Abandoning a successful medical practice, he sought self-fulfillment by taking up the nomadic life of a surfer. But unlike other American searchers like Thoreau or Kerouac, Paskowitz took his wife and nine children along for the ride, all eleven of them living in a 24 foot camper.
October 2012 archive
What we are going to set out to accomplish here is to realize our connection to God and God’s plan for our lives. This plan is also our soul’s plan, for when we came to Earth we all had a grand dream for how we would express God’s love here and do our part in bringing Heaven to Earth.
So, I have been studying the tools out there that can catapult my blog to the top and allow me to make money quickly or relatively quickly. Actually, it’s not quickly I am interested in as much as knowing that if I put the work in, even if it’s a year, that that work will produce something.
I recently received a letter from an Atlanta Falcons player who told me he quit the NFL not long after reading my book The Secret of Shelter Island.
“I realized I was living someone else’s dream, not mine,” he said. “The truth is I haven’t enjoyed football since high school.”
Some might be surprised that anyone would walk away from all that money and celebrity. But perhaps he’s an existentialist. They recognize the dangers of living an inauthentic life.
Who, exactly, are the existentialists and what do they know?
Existentialism is a philosophical movement that came about in the late-19th century. It is not some abstract set of theoretical truths. Rather it is a no-nonsense philosophy that encourages you to take a hard look at your life and ask two essential questions: Who am I and how shall I live?