Q: If there was one thing you could change about yourself, what would it be?
A: I presume this question doesn't mean physically, because honestly I'd rather look like Tom Cruise than Stuart Wilde. But in relation to myself and my life, I really wouldn't change that much because, the way it is, is the way it is.
I feel that each of us has to accept the way we find ourselves. I don't think we ever really stray very far from our destiny. I follow my destiny and feel fairly happy with it.
Q: If you could go back and change one thing from your past, what would it be?
A: What is past is past, and to hanker to change things is a bit of a worthless exercise. I feel that I have followed my path strongly in this lifetime.
Although I made some mistakes, when I look back at them years later, they weren't really mistakes. I could have chosen A or I could have chosen B, and I made my choice and that was it. So I don't think there are a lot of things I would change.
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I left Africa when I was ten and went to an English boarding school, and I always considered that a great misfortune. Perhaps I could have stayed in Africa till I was 18 or so, but then my destiny may have been very different.
Perhaps I could have been more disciplined in my 20s, when I did a lot of drinking and drugs and probably knocked 10 or 20 years off my life. But then again, I had a lot of visions, opened up my consciousness, and came upon a spiritual path as a result of going through those totally crazy years.
So I don't think I'd change anything.
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by Stuart Wilde with Leon Nacson.
A question-and-answer format provides insight into Wilde's views on life, relationships, money, politics, spirituality, and the universe.
About The Author
Stuart Wilde was an entrepreneur, author and lecturer and one of the real characters of the self-help, human potential movement. His style is humorous, controversial, poignant, and transformational. He wrote several books including "Miracles", "The Force", "Affirmations", and "The Quickening". He is the creator of the successful "Warrior's Wisdom" seminars. Visit his website at www.StuartWilde.com. Stuart died of a heart attack on May 1, 2013.