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The 10 Best Motivational Stories To Uplift And Inspire

Copyright 2016 by VERUSHA SINGH

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Contents

The Secret to Creating Affluence

The Unsolvable Math Problem

A Student’s Quest for Success

Great Value in Disaster

Growing Good Corn

The Thriving Newspaper Stand

The Maserati Story

Breaking the Sound Barrier

The Remarkable Soichiro Honda

A Tale of Two Shoe Salesmen

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Bonus Material

PART 1: The Inexplicable Laws of Success Discover The Hidden Truths That Separate The ‘Best’ From The ‘Rest’

Chapter 1: Your Invisible Partner in Success

Chapter 2: The Unbreakable Laws of the Universe

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*The Secret to Creating Affluence *

This beautiful fable illustrates the mystifying and sometimes illusive nature of the Law of Cause and Effect.

A young man went to the forest and said to his spiritual master, ‘I want to have unlimited wealth, to help and heal the world. What is the secret to wealth?’

The spiritual master said, ‘There are two Goddesses that reside in the heart of every human being: the Goddess of WEALTH and the Goddess of KNOWLEDGE’.

‘Although you love both, you must pursue one of them to the exclusion of the other. Pursue her, love her, and give her your attention. Understand that only the Goddess of Wealth can give you wealth, and you may pursue only one Goddess, not both’.

‘But, here is the secret: If you pursue the Goddess of Wealth, she will be pleased with you because she loves to be chased. The more you pursue her the more she will elude you. However, if you pursue the Goddess of KNOWLEDGE, the Goddess of WEALTH will become extremely jealous and pay more attention to you. In fact, the more you seek the Goddess of Knowledge, the more the Goddess of Wealth will seek you. She will never leave you. She will constantly shower you with material blessings just to win your attention, and the wealth you desire will be yours forever’.

Adapted from (Chopra, 1993)

Ponder this:

The human tendency is to pursue the Goddess of Wealth, which seems like the logical choice. However, wealth is simply an effect, and like any effect it has a cause. In the fable, pursuing one goddess gets you the best of both worlds; wealth comes from the acquisition and proper application of knowledge.

*The Unsolvable Math Problem *

One day in 1939, George Bernard Dantzig, a doctoral candidate at the University of California, Berkeley, arrived late for a graduate-level statistics class and found two problems written on the board. He quickly copied the two math problems on the board, assuming that they were the homework assignment.  It took him several days to work through the two problems, but he finally completed them. The next day he dropped the homework on the professor’s desk.

On a Sunday morning a few days later, George was awakened early by a call from his excited professor.  Since George had been late for that class, he hadn’t heard the professor announce that the two problems on the board were mathematical mind-teasers that even Einstein hadn’t been able to solve. But George Dantzig, believing that he was working on ordinary homework problems, had solved not one, but two problems that had stumped mathematicians for hundreds of years!

(Kersey, 1998)

Ponder this:

When people are allowed to pursue goals free from presumed limitations on that they can accomplish, they just may manage some extraordinary feats through the combined application of natural talent and hard work.

A Student’s Quest for Success

A student went to his spiritual teacher and said, ‘Guru, I want to experience success. How can I become successful quickly?’ The teacher smiled and said, ‘All right, I’ll teach you the secret of success. Meet me at the Ganges River at 5:00 am tomorrow.’

The next morning the student showed up at 5:00 am at the appointed place only to find his teacher already bathing in the river. The teacher beckoned the student to come into the water and join him. Keen to learn the secret of success, the student obeyed the teacher without question.

The teacher then put his hand on the student’s head and firmly held it under the water. Gasping for air, the student struggled to get out, but the teacher maintained his grip keeping him under the water for more than a minute. The teacher knew the precise moment he had to release his grip on the student. Coughing up water that he had swallowed, the student angrily demanded, ‘Why did you do that?

The teacher then said, ‘Before I answer your question, tell me: what were you thinking of under the water? What was it that you were looking for? Success? Status? Wealth?’

‘None of that, sir. I desperately wanted air. Nothing, but air.’

The teacher then said, ‘If you want success in your life as desperately as you wanted that breath of air, then you will have it — and as quickly as you want.’

Adapted from various versions on the internet.

Ponder this:

You can tell how badly you want to achieve a goal by observing your actions each day. When you have a burning desire for something, you will do whatever it takes to make it happen. If you don’t have a “Damn the torpedoes, Full speed ahead!” attitude, it’s an indication you don’t want it badly enough.

*Great Value in Disaster *

Thomas Edison’s laboratory was virtually destroyed by fire in December, 1914. Although the damage exceeded $2 million, the buildings were only insured for $238 000 because they were made of concrete and thought to be fireproof.

Much of Edison’s life’s work went up in spectacular flames. Edison’s 24-year old son, Charles, frantically searched for his father and finally found him, calmly watching the scene, his face glowing in the reflection, his white hair blowing in the wind.

‘My heart ached for him,’ said Charles.

‘He was 67 — no longer a young man — and everything was going up in flames. When he saw me, he shouted, “Charles, where’s your mother?”’

When I told him I didn’t know, he said, ‘Find her. Bring her here. She will never see anything like this as long as she lives.’

The next morning, Edison looked at the ruins and said, ‘There is great value in disaster. All our mistakes are burned up. Thank God we can start anew.’

Three weeks after the fire, Edison managed to deliver his first phonograph.

Adapted from various versions on the internet.

Ponder this:

Surveys, studies and research consistently reaffirm that 85% of success in life depends on attitude, 15% on aptitude. Changing attitudes is something we will always have to do to improve our circumstances in life.

*Growing Good Corn *

There was a Nebraska farmer who grew award-winning corn. Each year he entered his corn in the state fair where it won a blue ribbon. One year a newspaper reporter interviewed him and learned that the farmer shared his seed corn with his neighbours. 

‘How can you afford to share your best seed corn with your neighbours when they are entering corn in competition with yours each year?’ the reporter asked.

‘Why sir,’ said the farmer, ‘didn’t you know? The wind picks up pollen from the ripening corn and swirls it from field to field. If my neighbours grow inferior corn, cross-pollination will steadily degrade the quality of my corn. If I am to grow good corn, I must help my neighbours grow good corn.’

He was very much aware of the connectedness of life. His corn could not improve unless his neighbour’s corn also improved.

The same is true in other aspects of life. Those who choose to be at peace must help their neighbours to be at peace. Those who choose to live well must help others to live well, for the value of a life is measured by the lives it touches. And those who choose to be happy must help others to find happiness for the welfare of each is bound up with the welfare of all. 

The lesson for each of us is this: if we are to prosper, we must help others prosper.

Adapted from various versions on the internet.

Ponder this:

Successful people are dedicated to creating value for others. They understand that their rewards in life are in direct proportion to the services they render to others. Generally, the most successful people are those who have helped the largest number of other people get what they want. Sustainable success is not survival of the fittest; it is about survival of the most cooperative, and it’s the most fun!

*The Thriving Newspaper Stand *

A newspaper stand in New York, only fifteen yards away from another stand, rang up four times as many sales as its competitor. How? After every sale the owner said, ‘Thank you.’ Customers would go out of their way just to be recognised and thanked.

~ Unknown

Ponder this:

Studies show that not only can gratitude be deliberately cultivated, but can increase levels of wellbeing and happiness in those who cultivate it. Gratitude also adds to the bottom line in very real ways.

*The Maserati Story *

There was a gentleman who decided that once he achieved a certain level of income in his business he was going to reward himself with a Maserati. From Wheels, a car magazine, he pulled out a full-page picture of a Maserati and stuck it on his wall at home.

At that time in his life he was driving a battered old bomb, and whenever he drove his old car, he imagined he was in his Maserati. He would carefully back the car out of his garage and then look up at the neighbours’ homes. He imagined them shifting the curtains and peering at him in his spanking new car. Then he would take off slowly with the windows wound down.

Living his vision, he would pretend to smell the leather upholstery in the car; he would feel the wood-grain finish on the dashboard; the steering wheel would feel the same as that of a sports car and the sound system matched. When he stopped at the traffic lights, he imagined that the drivers of the vehicles on the right and left sides were looking and admiring his Maserati.

He continued this visualisation until he reached the level of income he desired. He went to the dealership and chose his car, including the particular colour he wanted.

After a few weeks the car arrived at the dealership and the dealership invited him for a ‘presentation’ to receive the car — this wasn’t your everyday car.

When he came to pick the car up, there was a problem.

‘This car is not the same colour as the one I ordered,’ he told the dealership. ‘It’s similar, but the car I ordered is a subtle shade different.’

They checked the original paperwork and, sure enough, they had made a mistake. They quickly acknowledged their error, but the customer was not happy and asked: ‘What are you going to do about it?’

The officials got together, had a quick chat and came back to him looking very pleased. They said, ‘We are sorry for what had happened. This has never happened before, but we’re going to do the right thing by you; we are going to give you a significant discount on this car. In fact, so significant, that it’ll blow you away.’

Disappointed and despondent, he replied, ‘Look, I’m not interested; I don’t like the colour of this car.’

The officials were in a dilemma. They had another discussion and again returned looking genuinely pleased with themselves. They said, ‘We have a solution. We have a Maserati of your colour choice here in the showroom. However, it’s the more expensive sports edition and it is actually a show car that has been fitted with a lot of extras worth thousands of dollars. Regardless, you can have this car at no extra charge.’

‘But,’ they added, ‘as this is a show car, we have taken it out to the shows, so it’s chalked up a little mileage. It has less than 1,000 miles on the clock, but it’s a new car and it comes with a new car warranty.’

He looked at them, shook his head and said, ‘No, I didn’t wait all this time for a second-hand car.’

They tried to convince him, ‘It’s not a second-hand car or for that matter a demonstrator model; it’s a new car with a very small mileage.’

As salesmen do, they appealed to him just to have a look before declining their offer. He was not too keen, but eventually they persuaded him to have a look at the car if only to confirm the colour. As soon as the second car entered the room, the customer’s jaw dropped. He was speechless — this was exactly what he was dreaming about. He liked what he saw, but hid his enthusiasm from the salesmen.

He walked around, checking for imperfections. The car was immaculate on the outside. He opened the door, got in on the driver’s side and inspected the car on the inside, looking for something he could complain about. The car was impeccable! Also, he loved the sports edition and all the extras. He popped his head out of the window and said, ‘Look, I’ll take this car.’

Everybody was happy. After the presentation he drove his car home.

When he got inside the house, he stopped to examine the Maserati picture on his wall and then it hit him. The car sitting on the driveway was the exact same car in the picture! It was a snapshot of his car taken at a motor show!

~ Unknown

Ponder this:

It seemed like an amazing coincidence, but this was no coincidence. It’s the way the Law of Attraction works.

*Breaking the Sound Barrier *

Chuck Yeager was the first man to fly faster than “Mach 1” (700 miles per hour), which is the speed of sound. There were many failed attempts before he broke the sound barrier on October 14, 1947. A British pilot, Geoffrey de Havilland, had died trying. Despite the dangers, the U.S. air force was determined to be the first. They had developed a small, bullet-shaped aircraft, the Bell X-1, to challenge the sound barrier and had been trying to find a man willing to risk the unknown of supersonic flight.

When Chuck Yeager heard of this opportunity he took up the challenge. At the time, no one knew if a fixed-wing aircraft could fly faster than sound, or if a human pilot could survive the experience. More than half of the engineers involved in building and running the X-1 believed that as soon as the sound barrier was broken, the airplane would disintegrate and no pilot would survive. Yeager believed otherwise; it was his personal belief that the heavy vibration of the plane would actually calm down after reaching Mach 1.

A few nights before the scheduled attempt, Chuck and his wife, Glennis went horseback riding. As ‘luck’ would have it, Chuck Yeager fell of his horse and broke two ribs on his right side. Yeager taped up his ribs and did his best to hide his condition.

On the day of the flight, it became apparent that Yeager’s injured right side wouldn’t allow him to shut the door of the Bell X-1. He confessed his problem to Jack Ridley, the flight engineer. Ridley sawed off a short piece of broomstick handle so Yeager would be able to use his left hand to get enough leverage to close the hatch on the X-1.

Early on the morning of October 14, Yeager went up in the B-29 bomber (a much larger plane) that carried the X-1. At an altitude of 7,000 feet, he climbed down a ladder from the B-29 into the little cockpit of the X-1 and locked himself in. The B-29 released the X-1 at 20,000 feet. His jet took off climbing to 40,000 feet, headed for Mach 1 speed. No man had done that before. Yeager wanted to be the first.

At .87 Mach the violent vibrations began, but Yeager continued to push the aircraft faster. Just as he had predicted, at .96 Mach the aircraft steadied and he passed Mach 1. At that moment a giant roar was heard on the desert at the experimental test site — the first man-made sonic boom. Yeager reached Mach 1.05 and stayed above Mach 1 for seven minutes. On his way back to the field he performed victory rolls and wing-over-wing stunts. Yeager broke the sound barrier and etched his name in the history books forever!

Adapted from various versions on the internet.

Ponder this:

When you ask for a big outcome, the Universe will test your willingness to do whatever it takes.

*The Remarkable Soichiro Honda *

Like most other countries, Japan was hit badly by the Great Depression of the 1930s. At this time Soichiro Honda was an expert auto mechanic with his own workshop in the city of Hahamatsu. In 1938, Soichiro Honda started a little factory to manufacture piston rings for motor car engines.

His intention was to sell the piston rings to Toyota. He labored night and day, even slept in the workshop, always believing he could perfect his design and develop a quality product. Desperate for funds, he pawned his wife’s jewelry to finance his business.

Finally, the day came when he completed his piston ring and was able to take a working sample to Toyota. Toyota rejected his creation, saying that the rings did not meet their standards. Soichiro suffered ridicule when the engineers laughed at his design.

He refused to give up. Rather than focus on his failure, he continued working towards his goal. He went back to school to study metallurgy and learn how to work with metal. After two more years of struggle and a redesign of his product, he finally won a contract with Toyota in 1940.

However, at this time, the Japanese government was gearing up for war. With the contract in hand, Soichiro Honda needed to build a factory to supply Toyota, but building materials were in short supply. Still he would not quit! He invented a new concrete-making process that enabled him to build the factory.

With the factory now built, he was ready for production, but the factory was bombed twice. Also, steel became unavailable. Was this the end of the road for Honda? No!

He started collecting surplus gasoline cans discarded by US fighters. ‘Gifts from President Truman,’ he called them, and they became the new raw material for his rebuilt manufacturing process. Finally, an earthquake destroyed the factory.

After the war, an extreme gasoline shortage forced people to walk or use bicycles. Riding his bicycle to work was too slow, so Soichiro built a tiny engine and attached it to his bicycle. People in his neighbourhood were impressed and wanted one, too. Unfortunately, raw materials to build the engines were in short supply and he was unable to meet the demand.

Unwilling to accept defeat, Soichiro Honda wrote to 18 000 bicycle store owners and, in an inspiring letter, asked them to help him revitalize Japan. Approximately 5000 responded and supported his quest to build his small bicycle engines. Unfortunately, the first models were too bulky to work well, so he continued to develop and adapt. Finally, the small engine named ‘The Super Cub’ became a reality and was an outstanding success. Having achieved success in Japan, Honda then began exporting his Super Cub motorcycles to Europe and America.

The story does not end there. In the 1970s there was another gas shortage and automotive trend shifted to small cars. Honda was quick to pick up on the trend. Expert in small engine design, his company started making small cars, smaller than anyone had seen before, and rode another wave of success.

Today, Honda Corporation is one of the world’s largest automobile companies. Honda succeeded because one man made a truly committed decision, acted upon it, and made adjustments on a continuous basis. Failure was not an option for Soichiro Honda.

Adapted from various versions on the internet.

Ponder this:

Everyone knows how to thrive in the good times. It is the trying times that separate those of true substance from those who portray an image of substance, that is, those who really walk the talk from those who merely talk. The hard times prepare us for greater accomplishments in life. It is through trials and tribulations that the human spirit triumphs over itself.

*A Tale of Two Shoe Salesmen *

There is a tale about these two shoe salesmen who travel to a third world country in search of new business opportunities.

One man calls his wife the moment he lands, telling her, “Honey, I’m coming back home. There’s no hope here. Nobody here is wearing shoes, so there’s no one to sell to.” He boards the next flight home.

The second man calls his wife and says, “Honey, you wouldn’t believe what I found here. There is so much opportunity. No one here is wearing shoes. I can sell to the whole country!”

~ Unknown

Ponder this:

There’s opportunity everywhere. When we have a consciousness of expecting the magic to happen, it will happen. We’ll find the right people, we’ll move in the right circles, we’ll ‘bump’ into the right solutions. It all starts with that opening in the mind.

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PS. If you enjoyed the short stories in this book and would like to see how they can be used in proper context to drive home the key learning points, then I urge you to check out The Inexplicable Laws Of Success – Discover the Hidden Truths that Separate the ‘Best’ from the ‘Rest’ (Classic Edition).

PPS. For more uplifting stories, in prose or verse, check out my other publications, Inspirational Short Stories about Success and Happiness: Insightful Words of Wisdom to Uplift the Heart [and Reawaken the Spirit _]and[ Inspirational Poems about Life and Success: Thought-provoking and Empowering Words to Uplift and Inspire You_].

Bonus Material

Following is Part 1, which comprises the Introduction and Chapters 1 and 2, of our flagship publication, [_The Inexplicable Laws of Success: Discover the Hidden Truths that Separate the ‘Best’ from the ‘Rest’ _][Classic Edition].

Thank you for reading. I hope that Part 1 intrigues you to the point where you will want to read the remainder of the publication to discover the subtle, pure truths about prosperity and how they can be applied to engender spectacular accomplishment.

The Inexplicable Laws of Success Discover The Hidden Truths That Separate The ‘Best’ From The ‘Rest’

PART 1

Chapter 1

Your Invisible Partner in Success

[You already have a *]partner in success[.*] That’s right! You have the best imaginable partner who works with you to achieve your highest goals. The sad truth is: you probably don’t even know it!

Your partner is vibrant, creative and alive! Your partner wants you to succeed more than you do. Your partner has the immense power to orchestrate your success — to actually organise your success! All you have to do is beckon your partner by expressing your intent and showing resolve.

ACKNOWLEDGING your partner may be a turning point in your life — a truly defining moment.

But understand that we are talking about a partner, NOT a subordinate worker or a servant of some kind. Your partner will work WITH you; not FOR you. You are a co-partner and you have a significant role in the partnership.

Stick with us. Your life is about to change!

The Wondrous Universe

To understand your partner in success, let’s first expand our understanding about that partner, the Universe. Your success is inextricably connected with your understanding about the Universe.

When you take a closer look at the Universe and the evolution of life, you realise there’s obviously a higher intelligence directing creation. Creation is not accidental. There is absolute precision and order in the way the Universe operates. Look at nature and see the perfect, harmonious way it functions to keep a balance between all living things. What we are experiencing is a cosmic power called Universal Intelligence[* *]or Universal Consciousness. It is this cosmic power that makes our hearts beat, changes the seasons, grows all life, and spins the Earth and the planets around the sun to give us day and night.

Now, consider our Earth. Earth is just one planet in our solar system within the vast Milky Way Galaxy. Our sun is one of the Milky Way’s 200 billion stars. Then imagine this…there are more than a hundred BILLION other galaxies (outside our galaxy) in the universe.

The following three (reconstituted) diagrams will give you some perspective. Take a moment to understand the Earth’s size compared to other planets in our awesome universe. Try to get a deeper perspective on just how small our Earth really is on this scale.

Diagram 1.1 shows the Earth in relation to the Sun, which is about 100 times wider than Earth.

Diagram 1.1

Diagram 1.2 shows the Sun in relation to Arcturus, which is about 25 times wider than the Sun. Our Earth is invisible at this scale.

Diagram 1.2

Diagram 1.3 shows Arcturus in relation to Betelgeuse. The Sun is one pixel at this scale.

Diagram 1.3

How much do you really know about this magnificent universe in which you live?

Here are some facts that will blow your mind.

Betelgeuse[* *](Diagram 1.3) is a red supergiant star in the Milky Way (only part of which is shown in the picture above). It is about 1000 times wider than our Sun.

But, Betelguese is not the largest known star! 

One of the very largest stars known (in terms of volume), and the largest in the Milky Way is VY Canis Majoris[* *](not shown). Canis Majoris means ‘big dog’ in Latin. It is about 500 000 times brighter and several billion times bigger than the Sun. According to Wikipedia, it would take 7 billion Suns to fill VY Canis Majoris.

The Sun[* *]on the other hand is about one million times bigger than Earth. This means that you can fit a million Earths inside the Sun. Our Sun is just a tiny dot among several billion stars forming our Milky Way Galaxy. To us, our Earth feels like all there is, but we know that it’s just a tiny planet in a vast solar system in the Milky Way Galaxy.

In a nutshell:

• Earth is one of many planets in our solar system, which comprises our Sun and everything that travels around it, including planets, moons, asteroids and other celestial objects.

• Our solar system is just one member of the vast Milky Way Galaxy.

• Each galaxy has 200 to 400 billion stars. (Our Sun is a star.)

• The Milky Way is just one of more than 100 billion galaxies. In fact, a recent German supercomputer simulation put the number of galaxies at about 500 billion!

When we consider the sheer magnitude of the universe, Earth is really a very small place. We live on a tiny part of an awesome Universe. In the broad scheme of things we’re barely infinitesimal!

You and the Universe

Despite the vastness of the cosmos, we’re here for a very specific reason. When we realise what that reason is, our doubts fall away and it becomes our responsibility to live life ON purpose…and WITH a purpose.

The Universe’s perfect order gives rise to the laws of nature that govern its operation. It is not likely that our orderly universe happened by chance. The earth is 150 million kms from the Sun. If Earth were much closer, it would burn up and the oceans would boil away; farther away, Earth would freeze. Surely such a perfect organisation requires a creative force. It is therefore very reasonable to believe that a supreme, intelligent force brought into existence the Universe, including the Earth and the great and wondrous diversity of life inhabiting it.

Regardless of what we call it or how science and religion define it, it’s clear that there’s a force out there, an intelligence or presence that operates mysteriously beyond its own creation.

Recognising that this force exists is fundamental to our wellbeing.

People refer to this intelligent force by a wide variety of names, such as God, Allah, Christ, Krishna, Nature, Spirit, Creator, the Source, the Divine, Shunyata, Yahweh, Ein Sof, Gaia, Universal Consciousness or simply as the Universe. As we stated earlier, we are not promoting any one religion. We use the terms God, the Universe and Universal Consciousness interchangeably according to which is most appropriate at the time.

For a start, let’s say that everything in existence, including you, is Universal Consciousness expressing itself in some form.

Let’s delve into this a little deeper.

You are Everything (A Quick Review!)

All matter (everything in existence) is made up of atoms. We learnt in school that the smallest unit of matter is an atom, which is like a tiny solar system. Imagine that! Is it a coincidence that the most microscopic atom and the macroscopic solar system have the same structural design?

In the centre of the atom is the nucleus, which is a cluster of protons and neutrons. The nucleus makes up 99.9% of the atom’s mass or weight. Whirling at fantastic speeds around the nucleus are smaller and lighter particles called electrons.

To get an idea of the nature of an atom, imagine a football field. If the atom was magnified to the size of the football field, the nucleus would be smaller than the tip of a pen. The electron, which zips around the nucleus, would be smaller than a fleck of dust. But what the electron lacks in size, it makes up for in speed. According to Wikipedia, these electrons whiz around the nucleus at a rate of about 297 600 kilometres per second (which is the speed of light). The electron moves so quickly around the nucleus that it gives the illusion of a solid shell. If you have ever moved a torch in a circular manner in the dark, it gives the illusion of a circle. This is what the speedy electron does as it zips around the nucleus.

As the nucleus is 99.9% of the mass (i.e. the solid stuff) of the atom, the rest of the atom is really nothing. It appears to be much, much bigger because of the whizzing electron. Now, the protons and neutrons that make up the nucleus don’t just sit there; they also move about within the nucleus, almost at the speed of light.

The atom’s solid stuff — electrons, protons and neutrons — are not solid things in themselves; they are made up of subatomic particles, which have fancy names such as quarks, leptons and bosons. It was discovered that the subatomic particles might not be particles after all, but waves. Yes, waves of energy. Nothing solid at all, anywhere!

For example, there is more empty space on the page of a printed book, than ‘paper’ (i.e. ‘solid’ stuff). The electrons in the atoms which make up a sheet of paper are moving so fast that they give the illusion of solid ink on solid paper. That solidity is just an illusion. If all the electrons stopped moving for an instant, the sheet would not just crumble into dust, it would [_DISAPPEAR _]into nothingness! Nothing is as solid as it appears; everything is energy. This is the single great Law of the Universe!

THIS IS SCIENTIFIC FACT: Everything is constantly vibrating and pulsating, even ‘immovable’ rock! The book (or ebook) you are reading is vibrating energy, giving the illusion of being solid. We cannot see those vibrations because our senses can’t perceive vibrations of that speed. Whatever you are sitting (or lying or standing) on, everything in the room or environment you are currently in, and everything you have ever seen, touched, heard, tasted or smelled, is simply energy of different frequencies. This is also true of your body. You are just a bundle of energy. Welcome to the REAL world!

To get an understanding of our connectedness with the Universe (or Universal Consciousness) let us use an analogy. Imagine for a moment that each of us is a tiny droplet of water and Universal Consciousness is the entire ocean. This means that we are an intricate part of the whole, and the whole is a part of each of us — there is no separateness, no duality. Like the droplets of water that collectively make up the entire ocean, each one of us is pure energy resonating and vibrating at our own unique frequency — different from the frequency of anything else out there.

[_You are EVERYTHING, and everything is YOU! _]

What Does Science Say?

Many in the scientific community agree that there must be a creative power behind the universe. Whether we think that power is God or just the power of creation, does not seem to be a matter of great importance. Scientists have confirmed that we are all connected to each other via energy. Science has realised that, on a subatomic level, each of us is influenced by literally everything around us and we, in turn, influence everything else.

There was an intriguing experiment carried out by Soviet scientists in the 1960s. While we don’t condone the grisly nature of this experiment, we share it with you because it dramatically illustrates our connectedness with everything else in existence.

A mother rabbit’s newborn litter was placed aboard a submarine, which was then taken out to sea and submerged. The mother remained onshore; her brain activity (EEG readings) was carefully monitored, while beneath the surface of the water, inside the submarine, the young rabbits were killed one by one. As each one was slain, the mother’s readings registered a reaction at the exact instant of each death. The experiment verified that there was a tangible (or real) psychic link between living beings.

(Pseudoscience Intelligence Studies, 2012)

Another interesting experiment that illustrates our connectedness to everything else in existence was done in 1993 under the direction of the United States Army Intelligence and Security Command (INSCOM). Here are the details of that experiment.

White blood cells (leukocytes) were scraped from the mouth of a volunteer, centrifuged, and placed in a test tube. A probe from a recording polygraph (a ‘lie’ or emotion detector) was inserted in the tube. The donor of the cheek cells was seated in a room separate from his donated cells and shown a television program with many violent scenes. When the volunteer viewed scenes of fighting and killing, the polygraph probe detected extreme excitation in the mouth cells of the donor, despite the test tubes being in a separate room down the hallway. Subsequent repeats of the experiment with the donor and cells separated by up to fifty miles and up to two days after they were donated showed the same results. The donated cells remained energetically, and what scientists call ‘nonlocally’, connected with their donor and seemed to ‘remember’ where they came from.

(Pearsall, 1999)

We know that the universe is governed and orchestrated by a grand intelligence. Everything in existence is connected to this grand intelligence. You are an individual manifestation of this intelligence. You are connected to it, [hence its creative power is in you and available to you ALL THE TIME! _] To access this creative power, all you need do is summon it by invoking your emotions. Yes, Universal Consciousness responds to human _emotion — feelings of pain, pleasure, attraction, repulsion, enjoyment, distress, anger, fear, anticipation and so on. Emotion is the language it understands. Emotions change your vibrational state and set the Law of Attraction into motion. (More about this later.)

Here’s the ESSENTIAL point:

[+You communicate with Universal Consciousness through your EMOTIONS! +]

If you can fully grasp the meaning of this statement, then this may be your moment of truth — your ‘aha’ moment. Understanding this profound truth, and harnessing the power of emotions to communicate your desires to the Universal Consciousness, can help you create outcomes beyond your wildest expectations. NO EXAGGERATION!

This is so because Universal Consciousness is already your partner in success!

Universal Consciousness is devoted to your personal advancement. This great power is constantly seeking to express itself in some form — and it seeks to express itself through you. YOU are the medium for expression. This power works through you and with you, but it does not work for you. You are a co-creator; and you work in partnership with the Universal Consciousness. Your job is to clearly express your intent and demonstrate dogged determination in achieving your desired outcome.

So relax…knowing Universal Consciousness will do the rest.

Hidden truths:

1. You already have a partner in success.

2. Your partner is the living Universe!

3. Acknowledging your partner is fundamental to your wellbeing.

4. You communicate with the Universe through your feelings or[_ emotions_].

List your aha! moments:

Chapter 2

The Unbreakable Laws of the Universe

To live a harmonious life, you must not only abide by the laws of your country, but also by the natural Laws of the Universe. If we transgress, there will be consequences. Like any country, the universe is also governed by certain laws. We refer to these as Universal Laws or Laws of Nature, ‘whose content is set by nature and is therefore universal’ (Wikipedia).

The Law of Gravity is an example of a Universal Law. So is the Law of Conservation of Energy, that is, energy cannot be created or destroyed, only transformed from one form to another. However, unlike human laws, which can vary from country to country, Universal Laws are consistent and unchanging. You interact with these laws with every breath you take. They govern your existence. Nothing about your life has been casual or accidental!

The Universal Laws seem to be mysterious. They have[_ hidden ]truths. When you identify these hidden truths and utilise them correctly, miracles or amazing results occur in your life. It may manifest as suddenly having money when you need it the most, reversing a life-threatening disease, or succeeding in a particular endeavour. These ‘miracles’, no matter how incredible they might be, are not unbelievable outcomes. They are _natural outcomes based on the correct application of specific laws of nature.

Unfortunately, some of the Universal Laws are not as clear-cut as they might seem.  There are unnoticed subtleties to the Universal Laws which, when understood and applied, can make all the difference between happiness and misery, prosperity and poverty, peace and conflict, ease and struggle.

It’s easy to think that some people are born to affluence and all good things happen to them. The truth is, these people aren’t simply lucky; good things don’t just ‘happen’ to them. They’re just applying the Laws of the Universe more effectively, whether they’re aware of it or not. The laws are flawless; they work perfectly every time, all the time. If you seem to be doing all the right things, but your results are poor, consider the Laws of the Universe and how you are applying them. This book will help you.

How many laws are there? Many. These laws govern every aspect of our existence. The supreme Law of the Universe is the Law of Cause and Effect, also referred to as karma or the parable of ‘reaping what you sow’. For every effect there is a cause; for every action there is a reaction. Positive action equates to a positive result. The Law of Cause and Effect transcends time, space or form. It operates whether you are aware of it or not.

Every human thought, word or deed is a cause that sets off a wave of energy throughout the universe, resulting in desirable or undesirable effects. If there are undesirable effects, it simply means that at some time in the past, there was a thought, word or deed that caused a wave of undesirable energy. As normal, fully-functioning people we are quite literally responsible for everything in our lives. The following excerpt illustrates this concept.

This is the suggestion a man gave to his subconscious mind over a period of about two years: “I would give my right arm to see my daughter cured.” It appeared that his daughter had a crippling form of arthritis together with a so-called incurable form of skin disease. Medical treatment had failed to alleviate the condition, and the father had an intense longing for his daughter’s healing, and expressed his desire in the words just quoted.

One day the family was out for a drive. Their car was involved in a head-on collision. The father’s right arm was torn off at the shoulder. When he came home from the hospital, he discovered that his daughter’s arthritis and skin condition had vanished.

(Murphy, 2001)

Everyone is subject to these same natural Laws of the Universe, regardless of race, colour, creed or gender. The laws exert their influence without our consent or awareness. When we choose the behaviour, we choose the consequences. Interestingly, the people who are frustrated in life consistently try to defy the natural laws. And, not surprisingly, successful people live in harmony with the natural Laws of the Universe.

Deepak Chopra, an authority in mind-body medicine, identified these issues in his bestselling book, The Seven Spiritual Laws of Success, saying ‘no debt in the universe ever goes unpaid. There is a perfect accounting system in this universe, and everything is a constant “to and fro” exchange of energy’.

All of life is connected; what we do to others, we do to ourselves. According to the principle of karma, any negative or positive thought or action remains that way, until it expends (uses up) its energy by acting upon the originator. The energy you create through your thoughts, words and deeds — either negative or positive — will rebound and act on YOU. But, as it is the nature of energy to expand when it is put out into the world, you will at some point experience much more than you caused others to experience.

If you cause others to experience prosperity and wellbeing, it will come back to you and you will experience it as well, often multiplied. In like manner, if you hurt someone, the energy will eventually return and cause you even greater hurt, unless of course you make amends in some way.

Eighteenth-century German poet and philosopher, Wolfgang Von Goethe wrote:

Nature understands no jesting; she is always true, always serious, always severe; she is always right, and the errors and faults are always those of man. The man incapable of appreciating her, she despises and only to the apt, the pure, and the true, does she resign herself and reveal her secrets.

The Law of Cause and Effect is the IRON LAW of the universe. It is unyielding. If you defy this law, there will be consequences — no ‘ifs, ands, or buts’ about it. It’s fascinating (and often tragic) to observe how many of us try to defy this law, especially when we pursue quick and easy gains. Often we strive for what we want by doing the exact opposite of what is in our best interest.

This beautiful fable illustrates the mystifying and sometimes illusive nature of the Law of Cause and Effect.

*The Secret to Creating Affluence *

A young man went to the forest and said to his spiritual master, ‘I want to have unlimited wealth, to help and heal the world. What is the secret to wealth?’

The spiritual master said, ‘There are two Goddesses that reside in the heart of every human being: the Goddess of WEALTH and the Goddess of KNOWLEDGE’.

‘Although you love both, you must pursue one of them to the exclusion of the other. Pursue her, love her, and give her your attention. Understand that only the Goddess of Wealth can give you wealth, and you may pursue only one Goddess, not both’.

‘But, here is the secret: If you pursue the Goddess of Wealth, she will be pleased with you because she loves to be chased. The more you pursue her the more she will elude you. However, if you pursue the Goddess of KNOWLEDGE, the Goddess of WEALTH will become extremely jealous and pay more attention to you. In fact, the more you seek the Goddess of Knowledge, the more the Goddess of Wealth will seek you. She will never leave you. She will constantly shower you with material blessings just to win your attention, and the wealth you desire will be yours forever’.

Adapted from (Chopra, 1993)

The human tendency is to pursue the Goddess of Wealth, which seems like the logical choice. However, wealth is simply an effect, and like any effect it has a cause. In the fable, pursuing one goddess gets you the best of both worlds; wealth comes from the acquisition and proper application of knowledge.

So let’s be clear: your goals and dreams will manifest when you and the Laws of the Universe are in harmony! It’s a scientific fact that the universe operates in absolute harmony with IRREVOCABLE natural laws and principles that have NEVER varied throughout all time. These laws prevail regardless of whether we heed them or not. Those individuals who live in harmony with the Laws of the Universe will emerge victorious. Bestselling author, Bob Proctor, summed it up perfectly when he said,

You are living and working in a dynamic global marketplace that leaves little room for error. In future, only those individuals whose beliefs are sound, in harmony with the laws of the universe, and have been integrated with their behavior, will emerge as real winners.

(Proctor 2011)

This much we know with certainty: you have unlimited potential and you can tap into and harness this potential by combining:

1. a deeper understanding of yourself (your power of attraction) with

2. specific efforts towards a desired outcome (your power of action).

In other words, you’ll experience the rewards (the Law of Receiving) when you truly understand that you have immense, untapped ability, and you combine that understanding with deliberate application of the Law of Attraction and the Law of Action.

These are the three key laws of manifestation that interact to create abundance in your life. Use these laws in cohesion to expedite your success and achieve better results.

Hidden truths:

1. The Law of Cause and Effect transcends time, space or form. It operates whether you are aware of it or not.

2. Every human thought, word or deed is a cause that sets off a wave of energy resulting in desirable or undesirable effects.

3. The energy you create through your thoughts, words and deeds, be it negative or positive, will come back multiplied and act on YOU!

List your aha! moments:

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Kersey, C (1998). Unstoppable: 45 Powerful Stories of Perseverance and Triumph from People Just Like You. Sourcebooks, Inc.


The 10 Best Motivational Stories To Uplift And Inspire

Facts tell, stories sell! Stories increase consumption of your message because they create understanding and arouse curiosity. Stories hold our attention and stay with us long after we have heard them. They serve as examples and help us shatter limiting beliefs and develop a positive attitude towards life. The 10 Best Motivational Stories To Uplift And Inspire comprises the best short stories that motivate, educate and inspire. They express ideas in simple, familiar terms and compel people to take action! Stories differentiate you from the competition. Become a master story-teller!

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The 10 Best Motivational Stories To Uplift And Inspire The 10 Best Motivational Stories To Uplift And Inspire