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RevBates.tv Global - The Way to a Wonderful Life Message for October 9, 2011 

             "Your time is limited, so don't waste it living someone else's life."
            "Have the courage to follow your heart and intuition. They somehow already know what you truly want to become."
           "That's been one of my mantras -- focus and simplicity. Simple can be harder than complex: You have to work hard to get your thinking clean to make it simple. But it's worth it in the end because once you get there, you can move mountains."
  
              
"We're here to put a dent in the universe."
    
          
- Steve Jobs, Creative Genius, co-Founder Apple Computer -

                      Micah 7:8 "... when I fall, I shall arise; when I sit in darkness, the LORD shall be a light unto me." - The Holy Bible
       
       We learn in the Bible and in the Science of Mind that G-d is no respecter of persons, and so we find that practical mysticism indwells all of us and is revealed not only in what we believe, but in what we accomplish as well.  We can read in the Bible, James 2:26 "For as the body without the spirit is dead, so faith without works is dead also."  And in this we realize that not everyone who demonstrates success in their works, lives by a traditional faith in G-d, but by the guidance of Spirit through their intuition ... revealing a faith that produces works.  

      I have read reports that Steve Jobs studied the Hindu religion, was Buddhist, and was Lutheran in his younger years.  But religion doesn't give us genuine faith, only personal experience with G-d can do this and I believe that Steve Jobs' faith in that Something Greater that will guide us, was powerful:  "Have the courage to follow your heart and intuition.  They somehow already know what you truly want to become."  These are the words of someone who has experienced the Spirit that indwells them and doesn't doubt Its Presence, or Its ability to work through our mind to accomplish that which we seek to accomplish.

     I read a discussion piece on the Internet in which people were advocating that Steve Jobs was a Buddhist.  Yet, his philosophy as expressed in his own words, was not limited to any particular religion, nor dependent on one.  It is a philosophy in tune with the best of Buddhism, Hinduism, the teachings of Jesus, and metaphysical philosophy.  The Infinite cannot be limited to religion, and the Creative Spirit in the individual who is in tune with the Infinite cannot be limited by religion either.  "You have to work hard to get your thinking clean to make it simple. But it's worth it in the end because once you get there, you can move mountains" ... in these words Steve Jobs is speaking to a profound truth, a truth that the radical Jesus spoke of throughout his teachings and is a guiding principle of the science of mind.

     The world will feel the absence of Steve Jobs, but the spirit in which he lived his life and the philosophy that guided his creativity, is available to all of us.  For those of us who see his philosophy as just as important as his "works" his life will be an inspiration and will motivate us to "think outside the box" and let our lives become a greater expression of the Spirit that forever seeks to express Itself through us, as us, and for us ...
"Your time is limited, so don't waste it living someone else's life" ... these are the words of a man who understood that we all have our own individual role to play in the universe.  In other words, G-d wants You to be You" not a mirror of someone else's idea of life.

     Some news reports state that Steve Jobs did not give greatly to charitable organizations or to help others, but this is misguided information.  Through his creative genius and accomplishments, Steve Jobs provided jobs and opportunities to hundreds of thousands of people worldwide.  The Infinite will always give us enough to share and to spare,
but this is not always in the form of money, but in a myriad of forms both material and spiritual.  The best we can do for anyone is to give them a "hand-up" ... that is to help them help themselves ...  and Apple Computer offered opportunities for people in all levels of life to be successful, to be prospered and to be blessed.  Some of us were blessed by the products coming from the creative spirit of Steve Jobs and others were blessed with jobs directly and indirectly linked to Apple.  We do know that Steve Jobs believed that it was a moral issue to respect the dignity of all people.  And he did this by insuring that all his employees were treated equally and with respect, without regards to gender, race, nationality, or sexual orientation.

     It is almost unbelievable for many people that Steve Jobs left Apple, the company that he co-founded, but it is true, and it was disastrous for him, at first.  Yet, this did not stop his success or his passion to express the creative spirit within him.  Steve Jobs was  just 30 years old, wildly successful, fabulously wealthy and a global celebrity. And then it all came crashing down.  But, this seeming failure would be a triumph for Jobs as he was compelled to stay with the work that he loved, started another company, and eventually rejoined Apple as it was going through difficult times, and transformed it to the great success that it is today.  

     By keeping faith with the Creative Spirit within him, Jobs could not fail ...
from the Holy Scriptures, Micah 7:8 "... when I fall, I shall arise; when I sit in darkness, the LORD shall be a light unto me."  This "LORD" ... is the law of our own mind as we establish it in alignment with the Power and Intelligence of G-d ... 'there is no failure in G-d, and there is no failure in me" ... if we establish this in our consciousness ... and know that there is a Power within us that can lift us up to our highest level ... we can transcend any seeming failure we may experienced and gain the success and prosperity that we seek.

     Let us be inspired by the Creative Spirit as expressed through Steve Jobs.  And let us begin to establish within our own consciousness a vision for our own life.  Remember, if we have a pulse we have a purpose ... and as we open our mind to this Creative Spirit, we will be compelled to do that which will lead us to that which will reveal to us our purpose, our success, our prosperity, our joy, and our bliss.

AND SO IT IS!

Keep the faith!
Rev. Dr. Henry Lee Bates


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