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What is the Secret to Life?
What is the Secret to Life? Are You Asking this Question Often These Days?
Well, it's not that I personally know the secret, however, there may be a way to grasp this thing we call Life, in a cosmic way.
Try this thought on for size:
If we really try to understand the concept that our soul is completely separate from our body, then this journey we're on is exactly that, 'a soul's journey'.
So what's the point of it all then?
Entertain the thought that you are gifted with an internal knowingness that your soul is separate and distinct from your physical self - that it's an absolute truth.
In other words it's not the physical brain that triggers consciousness, but rather the other way around: Consciousness exists separate from the brain, and it is in fact consciousness, that brings the brain alive to enable a body and mind to live a human life.
When we pass away, our soul then travels back to our Spirit which becomes it's home, until we choose to come back to another physical existence and thus grow our contributions further and advance our soul (reincarnation).
So if all of this is true (and who truly knows for a fact, although personally I believe), then what is the secret to life?
If you're interested read on for my opinion (which is the same as the opinion of many others). There's also a place for you to offer up your own ideas as well, so feel free to do so.
Love: We are here to give love and receive love
We're here to love with all our hearts and be willing to be loved. Even if we've been hurt by love, we advance our souls when we continue to love and we love again. We grow most of all when we are being selfless and give love that is hard to give.
Try it when you're feeling someone doesn't deserve love from you for a particular reason. Make the effort to hug them anyway, to be nice to them anyway, to show them that they still matter, anyway. This can be the toughest thing to do, but like anything that's difficult, can give you back a huge reward.
There's a magical feeling you experience when you've arm wrestled and won against your negative emotions about someone; you've essentially focused on them and their needs and in doing so, you've filled up your own cup, and without even realizing it, healed a wound.
Here's a tip: When you're feeling negative towards someone, instead of going toe-to-toe with them, be compassionate towards them; genuinely smile, rub their arm (if appropriate), listen to them, hug them - this is not easy but the sense of comfort it will give both of you is worth it.
Do it Anyway - by Martina McBride - Sometimes a Song Can Express Things Perfectly - Love them Anyway
This song speaks to doing it anyway; love them anyway, build it anyway, dream anyway - The words are moving - Sing it Anyway.
Absolutely Beautiful, Don't Miss 'Anyway' by Martina McBride
Do You Know the Story Behind the Song 'Anyway' ?
You may find it interesting, you can read about it Here
Forgiveness: We are here to learn about true forgiveness
This is the ultimate test for a soul (in my opinion), and from what's shown on the news and what appears on the internet, there's a great number of souls who have not mastered this.
In order to really know how far along you are with forgiveness, think of yourself or someone you love whose had the unfortunate nightmare of being hurt physically, emotionally, or mentally by another person. Can you forgive something like that?
Sounds crazy, but I believe I could. It's not that I wouldn't hurt, or cry, or have moments of hatefulness, or want justice, yes, certainly those emotions would exist - but if you are able to view another person's actions as a soul in training, growing and lost and in need of help as well as remember that you may be at a more advanced place in your soul's growth, then forgiveness is the only logical response.
Your soul is more advanced than theirs, but yet if you cannot forgive even something egregious, is your soul really more advanced? This is the ultimate test as to whether a soul has truly achieved a higher level of understanding.
Actually the truly advanced understanding of forgiveness means there is nothing to forgive - I can't possibly explain it as well as Anita Moorjani does in one of her interviews. Anita Moorgani had a life changing NDE (near death experience), it cured her cancer - What I found compelling about this interview happens at around 17:00 minutes. She speaks about unconditional love and about what forgiveness is or actually isn't - I won't even attempt to summarize it, if you're so inclined, you can listen to it yourself; I've included the video directly below.
Around 17 minutes and onwards for a bit, Anita Moorjani speaks about Forgiveness and her understanding of it based on her NDE (near death experience)
Knowledge: We are here to learn and to share our knowledge
From the time we're born, we're learning. We process information every day, but the most important part of all this is sharing our life lessons, especially with those coming up behind us.
Every life touches another life, and if we approach things this way, then we can learn to be a better community, a better world. It's baby steps when it comes to the advancement of souls and the planet. But if we remember to keep trying to move forward, we'll inch ahead without even knowing we did.
If you're thinking something silly like you don't have anything to offer, I am going to tell you something with absolute certainty, 'you're wrong'. There is something you've learned about life, that you can teach and pass along. The smallest sentences said to another person, can make a big difference in that life. Here's a crazy example: When I was 16 and about to start my first summer job, my dad said to me, 'if you don't have anything to do, find something to do' - ok, so that's not a profound life statement, but I carried that bit of advice with me my entire life and it helped me approach my life's work diligently.
So always remember, that you matter, you have something to offer and something to teach.
The True Meaning of Life, by the Dalai Lama
It sure couldn't hurt to have this featured front and center in the home for all to read everyday. If young kids are raised to read inspirational advice like this as a form of a daily affirmation, imagine what kind of world they could help build.
Do you believe the secret to life is as it's described here: To Love, To Forgive, To Learn and Pass on Our Knowledge? Perhaps there's something else you would l
Do You Believe We are Here to Love, Forgive and Pass On Our Knowledge?
© 2013 Barbara Tremblay Cipak