The Golden Intangibles
“The real things of life, such as peace, harmony, integrity, security, and happiness are intangible. They come from the Deep Self of man. Meditating on these qualities builds these treasures of heaven in our subconscious. ‘It is where moth and rust do not consume, and where thieves do not break through and steal.’ MATT. 6:20.”
~ Dr. Joseph Murphy (excerpt from The Power of Your Subconscious Mind)
The above excerpt is a reminder that every real thing we desire lies within us. No one can give us these things and at the same time, no one can take them away. This truth is very empowering for those who are willing to accept self-responsibility and self-governance. The self-directed person does not blame others for their lack of peace or for their unhappiness, etc., instead they look within for answers. How can I change my ego (dominant thoughts, beliefs and perspectives) in order to let the Light of peace and happiness to shine through?
This truth may be difficult to accept for some people as taking self-responsibility is not easy. It is a lot easier to blame the circumstances (people, places and things) in our external world than to face the darkness we carry within for our troubles. As I teach in my book, there is a Light shining brightly within each of us (a Light which we all share). If our ego is unhealthy, the Light gets blocked and our outer world is darkened. For this reason, the health of the ego is paramount to creating a life of peace and happiness.
You must examine your ego. Do your current, dominant thoughts, beliefs and perspectives bring you lasting peace, joy and love, etc.? If they don’t then no matter what happens around you, you will not live with these things for long. From time to time you may experience each of them to a certain degree, but none will endure if your ego prevents the Light from shining through. I understand it will take a lot of time to inspect all your dominating thoughts, beliefs, and perspectives but the rewards for doing this are immeasurable. This work is where your greatest treasure lies – the golden intangibles.
Please meditate and journal on the excerpt given as well as the questions I proposed in this blog post. Thank you.
LET YOUR LIGHT SHINE THROUGH!
Your Holistic Health Coach,