Rafael Scarfullery's Blog

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Location: Charlottesville, VA, United States

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My main goal in life is to fulfill my purpose on earth and help to fulfill other people's purposes, too. I want to make a little positive contribution and make the part of my world a more peaceful and loving place. I love music and it's the principal channel through which I carry out the above goals. I'm professionally and thoroughly prepared in several music areas: composition, orchestral/choral conducting, performance (classical guitar and organ), college teaching, and church music.

In my website, www.RafaelScarfullery.com, you can watch my music videos, listen to my CD's and buy them, see samples of my compositions, buy scores for downloading, download free scores, read about my music career, read my thoughts and other people's quotes that help us to become better human beings, and much more. If you'd like, send me your feedback. I'd love to hear from you!

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Saturday, March 10, 2007

Hope fuels our lives

From the instant we're born, we hope. We hope that we'll continue breathing, eating, and being safe; all this in order to survive. Well, I forgot pleasure, which is the main hope of this entertainment-oriented generation: Are you having fun? Cool! Awesome! Heavy! All these hopes define our lives throughout our life stages and they can stop us from doing the real things that matter: our small contribution to others in the form of goodness, peace, love, sharing, and compassion. These are the things that matter.

Just think this way: Since our birth we're dying and we have a limited amount of years to accomplish our destiny. We then choose one of these paths:

1. Get an education, work or start a business in order to make a living and live well, have a family, buy a house or more, buy and buy things, invest, save the most we can for retirement, retire, and die.


2. Get an education, work or start a business in order to accomplish your destiny, have a family, buy a house, supply needs, give to or start a non-profit organization to help people in need, invest in worthy causes (not Wall Street which is full of greed), save for retirement just in case, not retire (continue working until there is strenght), and die.

We decide which one will direct our lives. Selfish motives? Choose the first one. Unselfish? Choose the second. Let me put it this way: Imagine just the moment before dying. What matters more? Our past hopes are gone. Our deeds are done. We have lived our lives. A sweet and sour feeling sorrounds the selfish: We lived well and had fun, but didn't accomplish my destiny and didn't make the world a better place. Now what's next? On the other side, a sweet feeling is all around the unselfish: We lived happily, enjoyed life, accomplished our destiny and did all possible to make the world a better place. Now we hope to see God in eternity.


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