It was a gift I could only imagine; a blessing like no other, promising the be-all and end-all of anything I could ever want and everything I ever hoped for.
I remember the first time I heard it. It doesn’t get any better than this, I thought.
As I read that book all those years ago, I realized I had discovered King Solomon’s mines and the fabled fountain of youth in one tidy package. This, roughly, is what it said:
You hold in your hands the key to love and endless romance, with the secret to gaining untold riches, unlimited prosperity and more wealth and abundance than you’ve ever dreamed possible… complete with the unmitigated power and grace to live a long, useful and healthy life of excitement, joy, purpose and meaning.
As the words sprang off the page, visions of sugarplums danced in my head. I drooled and dreamed of superlative splendor… oh, the things I’ll get!
I salivated over the trove until the author played his trump: He said I can have the key to this unconditional and opulent kingdom, with one well… small condition: I can never use it.
I can have the key to my dreams, but can never use it…
Is this some kind of a joke?
Many of you may have come to similar conclusions about the “law of attraction”, “law of abundance” and the various other airy-fairy fables floating around out there.
If they really work, why isn’t everyone “happily ever after” yet?
Make no mistake; this key is real, tangible and true. And yes it’s true that those who have it never use it. So, what’s this all about?
It’s an example of what I call the first Seminal Fact of Life: the Law of Identity. This axiom says that in life, we don’t get what we want – we get just what we are.
The key to unconditional love, unlimited wealth, endless abundance, health and happiness isn’t something we use… it’s what we become.
Many of you have heard it repeatedly, yet the payoff remains elusive, unmet, a primary misunderstanding that most will never integrate into their sensibilities, and so never benefit from.
On this very subject, Eckhart Tolle teaches an interesting corollary. He says, “It’s not what you do, but how you do what you do that determines your destiny.”
If you’re up for a date with destiny, study and understand well this towering wisdom. It is a fundamental key to unleash the brilliance that deep inside, you know you really are.
Love and abundance be thy name –