Bernard Cincotta - Deepening Love
NAME: Bernard Cincotta
LOCATION: Melbourne, Australia
Engineer and teacher
I grew up in a small Murray river town called Barham. I have five sisters and a brother a big catholic family. The church was a big part of our lives and the catholic school was very strict and serious.
I have always loved making things when I was a boy it was with wood but I was also interested in things electrical, and mechanical, my dad had trucks so I went straight from working on bikes to trucks. I loved working with my hands so the academic path was not for me so I chose to go to a technical school at Kerang, which was the next biggest town. It was an hour bus ride each way to a big scary new school where I did not know anyone, but it felt good to make my own choices in life and not take the easy way. I was pretty handy at woodwork but looking around me most things were made of metal so I switched to engineering.
I found life unfair and I did not like that, but there were enough men around me that were steady enough examples so I was able to treat others fairly – like I would like to be treated. There were a lot of other things other boys were doing that were not for me. Sport was big in town but competing took all the fun out of what should have been a game and I did not see the point and could not get into it. I did not like what happened to the boys when they were competing, it turned them aggressive. Spectating was another thing I could not get into and felt people were taking their game far too seriously to the point of abusing others, the team and the umpire. I liked to go out into the forest, but hunting animals for the sport did not appeal to me.
My older sisters had a strong sense of independence which gave me the impetus to make my own choices and not just follow the others.
I was bought up Catholic and tried to make sense of it but there seemed too many contradictions, like were going to heaven and everyone else is going to hell, I did not see that in those around the town, you could lead a respectable secular life without kneeling in church. I saw people living responsibly, and honestly with respect for others and that these qualities did not come from the church, they were innate within us all.
I now know the secular humanist thing is an experiment that is not working.
When I found out about Serge Benhayon and Universal Medicine and how the reality of energetic science works it rang so fundamentally true to me I am astounded it is not taught to our children. For me Serge has debunked the myths around religion and life, I found his philosophy rings true for me and makes perfect sense in practical everyday life. ‘Religion is basically about self-responsibility and moving closer to God. '
Applying the principals learnt at Universal Medicine has helped me no end. I feel better, I sleep better, I eat healthy, I don’t react with anger and frustration like I used to. I take my place in society that I once withdrew from.
I had some great engineering teachers in my life that made it interesting fun and full of opportunity. I wanted to pass that on so I now teach engineering at TAFE. Like a lot of men I love working with my hands but find that many of us only know ourselves by what we do, which is such a reduction from who we all truly are. It is great to be working with people and making life about people getting to know their qualities and applying those qualities to their work. It is this human connection that is most rewarding and very much needed in the world.