The Responsibility Of A Lifetime

WHEN: March 25, 2003 Afternoon Meeting

“This is one of those rare moments when John addresses everyone at the end of a meeting. He speaks of what he is here for, and our great opportunity.” – JdR Gems Editor

“I am only here to empower the little bit that you know, to profoundly set things straight, to introduce healing first to the deep and inviting everything else to follow.

I am only helping where you came from, not the interests that you come here with. This isn’t going to make your life any bit better; it will only make it true, letting what counts the most count first.

What is happening here is like a wave, and inasmuch as you know it, it is really not worth wasting. There isn’t much time to realize and apply the deep – just one lifetime. That is such a responsibility.

The responsibility is so great, but so is where you came from so great. But you won’t find it in the big; you find it in the little.”

~ John de Ruiter

 

                                                                      

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