THE 3rd KEY:
OUR UNIQUE TALENT WILL POWER OUR QUEST.
The 3rd key is to utilize our special talents and abilities for the benefit of others. We aim to express our hidden gifts and inner capacity. This is the most fulfilling way to live.
The goal of our new quest is to seek true joy, inner peace and fulfilment. We start this journey by following our joy and our true inner passions. We are guided by what gives us a sense of purpose. This gives us a clue to our true role in life.
We harness our talent or ability, just for the pure joy of doing that. But we also aim to optimize our talent for the maximum benefit of others. That service includes not harming ourselves or anyone else in the process!
…What talent do you have to share with the world?
ADDENDUM TO THE 3rd KEY:
LOVING KINDNESS IS THE BEST WAY.
With so much responsibility, how do we consistently make the best decisions? The addendum to the 3rd key might help.
Every day, we are faced with so many choices that affect our life and that of others. All this responsibility could overwhelm us. This might lead us to doubt ourselves. We might procrastinate or make no decisions at all. This can be very detrimental. So, what will help guide our actions?
The addendum to the 3rd key suggests that we use loving kindness & compassion as a guide. This will help us optimize decision making on our life quest.
WE GIVE OUR COMPASSION & LOVING KINDNESS.
Our life’s true purpose involves following our joy. More joy & fulfillment comes through giving our talent in service to others. We can better achieve all this by acting with loving kindness and compassion. This becomes our guide!
What we really ‘give’ or ‘gift’ to others is NOT just material things. It’s not even our abilities & talents alone. The greatest gift is our unconditional love. Our natural gifts and abilities are instruments we use to express our loving kindness.
LOVE REWIRES OUR BRAIN TOWARDS MORE JOY.
By expressing our loving kindness, we generate lasting happiness, contentment and fulfillment. This also helps upgrade the software of our brain. The brain’s neurological hardware will ‘rewire’ to incorporate these upgrades.
So, living a life of unconditional love also upgrades the biological supercomputer that is our brain. As a result, our human perspective on life can shift. We begin to see a world of beauty, abundance and communion.
…Would you like to see more beauty and love in the world?
WE CAN SHARE OUR LOVE UNCONDITIONALLY.
What is this ‘unconditional love’ that we aspire to? This type of ‘love’ is not the romantic or sexual type. This loving kindness is termed ‘Universal love’ or ‘unconditional love’. It’s selfless and given without any attachment or conditions. It’s offered without seeking any material benefit or reward in return.
The giving or sharing of this unconditional love is a powerful positive energy. It can overcome any barrier and open any door. This giving with no expectation of reward results in more joy, equanimity & fulfillment. Our life becomes a joyful service to others. This is the fast-track to personal freedom and liberation. All this contributes to a successful life quest.
…Are you giving your love without conditions or expectations?
THE 3 KEYS UNLOCK THE BARRIERS TO FREEDOM.
In summary, to break free from our old life, we need to plan our escape. There are many locked doors blocking us from personal freedom. So, we need the keys to unlock the barriers ahead. The 3 keys that we have briefly outlined can help us in this way. They help us to understand and overcome those mental blocks on our path. This is how we gain our freedom.
We will discuss these 3 keys in even more detail shortly. We will share further strategies for transforming ourselves and experiencing a better life.
THE PLAN IS SIMPLE BUT NOT ALWAYS EASY.
The general plan is to create our own happiness & fulfillment. There is a way to do this that is relatively simple. Although the plan is simple, that does not mean it will always be easy. It also does not mean we will actually do it. We can be very stubborn and resist. We can do it the hard way. That is also our choice!
We can simply start by slowing down our racing mind. Our personal time-out and quiet contemplation will help with this. With our mind more still, we then practise quietly observing our thoughts & feelings. Some name this technique ‘mindfulness’. Regardless of what it is called, the eventual aim is to find a different space from which to objectively view our thoughts.
…How is your progress on viewing your thoughts more objectively?
DETACH FROM THE THINKING MIND.
Gradually we detach from the purely mental, thinking component of the mind. We aim to be objective and neutral. We aim to purely be the observer. Eventually we aim to ‘just be’. Then we no longer are attached to our thoughts. We don’t let them lead us astray. Instead, we selectively choose which thoughts we want to engage with and energize them.
We choose thoughts & actions that maintain inner peace and promote a feeling of joy. We engage with this energy of loving kindness to help power our actions. We then make personal life decisions by tuning into our inner knowing. Remember, it’s always our choice, in every moment and every step of the way. This simple process can result in more joy, no matter what the circumstances!
JOY COMES FROM FORGIVENESS & GRATITUDE.
Along the way, we become more grateful for all that we have experienced. We forgive ourselves and others too. We find more joy in uncovering & sharing our unique talents. This encourages us to fulfil our potential. We find true fulfillment in helping others, and in pursuing our life quest.
In essence, this is the overall plan. It’s a simple plan for success and personal transformation. This all occurs within our mind.
…How can you introduce more gratefulness and forgiveness into your life?
OUR LIFE QUEST STARTS WITH AN INNER JOURNEY.
This is predominantly an inner journey. The real difficulties are overcome within our mind. May you find the inner courage to start this process. This is the start of your new life quest. It can even lead to discovering your Ultimate Quest.
By transforming ourselves we also empower the collective. We contribute to global consciousness! What an opportunity. What a quest to embark on!
We have covered a brief summary of our overall plan. In the next chapter we expand on this roadmap and offer additional strategies. We start with a deeper explanation of the 3 keys.