George Wallace: Personal Profile
“The marvelous richness of human experience would lose something of rewarding joy if there were not limitations to overcome. The hilltop hour would not be half so wonderful if there were no dark valleys to traverse.”
- Helen Keller
Before I tell you a little about myself, you have to understand that this website, and anything that arises out of this effort, has nothing to do with me. The words on these pages come through me, they are not of me. I often wonder about the Source, which I really do know is God. As well, it is important that I establish credibility in your eyes so that you can confidently read and assimilate that which is written here.
I am a person that will listen to you if you can clearly demonstrate to me that you know what you are talking about. I am really not that interested in engaging with people who talk the talk, without actually walking the walk. I very much like hanging around with people who live what they preach.
In that there is nothing very unique about me, I presume that there are many people who could stumble upon this website and become interested in the contents, but wonder about the person who created them. I want to make sure that everyone who gets here can tell that I absolutely live what I teach, because I know that I wouldn’t listen to the writer unless that were the case. I can tell you that I do not talk about attaining inner peace then go home and kick the dog.
As a case in point, I remember a time when I was taking golf lessons at Stow Country Club in Stow, Massachusetts. The class was broken down into smaller groups so that each teaching pro had about 5 students. The gentleman I was working with (I forget his name, although I know it was French) demonstrated some of what he was going to be teaching us by repeatedly hitting balls with a 7 iron, and placing them right next to a pin about 150 yards away. This was very impressive, but not yet enough for me.
I began to give him the benefit of the doubt (I was much tougher in those days) when he addressed one of my fellow students. He explained that because this guy was left handed, the dynamic of the shot would be slightly different. He then took the left handed 7 iron from the now totally stunned student, and began hitting balls, once again placing them right next to the pin. We were all amazed! I can tell you that I paid very close attention to everything he said thereafter.
Given the nature of my golf game today, I’m not sure it did a lot of good!
You will find a lot of information about me strewn throughout everything that is written on these web pages, and anything else I write that you may find yourself reading. It is because I believe in using my own experiences as tools to illustrate certain points. It is my hope that this approach will give me more credibility in your eyes. Besides, some of the stories I will tell are pretty good, some of them are funny, and they are always revealing.
So I will use this personal profile page to give a little bit of a background on me, because I think it is useful to be able to place writers into certain contexts.
- By the time this website goes live, I will be 56 years old.
- I am a native Bostonian, having grown up in the predominantly white Irish Catholic neighborhood of Dorchester.
- I am the third of seven children. My father was a City of Boston firefighter, and my mother was a stay at home mom.
- I was graduated from the University of Massachusetts at Boston and I attended graduate school at Babson College in Wellesley, Massachusetts.
- I currently live in Southern New Hampshire with my wife of 17 years, and 14 year old identical twin daughters.
- I presently own a fully integrated Marketing firm that specializes in website design and development, as well as Social Media Marketing.
- I was a member off a World Champion Drum and Bugle Corp; The 27th Lancers of Revere, Massachusetts, for five years.
- I am an age group triathlete, a marathon swimmer, a voracious reader, and a terrible golfer, although I love playing golf!
- I really enjoy playing with ideas, turning thoughts over, and drilling down to depths that create entirely new perspectives.
- I love to write.
- At this point, it has been over 26 years since my last drink. God willing, I will never have that experience again.
- I love the game of baseball, and I am a tried and true fan of the Boston Red Sox.
- I enjoy learning foreign languages and I especially like travelling to the places where the language is spoken. I once saw a bumper sticker that said; “If more people travelled, there would be less war.” I can’t argue with that.
- I was the facilitator of a group studying A Course In Miracles in Dover, New Hampshire for nearly three years. I will soon be starting another group in Derry, New Hampshire.
- I believe in giving back to the community and I am involved in much volunteer work.
- I love hot political debate and I enjoy looking at things in very different ways.
- I am grateful to God for giving me the gifts and blessings I enjoy in my life, as well as the stresses and traumas that have taught me so much.
- On 9-11-2001, I experienced a profound spiritual enlightenment that has changed my life forever. My hope is that I can share the insights that came to me on that day, and the world will be slightly better off for my having been here.
- I published the book, How To Enjoy Peace In Your Life Everyday, in the summer of 2005.
- The Voice for God that gave me the awakening I experienced on September 11, 2001, has not gotten any quieter. I now know that my only choice is to embrace the mission I was given to the best of my ability.
- This website is the first act of my willingness to commit to the work I know needs to be done by me.
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