SECRETS OF LIFE (R) 12-28-23

  •    SECRETS OF LIFE 12-28-23
    "Keep that wish you have for something good, different, apart from you,
    keep that wish alive by never, never settling for substitutes.
    Now, what does that mean - this is a fascinating study - what does it mean
    to not settle for substitutes? It means intense self-honesty.
    If you were to recognize where you accepted a substitute activity for what
    you really want - where you got frustrated and angry so you decided to
    yield to the laziness inside, because the uncertainty is so painful to you.
    A forced pleasure, that's what we're talking about, something that you
    force yourself to do in order to settle the matter. So you got the
    substitute and the substitute never satisfied - and you'll have missed what
    you could have had.
    Bearing the uncertainty of your life is the sole road to salvation. That
    means you can't say, 'I'll give up'; you can't say, 'I'll make it easy on
    myself.' You will say, 'I will do nothing but endure in the unknown quest.'
    Of course you don't know what you're looking for and that's why it can
    turn out profitably.
    If you know what you're searching for, then all you're doing is
    searching for another room inside yourself and you will find that and
    you'll find a cot inside the room and you'll go to sleep in there.
    Oh I tell you, if you want to be the hero of your own boat out there
    drifting on the ocean of life, then you've got to stop being the hero.
    You've got to allow yourself to allow God to prove His existence to you."
        from a talk given 5/28/1986
      V. H's Higher World - MP3 CD Volume 4, talk 80, track 1