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Feb 16, 2021

"When we are able, when we are sufficiently still and relaxed--letting it happen, not doing it--we can receive a resonance from a greater consciousness." --James George

My Vision Quest

"I must begin by asking myself, 'What do I want?' What do I want, really -- not because of my background and education, self-image and vanity, but what does this 'I' that I am actually want from this short life? Indeed. What, or who am I? And what for? That stops me. And I begin, in silence, to listen - to look up to what I can see and know about the great Universe..."Jim George was a celebrated Canadian diplomat, environmental activist, and author. Across the course of his prolific career, he held a series of challenging, adventurous posts around the world. First and foremost, however, he was a spiritual seeker, one who established meaningful connections with some of the most influential teachers of the last century. He was 101-years-old when he passed, and as one of his interviewers put it, George was, "a translucent diamond radiating the wisdom and experience of a well-lived life." In this short and potent piece, written in his nineties, George shares the essence of his 'vision quest.'


What is your vision quest? Do share it with DailyGood if inspired to do so. And for a deep-dive into more of James George's worldview and insights, check out, "If Not Now, When." More ...