SUCCESS & POWER
Prepare Your Mind:
1) Be open to everything and attached to nothing.
2) Understand that there are no justified resentments in life.
3) Embracing silence it will help you to become whole and ot alone
4) Meditation is is the only way to truly come to know your Source.
5) Respect and practice meditation
6) Know you can't solve a problem with the same mind that created it.
7) Treating yourself as if you already are what you'd like to become
8) Use your creativity and imagination
REMEMBER: Repetition is the mother of skill;
Memorize and Use
The First Secret
Have a Mind That Is Open to Everything and Attached to Nothing
The Second Secret
Don't Die with Your Music Still in You
The Third Secret
You Can't Give Away What You Don't Have
The Fourth Secret
The Fifth Secret
Give Up Your Personal History
The Sixth Secret
You Can't Solve a Problem with the Same Mind That Created It
The Seventh Secret
There Are No Justified Resentments
The Eighth Secret
Treat Yourself As If You Already Are What You'd Like to Be
The Ninth Secret
Treasure Your Divinity
The Tenth Secret
Wisdom Is Avoiding All Thoughts That Weaken You
- Author Dr. Wayn Dyer - Transpersonal Psychologist
Excerpt: The First Secret
Have a Mind That Is Open to Everything and Attached to Nothing
Having a mind that is open to everything and attached to nothing sounds easy
until you think about how much conditioning has taken place in your life, and
how many of your current thoughts were influenced by geography, the religious
beliefs of your ancestors, the color of your skin, the shape of your eyes, the
political orientation of your parents, your size, your gender, the schools
that were selected for you, and the vocation of your great-grandparents, to
list only some possibilities. You showed up here as a tiny infant capable of
an infinite number of potentialities. Many of your choices remain unexplored
because of a hopefully well-intentioned conditioning program designed to make
you fit the culture of your caretakers. You probably had next to no
opportunity to disagree with the cultural and societal arrangements made for
There may have been some adults who encouraged you to have an open mind, but
if you're honest with yourself, you know that your philosophy of life, your
religious beliefs, your manner of dress, and your language are a function of
what your tribe (and its heritage) determined was right for you. If you made
any fuss about going against this preordained conditioning, you probably heard
even stronger voices insisting that you get back in line and do things the way
they have "always been done." Fitting in superseded having a mind
that was open to new ideas.
If your parents were Jewish, it's unlikely that you were raised to honor and
respect the Muslim religion, and vice versa. If both your parents were
Republicans, it's improbable that you heard the virtues of the Democratic
Party extolled. Whatever the reasons our ancestors may have had for not having
open minds, it's true that they inhabited a much less populated world than we
do. In today's overpopulated world, we simply cannot continue to live with
those old styles of closed-mindedness. I urge you to open your mind to all
possibilities, to resist any efforts to be pigeonholed, and to refuse to allow
pessimism into your consciousness. Having a mind that is open to everything
and attached to nothing seems to me to be one of the most basic principles
that you can adopt to contribute to individual and world peace.
No One Knows Enough to Be a Pessimist
Find an opportunity to observe a tiny little green sprout emerging from a
seed. When you do, allow yourself to feel the awe of what you're seeing. A
famous poet named Rumi observed, "Sell your cleverness and purchase
bewilderment." The scene of an emerging sprout represents the beginning
of life. No one on this planet has even a tiny clue as to how all of this
works. What is that creative spark that causes the life to sprout? What
created the observer, the consciousness, the observation, and perception
itself? The questions are endless.
A short while ago, Earthlings in the space program were moving a tiny vehicle
on Mars via remote control. Invisible signals took ten minutes to travel
through space and arrived to make right turns and instruct a scoop to pick up
some Martian real estate to examine. We all marvel at such technological
feats. But think about it for a moment. In an endless universe, Mars, our
closest neighbor, is the equivalent of moving a billionth of an inch across
the page you're reading! We move a little vehicle on a neighbor next door and
we're so impressed with ourselves.
There are billions and billions of planets, objects, and stars in our galaxy
alone, and there are uncountable billions of galaxies out there. We are a
speck in an incomprehensibly vast universe that has no end to it. Think about
this: If we found the end, would there be a wall at the edge of the universe?
If so, who built it? Even more perplexing, what's on the other side of the
wall, and how thick is it?
How can anyone be a pessimist in a world where we know so little? A heart
starts beating inside a mother's womb a few weeks after conception, and it's a
total mystery to everyone on our planet. In comparison to what there is to
know, we are only embryos. Keep this in mind whenever you encounter those who
are absolutely certain that there's only one way to do something.
Resist being a pessimist. Resist with all your might, because we hardly know
anything at all in comparison with what there is to know. Can you imagine what
a pessimist who lived only 200 years ago would think about the world we live
in? Airplanes, electricity, automobiles, television, remote controls, the
Internet, fax machines, telephones, cellular phones, and so on. All because of
that spark of open-mindedness that allowed progress, growth, and creativity to
And what of the future and all of your tomorrows? Can you picture faxing
yourself back to the 14th century, flying without machines, telepathically
communicating, de-molecularizing yourself and rearranging yourself on another
galaxy, or cloning a sheep from a photograph of a sheep? An open mind allows
you to explore and create and grow. A closed mind seals off any such creative
explanation. Remember that progress would be impossible if we always did
things the way we always have. The ability to participate in miracles - true
miracles in your life - happens when you open your mind to your limitless
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The Miracle Mind-set
Refuse to allow yourself to have low expectations about what you're capable of
creating. As Michelangelo suggested, the greater danger is not that your hopes
are too high and you fail to reach them; it's that they're too low and you do.
Have within you an imaginary candle flame that burns brightly regardless of
what goes before you. Let this inner flame represent for you the idea that
you're capable of manifesting miracles in your life.
In every single case of a person experiencing a spontaneous healing or
overcoming something that was considered to be impossible, the individual went
through a complete reversal of personality. They actually rewrote their own
agreement with reality. To experience Godlike spontaneous miracles, you must
have a sense of yourself as Godlike. The Scriptures say, "With God all
things are possible." Now tell me, what does that leave out? A mind
that's open to everything means being peaceful, radiating love, practicing
forgiveness, being generous, respecting all life, and most important,
visualizing yourself as capable of doing anything that you can conceive of in
your mind and heart. Whatever universal law that has ever been utilized to
manifest a miracle any where, any time, and in any person is still on the
books. It has never been repealed, and it never will be. You possess the same
energy, the same God-consciousness, to be a miracle worker - but only if you
truly believe and know it within yourself.
Understand that what you think about expands ("As a man thinketh, so is
he"). If your thoughts are filled with doubt and you have a closed mind,
you will of necessity act upon those closed-mind doubts, and you'll see
evidence of your thinking virtually everywhere you are. On the other hand,
should you decide (make no mistake about this, it is a choice) to have a mind
that's open to everything, then you'll act upon that inner energy, and you'll
be the creator as well as the recipient of miracles wherever you are. You will
experience what Walt Whitman meant when he wrote, "To me, every cubic
inch of space is a miracle."
What Being Open to Everything Means
Everything means just what it says. No exceptions. When someone suggests
something to you that conflicts with your conditioning, rather than responding
with, "That's ridiculous; we all know that's impossible," say,
"I've never considered that before. I'll think about it." Open
yourself up to the spiritual ideas of all people, and listen with an open mind
to crazy schemes and ideas that seem at first to be outrageous. If someone
suggests that crystals can cure hemorrhoids, that natural herbs can lower
cholesterol, that people will eventually be able to breathe underwater, or
that levitation is possible - listen, and be curious.
Let go of your attachments to what you've been trained to believe. Open your
mind to all possibilities, because whether you believe something is possible
or impossible, either way you'll be right. How can that be true? Your
agreement with reality and all that's possible determines what you'll become.
If you're convinced that you can't become wealthy, famous, artistic, a
professional athlete, a great singer, or whatever, you will act upon that
inner conviction that prevents you from manifesting what you'd really like.
All that you'll get from your effort is being right. When you need to be
right, you're attached to your conditioned reflex of the way things are and
always have been; and you assume they will always be.
Releasing Your Attachments
This first secret has two components: (1) a mind that is open to everything,
and (2) a mind that is attached to nothing. Your attachments are the source of
all your problems. The need to be right, to possess someone or something, to
win at all costs, to be viewed by others as superior - these are all
attachments. The open mind resists these attachments and consequently
experiences inner peace and success.
To release attachments, you have to make a shift in how you view yourself. If
your primary identification is with your body and your possessions, your ego
is the dominant force in your life. If you can tame your ego sufficiently,
you'll call upon your spirit to be the guiding force in your life. As a
spiritual being, you can observe your body and be a compassionate witness to
your existence. Your spiritual aspect sees the folly of attachments because
your spiritual self is an infinite soul. Nothing can make you happy or
successful. These are inner constructs that you bring to your world, rather
than what you receive from it.
If you think peaceful thoughts, you'll feel peaceful emotions, and that's what
you'll bring to every life situation. If you're attached to being right or
absolutely need something in order to be at peace or to be successful, you'll
live a life of striving yet never arriving.
It's possible to have a burning desire yet not have attachments. You can have
an inner vision of what you intend to manifest and still detach yourself from
the outcome. How? Consider this observation in A Course in Miracles:
"Infinite patience produces immediate results." It sounds like a
paradox, doesn't it? Infinite patience implies an absolute certainty that what
you'd like to manifest will indeed show up, in perfect order, and exactly on
time. The immediate result you receive from this inner knowing is a sense of
peace. When you detach from the outcome, you're at peace, and you'll
ultimately see the fruits of your convictions.
Suppose you had a choice between two magic wands. With Wand A, you can have
any physical thing you desire by simply waving it. With Wand B, you can have a
sense of peace for the rest of your life regardless of what circumstances
arise. Which would you pick? A guarantee of stuff, or inner peace for the
remainder of your life? If you opt for peace, then you already have Wand B.
Simply have a mind that is open to everything but attached to nothing. Let it
all come and go as it will. Enjoy it all, but never make your happiness or
success dependent on an attachment to any thing, any place, and particularly,
In all of your relationships, if you can love someone enough to allow them to
be exactly what they choose to be - without any expectations or attachments
from you - you'll know true peace in your lifetime. True love means you love a
person for what they are, not for what you think they should be. This is an
open mind - and an absence of attachment.
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