Prosperity: The Choice Is Yours
April 19, 2005
It's not in his
feet Georgie, it's in his heart.
~ Red Pollard ~
This is the first of a series of messages concerning a topic that
should be of interest to all....The Secret of Life.
The above quote is from the movie, Seabiscuit, where Seabiscuit's
jockey, Red Pollard is talking to George Wolfe who will be riding
Seabiscuit in the big race with War Admiral. Seabsicuit is a great
movie and in fact we've written several articles on it in the past,
you may view them here:
& Go West Young Man Here
Seabiscuit was one of the greatest race horses ever. His determination,
character, attitude and speed wasn't in his legs, it came from his heart.
Just as with Seabiscuit, you and I, our lives and what we become
of ourselves is what is in our hearts. The Secret of Life below
takes a somewhat different twist on that theme, but Pollard's quote
should give you a good clue to what is going to happen here.
As a prelude to what will be in our next issue, go rent the
movie: Joe vs The Volcano. I think we're going to have some fun
in the next couple of issues with this.
The Secret of Life
By: Dave Cole
The question Isn't, "Is there life after death."
Rather, the question Is: "Are you alive before death."
Some folks say that Jesus is the secret of life, others say that
Buddha is, others say that Mohammed is. For just about
every religious sect, they have as the basis of their religion a
central figure which they claim is the secret of life.
And, as a side note, if these religions didn't believe that the
main character behind the religion weren't the secret, then
why would anyone even bother believing in them anyway?
Science has claimed the secret of life to be DNA.
In her song of the same title, Faith Hill sang:
The secret of life is a good cup of coffee
The secret of life is keep your eye on the ball
The secret of life is a beautiful woman
Tom T. Hall wrote:
It's faster horses,
Older whiskey and
But if there really is a true secret of life, then shouldn't it
stand to reason that this secret would be a constant. Something
that remains the same despite religious viewpoints, despite
centuries, and despite races of people.
A secret of life would be something that would be applicable to
all folks, in all times and ages and something that would be of
benefit to any and all, irregardless of their religion or creed
or race or region of the world, or era of history.
A good case could be made for love being the secret of life.
And if love was pure and unadulterated, then perhaps we
would explore this deeper. However love can be spent in
many less than virtuous avenues. There are those who have a deep,
passionate love for things like drugs, pornography, money,
the ways of the devil, and so on.
Is there a one single, true in all cases....secret of life?
If so, shouldn't this one thing be equal and beneficial to the
same degree for all.
Don't we all believe that the secret of life should be some
special knowledge that would set us all free, solve all our
problems and make us happy, contented and loved by everyone?
Down through the ages, the advice of the sages and prophets
has been, "know thyself".
I've got some good news for you.
The secret of life, that one elixir which has baffled
sages and seekers since time began, that one thing which
has been sought after for centuries on end, the one thing
that will provide all the answers.....is:
You are the secret of life.
You, the entire you, the fabulous you, You, the single
entity that is alive. You alone hold the key, you alone
have the answer. You alone already have and hold the
secret of life.
It is hidden in the I Am.
It is hidden in all that you are.
It is hidden in your identity.
It is called life.
The entire one single thing, the secret of life, is that
you are life. You are alive. You have the answer within
you to whatever it is you are seeking.
No one else does. Only you.
The great I am is you.
There was once an argument among the gods over where to hide the
secret of life so that men and women would not find it. One god
said: Bury it under a mountain; they will never look there. No,
the others said, one day they will find ways to dig up mountains
and will uncover it. Another said : Sink it in the depths of the
ocean; it will be safe there. No the others objected, humans will
one day find a way to plumb the ocean's depths and find it
easily. Finally another god said: Put it inside them; men and
women will never think of looking for it there for a long time –
by the time they are intelligent enough to discover the secret,
perhaps they will also be wise enough to use it properly.
If there ever was a secret of life, it's that you Are.
It's that you should believe in you as being all that is life.
You already knew this....search and look deep inside yourself,
you will know this is truth.
Life is you. Life without you, wouldn't be life.
It's the exact same for every creature on this earth. It
never changes, indeed, it cannot. It's the same for all
races and for all ages.
The secret of life is never to be found external to oneself,
if you're looking outside yourself, you're looking in
all the wrong places.
It is always to be found as oneself.
And that's great news. You have your entire life ahead of
you. The past is over, it's history, it cannot ever be
replayed or re-done again. You have your future. You have
the very now, the very present to live and to be you
and to enjoy being the secret of life in.
Stop looking outside yourself, life is only complete as you are.
~ Vernon Howard ~
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