The book, Tough Times Never Last but Tough People do, by Robert Schuller (A Christian Televangelist and Motivational Speaker) mainly discusses how individuals can overcome obstacles. The book gives you faith during hard times, and makes you stop worrying about your problems.
I read the book twice and I think it’s one of the most positive books I’ve ever read. I learned powerful lessons from it and I would love to share them with you.
- People who Overcome Obstacles Never Stop Believing.
According to Schuller, a large percentage of the individuals who transcend their problems are those who never stop believing. These individuals believe in themselves and The Creator. They often pray for guidance and they trust in the ideas the universe gives them.
- Every Problem has a Limited Lifespan
Schuller teaches that no problem lasts forever because you’ll always find a solution. According to Schuller, history is the best teacher of the fact that all our problems have a limited lifespan because all our past problems ended after a certain period.
Therefore, just like our previous hardships, our current hurdles will come to an end.
Storms always pave way for the sun, and winter always thaws into spring. Your storm will, therefore, pass – Robert Schuller
- Every Problem will Change You
Schuller writes that an individual cannot emerge from a problem unchanged, because problems never leave us the way they found us. They make us stronger and enable us to realize our faults.
- Ask God/Infinite Intelligence to Help you Solve your Problems
According to Schuller, whenever we have problems, we must give God/Infinite Intelligence a chance to turn our problems into blessings. He also teaches that God/Infinite Intelligence will give you the strength to deal with your problems if you pray and stop exaggerating them.
- Problems Disappear if we Dedicate All our Efforts to Solving Them
Robert Schuller teaches that some of your problems never leave because you never dedicate all your energies to solving them. He believes that these problems will melt away if you use all your intelligence, abilities, and skills to solve them.
- Never Discard an Idea because There is Something Wrong With It
Robert Schuller teaches that there is no such thing as a perfect idea because all ideas have negative aspects. For this reason, we must never let these negative aspects prevent us from executing our ideas. Instead, we must focus on exploiting the positive aspects and sublimating the negative parts.
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The Vegetable Man, the Animal Man, and the Natural Man: The Ancient Secret Wisdom of the Kabbalah
The Kabbalah was a school of thought – in Jewish mysticism – that wanted its members to achieve oneness with the Creator. As well, it encouraged members to discover their full potential and live a fulfilling life. However, it was hidden from the public, and only a few individuals understood its teachings.
For this reason, great authors, for example, Shimon Halevi, have tried to simplify the Kabbalah so that we understand its secret esoteric teachings. In his book, The Way to Kabbalah, Shimon explains the Kabbalah’s teachings in a simple way.
Although the book has several teachings, I loved the teachings about the vegetable man, the animal man, and the natural man, and something forced me to share them with you.
The vegetable man, as Shimon puts it, ‘is any individual that aims at living a secure and regular life with minimal disturbance from outer and inner worlds.’ He dwells at the vegetable level of existence since he is mainly concerned with excreting, reproducing, eating, resting, and breathing. This man chooses the safest path and avoids risky paths because he yearns for security. For this reason, he will die in the city he was born, and he will adhere to his parents’ life plan.
On the other hand, the animal man is an evolved being. He has strong willpower and loves shaking the world with amazing discoveries. Just like an animal that wants something, the animal man will ignore pain so that he achieves his objectives. Moreover, he possesses high levels of perseverance and determination, and as Shimon writes, ‘he has an objective beyond comfort and pleasure.’ This man creates empires and uses his dreams to change the world.
Both the animal and vegetable man have big dreams. The main difference between them is that the animal man fights for his dreams, while the vegetable man chooses security over going through the risky and competitive path of dream chasing.
The natural man possesses the powers of the animal and the vegetable man. He is a powerful being, for he has power over both living and non-living things. Shimon refers to him as ‘The Spearhead of organic life.’ This man knows that he creates his own reality, and understands that the Spirit of God dwelleth in him.
Human beings are destined to be natural men. We were created to rule the earth and gain dominion over everything. Also, we were put here to develop our spiritual, physical, and mental powers to their full potential so that we become gods on this planet.
However, most people act like vegetable men. Although they want to develop into animal and natural men, they are afraid of the narrow path that leads to these states of being. They thus prefer a normal and less risky life. Eventually, they die wishing they worked on evolving into the animal and natural man because they realize that a normal life is a boring and an unfulfilling life.
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The Secret History of the Illuminati
‘It should be understood that the doctrines and philosophies expounded by the Order (Illuminati) predate it by millennia. These traditions and beliefs can be traced back through the Freemasons, Rosicrucians, Knights Templars, Mystery Schools of Greece and Egypt, to ancient Sumer and their accounts of the possibly extraterrestrial Annunaki (Jim Marr; Illuminati: The Secret Society That Hijacked the World).’
Recently, I provided a brief book review of Jim Marr’s book: Illuminati; The Secret Society that Hijacked the World. Today, I’ll share with you Jim Marr’s amazing thoughts on the history of the Illuminati.
According to Jim Marr, the Illuminati stole its secret knowledge from ancient secret societies, such as the Rosicrucians and Knights Templars. These secret societies stole this secret knowledge from an ancient advanced civilization known as Sumer, which received the knowledge from extraterrestrial beings known as The Annunaki.
These secret societies were not evil associations. They all believed in God, and they claimed to understand the hidden mysteries of the world. However, they hated the church because they believed they didn’t need anyone to interpret the word of God for them. Besides, they referred to themselves as ‘The Chosen Ones’ since they believed they were the keepers of ancient secret knowledge.
These secret societies led to the founding of the Illuminati in 1776 by Adam Weishaupt, a student of ancient knowledge, and an admirer of ancient secret societies. Weishaupt formed the Illuminati because he wanted to use it to promote justice and equality.
He then focused on recruiting the youth: particularly professionals and individuals from wealthy families.
Later, the Illuminati attracted the interest of high-level society members – such as the scientists, authors, bankers, politicians, and philosophers- who then changed Illuminati’s goals and used it to establish control over the masses. It was then banned in 1785, and Adam Weishaupt was forced into exile. However, despite being banned, the Illuminati continued existing under different forms and names.
Today, it controls the world’s political, economic, religious, and social affairs. Some whistleblowers even claim that the Illuminati is engineering diseases and creating wars to reduce the world’s population. On top of that, several conspiracy theorists believe the Illuminati is currently conducting moon landings and secret space flights.
Anyway, some people believe famous musicians, politicians, writers, and investors are the primary members of The Illuminati, while others claim that the main members are extraterrestrials who also rule other planets.
It’s difficult to know who exactly the Illuminati is, and its specific aims. However, what we surely know is that A RULING CLASS that controls the masses exists, for as Albert Einstein wrote, ‘the ruling class at present, has the schools and press, usually the Church as well, under its thumb. This enables it to organize and sway the emotions of the masses, and make its tool of them (Jim Marr, The Secret Society That Hijacked the World).’
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Jim Marr. (2017). The Illuminati: The Secret Society That Hijacked the World. Michigan: Visible Ink Press
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