By Alex P. Vidal
“Reality is not a concept; reality is my daily life.” —J. Krishnamurti
THERE is no way to happiness. Happiness is the way.
“This is the message of all my gifts. If you haven’t figured out this secret, happiness will always elude you,” Eykis, a citizen from Uranus, told a peaceful and life-loving Earthling in an exchange encounter.
“Remember,” Eykis added, “you all have such an advantage here on Earth. Your reality permits you to live in total harmony with your world…Why not take these gifts, apply them, and just attempt to experience a new reality?”
Dr. Wayne Dyer, the number one bestselling author of such reality-based, life-changing books as Your Erroneous Zones, Pulling Your Own Strings, and the Sky’s the Limit, tells us in a parable format, about an Earthling’s journey into space to find a new world, only to find a mirror image of his own.
He fell in love with a woman from that other world. His inner voice, his deepest impulse, told him to bring her back to Earth. When she came, she brought gifts. He thrilled with inner excitement. Her precious gifts could mean no-limit happiness for all.
“Throughout history storytelling has been a significant avenue of communication,” Dyer wrote in the book that dwells about the story of self-discovery. “From Aesop’s Fables and biblical parables to Jonathan Livingstone Seagull and many additional ancient and modern sources, we can learn readily by stepping aside to the position of objective observer.
“There the sting of criticism is not so painful. The action and resulting consequences happened to the fox or bird or prodigal son. Yet with very little effort we see how the truth and universal essence belong to us all. We are moved to new perceptions, emotions, and behavior through these ‘fictional’ examples.”
Dyer said science and technology have brought us forward into a grand new world with greater possibilities than ever. “But in many ways our attitudes and feelings have not evolved equally,” he stressed. “We are less equipped to deal with the opportunities presented today because we drag along some unhelpful beliefs and misperceptions of the realities of our world.”
He asked: “What would be the reactions of an intelligent visitor from another planet to our complex systems here on Earth? How would we view that visitor’s culture? Can we compare favorably? Are we ready to accept an objective view?”
Meanwhile, the Earthling asked Eykis: “You mentioned something about secrets in our earlier discussions, Eykis. Do you want these secrets to remain clouded over, or are you willing to share them here on film with us?”
“I’d be happy to share my observations with you,” retorted Eykis. “But first I would like to say that the only reason I refer to what follows as ‘secrets’ is that they appear to have eluded so many of you here on Earth. Originally, I call them secrets because I thought no one knew them. I’ve since discovered that all these so-called secrets are available to everyone on Earth, and have been as long as you’ve had recorded history. I will still refer to them as secrets, however, because their actual use continues to remain obscure.”
The secrets of the universe, according to Eykis, are:
- We must learn to cultivate our own garden.
- The kingdom of heaven is within.
- Everything in the universe is exactly as it should be.
- It’s never too late to have a have a happy childhood.
- Where I go, there I am!
- Keep it simple.
- These are the good old days.
- You are perfect.
WORKOUT FOR THE HEART. Cardiologists rank sexual intercourse as a mild-to-moderate-intensity exercise that enhances heart health as well as brisk walking does. As with any workout, the more vigorous we are, the more our heart benefits.
THE HOUR THAT MELTS FAT FASTER. Working out an extra 60 minutes a week could help us burn 3 times fatter, finds a recent study published in the Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research. New exercisers who did a half hour of cardio twice weekly lost 4 pounds of fat over 8 weeks, while those who did 4 sessions a week lost a whopping 13 pounds.
ADOLESCENTS AT RISK. Data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) have shown that the risk of getting meningococcal meningitis increases in adolescents. Because of this, the CDC recommends that adolescents 11-18 years of age be vaccinated against this disease.
(The author, who is now based in New York City, used to be the editor of two daily newspapers in Iloilo.—Ed)