Each of us finds his unique vehicle for sharing with others his bit of wisdom.

Even though I comprehend and fully embrace this sentiment from Ram Dass, every time I have seen this aphorism I have always felt that with this kind of foresight, he should have invented YouTube.

Since the dawn of communication, the human species has always shown a propensity to share their unique knowledge with others. All of the tribal elders would spend a significant portion of their later years teaching and passing along  vital knowledge for survival.  Animals, to a lesser extent, do this as well.

The ability to communicate with others in an intellectual capacity with intention of sharing ideas and growing from one another is, in my opinion, one of life‘s greatest joys. On some level this is why Facebook exploded….because human beings, being herd animals, have a necessity to congregate, and when proximal distance separates us, social media is a digital reconnection of the herd.

People love to share. It is a basic tenet that cannot be overlooked in the study of our specie.

As parents, we all (hopefully) take great pride in mentoring our children in the ways of life and the ways of the world. When a person is more broadly focused and willing to share knowledge with others, they discover the greater joy in being some form of an influence in another person’s life. 

As a person grows older, Wayne Dyer explains that they hit a stage which he called “the shift“ in which a person starts to feel more and more desirous of imparting knowledge to others. It is common to all races and nationalities and I think this traces back to the beginning of civilization and is ultimately the cause of civilization. For what is civilization, if not a collection of knowledge and perceived common realities?

My mom started me on the path to studying the wisdom of the ages and I have spent decades reading and observing how people throughout time have encapsuled their perceptions into words and pictures. I started making these aphorisms and sending them to my kids has a way of continuing the path that my mother had put me onto as a teenager. It has evolved into a daily practice of communicating with my friends. In a time when we are sequestered to our own domicile, I enjoy the opportunity to connect with people, if for no other reason then just simply to say hello😊 anytime my text messages become annoying or troublesome, you only need share this with me and I will no longer send them to you in the morning🌟 Happy hump day!

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Written by Brian Weiner
When I was 5 years old, I discovered that the lemon tree in the backyard + dixie cups + water and sugar and I was in business. I have been hooked on that ever since. In 1979, I borrowed $14,000 to create a brand new product... photographic greeting cards with no text on the inside, called Paradise Photography. That was the start of The Illusion Factory. Since then, The Illusion Factory has been entrusted by all of the major studios and broadcasters with the advertising and marketing of over $7 billion in filmed, live, broadcast, gaming, AR, VR and regulated gaming forms of entertainment, generating more than $100 Billion in revenue and 265 awards for creativity and technology for our clients. When I took a break from film school at UCLA to move to Hawaii, my mother did not lecture me. Instead, she took 150 of her favorite aphorisms and in her beautiful calligraphy, wrote them artistically throughout a blank journal. That is the origin of the Lessons from the Mountain series. Since then, on my journeys to the top of a mountain to watch the sunrise, I have spent countless hours contemplating words of wisdom from the sages of all races, genders and political persuasions, constantly accumulating the thoughts to guide me on my life path. I hope you enjoy my books. Please let me know your thoughts, as I highly value your feedback!