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This Crazy World

Student: This crazy world imposes so many rules and roles on me that I feel like there’s no room for me to be my own unique self. Every time I try to become the person I’d love to be, someone screams at me, forcing me back into some old role.”

Teacher: Never allow loud noise or anxious response to sway you when it’s time to act authentically – which is the unique you. The noise of the world has no power when it comes to the “I AM” that you want to express in your life. Don’t grant the world authority when it comes to your identity.

Student: How do I take my authority back?

Teacher: Learn to respect your rightful position as captain of your soul, as designer of your destiny. Remind yourself daily that the chief obstacle to taking command of your life is YOU. If you can succeed at just once brushing your teeth consciously, not mechanically – you can succeed at getting through your day as Commander in Chief of your life. A conscious state of mind empowers you to express the fresh, unique self that you are in spite of how loudly the world screams “NO” at you.

Up To Now

Hi Rob. “Up to now I’ve listened to hundreds of so-called life coaches who give counsel on how to live a successful and happy life. It’s clear to me that the thousands of dollars I’ve spent over the past decade could have been used for a better purpose, like upgrading my living standard by moving into a better apartment or buying a better car. Your blogs have made one thing clear to me, Rob. The answers I’m looking for are right inside of me. All I need to is trust in myself and dare to ask. How do I do that?”

Hi Steve. “The only reason you’ve not been able to access your own infinite intelligence and allow it to guide you is because you’ve not truly tried to. The answers you seek so you may live a happy and successful life are closer than the next breath you take. The next time you are feeling frustrated or resigned or bored, consider that feeling a signal to turn deep within. That’s the first right action to take to get the self-guidance you seek. Now ask the following five questions:

1. What’s not right in my life right now? (Don’t list twenty answers; get to the core of the matter. What’s most annoying or upsetting you?)

2. How can I see that I’m responsible for this problem? (For heaven’s sake – if it is to be it is up to thee; you had something to do with it or you’d not have experienced it)

3. What needs changing in me to begin the process of correction? (Did you read that right? Yes, is the I AM that you’ve conditioned yourself to be that needs changing before anything else can change in your life).

4. How will I feel when I create a better life for myself? (Take a moment. Imagine it is done; your wish is fulfilled; you’ve accomplished your mission to live happy and successful. Feel what it feels like to live the better life you aspire to experience).

5. What’s the first step toward self-correction that will lead me to life-correction? (The right first step will intuitively come to you. Take that action-step, and consider it the most encouraging event you’ve experienced in your life. It will be the start of something startlingly new for you).

Have a confident attitude when you ask these questions. That is vital. If you can control a kite with string, you can control your life with a string of right questions. And, yes you can control a kite with string if you pay attention. Furthermore, you can control your life with a string of right questions if you seek, determined to find the answers and trust the answers are right inside of you.

A man was told there was a buried treasure in his own backyard. He was very excited and bought a shovel to dig it up. And then he did something very foolish. He started digging holes in all of his neighbor’s back yards. He never found the treasure.

The Finisher

If you’re successful, you’re a finisher. A finisher is a person of action. He knows that it’s only with action that things get accomplished. He has faith that the action he takes is only power that makes him successful.

You can affirm positive thoughts for a lifetime. That’s mental action. But if you don’t back it up with physical action, there’s no realization of your dreams fulfilled.

You can put together a powerful physical plan of action to achieve your mental abstractions. But without the right mental action, all is in vain.

So, it’s dual action that makes all things are possible.

  1. Right mental action points you in the right direction.
  2. Right physical action has you stepping lively toward that aspiration.

Coordinate your mental and physical action, and you will hear the applause that is heard by winners.

If you take right mental action, but compulsively react to world conditions, you are going to fail. If you take right physical action, but are pessimistic about the outcome, you are going to fail.

So, now you know what it means to “throw all of you into the endeavor.” It’s a mental and physical emersion of mind and body that makes you a finisher.

The finisher takes the attitude that there’s nothing in the way – nothing in his head and nothing in the world – that can stop him. He thinks optimistically and acts effectively. He proves his premise true continually.

Imitation causes limitation

Student: I don’t understand what happened. I attended a success seminar that said we should model the successful action of successful people if we want to be successful. I’ve tried it, again and again, and I still have not claimed the success I dream of achieving.

Teacher: A struggling individual, entertaining thoughts of weakness, cannot open the door to success any more than a camel can pass through the eye of a needle. Success does not come by imitating the outer action of others; it comes by right inner action. What you habitually think and the tone of your self-talk has everything to do with how you conduct yourself and what you achieve in the outer world.

Student: What must I think and say to myself in order to be successful?

Teacher: If your thoughts are weak, your efforts are in vain. At that point, it matters not what method you try or who you imitate. You must first work on your attitude. “Let the weak man say, I am strong.” Joel 3:10 Until you achieve an attitude of inner strength, your strivings will fall short of your goal.

Student: I remember reading Mark: 11:24 “Believe that ye receive and ye shall receive,” and I remember thinking that it cannot possibly be that simple.

Teacher: The first power that meets us at the door of success is the Power of Consciousness. That of which you are conscious must manifest. That is a fact. Too many folks have been taught to believe that outer action is the key to designing their destiny. If your destiny is to be as you dream it can be, it is up to thee to first get your thinking right. It’s only then that you have the might to set your life right. The might of which I speak is the faith to believe that you will receive what you seek to achieve. With faith, you need not model successful people because you will naturally act in successful ways. After that, receiving is easy.

What’s it mean to be gullible?

Student: What’s it mean to be gullible

Teacher: It means you are lazy-minded; you are willing to believe anything tossed at you.

Student: How do I overcome my tendency to be gullible?

Teacher: Don’t be easily intimidated. Dare to ask a lot of questions. Dare to stand on your own two feet.

Student: How’d I fall into this gullibility trap?

Teacher: You became too comfy with allowing others to think for you. Step out of your comfort zone. Dare to be your own independent investigator of the truth. Stand up for yourself – question everything.

Student: My lazy mind needs constant encouragement. Thank you for helping me to see that.

Teacher: Now You’re thinking! Don’t leave a legacy of laziness. Thinking without inquiry is like a bird without wings.

What’s it mean to “get real”?

If you’re going to “get real”, you’ve got to study yourself in different situations. Notice how many different personalities you have. And, notice how you turn to at different personality many times in your day.

You act one way in the office with your boss, and a very different way while on the subway with strangers. You have one personality that serves you when at home with the family, and quite another one while at the stadium watching a game with the guys. You have that personality you use to impress others, and that personality you use when you want to get your point across.

All of these personalities make up your psychology. And, each are dying to jump on the stage of life and express themselves through you. Learning about these many personalities is a powerful first step to getting real, to being authentic and natural.

When you come to Know Thyself, and the many personalities you possess, you are able to rid yourself of these multiple personalities. This creates space for the natural you to shine through. That’s what it means to “get real.”

The Truth is Supremely Honest

The truth never lies; that’s why it’s called the truth. It’s supremely honest, and delivers to you what it has promised. The truth shall set you free or lock you tight in a prison cell, depending on what you do with it. Will you use the truth to create heaven or a living hell for yourself?

“I AM a rich man, a poor man, a beggar man, a thief.” All of these statements are true. However, you can fashion yourself to be whatever I AM that you feel is right for you. Let no one make that decision for you!

If you choose “I AM a rich man,” the world gives you a very different scene than what “I AM a poor man” attracts. When confused about the best course for your life, know that it always comes down to the I AM that you assume yourself to be. Always!

What you are, essentially, is a faceless, formless awareness of unlimitedness. And, that is a touch of Godliness. It means you have the capacity to assume yourself to be whatever I AM tickles your fancy. There is no power out there in the world that can stop you from being the I AM that most enamors you.

“All things, when they are admitted, are made manifest by the light.” When you shine the light of your consciousness on a concept of self that feels right – you conjure up the might to make any dream come true.

Don’t take this message lightly. Your world is always unfolding to support the I AM that you assume yourself to be. Every incident, every event that occurs in your life, be it large and small, is a reflection of ME, ME, ME … the I AM that you assume yourself to be.

Begin right now to grasp the enormously important idea called IDENTIFICATION. There is nothing you can do that is more important than IDENTIFY with an I AM that supports you with your grandest aspiration. It’s a huge blunder to assume that you are less than a rich man in any area of life – rich with love, rich with friends, rich with money, rich with health.

Let your mind admit only the high and noble WHEN you hear yourself saying “I AM.” What will be the self-definition that will set you free to say with glee, “I AM a rich man; indeed, that is me.”

It’s impossible to put new patches on old garments

How many times has someone tried to put new patches on an old garment and found the new patches quickly falling off? It’s a metaphor. You cannot take with you any part of the old you, when you are creating yourself anew. And if you’re intending to create a new reality for yourself, it begins with creating a new you.

If you insist on holding tight to any part of the old you, that becomes a weight that pulls you down to who you used to be.

It’s been written thousands of times that if you intend to declare yourself a rich person, in any area of life, you’ve got to let go of all beliefs, tendencies, habits and patterns that have you feeling impoverished and poor. Now, the question becomes, How do you do that?”

To let go of the old requires taking your attention off every reminder that has you wailing out, “Woe is me.” Place your attention on feeeeling what it would be like if you were wealthy in that domain of life that calls to you.

As the feeeeling of inner-richness becomes more familiar, you find yourself naturally creating a grander concept of yourself – a concept that makes it easy to attract what was abstract. Your new self-concept naturally motivates you to act in new ways that make the fantasy fact.

You aren’t going to make real, anything new until you let go of the old you. The invitation is found in ancient script: “Ye must be born again.” Drop the old garment you’ve been wearing (the old personality). It’s time to try on something new. That’s what you do when you are ‘born again’.

A new ‘you’ creates a new vibration that rids you of old limitations.

What’s God got to do with my life?

Student: I’m confused about the idea of God. Is there a God? What’s God got to do with my life?

Professor: Those are difficult questions to answer accurately unless I know your concept of God. There are a thousand and one ideas about God out there. That’s why there are a thousand and one religions. Ideas and concepts about God are not God; they are conversations that arise out of questions about the creation of everything that exists – including the world and mankind.

The rational mind cannot understand the wholeness, the allness of infinite intelligence that lies behind everything – which is God. Therefore, the rational mind comes up with projections of personal desires and fears about God.

Existence is a reality. Stories about God with a human personality are fiction.

Student: Just understanding what you’ve now spoken offers me more clarity. I can see that I’m looking for answers about something that cannot be understood with words.

Professor: Once you understand your center as a luminous being that is inseparable from the “all-of-it” – from every aspect of this ever-expanding cosmos – it is impossible not to feel the presence of God. And when you feel this presence, you never try to explain it.

I do everything but the right thing

Student: “Professor, I seem to do everything but the right thing when it comes to making effective choices in my life. I’d be willing to give anything to start choosing rightly when it comes to me. It seems that I’ve got great advice when it comes to other’s lives, but I rarely take my own advice when it comes to my life? It feels like everything is destined to go wrong in my life.”

Professor: “The feeling that everything is destined to go wrong is simply an erroneous feeling. It comes from erroneous beliefs. Knowing you the way I do, I don’t feel that way about you; not one bit do I feel that things are destined to go wrong for you. Have you ever heard the quote, ‘condemn not, for that which you condemn, condemns you’? Well, ‘that’ which you are condemning is YOU. That’s a fact, and it’s that fact that causes you to make bad choices. Stop, right now; stop condemning yourself. Stop putting yourself down. It makes you feel unworthy. That’s insanity. Others have stopped condemning themselves, stopped feeling unworthy, and soon thereafter they found themselves making wonderful choices; choices that opened doors to a brand new world. If others have done it, you can do it.

Student: “It can be done.”

“Others have done it.”

“I can do it.”

Professor: “That, right there, is a perfect choice for you.”