Today is given unto men not only to advance themselves, but to perfect yesterday’s imperfections; and to prepare themselves for tomorrow, should it ever come.
Some years ago I came across an innocent child;
I think it was really by coincidence that we had the same name, yet to my surprise we were born in the same year. He appeared calm and collected and indeed very humble. I applied my judgment to the series of events that had happened in his life thus far, and I could immediately tell that he had a purpose to fulfill. The boy child had become certain that he was going to succeed in everything he had set his mind to.
To him, the only thing that stood between him and the realisation of his dreams was a delightful journey; challenges to be surmount; hurdles to be overcome; and crisis-es to be cooled. He reminded me of Winston Churchill, for I too ‘am sure on this very day that the task which has been set before us is not above our strength; that its pangs and toils are not beyond our endurance’. For as long as men have faith in their own cause and an unconquerable will to win, victory shall be denied neither.
A great many days ago life had proven to the child that every being is the captain of its own soul and the master of its own fate. That every being is self made. For each chooses its own destiny through its personal affirmations – for the Universal Law says it is the tongue that holds the power to both death and life, and every man that loves it shall eat the fruit thereof (Proverbs 18:21). With this, perhaps Albert Einstein has fulfilled his destiny; for he pursued the know-how of The Creator’s thoughts. Indeed, what else could be a better description than ‘energy can be converted to mass multiplied by the square of the speed of light’? For every uttered word is energy, and whatever results is an equivalent form of matter.
Ralph Waldo Emerson, in his essay on self-reliance, had long ago written that ‘there is a time in every man’s education when he arrives at the conviction that envy is ignorance; that imitation is suicide; that he must take himself for better, for worse, as his portion’. For what greater liberation is there than a being that believes in itself; which has the confidence in the capacity of its sole potential; and the faith in the realisation of its dreams?
I had to continue to seek out the knowledge held within; thus I had once questioned where the boy child derived most of his principles. With eminent calmness he iterated 2nd Timothy 1:7; ‘for God has given us a spirit, not of fear, but of power, of love and of a sound mind,’ and at that point I realised that he kept the Supreme Law close to his innermost, and therein he meditated day and night – for such was the commandment to Joshua; that The Book of the Law should not depart from his mouth, but that he meditate in it day and night, that he may observe to do according to all that is written in it. For then he shall make his way prosperous, and then he shall have good success. Herein is contained superior knowledge, and indeed the boy had found his Master’s own recipe for success. Success was inevitable.
I have kept my eyes in one place for so long. When I lifted them I realised that the child looked just like me. A direct contradiction of the very definition of coincidence, for he had not only my being, but my aspirations also. For I too believed that I was destined for greatness. Indeed this is what I have become. Paulo Coelho through ‘The Alchemist’ had once written words alike to these: that when a being seeks something with all its heart, all the universe conspires in helping it achieve it. Closely studied, all beings put their minds to what they want. It is however the being that truly wants something with all its heart that consciously converts its desire to affirmation. In so doing, it sends out vibrations of energy to the universe, and thus by the materialisation of this energy, all of the universe has conspired in helping it achieve it.
In that, a manifestation occurs: it is a being’s affirmations that transform into reality. The vibrations of energy transmitted from its innermost materialise. Responsibility rests solely on each and every being to consistently delete, destroy, transmute and uncreate all undesirable energies transmitted by its environment. Through the affirmation of its desirable path. For a being’s own thoughts are more powerful to it than those of its neighbor. For as a being thinketh, so shall it be.
In ‘Outliers’, Gladwell pointed out that it mattered were one came from; in other words that one’s origins shape and affect them. This is truth, but there should come a time in every man’s journey where he comes to understand the words written in The Supreme Law; that for those who are called according to The Master’s purpose, all things work together for good. (No known circumstance can ever separate men from The Master’s infinite love).
Indeed, the child was called according to his master’s purpose.
The past can be redeemed; and when that is done, the future can be reshaped. The interface where this takes place is the present moment.