You might not be able to sense it. Perhaps you feel you’ve lost it or maybe you’ve been conditioned never to believe it. Other people and life experience will indeed conspire to obscure the truth. And over the years, insecurity and fear will lead to many mistakes which will do the same.
But these are all lies. This is the fog of life. You need to realize this and get out of your own way. Take a few steps back from your daily life and consider the beginning.
At some point in time there was a spark of life that is now you. Besides all of the incomprehensible built in programming that created your physical form, there is something more. There is this spark of life that started and now keeps your heart working each and every day. There is no reason for your heart to keep beating, even right now, except for this initial burst of unique energy and the incredible genetic coding that first got things started.
And from this initial start of a few cells and a little energy, here you are. This is not an accident. The miracle that is your life is not just some random occurrence. You are not who you are existing on this planet for no reason.
No Sir. Deep inside of you it is still there. It has to be. Your inner core is still the same. It was designed by the Creator. The same Creator that is responsible for the infinity of working order that is the Universe.
How something such as the Universe can be without limits and beyond measure is outside of my comprehension. But what I do understand is that if the Source of all existence is responsible for the spark of life that is now you, then that is no ordinary thing.
This is why I believe there is something very special inside of every man—the Spark of Greatness.
Make it your purpose to fuel that spark and justify your life. Add some righteous energy to it and become the very best you can be. Make the Creator proud. This is your destiny. This is your reason for living.
Never look down again. Never look back. Return to your true essence and rise up until your very last day.
You are more than your mind and your bodily form. These are your physical manifestations. They are important and necessary in this life and you should do all that you can to develop them both.
As the saying goes, treat your body as a temple. There are certain physical realities that must be paid attention to during your lifetime. And your mind and body are intertwined with your soul and it’s ability to prosper while on this earth. So take care of your health and mind and be smart. Give yourself every advantage.
They are also a gift from the Creator and should be enjoyed and treated with respect. Most of us realize this. And especially at this point in history, the information is out there to maximize your health and develop your mind. Make this a priority. Eat with purpose, stay in good physical condition and read every day.
But you are not your mind or your body. These are just physical constructs for your temporary life on this planet. It is an illusion to believe they are you.
You are your Soul.
Never forget this and make your Soul primary. Consider your mind and body simply as tools; very important tools, but subordinate to your Soul.
Your Soul is the spark of life that got you started. Its origin is from the Creator and why I say there is a Spark of Greatness inside of you. There has to be. Your Soul is your essence. And this essence comes directly from the Creator. Not a bad start. Yes indeed, that’s an impressive lineage and some decent raw material to work with.
Realize this as fact. Your genesis is the Creator. You share an essence with the Source of all that is. This is some impressive stuff. Hold on to this truth and let it propel you to develop that Spark of Greatness to its full potential. This is your purpose and your responsibility as a man, no matter your past and no matter the mistakes you may have made.
There is nothing more important you could do than become the very best you can be. This is not about being selfish or greedy. It’s about developing all the uniqueness of your being. It’s about tapping into your entire God given potential, which by definition has to be of virtue and very substantial.
This doesn’t mean you need to achieve power, fame, or wealth. Many of these people end up leaving a trail of broken lives behind them and tarnishing their own soul beyond repair.
They have become too impressed with their own accomplishments, their own minds and their own importance at the expense of their soul. They have made the physical manifestation of themselves primary. And as the natural order would have it, end up paying a very dear price.
Your goal should be to become a better man each day. Fight the good fight. Commit to No More Zero Days. Find a way to tap into your Spark of Greatness and always keep your Soul in charge. Become Untouchable. Pursue intrinsic value and acquire all the extrinsic success that is congruent with virtue. But always remain vigilant in protecting your core essence. Never sell out for any earthly success.
Always maintain your Soul as primary and you will do just fine in this life … and the next.
Become a witness to your mind. Make your mind and your body secondary to your core self—your Soul.
As we have discussed, you are not your mind. And you are also not your thoughts. You are the observer or witness of your mind and thoughts. And as you will soon find out, this is a good thing. The fact is, many of your thoughts and mental constructs simply get in the way. They become the primary barrier to fully developing your tremendous God given potential.
Our physical immersion in this world creates the illusion that your mind and your thoughts are you. It’s an overwhelming perception. But it is not true. If you believe in the afterlife then you realize your mind and physical form (body/brain/mind) will certainly not be coming along. To be blunt, they will eventually become a rotting corpse in the ground. There is no way around it.
While your mind and body are indeed of very high importance during your lifetime, there is something else that is really you. And this something else is eternal in nature and destined for a higher realm. This is your Soul. This is you. And this is what you want in control of your life on this earth and not your mind. Think eternal and not form.
Your mind and body are very fallible and weak as I’m sure you are aware. And they need direction from the proper earthly source if they are to allow you to truly prosper in this life. Make that source your Soul, while always remaining in congruence with the Creator. Remember this distinction and it will change your life. It will give your Soul precedence over your temporary physical form, as it should be.
You will give your Soul, which is of the highest Origin and Virtue, control over your mind so that you can overcome your human limitations as much as possible. After all, it is always smart to lay the best possible foundation for the development of any structure or project. And in this case that project is you, at least for the few years you will exist on this broken world spinning in endless space.
Consider your mind as the number one tool available to your Soul. Separate your core being from your mind and thoughts. Make this part of your consciousness from now on. This is the first and most important step because it will give you a path for control over yourself like never before.
If you think deeply about your specific weaknesses and insecurities, they all originate from within your mind. They are generated from past events, relationships and circumstances. All of these memories combine to form your mind based sense of self—your ego. Many of these memories remain in you as a ball and chain limiting your potential. And many of them also lead you to worry about the future.
But if you think about it, your memories are not real. They are simply objects created by your mind. They are an illusion. And many of them are holding you back, largely through worry and fear.
This is how your mind limits your potential—with illusions from the past, which is also no longer real. All that is real is the present moment. This is where you live your life, not in the past. You have already burned through last year, last week and yesterday. They are gone.
Certainly past experience is useful for present and future reference. Mistakes and failures are a powerful teacher, but not if these memories now conspire to limit your development through worry, fear and insecurity. And don’t doubt me on this. As we see in the media, many of the world’s titans become victims of their own minds; minds they have apparently failed to master despite their incredible worldly success.
Besides keeping you down, living with worry and fear is also a terrible existence. Apart from immediate physical danger, these emotions serve no real purpose. If you plan for the future with consideration and live your life in the moment, then why worry? It is a complete waste of time and robs you of your zest for life.
Instead, there is a better way.
Become the Master of Your Mind
In some respects you need to treat your mind as you would the parent of a child; a child with some very bad habits. Put your mind in front of you so to speak and observe it as you go through your life from now on. Start with a little time each day when it is convenient. And then work to make it a full time way of life. Live from the true seat of consciousness—your Soul.
Be the watcher of your thoughts from now on and you will note that much of your thinking serves no productive purpose. It doesn’t add anything positive to your life or affect the world in any way. All it does is work to protect your vulnerable sense of self. A sense of self created by a mind obsessed with illusions. This is the major limiting factor affecting your potential for personal greatness.
Become the master of your mind. Put your Soul in charge. Carry yourself as the Creator would want you to do.
Tell your mind what it needs to hear. Recognize and let go of poor thinking. Recognize your fears and insecurities and the constructs your mind uses to protect you from them.
Cut away the waste and replace it with new affirming thoughts. Say the words in your mind. Tell it what it needs to hear. Program your mind to the Soul’s liking. And then observe and repeat. Every time you recognize a negative mental construct or emotion, interdict and put a stop to it just as you would an unruly child. Interdict and replace.
Educate yourself each day. Fill your mind with the words and thoughts of the world’s experts. Make this a lifelong habit. There is tremendous leverage in reading. Probably more leverage than any other earthly thing you could do.
If you combine a mind disciplined by the Soul, with constant learning and a Life Mission based in virtue there will be no stopping you.
And it all starts with a gift from the Creator that is your birthright.
The Spark of Greatness.
All the best,