The Invention That Would Change the World!

Updated on March 31, 2018
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Sean is a teacher who is writing about his spiritual adventures to help other people find balance and self-respect.

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The Invention

Paul entered the enormous hall with many services and headed for the desk with the sign "Patents." He took his place in the queue that was much smaller than the other offices. As he waited, he began to observe the people around him. Most employees behind the offices were frowning and indifferent. The people in the queues seemed so lonely, lost in their own world, except two or three cases in which there was a controversy about the place in the line.

Such an intense controversy occurred in the queue of the next office. Those who were involved had begun to exchange "unpleasant" phrases, and as a result, the employee behind the desk, annoyed, was grumbling that he could not do his job with all that noise and threatened not to serve them.

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"How much confusion!" Paul thought. "Love one another, Jesus said! When shall we desire to implement it?" He whispered unconsciously.

"Did you say anything to me, sir?" The man in front of him in the queue answered.

"No no. I speak for myself..." Paul replied.

The man left. It was Paul's turn, and the employee behind the counter looked at him silently waiting.

"Good morning..." Paul said politely, "...I have come to claim a patent for an invention..."

"Obviously... otherwise, you are in the wrong office..." the employee replied in a slightly ironic tone. "...And what does your invention do?" He continued with the same style.

"It is about love," Paul replied, giving the feeling that he was not very happy with what he was saying.

"What!" Exclaimed the employee as he got up abruptly. "Look at me, mister, if you think I'm here, to have fun doing pranks, you make a big mistake," he said, apparently annoyed.

"No, my dear sir," Paul replied apologetically, "I do not want to tease you. Here, I'll show you right away. Please wear this earphone, and you will understand," he said, giving the employee a peculiar handset with a small antenna.

The employee took it up, looked at it briefly, and then wore it in his ear. Paul wore a matching earpiece and pulled out a small box with a red button on it, from the bag he had. He pushed the red button and then a tiny antenna rose. This. Nothing else. Apart from the fact that the scenery in the room, was changed magically!

Any disagreement, controversy, and moaning within the room abruptly stopped. Everybody started to look around as if awakening from a bad dream. Those people in the next queue began to apologize to one another and wanted to offer their place in line. The employee who previously was grumbling now told them not to worry because everyone would be served in no time. An employee from an office at the edge of the room got up and gave his chair to a pregnant woman who was waiting at the end of the queue, saying he could comfortably do his job standing up for a while. The others in the line gave their place with joy to the woman who suddenly, from the end of the queue, found herself sitting in front of the office and thanked them wholeheartedly. The atmosphere was filled with love and beautiful emotions. Everyone was so glad, more than glad; everyone was blissful. It seemed that every negative thought, selfishness, and envy had been lost at once, and they had given their place to positive feelings, positive thoughts, and actions. It was like this room had been transformed into an office room of some department of Paradise!

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Only the employee of the Patent's desk and Paul seemed to be out of this situation. Everyone else had changed, except for these two.

Paul pressed the red button again, and the antenna went down. Suddenly the atmosphere changed again, returning to the previous regular state. Everybody started to look around a little confused and went back to what they did before but without the controversy. Now they were all more silent and skeptical. Some people continued to glance at each other.

The Patent Office employee was standing with an open mouth. He turned to Paul and told him, spluttering, "But... but... how? But, how? And we... why?"

Paul showed him the strange earpiece he had pulled out of his ear and explained to him:

"These headphones have a corresponding antenna that generates a protective umbrella from the Z waves emitted by the device. Z waves activate the part of the brain that is responsible for the thoughts of love, so the person under the influence of the device can do nothing but manifest and offer pure love."

"It is incredible! It is a miracle!" The employee said, and added, "Sir, I ensure you this, you will become super rich!"

Paul's eyes wide opened by the surprise, and he said hurriedly:

"No... No... You did not understand! I want to protect the copyright for the device so that no one ever uses it. Not to use or sell it, and certainly, I do not want to make a profit."

It was now the turn of the employee to wide open his eyes! Having tried enough to overcome his surprise after what he heard or thought that understood, he eventually managed to make some sounds:

"Wh... So... You... Do you really... want... to vanish this miracle?"

"Not only that. Considering that I have managed to make this machine, I believe that sooner or later someone else will make it too, with the risk of putting it on the market. And this should never happen. The device will be locked in a hidden place and having its patent rights will not let anyone use it."

The employee took an expression as if he had just heard the most incredible thing one could tell. He almost screamed:

"Are you crazy?! This device will change the world as we know it. It can stop wars, poverty, bring Paradise to Earth! And you say you will not use it? How is it possible?!"

Everyone in the big room had stopped and looked at the employee with puzzlement.

Paul put his finger in his mouth and made "Shh!" to the employee who was already lost in this strange atmosphere!

After a few awkward moments, the room returned to its regular pace. Paul bent to the side of the angry employee and whispered in his ear:

"This was my dream when I started my effort to build it. But after used sometimes, I realized that this was wrong."

"How..." almost screamed the employee, but looking around, he lowered his voice and continued, "...how can love be wrong?"

"Calm down, my dear sir, and listen to me," said Paul. "I believe that love is truth and happiness for man. All that can save him from all the suffering. But love is not real when it is imposed. What does it mean to love someone when you can not do any other way? What is the meaning of people that love you when they cannot do otherwise? What I think is that this is the biggest illusion of all. A world where people will live to love each other, not by their choice but because a machine has forced them to do so, it will not be Paradise, believe me. Consider this: why God gave us this choice while it would be so easy to force us to love Him and love each other. If it was right, wouldn't He do it first? Would He expect me to do it? No, my dear sir. Love is first of all choice! The most significant choice for every person and no one has the right to deprive it of anyone."

Dear Father, let me distinguish where the truth ends, and where the illusion begins.

— Sean Dragon

You Can't Force Love

I have heard many times the expression:

"God has a plan for each one of us!"

I would only change it at one point, as follows:

"God has infinite plans for each one of us!"

I believe that God, in His infinite Love, when He created the Universe, has prepared in His Divine Intelligence all the possible versions for the life of each of us, thus leaving us free to choose the one we want to live. In each of our choices, there is a plan for how we can find happiness through Knowledge and Love. A method for how we will return to our Home. At every "crossroads" we are free to choose the way to go, to experiment and through experience to select what is really the better for us. He has offered us the wonderful gift of freedom to make mistakes, and at every mistake we make, He is there, and He has prepared additional opportunities for us.

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Love Is the Freedom to Choose

I believe all this because I think freedom is a fundamental component of Love. There can be no love without freedom and vice versa. But beware; I am referring to the freedom that has nothing to do with arbitrariness, impunity, lack of moral limits and ingratitude because Love cannot coexist with any of them.

Therefore, how could the God of Love create a world in which for each of us there would be a plan that we would have to follow, or in another case we would be forever condemned? This is not Love. It's, "you're doing what I want, or you are... finished!" It's coercion or blackmail. But you cannot coerce Love. You cannot force someone to love you. But you can make someone love you or even better you can make someone, with the way you live your life and with the love you give, to feel that loving you is an integral part of his or her happiness. All the great Masters and among them, my beloved Jesus, came into the world out of their love for us, they taught us the importance of Love in our lives, but they did not ask us or force us to love them. They made us love them and consider this love, part of our happiness.

I will never forget the words of a beloved student of mine when she greeted me, leaving to continue her studies at the University:

"Thank you not because you told me about love, but because I saw you live it."

These words were a great honor and responsibility to me, for the rest of my life!

Live your life offering love to make more and more people want to imitate you. Only this way you can help us change this world and make it the Paradise that He made for us, giving us the freedom to modify it in such a wrong way that we have done. Because the change will not come from an external Savior, it will come through each of us. Because, until each one of us chooses Love with free will, our world cannot become a Paradise.

The amount and extent of positive results, gifts, and miracles that will come into our lives depends solely on the sincerity and accuracy with which we will apply the principles of Love.

— Sean Dragon

A Thanksgiving

This story is an offering to a great teacher and to his wife who they are giving a daily "fight" for Love. We share the same dream for a world that chooses love instead of hate, and the same passion for teaching Physics. It is a thanksgiving to my beloved brother Tim Truzy and his wife. Thank you both for all the encouragement and the inspiration. Thank you because the world is a better place because you are living on it!

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      • Sean Dragon profile imageAUTHOR

        Ioannis Arvanitis 

        4 months ago from Greece, Almyros

        My friend, Frank, thank you so much for your uplifting comment! It means a lot to me.

        I am looking forward to your next story!

        Sean

      • Sean Dragon profile imageAUTHOR

        Ioannis Arvanitis 

        4 months ago from Greece, Almyros

        Thank you, my dear Flourish! Thank you for brightening my comments.

        I love your smiling Heart!

        Gratitude!

        Sean

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        Frank Atanacio 

        4 months ago from Shelton

        refreshingly wonderful Sean.. it had me captivated.. love the theme too..awesome,,:)

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        FlourishAnyway 

        4 months ago from USA

        Yes, love is best deemed a gift rather than a requirement. I especially liked the anecdote regarding, "Not because you told me . . . but because I saw you live it."

      • Sean Dragon profile imageAUTHOR

        Ioannis Arvanitis 

        5 months ago from Greece, Almyros

        Thank you, my dear, Sister! Thank you so much for your kind words!

        You know how much I admire your talent, so your opinion is always significant to me.

        Tim is a Brother with a golden heart, one of those people you know they are His hope to the world.

        But you are one of those human beings too, Sister. I believe it with my heart!

        Therefore my offering to you at my new story is from my heart!

        Much Love to your family.

        Sean

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        Nikki Khan 

        5 months ago from London

        What an insightful lesson of love Sean Brother!

        You've defined it very beautifully, Love can't be forced over, if could be, would be an artificial method which won't look natural.

        I just loved reading this idea, an excellent piece of advice from a kind heart.

        An offering to a great person like Tim Truzy was the most beautiful thing to do.

        A very Happy Easter to you and your family brother!

        Have a great time, bless you always.

      • Sean Dragon profile imageAUTHOR

        Ioannis Arvanitis 

        5 months ago from Greece, Almyros

        I thank you all kind readers for the amazing love you have shown to this story and the "boost" you have given it. I am totally grateful. Thank you for the choice of Love...

        "Love is the food of the Soul."

        Sean Dragon

      • Sean Dragon profile imageAUTHOR

        Ioannis Arvanitis 

        5 months ago from Greece, Almyros

        You always were wiser than me bro! It is an honor, but I have a long way ahead. Head down and heart up. I pray and praise His name for every gift!

        Together, in The One!

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        Liam D OConnor 

        5 months ago from Cork

        Now, you can see what I mean. Love is always objective. Your beautiful story is now where it belongs, to Letterpile! I am happy for you. Mind my words. I am waiting for the story that you told it will answer my question.

        Big hug!

        Liam

      • Sean Dragon profile imageAUTHOR

        Ioannis Arvanitis 

        5 months ago from Greece, Almyros

        Oh! My Brother Liam, your words are like the Spring to me, but you are not objective because I know how you love me. You know that my dream is to become a clear channel of His Love, and I am trying brother, my best. Thank you anyway, you always are part of my heart.

        About your question now. Yes, it's evident that you can't understand what Love is if you don't know the opposite. But I'll write soon about that, so be patient...

        Fly as high as the Sun.

        Luv U Bro!

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        Liam D OConnor 

        5 months ago from Cork

        What a beautiful story, dear Brother! How deep and rich, and though so simple to everyone to understand it! I have told you so many times that you have a gift on writing, a gift from Him. You have to use it, we need you, to use it! We need the Light of Your Heart.

        I want to ask you this: To choose Love isn't necessary the existance of its opposite?

        Fly High my Brother...

      • Sean Dragon profile imageAUTHOR

        Ioannis Arvanitis 

        6 months ago from Greece, Almyros

        My dear Sister Dora, thank you so much for being here, every time, to leave a piece of your kind heart for my work. This is priceless to me. Every comment you write or Manatita or Tim or Nikki -or so many others to whom I apologize because I can't mention all them here-, people that I admire and respect, is sacred "fuel" for my soul and gives me the motivation to try become better every time. Thus wholeheartedly I thank you!

        "Every positive comment to someone trying is an act of Love." - Sean Dragon

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        Dora Weithers 

        6 months ago from The Caribbean

        "Not because you told me . . . but because I saw you live it." Powerful message illustrated by a story well told. Beautiful dedication!

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        Tim Truzy 

        6 months ago from U.S.A.

        Thank you, Sean. Greetings from Lori and our small pack of three dogs.

        I have one son, jeremy, and he is a wizard of a mechanic - he talks to machines, not literally, but figuratively. He can figure them out in an instance.

        I'm sure he will like your story.

        The feelings of admiration and respect are mutual, my brother.

        Sincerely,

        Tim

      • Sean Dragon profile imageAUTHOR

        Ioannis Arvanitis 

        6 months ago from Greece, Almyros

        My beloved Brother Tim, yes it's absolutely true that this offering comes from my heart, where you have a special place! Therefore your words are significant to me. I am so glad that you can feel that I try to live love rather than talk about love because I feel the same for you. Maybe there is an "older" connection between us, His Love knows!

        I am studying your work too, and I will do it frequently because you have "hidden" gems of wisdom that I want to take advantage.

        I believe, I feel that I have found a real brother in you. We have a lot to share in future.

        God bless you and Lori

        "In a Universe made of Love, we all are One."

        Sean

        PS: Greetings from my wife Fotini ( I call her Sunny)

        and my boys Constantin, Paul, Odysseus, and Angel

      • Sean Dragon profile imageAUTHOR

        Ioannis Arvanitis 

        6 months ago from Greece, Almyros

        Dear Brian, thank you so much!! I genuinely appreciate your input. Marshall Rosenberg's videos are amazing, and I had not the luck to see them, so double thank you.

        I am growing up always learning.

        Endless Respect

        Sean

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        Tim Truzy 

        6 months ago from U.S.A.

        Dearest brother,

        Startling! I've always believed He gave us free will because without it, love can not come into existence on the mortal realm. Your story said this better than I ever could. I believe as you do, before we arrived here, God knew all of the possibilities, probabilities, and potentialities we had within our souls. In His Love, He allowed us to choose. Beautiful, Sean.

        Sean, you are a magnificent story teller. The wisdom of your main character speaks volumes to your awareness of the human condition, to your understanding of the soul, to your comprehension of our faults as mortals.

        Your student was right, brother. In your stories, peotry, and just through our communications, you live what you write. You are far beyond merely a teacher of physics, but you are a masterful spiritual scholar and professor.

        My wife, Lori, and I are beyond flattered, brother. Thank you for such a thoughtful offering which I know comes from your heart.

        I will be reading your poetry, short stories, and our brothers' repeatedly to keep me focus on things eternal, to keep my thinking on love when times are challenging.

        Much love,

        Deepest respect,

        Sincerely,

        Tim

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        Brian Leekley 

        6 months ago from Kalamazoo, Michigan, USA

        This parable makes good sense. For a devise that, used properly, actually does work to hear everything with empathy and compassion and to translate every negative message into a positive request for the practical application of love, watch the YouTube videos of Marshall Rosenberg workshops on nonviolent communication, "jackal" versus "giraffe" language, and wearing giraffe ears. All that's needed is a chosen and practiced adjustment of attitude.

      • Sean Dragon profile imageAUTHOR

        Ioannis Arvanitis 

        6 months ago from Greece, Almyros

        I think that you had prepared your self well to have the chance to meet your Master. What a great blessing!

        I feel the same way about my meeting with my beloved Master, years ago. But I treasure knowing you too, brother. In this short time that I know you ( or I think is short; maybe we know each other more time than we believe) I have learned many and I have much more to learn.

        "When the student is ready, the teacher will appear."

        As our Buddhist brothers use to say!

        Peace comes from within.

        Sean

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        manatita44 

        6 months ago from london

        Yes, Indeed!! I have had many blessings. Perhaps we can say that I made the connection consciously at age ... nearly 30, in 1982. Swami Kriyananda, the monk, was the physical inspiration via his book, but I always feel that I was chosen inwardly. Two weeks later I met my Master Lord.

      • Sean Dragon profile imageAUTHOR

        Ioannis Arvanitis 

        6 months ago from Greece, Almyros

        I, now, can see that you took the most of the chances-challenges that His Wisdom put in your way, and that's why you can have this holistic perspective that we can enjoy through your work. You have to be proud of the story of your life, and I know you are. You have been blessed with many brothers and sisters too, and that I believe has its part of learning to Love.

        I'm proud and blessed my Brother because you shared this part of your life here, I'm proud and blessed for adding me to your brothers.

        My dream, when I started my studies on Physics was, someday to become a Holistic Human Being, the way you have managed to be!

        In a Universe of Love, we are One!

        Sean

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        manatita44 

        6 months ago from london

        Let me share.

        I went to a primary school and left at 15. I was extremely good at arithmetic and English, but I did not do sciences. I was called to the scholarship class at 9 and again at 11. Mom was very poor and worked quite hard, so there was no one to push me or the teachers and I got forgotten.

        I'm 66, but I had love and empathy at a very early age and went to work at 15 to help my mom who had 7 children by then. I have been blessed with a very logical mind.

        God is always merciful. Had I gone to high school and University, I may have become a scholar and missed my calling. I would rather feel compassion in my Heart than speak about it.

        About physics, it is probably the closest to the Yogic way, but you know me, I'm a holistic guy. I always want to see the entire garden and not its parts. Much Love, my brother.

      • Sean Dragon profile imageAUTHOR

        Ioannis Arvanitis 

        6 months ago from Greece, Almyros

        Everything begins with physics, my dear Brother Manatita, Ha, Ha!

        This is an "illness," once you'll study physics it's always in your mind. Ha, Ha! I thank God for Physics, is one of the loves of my life.

        Thank you for your kind words, they are precious to me when coming from a Master Story Teller! I hope that my writings are serving Love in some way, in any way. As you have said, serving is to love!

        My hope is this"spiral" progress you referred, for now, is the only way, we humans can moving upward.

        Hari Om, my beloved Brother

        Thank you for your concern to comment.

        Sean

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        manatita44 

        6 months ago from london

        Interesting that I began the Hub by thinking of Tim Truzy, not because I'm psychic or anything, but because he has written a short-story similar to yours ... well not quite, but a similar thread runs through it.

        Your Hub is incredibly beautiful and with some sublime gems worth pondering. Your creative ability shines here and you have woven it well. I bet you got your patented ideas from physics! Lol,.

        I think I'm a great story-teller but I tend to do the fast-moving action ones, rather like the movie. Occasionally I would weave the message in but nothing like you and Tim.

        This Hub is such a diamond for those who wish to Love and serve ... to expand empathy. Let us pray you get some readers. Hari Om!

        Note: I enjoy the videos and the work being done in schools. We are truly moving forward, only in a spiral, that's all.

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