It’s amazingly easy to get everything you want out of life with the right mindset. Unfortunately, man has been aching to discover these secrets for centuries. Surprisingly, thanks to the experiences of others, searching for an understanding has never been easier.
Firstly, we return to Ancient Greece to find the secret to getting anything. It stands (or should I say, “once stood”) at the Temple of Apollo at Delphi. It is from this perch Greeks (and later Romans), would come listen to some old priestess lady who delivered sound advice like – and I paraphrase – “300 Spartans against, like, a million Persians? C’mon! What did you expect?!” (q.v., Thermopylae), “You stink, now go home and die!” (to Nero) and “Socrates? The one who keeps saying he knows nothing? Yeah, that probably makes him the wisest guy in all of Athens.”
But the secret didn’t come from the mouth of the Oracle. It was etched in stone on the very Temple itself. Indeed – and again I paraphrase – when told the compliment bestowed upon him by the Oracle, Socrates, after vehemently denying he was the wisest in all of Athens, basically said all he ever learned he learned by reading this one phrase inscribed in the forecourt of the Temple.
And it is this same phrase which reveals one of the secrets to getting anything you want: “Know Thyself.”
We don’t know who carved it or who originally said it, but Socrates sure did take a shine to it. At least according to Plato, a student of Socrates and one of the main sources of all we know about Socrates, only because this wise guy refused to put anything to parchment. (Socrates was old school – literally. He was opposed to the written word because he thought it might cause people to forget. Remember, at that time all learning was passed down orally.) In no less than six of Plato’s dialogues can we find Socrates yapping about “know thyself.”
It’s in Plato’s Phaedrus and Philebus, though, that we see the classic Socratic reason to “know thyself.” In the former, Socrates says, “I am not yet able, as the Delphic inscription has it, to know myself; so, it seems to me ridiculous, when I do not yet know that, to investigate irrelevant things.”
Socrates here refers to other intellectual pursuits. He says it’s a waste of time to try to understand anything else if you first don’t try to understand yourself. If you think about this, it makes sense. We describe all things – our thoughts, our beliefs, what we had for dinner the night before last – in terms of our own experiences. If we don’t have a good handle on those experiences, we’ll have a difficult time translating our thoughts in terms of experiences others can understand. So, before anything else, “know thyself.”
If your life’s journey is to take you anywhere you want, you must first “know thyself” before you even commit to a single step. If you really, deep down, know yourself, you’ll know how to get almost anything you want. You’ll know how to capitalize on your strengths and how to overcome your weaknesses. You’ll know what goals to focus on and what tasks are nothing more than timewasters. You’ll become a lean mean Lifetime Dream Achieving machine. It only requires one thing: you must “know thyself.”
Like Ben Franklin, you might think this is hard to do. Franklin once quipped in his Poor Richard’s Almanack “There are three things extremely hard: steel, a diamond, and to know one’s self.”
If it was so difficult for such wise guys like Socrates and Ben Franklin, how can someone like you “know thyself”? Luckily for you, today it’s a whole lot easier to “know thyself.” All you need is a little discipline, a little honesty and a little help from a familiar ancient friend.
Do you want to attract long lasting wealth? Do you want more success and every good thing life has to offer?
I will share my knowledge but first, let me tell you the major thing I’ve learned from personal experience.
We all work with one infinite power and the same law.
Wherever you are in the world, we all work with one power and one basic universal principle.
Another secret to getting anything you want in life is by using spiritual laws.
And, simply put, it’s only because of these spiritual laws that you can be a participant in getting anything you want.
Think of it this way…your thoughts become things, because you are blessed with this infinite creative ability, given freely to humanity.
Everything that comes into your life is a result of the virtual image of the things you’re holding in your mind. You mind is powerful and from it comes the issues of life.
If you’re constantly thinking about positive things, your life will reflect positivity, if you’re thinking about becoming rich one day, your mental picture will instantly come up with a roadmap to make that a reality.
If you think about negative thoughts or thoughts that generate fears, your life will reflect that too.
So, it’s important to know what you want first, before I walk you through the procedure of attracting it into your life.
And here’s the big question.
What do you really want? What legacy do you want to leave behind? How much wealth and good people do you want to attract into your life?
Take a moment and write down everything you want to attract into your life in the next 30 days. Writing things down give them added power.
Step 1: Ask
Now that you know what you want, the next thing is to say it out loud, let life know what you want. This might sound crazy but the truth is life actually responds to your thoughts.
I’m so happy and grateful that I now have… and then explain the exact thing you want and see how it works.
You also want to be realistic when asking. Don’t ask for things that aren’t natural. Like don’t ask to be 6′ tall when you’re currently 5. 4″. Nature and life won’t support this.
Step 2: Believe you will receive it.
Now that you’ve asked, you must believe that you’ll receive whatever you ask for. You must have faith that you will now receive the very thing you’ve asked for.
Since faith is the ability of believing in the unseen, a good practice for you could be affirming, at least once a day, what you have asked for.
I’m so happy I now receive… write down all the things you’ve received, which you asked for.
Calling those things that aren’t as though they are is a great start to getting anything you want.
Step 3: Receive
Step three, and the final step in the process, is to receive. Begin to feel wonderful about it. Feel the way you will feel once it arrives. Feel it now.
Things take on a tone of reality once you begin to emotionalize your thoughts.
Imagine yourself manifesting that thing right away. Feel joyful about it. And in this process, it’s important to feel good, to be happy, because when you’re feeling good, you’re putting yourself in the frequency of what you want.
You wouldn’t ask for something unless it was going to make you feel good in the receiving of it, would you?
So, get yourself on the feel-good frequency, and you will receive.
Practice all this now and see the life changing miracle you’ll experience. I know it’s been life changing in my life.
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