of who we are and what the world appears to be, and opening our mind to a difference experience we cannot now imagine. While separateness is still our dominant belief, we are actually now in the process of changing that perception. The understanding of a harmony and unity beyond all forms inspires the practice of many levels of forgiveness, leading ultimately to the recognition within each of us a unity that has never changed, but has been hidden behind our present belief.
Wow, that sounds amazing. It must be such a privilege to have helped so many people around the world. What are the most common blocks to happiness you have found?
The search for happiness is the biggest block to happiness. There is a world of difference between searching for happiness and following your joy.
Indeed, I discovered you at a point I was doing neither but your teachings have helped me enormously. You have been working in this field a long time now, does it still bring you as much joy? What is the best part about what you do?
I love the work of The Happiness Project because I know that when people understand true happiness they also spread that happiness to others.
Paying it forward? Hmm I like that idea. Are you working on anything new?
Yes. I am writing a book called Loveability which is about knowing how to love and be loved. It will be published by Hay House in March 2013.
I will be pre-ordering that as soon as I can. Robert, thank you so much for your time.