Almost every day I receive mail from someone who wants to transform me into a millionaire, who has some “secret” formula to make me into a “money magnet” (their word, not mine) or rescue me from the doldrums of non-performance and mediocrity that will blast me to super stardom in one endeavor or another. What is your talent? they implore. Tell me your passion! and I will show you how to market it to the world. The world is waiting to hear from you, and if you don’t do this you will be robbing others from sharing in your gift. (Yes, the guilt-thing) You can make millions of dollars! they say. What are you waiting for? My course costs only so many $$$ – grab this offer before it is gone forever! Yes, every day someone wants to sell me something. But Rumi said: “When someone is counting out gold for you, don’t look at your hands, or the gold. Look at the giver.”
Look at the giver. But the onslaught is relentless : You have written wonderful books – promote, promote, promote! Here, let me show you how. Yet I remain strangely unmoved, incapable of getting on that crazy roller coaster of endless marketing, hard selling and and shameless self-promotion. I’ve wondered about that a lot. Why am I not on the world stage getting the crowds riled up, why am I not on all the talk shows motivating people, or hanging out with all the industry gurus? The answer is really simple. I don’t want to. I have no desire to be famous. But more importantly, what I have to teach and share is not Ra-Ra stuff, yet ironically, it is the very information everyone needs who wants to live a meaningful life. It is about understanding the conditions under which we live as human beings and how we make our way through this world. If your burning desire is to make a million dollars, then you’ll have to do that. But if you want to know why things show up in your life the way they do, then it is time to learn about Natural Law – for it governs the consequences of all human behavior. Yes, it has everything to do with that million dollars you want, but it is also about those broken relationships you’ve been ignoring for years, or unresolved health issues in your life or the lives of loved ones. Natural Law holds the secret to every obstacle we can’t overcome, the same way it illuminates why some succeed and others fail.
The cold hard truth is that no-one can save you and no-one will. Not now, not ever. Your life is your responsibility and you have to take 100% ownership of that. Fundamentally we are here to learn and grow. I’m deeply interested in that. My passion was first to see how these Laws operate in my own life, and then to help others find the same peace. But only if they want to. That’s why I don’t run ads, or gather large groups of people together and try to persuade them. There is no hype in the work I do. If there is going to be saving of any kind – then you are going to do it yourself. You will have to figure out how life comes about and there is a way. By understanding how Natural Law impacts everything we do, say or think, we can gain back a measure of control over our lives previously thought impossible. That I know. You can read more about it here: http://tinyurl.com/mlqdjvz Always, always look at the giver.