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Live life from a love perspective Our letter writer of the week Thomas Johansen says people should stop living life from a point of fear and instead live it from
07 Jun 2016 15:53
Letter Of The Week
Fiji Sun letter writer of the week Thomas Johansen with managing editor-Digital Rosi Doviverata at Fiji Sun headquarters at Walu Bay yesterday. Photo: Filipe Naigulevu

Live life from a love perspective

Our letter writer of the week Thomas Johansen says people should stop living life from a point of fear and instead live it from a perception of love.

“Deep down inside we are governed by two emotions, fear and love. It’s from these two emotions that we base our life decisions on,” he said.

Mr Johansen said he was inspired to write the letter through Jarryd Hayne’s message of living one’s dreams through the power of God.

“I was inspired by Jarryd Hayne’s message and every other person out there who inspire other people to do more than just follow the society’s status quo,” he said.

“People like Jarryd Hayne, who live from their heart and soul and not from others who tell him what to do. People like him who go and break barriers.”

The 34-year-old father of two said he even named his now six-year-old son, Jarryd Johansen, after the former NFL San Francisco 49ers star.

Mr Johansen took a big leap of faith earlier this year when he decided to resign from his job at the Bank of South Pacific in Papua New Guinea to find deeper meaning in life.

“Sometimes you just got to take that big leap of faith. I gotta start walking the talk,” he said.

“I was living a very comfortable life. The money offered was good but it did not really fulfil me.

“Chasing money doesn’t bring you happiness, chasing worldly goods doesn’t bring you happiness. So what does that tell you? Stop chasing worldly goods.

“Look first to the God that is within you, find what your purpose is in this life and then from there which is your foundation go out into the world.”

Mr Johansen believes the purpose for every single soul is to help one another.

“There would be no starvation on earth; there would be no wars if we all see ourselves as one big worldwide family. The world is our home,” he said.

The modest former banker of over 12 years said he was also inspired to continue to write on other issues and urged letter writers to pen their positivity instead of negative criticism into words of encouragement.

Filipe Naigulevu

Feedback: filipe.naigulevu@fijisun.com.fj

 

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