Award winning and best selling author Russell Anthony Gibbs is a philosopher and spiritual seeker on a quest for enlightenment. He grew up in a huge family, one of eleven children, on a farm in Iowa. He was a rebellious child and in sixth grade he was kicked out of Catholic elementary school. At an early age, he began questioning the teachings of Catholicism and struggled to understand his relationship with God and the meaning of life.
Ironically, Russell worked professionally in the lighting industry for more than twenty years while seeking spiritual enlightenment. He was profoundly influenced by the information from two channeled entities, Seth and Abraham. His research into Baha’ism, Buddhism, Christianity, Judaism, Hinduism, Islam, Sufism and Taoism has also has greatly influenced his spiritual and philosophical perspective. In addition to religion and philosophy, he has incorporated quantum mechanics, physics and psychology and studied the works of Albert Einstein, Carl Jung, Sigmund Freud and Stephen Hawking.
He conceptualized this book, The Six Principles of Enlightenment and Meaning of Life, about twenty years ago, in his thirties: although he intellectually understood its principles at that time, he could not comprehend them spiritually and emotionally. Every day he contemplated these principles longing to feel them. It was his intense desire for enlightenment that propelled him and slowly he began to see. These principles gestated and developed for twenty years until he matured emotionally and spiritually to truly know and experience what they mean and now share them with the world. One of Russell’s favorite quotes that sum up the rational for his twenty-year-long quest is from Albert Einstein:
“It’s not that I’m so smart, it’s just that I stay with problems longer.”
Pillars of My Philosophy
I believe in the Six Principles of Enlightenment.
Each of us is personally responsibility for everything in our lives.
Everything that happens to or we draw to ourselves, is a sign from ourselves to ourselves.
We are simultaneously both part of God/the Universe and all of God/the Universe.
Happiness or suffering are merely spiritual choices.
All answers can be found from within.
The Universe is eternal.