Free U.S. Shipping on orders over $20.00

share:

New World Library Unshelved

New World Library Unshelved

Positive news and inspiring views from the New World Library community


Wednesday, July 25, 2012
"What Is the Essence of What You Know?" by New World Library Publisher Marc Allen
 

I was recently asked this question:

You often say you try to give away the essence of what you know every time you speak, including in interviews like this. What is the essence of what you know?

When you get down to trying to express the essence of what you know, the words can sound odd, or way too simple and obvious, or puzzling or enigmatic, like Zen koans. And there are an infinite number of different ways to express it, of course.

A Zen master summed it up in one word: "This!"

That’s it. That’s all you need to know. If you get that, you’ve got it.

Alan Watts put it in a book title: "This is it!"

Another Zen teacher just held up his index finger.

One time when a large crowd had gathered to hear Buddha speak, he simply held up a flower, and looked at it in silence. One of his most beloved followers understood, and was enlightened in that moment.

Christ simply said, “Love one another.” That’s it. That’s all we need to do. Love is the answer; love is the key.

There are other ways to put it that involve understanding the essence of the process of creation — and putting it to use in your life:

Jesus put it so simply: “Ask and you shall receive. Seek and you shall find.”

Here‘s the essence of what I know: Prayer works. Creative visualization works. Positive thinking works. Strategic planning works. It all works — unless with our next thoughts we undermine our creative power with doubts and fears.

When we pray, we set in motion the ever-mysterious forces that create the answers to our prayers.

You have everything you need: a miraculous body, a phenomenal brain, and a vast and powerful subconscious mind. Now it’s just a matter of focusing your mind in the right direction.

There is an ever-mysterious process of creation; we can call it many things. We will never understand how the process works but we can consciously set it in motion. The tools we use are simply our dreams and imagination.

It’s all about love, of course. Love and serve yourself and others. That’s the key to happiness, fulfillment, and enlightenment.

Thoreau summed it up beautifully:

“There must be the generating force of love behind every effort destined to be successful.”

Marc Allen is a renowned author, composer, and speaker. On the day he turned thirty, Marc cofounded New World Library with Shakti Gawain, and as the company's president and publisher, he has guided it from a small start-up operation with no capital to become one of the leading publishers in its field. He has written numerous books, including The Greatest Secret of All, Visionary Business, The Millionaire Course, and The Type-Z Guide to Success. His new book, The Magical Path will be available in October 2012. He is a popular speaker and seminar leader based in the San Francisco Bay Area.


SUBSCRIBE TO RSS FEED

Blog RSS Link  RSS

Add to Google

SHARE THIS PAGE

SHARE THIS PAGE
share:

SUBSCRIBE TO OUR NEWSLETTER

CONNECT TO NEW WORLD LIBRARY

ARCHIVES

June 2018 (4)
May 2018 (7)
April 2018 (5)
March 2018 (5)
February 2018 (5)
January 2018 (5)
December 2017 (3)
November 2017 (6)
October 2017 (6)
September 2017 (6)
August 2017 (6)
July 2017 (5)
June 2017 (7)
May 2017 (6)
April 2017 (6)
March 2017 (8)
February 2017 (5)
January 2017 (5)
December 2016 (6)
November 2016 (8)
October 2016 (6)
September 2016 (7)
August 2016 (6)
July 2016 (6)
June 2016 (7)
May 2016 (7)
April 2016 (6)
March 2016 (7)
February 2016 (6)
January 2016 (6)
December 2015 (4)
November 2015 (7)
October 2015 (7)
September 2015 (6)
August 2015 (7)
July 2015 (9)
June 2015 (9)
May 2015 (8)
April 2015 (9)
March 2015 (9)
February 2015 (8)
January 2015 (8)
December 2014 (7)
November 2014 (7)
October 2014 (9)
September 2014 (9)
August 2014 (8)
July 2014 (10)
June 2014 (8)
May 2014 (9)
April 2014 (8)
March 2014 (9)
February 2014 (9)
January 2014 (7)
December 2013 (7)
November 2013 (4)
October 2013 (5)
September 2013 (4)
August 2013 (4)
July 2013 (3)
June 2013 (3)
May 2013 (4)
April 2013 (4)
March 2013 (3)
February 2013 (3)
January 2013 (2)
December 2012 (4)
November 2012 (4)
October 2012 (5)
September 2012 (2)
August 2012 (3)
July 2012 (2)
June 2012 (3)
May 2012 (2)
April 2012 (3)
March 2012 (5)
February 2012 (3)
January 2012 (4)
December 2011 (4)
November 2011 (3)
October 2011 (4)
September 2011 (5)
August 2011 (4)
July 2011 (2)
June 2011 (3)
May 2011 (3)
April 2011 (4)
March 2011 (4)
February 2011 (3)
January 2011 (1)
December 2010 (3)
November 2010 (3)
October 2010 (4)
September 2010 (2)
August 2010 (4)
July 2010 (4)
June 2010 (2)
May 2010 (4)
April 2010 (5)
March 2010 (5)
February 2010 (1)