John Calerdine was a successful businessman, intelligent, friendly, and motivated by a genuine desire to grow personally and spiritually. . . all indeed qualities of a gentle soul. I met him through my wife Brigitte, with whom he did business. He was a client who was also working his way into our lives as a friend.
Then he died. Suddenly last year.
“Drank himself to death,” revealed a mutual friend. “They just found him slumped over in a chair in his home…” I was obviously saddened by the news, and sorry I didn’t get a chance to get closer to him while he lived.
Later I found he had received a diagnosis from one medical doctor who told him he would die soon from his progressing diabetes . . . so John apparently decided to forgo the pity party and end it quicker (…and for the sake of discretion I will keep my feelings towards this doctor private until another time).
John was primarily a loner. He didn’t socialize much, but when he did show up he contributed a lot to our discussions. He loved the Logical Soul®, attended a few meetups, and signed up for sessions to improve his life, his finances, and relationships.
Below is a video of one of the Logical Soul® Meetups from 2013. Every time I watch it, I feel a twinge of responsibility . . . When this video was made, I only offered a few sessions and courses here and there. I had NO fully-developed program for the Logical Soul® – either for sessions or for training. Had I had this in 2013 or earlier, John would have no doubt taken part . . . and might still be alive today.
A Lasting Tribute?
So as I write this, I dedicate the completion and promotion of our new and improved Logical Soul® programs to John’s memory. Sad to say, this is the only way I can thank him for his immense contributions to the understanding and eventual spreading of this work!
Let me know what you think – please leave a comment after the video…