A raging force floats in the physical with effects so intense, it rattles and over takes virtually every corner of our blue sphere. For many years, hands have toiled hard and brains have thought harder to enchant and reserve a part of this force. Even now, the hunt only multiplies. But it is no animal, hunting is a waste of efforts.
It is like an egg that should neither be held loosely nor too tight. It wants something else, something stronger and it listens only to that. Like the piper that attracted a mickle of mice, it clinches unto the fellow with the right mind.
There are three; wish, hope and desire. There aren’t brothers though continuously thought so by misguided thinkers. They play different tunes. It doesn’t matter how high or low the others play; it is only desire that is loud enough for this force. Strong, unyielding desire, entangled with faith. Wish is a mere wish, wishes are free. Hope has its days but it’s light wavers and never owns focus.
Desire grows in few hearts, bearing laser as fruit. It draws the sun straight to it. It holds one thought, one will and in the midst of all darkness, its lasered light rumbles the stars with its belief. It always wins. It demands one thing only, that a command is given; a command of wants.
“Knowing that one thing you want is a great step. Sure, whether you prefer or not, you’ll get offers, and many will seem that one thing you want.” Ufuoma Apoki.
There are few that are certain. There are few that have precise orders with already answered whys. They need no acceptance or agreement; they see it, believe it and desire it. These folks pass the first step. For the majority, there are many things but none. If they have any, a screen showed it to them or they were told by someone. Not that it is totally wrong but desire doesn’t understand mixed signals instead, hope does. For those who had many but none, finally settling for what is seen, wish sticks to them.
We are in a constant moving giant ball. We operate on different frequencies and everything that is seen vibrates. The mind works on two levels; the conscious and subconscious. The subconscious is the channel to the soul of the universe, sending signals enveloped as desires. So, it is not an animal that we should chase but an idea that we should seek.
It is all about ideas, look around, everything was once an idea. A rectangular flat piece, partly paper pulp, cotton, linen and a security thread is only a representation. It is a servant, a faithful one when properly directed. On its own, it’s worth nothing but scraps of different numbers and faces. For it to be a servant, then it should have a master. Conversely, when the roles are reversed, disaster is born, greed flourishes. We become like a band of mice following the cheese stuck in a trap.
“Small is the number of people who see with their eyes and think with their minds.” Albert Einstein.
A master understands the power of spoken words and takes no lightly the business of action. First, the master must know himself as master regardless of the current state. A word never escapes the lips of a master without a premeditated purpose, all words are messengers. They transform imagination into reflectors and transmit to the universe their deepest thoughts in clear pictures.
“The true sign of intelligence is not knowledge but imagination, Logic will get you from A to B. Imagination will take you everywhere.” Albert Einstein.
They embrace persistence in all its seeming goriness. I once heard that, if someone lacked all virtue but had persistence, he would become successful.
“Nothing in this world can take the place of persistence. Talent will not: nothing is more common than unsuccessful men with talent. Genius will not; unrewarded genius is almost a proverb. Education will not: the world is full of educated derelicts. Persistence and determination alone are omnipotent.” Calvin Coolidge.
A master is a creator. There is an external world and an internal world. There is the seen and the unseen, the unseen controls the seen. While others gather to complain and curse, the creator forms and shapes his intended reality with his mind and through planned actions.
“The closer you come to knowing that you alone create the world of your experience, the more vital it becomes for you to discover just who is doing the creating.” Eric Micha’el Leventhal.
Masters are cheerful students, ever eager to learn from the finest tutors. They grasp wisdom that comes from seeking first to learn and serve before seeking to be served. They lowered their youthful haughtiness to absorb the wise words of specifically chosen mentors and literature.
“Without a mentor in life, one can easily succumb to folly. Without a mentor in life, one can easily become self-centred, capricious and arrogant.” Anonymous.
Hard work alone will never cut it.
“Bansir could not understand why he worked so hard and was still numbered amongst the lowly… recalling their days as young men, Bansir and Kobbi touched on their experiences with money… They both had hoped that one day, prosperity would be bestowed upon them!… working, working, working! Getting nowhere… Perhaps there is some secret we might learn if we but sought from those who knew.” The Richest Man in Babylon.
Ignorance is not bliss. Knowledge without action is only potential power. The mind is the gateway to everything.
There are many books on achieving success, these are a few of my all-time favourite. They could serve as a stepping-stone to rewiring how your mind works.
As a Man Thinketh by James Allen.
The Game of Life and How it is played by Florence Scovel Sinn.
The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho.
Think and Grow Rich by Napoleon Hill.
The Richest Man in Babylon by George Samuel Clason.