SOS BOOK (Chapter 3.2) The SECOND & THIRD KEYS to personal success
What are three key principles that can guide us on our life quest? A simple WAY to utilize these 3 KEY CONCEPTS was introduced in Chapter 3.1. The ‘first key’ was to understand where ‘Lasting Happiness’ is sourced from. But how do we access this? Is there also a key to doing this?
THE SECOND KEY:
THERE IS A SIMPLE WAY TO A BETTER MENTAL STATE.
This process is SO SIMPLE that almost anyone can do it or learn to do it. We only need the will to do so! It must however be our free will, and this must be freely given. We need to give our personal consent each step of the way! Nothing else is essential. But how do we actually do this?
WE DO THIS BY KEEPING an objective WATCH on our self! By impartially observing how our mind works!
We simply BECOME MORE AWARE of our thinking: our thoughts & emotions. We all have the capacity for that! Even if we initially deny or doubt this! By utilizing this simple capacity, we can then choose to change some of our thoughts that don’t serve us well.
By changing our thoughts, we change our perceptions, beliefs and hence our actions. By doing this, we change our life!
SECOND KEY – supplementary:
NO ONE ELSE CAN DO THIS INNER WORK FOR US!
This supplement provides us further us incentive to use this information. Metaphorically, it’s like us needing to physically turn or twist a key to open a lock. Just having or holding the key without this action is not enough. But if we do the work, we can unlock the barriers to our freedom.
OUR FREE WILL IS REQUIRED EVERY STEP OF THE WAY.
This acts like a safeguard, but also has the following consequences.
- No one can FORCE us to do this inner work!
- No one ELSE can do this inner work for us!
We invite you to contemplate what this really means? Let the realization sink in! What then should we do with our newfound freedom? How should we view our role in life? Is there also a KEY to understanding this?
THE THIRD KEY:
THE BEST EXPRESSION OF OUR SELF INVOLVES BEING OF SERVICE TO OTHERS.
This THIRD KEY invites us to question the true motivation behind all we do! Ideally, we should give of ourselves & our ability for the pure Joy in doing do. Our goal is to benefit those around us, and if possible, all others. It’s to avoid harming or disadvantaging anyone! But how do we do this optimally?
We can BEST be of SERVICE by utilizing our compassion and love. That’s the supplementary component to this key which will further help us optimize our life quest. We discuss this in more detail later in this book.
THE OVERALL STRATEGY:
We can use these 3 KEY UNDERSTANDINGS as a strategy in our daily life. They can open the ‘locks’ that obstruct our path to permanent happiness.
SIMPLY BE MORE AWARE IN THE MOMENT!
These PROCESSES are SIMPLE but that doesn’t mean it will always be easy.
Remember, it’s always our choice, in every moment and every step of the way.
We do this authentically by simply USING OUR AWARENESS.
We can thus design our own happiness and we do it this simple way. We can re-educate ourselves just by impartially observing ourselves and our thinking.
In computer jargon we are reprogramming and upgrading ‘the software’ of our mind. The 3 ‘keys’ can also be thought of as 3 powerful apps that can help us in our daily life.
HOW THIS BOOK CAN HELP.
This book aims to explain such strategies & related issues in a way that will be understandable and acceptable. The aim is a simple, step by step self-education program for personal transformation. This could support the reader in engaging their true inner self: To empower a more highly conscious self. Through this we can benefit all humanity. What a goal! What a task!
AN INNER JOURNEY… OUR ULTIMATE QUEST?
This personal exploration is an inner journey, but one that requires considerable resolve & fortitude. We wish you the inner courage to start this process and the conviction to continue this ultimate quest.
This quest may be the ultimate test of our potential as a human. By using such key concepts and similar strategies, we can help transform ourselves and thus contribute to empowering the human collective.
A deeper and more scientific explanation of these 3 KEYS continues in Chapter 3.3