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Sunday, July 24, 2011

It's All Good!

Last week, I put out requests here and in social media outlets for interviews I'd like to do to showcase other artists. I'm thrilled with the response I've received! My thanks to Facebook friend Kim Baker who saw my requests online for suggestions, and sent me a message to contact someone she knew who would be an interesting interview.  I chose Bernie Fallon for the first one because he advocates an ideal that is very close to my heart. His book is called "Goodology" and perceives that all of the energy in the world is good.  I've always been of the attitude that love gets love.  Kindness gets kindness, good gets good and it all makes the world go 'round.  Except...there's that hate business, and greed, and wars, and all the stuff in the world that has absolutely nothing to do with love, giving or receiving.  Bernie Fallon has dedicated himself to spreading pure love, and the meaning of love even among what we see as evil that exists.  I asked him some questions to learn more about his quest and was delighted with how forthcoming he was! For my first interview, he made it so easy and quickly calmed any nervousness I had about it. 

I asked Bernie two questions to get started, then planned to proceed with more questions based on his answers, as I anticipated I would want more information from his responses. He elaborated on his answers on his own and I didn't even have to do anymore work! Talk about an easy first time interview, Bernie was the perfect subject!  I think you all will find his quest in life as interesting as I do.  Some may see him as idealistic, perhaps even unrealistic, but I'm one who believes that if we all did our share of giving from a loving heart, from the good we all have deep down inside of us, the world would be a much better place. 

K - How long did it take you to gather the information you needed to complete this project?
Bernie - I started “knowing” what I wanted to do in 1988 – study “good”. But, I needed to have answers that I was comfortable with. I realize now that I was stubbornly studying “good” because I would only accept answers that resonated within.

K - Once you gathered the data, how long did it take to get it to completion?
Bernie – I sold my business in Massachusetts August of ’10, I arrived in Phoenix in September, started writing, finished and published the book by April of ’11. 7 months. The book flowed out to completion once I began writing.

K - Give us some background on how you arrived at the finished product. 
Bernie - In my mid-twenties when it was time to “really” think of what I wanted to do with my life, the answer kept coming up, “good”. That is what I wanted to do. I wanted to study the depth of good. I didn’t want to use the pre-existing labels to come up with answers. If I did that, then my answers would be the same as what was out there.

I couldn’t be an accountant, lawyer, engineer or whatever. I certainly didn’t want to work for a company that sold a product that was unhealthy without its customers knowing it. We can see a starving child on TV. We can be moved. A few minutes later we are making a peanut butter and jelly sandwich while watching Wheel of Fortune.

There is a power deeper. I wanted to know and understand that!

Yes, I had lots of pain in my life. But this was not a reaction to a painful experience. This is not an epiphany. It didn’t result from an “Aha” moment.  I don’t think we need to react from pain to experience good.  Good is who we are.  Thus the desire for good is effortless and synergistic.

Getting into the study of spiritual health turned the corner for me. One thing I always promised myself is that I would act consistently with the level of power that I have. I was not going to “force” success or fake it. If I had it, it would be given to me naturally. Thus, it would be effortless and attracted.  In my life, whatever happens, happens. I just enjoy the process.

The desire was just to do “good” and I worked hard toward that goal because of that desire. The desire was not to make a certain amount of money or have a certain amount of coercive power or move away from the pain. If you are reacting from pain, then you will be always limited to that.

So, you see the first way of gathering information is to read, study and listen to the world. The second way is to listen to yourself. That is what I did – in depth - listening to my insides. The real power comes from inside.

Think of it this way, if you learn many things from a book, you are absorbing labels. For that to resonate, it must come from within anyway - match a truth. If you listen to truth inside, the answers will be beauty, love, patience, happiness, smiles and so on. It's an easy way to learn if you listen and trust. If learning something makes sense then we are awakening information within. It matches. It’s GOOD.

Me - You have the book finished and published, the website is all set up. Where do you go from here?
Bernie - It's so wide open, it's a very cool experience. Everything happens because opportunities keep arising and all I have to do is say "yes" to them. I had three successive radio appearances, many speaking engagements, workshops and television coming up. All of these happened by others asking me (bumping into people).

My positive response of "yes" helps a lot. More specifically, soon I will go to Phoenix to do more workshops, speaking and promoting the book, websites and cause.

I also have contests with questions like, "What GOOD could you do or would you do with $100?" or "Share a GOOD act to win $100" or the next one I think will be, "Share an expression of LOVE." The reason I do these is that it expands us giving us new ideas and encourages energy flow within. That is the ultimate goal - to experience flow.

There is a video planned. I am experimenting with a game to encourage good and a radio show. I also have some very good book ideas that I will follow through on. I just want to enjoy each day and live in the "current" of good as I say in the book. The greatest currency is that of kindness, compassion and love.

Thank you, Bernie, for allowing me to be nosy about you and what you do.  There's much more to know, so please visit Bernie's website http://www.goodology.com/ for more information about "Goodology".  There are links on the home page for purchasing the book and there are videos, too.  So...you can watch TV while on the internet while absorbing pure love and joy. What more could you ask for in a website?  You can also join Bernie on Facebook at www.facebook.com/goodology.

Next week, tune in for some enlightening questions with two fabulous musician friends, Jamon Scott and Brian Blush of "The Toluenes".  It's guaranteed to be interesting with those two!

Hug somebody today and share the love!

Lovingly yours,

~ K

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