Marine corps officer Robert J. Wicks shares with us some important lessons on life and nature.
Rather than read, he encourages us to reflect. If we face a challenge, we can act not from anger but from joy and grounded peace.
From his book, Streams of Contentment, here are three tips on living a natural, and successful life.
* Be clear about what is truly essential.
* Appreciate everything and everyone in your life right now.
* Recognize that a little silence and solitude is no small thing.
– Robert J. Wicks
When we appreciate what is important, right now, we honor life and everyone around us.
Robert J. Wicks is a clinical psychologist and author, interested in how spirituality and psychology are intertwined. He graduated from Fairfield University in Connecticut in 1968, with a B.A. in psychology and philosophy. He later went on to receive his PhD in psychology from Hahnemann Medical College and Hospital, now known as Drexel University Medical College. Wicks has taught at a number of universities, given commencement speeches, and presented to Congress. In the 1990s, he worked with relief workers, who were working in Rwanda during the civil war. He has also worked with professionals who support Iraqi and Afghan war veterans in the early 2000s. Throughout his career, he has published over 40 books inspired by his studies into psychology and spirituality. Wicks has received a number of awards including the The Humanitarian Award Association for Spiritual, Ethical, Religious and Value Issues in Counseling American Counseling Association. He has been married to his wife, Michaele Barry Wicks, for over 40 years and they have one daughter together.