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The Ancient Luck Secret From Greek Philosophy That's Been Overlooked For Almost 2,500 Years
For you to be lucky permanently is no accident, , not a game of chance, according to the ancient Greek philosopher Plato (c428-c348 BC).
But even more than that.
It's the key to attracting luck to all aspects of our lives - success, health, relationships, family, career - automatically. Once this element is present in our lives then good luck - and everything else - will follow automatically.
How do I know?
This is no wild theory or blind acceptance of the ancient philosopher's ideas. I first had to find out for myself, the hard way, through an extremely unlucky life which led to bankruptcy and losing everything (including my kids). Then ... my luck changed and Plato's 7-word statement accurately sums up what I found out for myself. (I now have my kids, and grandkids, back in my life, and much more than I had lost.)
If you want to know how to get good luck in your life overnight - without really trying - then this is what you need to know.
Here is Plato's secret in 7 words: Your destiny is your "career on Earth"
(from the 'Republic' - Davies & Vaughan translation)
What did Plato mean by that?
But there is a problem. Most of us don't have a crystal ball to see the future. Without a crystal ball how can we ever be reasonably sure which direction is the best one for us to choose? There's a good answer!
You already know what you're meant to do with your life.
It's the single secret to happiness, success, luck, career, self confidence, self esteem, prosperity, good health, even to finding a soul mate. It's the big message I got from having my life crash and burn, ending up homeless, unemployed, penniless and friendless.
What I wish I knew then - what absolutely everyone on the planet should know - is that we all have a unique life purpose, a destiny, a hidden talent if you like, and it is within us waiting to be found (unless we're one of the few lucky ones who've found it already).
Plato on souls.
"Now, when all the souls had chosen their lives in the order of the lots, they advanced in their turn to Lachesis, who dispatched with each of them the Destiny he had selected, to guard his life and satisfy his choice ... and in a moment the souls were carried up to their birth..." ('Republic')
"What good is it to the universe to have a planet filled with souls who have no idea whatsoever why they are here or what they are supposed to be doing." Caroline Myss ('Sacred Contracts') (APPEARED ON OPRAH)
What is destiny?
We tend to think of destiny as a script for our lives imposed upon us by some external force, God perhaps, over which we have no control.
I have a different view. "Destiny" is a gift we chose for ourselves before we were born - that's right - by our own soul. It's our whole purpose in life - or should be - and failure to find it leads to trouble and, to say the least, bad luck.
"Finding" our life purpose, or destiny, is really a misleading concept because it's not something we have to go out and "get," but rather it's something we need to go within and claim.
You've already got it, because you chose it - even if you haven't consciously realized it. Then you need a plan to bring it into reality - because we create our own reality with our thoughts, an idea recently made popular in 'The Secret' which had everyone talking a few years ago.
Two of the key contributors to 'The Secret' went further. Jerry and Esther Hicks published a series of eye-opening channeled books based on a spiritual take on the Law of Attraction.
Now there's the new Cosmic Ordering craze: is it really possible to place an order with the Universe for whatever you want? I've found this truly life-changing stuff - literally!
What does science have to say on the matter?
In a 24,000 best seller published by Bob Proctor's organisation, Success Engeering, followed by Luck Engineering, - presented the cutting edge science and quantum physics behind how to literally engineer luck and good fortune into your life or business.
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Plato on destiny.
"Your destiny shall not be allotted to you, but you shall choose it for yourselves." ('Republic')
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Trust your beeps!
How do we know what our true life purpose or destiny is when we see it?
In a survey conducted among creative people of all kinds, from science to art, to learn the cause of 'genius' ('Uncommon Genius' by Denise Shekerjian), most claimed that they followed their intuition, trusted their feelings, or as one respondent replied, "I just trust my beeps."
When I get an irritating feeling up my spine I now know it's not the right thing to do. For too long I ignored that irritating feeling, that unease. But a feeling of exhilaration means, go for it! Project your thoughts into the future and see how you feel.
"Your broader Non-Physical part of you communicates with you," wrote Jerry and Esther Hicks in 'The Law of Attraction', "and has done so from the day you emerged into this physical body. That communication comes in many varieties - but all of you are receiving the basic communication that comes forth, in the form of your emotion. Every emotion that you feel is, without exception, communication from your Inner Being letting you know, in the moment, the appropriateness of whatever you are thinking, speaking, or acting."
Your life purpose will ALWAYS utilize your greatest passions, talents and interests.
"Your brain is similar to an iceberg," says psychologist Valerie Dawson. "The 90% of the iceberg deep below the surface is where all the information is that you have been searching for - all the wisdom and the 'knowing' about what you were put on this Earth to do is right there! Inside this part deep within are all the keys to your success, happiness, and abundant life!"
Your life's purpose is already within you!
The Greek philosopher Plato knew this when he wrote in his best-known work the Republic. "Your destiny shall not be alloted to you, but you shall choose it for yourselves." He called it your career on Earth while author Caroline Myss (a guest on Oprah) calls it your mission. Napoleon Hill, in his famous bestseller 'Think & Grow Rich' called the secret to all of life's riches our Definite Major Purpose. Of this he wrote:
"The secret to which I refer ... cannot be purchased for money, for the reason that it comes in two parts. One part is already in possession of those who are ready for it."
"Follow your bliss," said scholar, author and mythology expert Joseph Campbell, "and doors will open where you never knew they existed."
Or, trust your beeps!
"Honour your calling. Everybody has one. Trust your heart and success will come to you."
Here's to your unrecognised genius
I found a secret to becoming whatever you want to be, to achieving whatever you want to achieve.
It's how, back in the days when I was copywriter and creative director of a Melbourne ad agency, I was responsible for an award from the Australian Television Society for runner up as the year's best ad campaign on television.
My campaign for a brand of meat pies, our unofficial national dish, lost only to a campaign for a leading brand of house paint presented by a well-known TV personality. My creative approach had been directly influenced by (but not copied from) the style of a particular children's TV show, 'Sesame Street' as it happened, I had been watching over breakfast earlier the same morning with my young daughters.
I had found that by immersing myself in creative work which I admired, written by my mentors in the business (mostly from Madison Avenue, NY), reading the kind of copy I aspired to writing in my own work, I could raise my own mental abilities and produce better work without actually plagarising the ads or commercials I was studying. I just emulated their style and used their ideas to stimulate my own ideas.
So in conjunction with Plato's idea, that our destiny contains the secret to "our career on earth" my own secret process holds an effective way to convert our destiny into reality.
Adopt a definite purpose, and stand by that purpose, until it had time to become an all-consuming obsession! Napoleon Hill ('Think & Grow Rich')