“Life should not be a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in a pretty and well preserved body, but rather to skid in broadside in a cloud of smoke, thoroughly used up, totally worn out, and loudly proclaiming "Wow! What a Ride!”
Hunter S. Thompson
Wow! What a ride it’s been!
Purpose, Passion and Persistence are the key ingredients for me in uncovering and applying the knowledge necessary to enjoy this chapter of my life on my terms. MKMMA is guiding my journey to discover purpose, develop passion and add vitality to thoughts with persistence to achieve what I want to experience for this chapter of my life.
The opening quote above resonates with me because every day is a new adventure and I have no plans to slow down until I skid into home plate broadside in a cloud of smoke with no regrets.
And it will have been one hell of a ride! Like zip lining in Costa Rica a couple of years ago with Nicki. >>
The past couple of weeks of my Master Key Experiences have been more introspective than reflective. Questions from my past (old blueprint) have surfaced as I create a new blueprint for my future self or who I want to be when I grow up.
And that’s not as flip as it may first appear at glance.
The natural progression of all life it to unfold to its full potential – what it was intended to BE. Whether that’s a red rose, a horse or newborn babe – it’s all the same. So, as my consciousness expands to understand the universal laws and I apply the knowledge, the path to my full potential
is a roadmap with a predictable outcome.
But only if I stick to the road and obey the law. Huh?
Use your head, Dennis! It’s all in your mind! Apply the knowledge!
Archibald McLeash puts it in plain english for us:
The only thing about a man that is a man . . . is his mind. Everything else you can find in a pig or a horse.
This week Haanel once again drives home the predictability of the universal laws – as he always does in his complex manner.
“Every living thing must be sustained by this omnipotent Intelligence, and we find the difference in individual lives to be largely measured by the degree of this intelligence, which they manifest. It is greater intelligence that places the animal in a higher scale of being than the plant, the man higher than the animal, and we find that this increased intelligence is again indicated by the power of the individual to control modes of action and thus to consciously adjust himself to his environment…”
He goes on to say…
“It is this adjustment that occupies the attention of the greatest minds, and this adjustment consists in nothing else than the recognition of an existing order in the universal mind, for it is well known that this mind will obey us precisely in proportion as we first obey it.
And therein lies the key to it all!
It verifies for me: If I develop the habit of persistence and precisely follow the laws of the universe, I can predict the precise result every time! BTW so can you…
So why am I not seeing the changes I want to see in my life? Could it be I haven’t been following the laws with focused, accurate thoughts. Hmmmm… why not? That is the question I have been asking myself for weeks now… and the answers have been elusive! Until…
Mark J’s last webinar when he posed this question:
“What are you pretending NOT to know?”
Wow – a dooser of a question eh! And I confess – I’m still probing the guy in the glass for the answer. Introspective…
Answer the Tough Questions to Reveal your Purpose
In my post for week 17 – Ignite Change: Set Your Frequency for Success I quoted this pertinent wisdom:
The true objective of the Master Key Experience is to guide guys and gals like you and me on a path of self-discovery to identify what we want our life to be. To be a self-directed thinker understanding how to think and not telling us how to think.
Big difference from the self help “goo roos” who bombard us with the “secret” to success
telling us how to think.
I have come to realize, albeit slowly, there’s a few key questions I have to answer before I can grow past my present state. I’ll share them with you ‘cuz you may find them helpful too. The two big ones for me came at me in the past two weeks:
- What am I pretending not to know?
- What would the person I intend to be come do next?
I’ll come back to those two in a minute…
The real life qualifier for all of us was posed by the Fabulous Davene early in this course.
If money were not an object - how would you spend your time?
The answer to this one question reveals our purpose on this planet at any given time. I found this short video for you this week. The late Alan Watts was a thought powerhouse and controversial teacher. He offered his students so many nuggets of gold during his lifetime.
I resonate with this clip from one his many profound speeches and I think you may love too. It’s only 3 minutes. Watch it now:
What d’ya think? Gives you some serious nutrition for thought eh? I’ll be working on clarifying my answer this week. How about you? Got it nailed yet?
Back the the timely question of the week for me was:
What would the person I intend to become do next?
The provocation of thought inspired by a simple question reveal answers to accelerate or augment any ideal in play at any given moment. I’ll be asking myself that question every time procrastination raises it’s ugly head.
The question is the answer for my hero’s journey and yours too if you embark on the journey. It is for all of us because we are nature’s greatest miracle and not here to “shrink into a grain of sand” according to Mandino but to “grow into a mountain” as we learned in Scroll IV.
My musings this week were sparked by the quotes above and I hope in some small way they ignite a flame to lighten up your day, give you cause to smile more, frown less and enjoy each present moment. Find your purpose and follow it with passion and persistence.
’til next time…