What Do I Do Now?

Chapter Extract

'All men by nature desire knowledge.'

Aristotle 384 - 322 BC (Greek philosopher and scientist)

 

'A closed mind is a dying mind.'

Edna Ferber 1885 - 1968 (American writer)

 

 

   "We have now come to the end of our quest for some of the pieces to life’s puzzle. I have enjoyed the journey with you and hope you have also. I have given you the basic pieces of the puzzle hoping that you will see the promise of an evolving picture, but have refrained from giving you more of the puzzle for the following reasons:

 

a) I had to stop somewhere or I would still be writing.

 

b) I have to fit more pieces myself, although I have fitted many more than have 

    been offered to you. I once had a glimpse of the evolving picture and know that 

    all is well and that the picture is a masterpiece in the making – I have all eternity

    to fit the pieces. It is the most satisfying and rewarding project that I have ever

    had the pleasure of being involved with.

 

c) Hopefully, you have been encouraged this far, but it is now time for you to find

    some of the additional pieces for yourself – if you wish to do so of course.

    Throughout the book there have been subtle hints regarding other areas of

    investigation that will reveal further intriguing pieces of the puzzle.


   Should you wish to further your knowledge on the subjects covered in this book and beyond, you may well be asking ‘What do I do now?’ or ‘Where do I go from here, and what advice would you give?’ Equally so, you may be quite content to accept what you have read as a possibility and leave it at that. That is entirely your prerogative. My policy has always been to help those who ask, so based on my own experiences, here is some advice that I would offer to any seeker of Truth.

 

  • First and foremost you must have a deeply rooted and sincere desire for this knowledge, and if you truly seek it with an open mind, unconditional love in your heart and humility in your soul, you will eventually succeed. Be an observer of life and of yourself. Strive to be happy by pursuing what is good, refrain from hurting others in thoughts, words and actions, and respect all life. Discard preconceived ideas and prejudices about life and death, see the world for what it is, but don’t take it too seriously.

 

  • This pathway is not for the feint or half-hearted, so you will need patience, determination and dedication. You will get results exactly in accordance with the amount of effort you put into your quest. Take comfort from the fact that the ignorant, arrogant and egotistical amongst us never find anything except confusion, lies and fraud. That’s the way Nature protects her secrets from such kind, and that’s the way I like it.

 

  • Read, read and read, and question, question and question. Never accept anything that you read or are told unless it feels right by your intuition or personal experience. That applies to every person and every book – including this one.

 

  • Many will offer you advice and guidance for ‘the pathway’, but be wary and learn to distinguish the genuine from the deluded. The lunatic fringe and time wasters are easy to spot if you look them in the eyes and observe the way they speak and behave. If you don’t like what you see or hear, bid them farewell and move on.

 

  • Never, never argue with others about this philosophy. Discuss, yes. Argue, no. Those who truly understand life’s philosophy never argue. Argument is always based on opinions and opinions are not Truth. Experience will teach you that it is invariably those with little or no knowledge on such subjects who argue. There are, of course, those who love to argue for the sake of arguing, and will swear that black is white and that two plus two equals five just to get a reaction. Don’t be drawn, avoid ignorance whenever possible. Change the subject, or find someone with wisdom and knowledge to talk to – you will find it much more refreshing.

 

  • Never, and I repeat, never try to convert others to your way of thinking. And never tell ......"