I Know You, Because I Know Me
At this point, to be honest, I’m not exactly sure of the origin of the title statement. I’ve read enough books that I can’t quite remember. Perhaps it was Neville Goddard’s Power of Awareness — that was a life changer. Or maybe Raymond Holliwell’s Working with the Law or Bob Proctor’s The Art of Living — two more must reads.
I only remember coming across it and sensing one of those “coming to the light” moments of realization. You know the kind when an idea occurs and the hero says, “What did you just say?! (dramatic pause) That’s it!” and runs away with the answer solved.
I know you, because I know me.
In other words, a light bulb of sorts switched on. I realized that in order to understand someone else, you have to understand yourself. In order to decipher what motivates, saddens, encourages, deters, builds up, and tears down another, we must have an awareness of these things in ourselves. Why is this understanding essential? It’s because innately we are all the exact same. Our deepest desires reflect each other — health, wealth, love, happiness, growth, and abundance. We differ wildly in our pursuit of these things, but the drive behind them is the same.
I know YOU, because I know ME.
I couldn’t be more excited to be introduced to a new audience through The Odyssey Online. What an amazing platform to network and share ideas with an extremely diverse group of people, so this is major thank you to those reading! This being my first article, I want to provide an idea of what is to come…
The Universe consists only of matter and energy. Everything in this world is composed in some variation of the same type of energy. We know this to be true, as science has discovered how to recognize and manipulate all different forms of this energy. What we may not know to be true, is that our brains also emit energy — in the form of our thoughts. Thoughts are the flow of electricity — they determine our feelings, and our feelings dictate the type of vibration we are in. That is, the type of energy we are emitting. Here’s a mathematically proven equation illustrating the point:
If Thoughts = Feelings, and
Feelings = the nature of energy you emit
Then, Thoughts = the nature of energy you emit
I believe that’s the transitive property (shout out Mrs. Cunningham!). The emphasis I want to get across is this: thoughts are things. Thoughts produce energy, and this energy interacts with alllllll the other energy in the Universe. Science knows that “like attracts like,” and this rule applies to Universal energy — like energy attracts like energy. The energy resulting from your thoughts, it’s attracting more of the same!
Positive energy attracts positive energy. Constructive thoughts attract desirable results.
It’s really fairly simple. It’s like a magnet. Positive cannot bind to negative, nor negative to positive. When we change our thinking for the better, we automatically change our lives for the better; a change of thought must precede every change in life. What you put in, you get out. Consider this point moving forward and I think you’ll find it to be quite accurate.
From these articles you can expect simple, practical ideas to implement into your life in order to better unlock your potential, and to become to person you have always desired to be. I am not a genius, nor enlightened, nor anything you could not be. I do not claim to have all the answers. I only ask that you consider the fact that we are all the same in what we seek in life, and that perhaps I know you, because I know me. Perhaps we are all much more similar than we realize, and that if one can rise to success and abundance despite obstacles, all can.
I’ll finish with this final thought…
Some of you may have heard of Napoleon Hill, author of international best sellers Think & Grow Rich and The Law of Success, the former of which is one of the most printed books of all time. Under the mentorship of the world’s first billionaire, Andrew Carnegie, Hill spent a lifetime studying individuals who attained great success in scores of industries. He studied their backgrounds, beliefs, and philosophies; observed their commonalities and differences; noted their strengths and weaknesses. His goal was to compile enough evidence to create a sound, practical philosophy of success that could be duplicated by anyone willing to work for themselves.
The first chapter of Hill’s The Law of Success opens:
It is what you think that counts. If the significance of this statement could be conveyed to every person who reads it, there would be no need for the remainder of this book.
Hill wrote the rest of the book anyways.
Thank you for reading! You now have the opportunity to spread this positive energy, for the benefit of yourself and all others. If you like this message, if you like what it represents and what it stands for — share it. Join me in the effort to be good and spread good. Don’t just read and forget; don’t just think and not act. Be a part of the movement towards a better, more accepting, fruitful, and abundant society. Your sharing this message may quite literally change the lives of those you do not even know!
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