Source: Mindfulness and Depression
Over the years I have studied with many spiritual teachers and studied the writings of many others from all over the world. But the one spiritual teacher who was the most influential to me was an American from Alabama by the name of William Samuel. Bill was more than just a teacher to me though, he was also my friend.
Bill was a prolific writer and a generous being. He made it his life’s work to help others find the Truth so that they could live more fulfilling lives and thereby help others. I spent many hours and days talking with Bill via letters, email, phone and in person. I was blessed to be able to be a guest at his home in Alabama many times, staying at the little cottage, Woodsong, down behind his house. Bill and I would have long conversations about spirituality, life, love, business, food, physics, ancient civilizations and everything else that came up to be discussed. We took long walks in the farm fields around Birmingham to hunt for ancient arrowheads left behind by the pre-historic native inhabitants of Alabama. He and his lovely wife Rachel were far better at finding those arrowheads than I was and I still have one of those cherished arrows he found and gave me.
Many of the teachings you will find here have their basis in Bill’s teachings to me and from his books and essays. If you are inspired, you can find his writings, talks and books at www.williamsamuel.com.
It was always Bill’s admonition to me that I would be responsible to help others as he helped me. I have done my best to do just that over the years. I admonish you to do the same. We are all One Being. We are responsible to and for each other. We are here to help and to support one another. Nothing can change that fact.
Please remember this; especially in these days when selfishness, narcissism, cynicism and greed seem to be attributes to be admired rather than shunned.
I highly recommend reading the works of William Samuel. I promise it will be well worth your time as it was mine.