Growing up, my closest relative in my extended family was my uncle Ron. A part of our mutual interest has been seeking the answers to many of the questions that we all seek in life.
Ron and I wanted to learn the truth about everything around us, about finding peace and happiness and the truth about the bliss that lies in what can only be described as the stillness. The stillness is an important part
of our lives. The silence in nature and the space between one thought and the next is where the truth lies.
Ron and I spent many years reading as much as we could digest, meeting weekly to discuss the knowledge we had gained through research. Sometimes we were reading the same book, sometimes different books, but we continuously spent hour after hour seeking what we thought felt right, what made sense, what meshed and how we thought different concepts and pieces of knowledge could positively impact our lives. We sought information through text, word of mouth, video, interview and many other forms of gathering what we believed could help explain our lives, love, happiness, emotion,
the universe and any aspect of existence that we could.
It was through our reading, researching and living that we were able to create a collection of guidelines to help us walk softly through our journey here on earth. That is what *Walking Softly *is about. Strategies and concepts to help all of us create happy and successful lives.
*Walking Softly* is a map of sorts. A map of the physical part of the human journey. The physical part of our journey is an opportunity for humans to develop our spiritual path in preparation for our transition to the next
stage, the divine stage often referred to as heaven.
Here is where we are challenged by the material world to seek a balance between the spiritual and the material.
On our individual paths, because of free will, we can decide to develop our spiritual side by becoming conscious individuals that leave few footprints behind or we can embrace the material world. In the great scheme of things
there are only choices. The direction we choose shapes our transition to the next part of our journey.
In *Walking Softly* we discover principles of education, psychology and spirituality by exploring the material and the spiritual worlds on earth. These principles were collected over a lifetime as a guide to happiness and
Making mistakes is a part of being human and it’s a given. What is not a given is how we react to these mistakes. We have been given free will to choose a happy and prosperous life. The principles in *Walking Softly* are
a guide in that pursuit.