Secrets of my Heart
What you resist persists
by Mazuba Mwiinga

Have you never wondered why stubborn children who always get smacks from their parents or teachers because of their behavior never change despite being whacked time to time?

It’s simple. We focus all our attention on their stubbornness and how we detest it and hate it so much. And the more we try to push them away, the more they go ahead with their behavior, hating us even more.

Philosopher Carl Jean (1875 – 1961) says, “What we resist persists”. Look around the world today. How many Anti-AIDS organizations do we have? How many Anti-Smoking Groups do we have? How many Ant-Alcohol Drinking Clubs do we have? How many Anti-Terrorism Squads, do we have? So many; and have we managed to fight these vices we want to wipe away? No.

The more we try to push away AIDS by talking about it so much, the more people get infested and die. The more we talk about bad habits of smoking and drinking, the more people become smoking addicts and alcoholics. The more we talk about terrorism the more terror deaths occur.

Why? It’s because the formula for happiness and peace is not to push away that which we don’t want to see or to have. The formula for peace and happiness is to focus on the goodness that we want to see and not on the bad that is happening. The more we talk about these bad things the more we are telling the mind that this is what we want to be seeing. This is so because the mind doesn’t care what we feed it. It accepts and transforms it into reality. When we talk more and more about AIDS, it stores AIDS messages and turn them into reality to society.

The late Mother Theresa once said that, “If you invite me to an Anti-War rally I won’t come. But if you invite me to a Pro-Peace Rally I will come”.

This is the logic of things. Mother Theresa knew how the mind works. She was only going to support a Pro-Peace activity and not an Anti-War activity. This is so because when you talk about Peace always your mind quotes peace and gives you peace. If you talk more about Anti-War, the mind will quote war and give you more war.

So if you want to fight War, be Pro-Peace. If you want to fight Hunger, be Pro-Having A lot of Food for everyone. If you want to fight AIDS be Pro-Health and not Anti-AIDS because the mind will always be quoting AIDS and give you more AIDS incidences around you.

Do you know why The Post newspaper succeeded in making sure Mr. Sata won the elections? They just focused on being Pro-PF in their reporting and forgot about being Anti-MMD or any other Party. And the natural law of nature gathered and gave them what they supported for; PF.

This applies to all our lives. The people we hate and dislike are the people we always meet and talk to because we talk a lot about them. The situations we don’t want in our lives continue to happen to us because we often think about them and talk about them so much. We tell people how we don’t like them or how we detest them or how we wish they could go away. We resist them in our lives; but the more we push them away, the more they recur to us.

What we need to do, is to focus on what we want and not want we don’t want to happen to us. The more we focus on what we want and ignore those things that we don’t want; we will find that what we don’t want falls away on its own.

Have you ever experienced a situation whereby, you are talking to your friend, then someone else tries to join you and you ignore him; what will he do? He will leave without being told. But if you give him an ear, he will join you even when you haven’t invited him. That’s how nature works.

You can’t shout, “No!”, and expect the “No”, to turn into “Yes”. When you say “No”, to something, it won’t go away because “No” means don’t go.

Joseph Campbell (1904 – 1987) said, “Follow your bliss and the universe will open doors for you where there were only walls”. You need to be happy because inner joy is the source of success. Faith is trusting in the good. And fear is hoping in the bad. Focus on things you like most and those that you don’t like will vanish away.
Wednesday, November 9, 2011 (15:23hrs)
Secrets of my Heart
When you visualize you materialize
by Mazuba Mwiinga
Martin Luther King Jr, once proclaimed of having a dream that one day, America will be ruled by a black man. It was not a night dream while sleeping, he was talking about; but a vision. He had visualized that come what, the oppression of the black Americans will come to an end, and a black man will rule the greatest nation of the world. Today, Martin’s visualization materialized the time Barack Obama became US’ first black President.

To visualize is to see in the mind’s eye that which you want to have in your hands. The eye of the mind turns into reality everything it sees.

Visualization is the anchor of all creation. When you visualize you materialize, as one quantum physicist once said. Those of you who have read the bible will stand witness to the fact that all prophesies talk of having seen visions; the future entered their mind and the mind was able to see what lay ahead.

Businessmen always tell us that we need to have a vision of where we want to take our businesses. It’s not just a statement you write on a book, but it’s a thought you enter in your mind. Schools write on walls: OUR MOTTO IS…….OUR MISSION IS…..OUR VISION IS…..but when you ask them what they mean by VISION, very often few will be able to explain to you. It’s so because; a vision is something that must enter your mind for it to happen. It’s not just something that must be on a wall or piece of paper. For a vision to materialize the mind must focus on that particular thing you want to happen and see it happening. If the mind doesn’t get involved in this vision, nothing will come to pass.

When you have that picture playing in your mind always dwell upon the end result; what is that which you want to do with your vision? For instance, if your vision is to see 20 of your pupils in grade 7 go to secondary school at the end of the year; visualize seeing these children celebrating, happy, carrying their luggage going to the station, boarding a bus, singing as they go, arriving at secondary happy, doing very well in class, being well behaved and always top of class, finish school and having jobs or go to college. This is the end result to your vision of these children as the eye of your mind is able to see. When you engage your mind in that manner, you are creating reality; you are materializing your vision. And nothing will stop that from happening.

The mind is so powerful that it shapes our thoughts into reality the very things that we want to achieve. That’s why someone said that THOUGHTS BECOME THINGS.

Buddha said that, “All that we are is the result of what we have thought”. We are creators of our own Universe and every wish we want will manifest in our lives when we engage our minds to visualize that which we want to happen to us.

Have you wondered why we are always requested to close our eyes when praying? It’s because they want us to visualize seeing the words of that particular prayer turning into reality. If you are praying for the sick, the mind must see the sick getting healed; if you are praying for rain, the mind must see raining pouring down. You put the words of the prayer into your mind, so that the mind is able to create reality. That’s how dreams come true.

Albert Einstein (1879 – 1955) said, “Imagination is everything. It is the preview of life’s coming attractions”.
Monday, November 07, 2011 (10:24hrs)

Secrets of my Heart
You are what you think about
by Mazuba Mwiinga

“I am God”, declared a friend of my mine at a drinking resort one day. The room which was so rowdy with music and noise came to a standstill with thick silence. “That’s blaspheming!” bellowed a man seated on the corner of the room with a glass of wine in his hands. And everyone agreed. “We can be drunkards, but we always know our boundaries guys. You can’t say you are God!” shouted another man. “May be he is an atheist”, another one asked.
“But we are a Christian nation, so no such views in our nation”, the same man countered. “But it’s my Constitutional Right. I have the right to freedom of speech”, the man defended himself.
A debate ensued. Blaspheme or right to free thinking; it wasn’t my baby nurse as far as I was concerned. But come to think of it, I agreed with the man who declared that he was God.
In the beginning, God created the world, I thought; at least according to the Christian bible; then He created Man in His own image. So when I looked at this man who declared he was God, meant I saw the image of God; meaning I was looking at God Himself; just like the way I see my daddy when I look at his picture.
So if we are images of God, then we know God is God of abundance by the way we see ourselves being of different images. Some are dark, brown, yellow, light etc but still represent the one image of God. The question is, how possible?
Then I realized that, God’s declaration that He created us in His own image has nothing to do with our complexion or appearance. He actually meant that He created us in His own THOUGHTS. In Genesis God declares, “Let there be animals of the world, and creatures of the sea, and there they were. Let there be Man in our own likeness to look after the rest of all creation, and Man was there…”
Bottom line is that, creation was made out of God’s thoughts and Man was created with an extra power of representing these thoughts, meaning that, whatever Man can think about will always happen to his life because he is capable of creating things, and every time he engages his thoughts in any kind of thinking, he is creating real things in his life. By thinking about such things, he is telling his thoughts that, that’s what he wants to see.
That’s the reason why, people who often think of misfortune always get bad things happen to them. People, who are always scared, are always frightened. Those who think of wealth, always live in abundance. Those who think of hate are always angry and jealousy. Those who think can’t progress in life because it’s a family inheritance, always stay that way; in poverty. The brain which stores thoughts is the most powerful organ in man. What you tell it to store, it will store and turn that thought into reality.
So when this man at a pub declared that he was God, he wasn’t blaspheming the Supreme Being. He was telling us that he was given powers by the Supreme Being, to turn his life in any greatness he wanted to or into any worst he wanted it to be. By virtue of being created in God’s thoughts, he was himself a small god ‘legally’ mandated by the Supreme Being to create anything. That’s how people like Peter in the bible were able to raise men from death and heal the sick. That’s why healers are able to prescribe potent herbs that heal people and that’s why magic and miracles happen; because of a thought that faithfully envisions reality.
Think of men who created amazing things in this world; do you think they did it by chance? There is no such thing as chance or coincidence in this world. Everything that happens, happens for a reason and because it was meant to happen; because you yourself created it to happen consciously or unconsciously through your own thoughts. That’s the reason why, it’s always important to have positive thoughts, because if you have them consciously or unconsciously then only positive or good things will be happening to your life.
If you think you can’t do something, then you won’t do it. If you think you can do some sort of thing, then you will definitely do it, because nothing is impossible and everything is possible. Henry Ford (1863 – 1947) said, “Whether you think you can or you can’t, either way you are right”, because whatever you tell the mind, whether negative or positive, it will give it to you that very way you thought about it.
W. Clement Stone (1902 – 2002) said, “Whatever the mind of man can conceive, it can achieve”.
So you are a Creator of your own life. God gave you those powers. It’s your power within you. Use it.
Sunday November 6, 2011. (14:12hrs)
Secrets of my Heart
The Power within you
by Mazuba Mwiinga

“Do you know why the small David of the Bible, bit the giant Goliath so easily?” My friend asked me as we sat on a restaurant table, chattering about the power within man.

“It’s because David was inspired and protected by the Holy Spirit of God”, I said. “Okay, if it was a class examination, I would have given you a full mark”, he said.

“Well”; I replied. “That sounds like I have gotten it wrong; hasn’t I?” I asked. “The answer my friend is simpler than what you have offered”, He said. “How on earth, can one miss to hit a Giant man like Goliath?” he explained. “When David came to where Goliath was standing, he was filled with so much happiness and declared that, ‘I will kill you Goliath because I cannot miss such a huge mass of body which I can see so clearly from where I am’. And David did kill Goliath because no one can miss such a huge mass of body standing before them, as long as they believe they can do it”, my friend taught me.

There goes the amazing story. The inner most core of our lives I have been told umpteenth time, lies within us. So often we fail to see the huge mass of challenges standing majestically before us, because we are too terrified to admit that this huge mass of a challenge is nothing but a big laughing stock ready to fall. We fail to turn this huge mass of a challenge into a defeat- able wreck, but rather become so paranoiac as thinking that; huge means hard to fight.

We fail to realize that actually huge means easy to spot and easy to hit. We fail to realize that, huge means easy to get tired and hard to run fast. We fail to realize that, huge means easy to get hungry and easy to get weak. We fail to see the weaknesses in the huge challenge and die of its huge mass before we even attempt to fight it.  

The power within us is more than the tiny fear we allow to occupy our thoughts, because one positive thought is more powerful than five negative thoughts; and the power within us to manifest the numerous wishes we want to have; more positive, courageous thoughts, will defeat any challenge no matter how huge it may appear to be.

A courageous heart, never feels pain; nor does it preview disaster. A courageous heart declares eternity, and fosters life of abundance. A positive thought coupled with a courageous heart, always has an inner joy that makes it create anything good it wishes.

The power within us is the most powerful instrument this world has ever offered to man. But few of us, know we have this power to create our own lives the way we want it to be. As someone says, the Universe is like a catalog from which we can choose whatever we want to achieve in life; all we need to do, is have a positive thought coupled with joy in our hearts; that’s why Faith is defined by someone as; ‘a trust in goodness’. How do you think miracles and magic happen? It all comes from a positive thought that visualizes a reality and finally creates that which a thought wants to see. Robert Collier (1885 – 1950) said, “All power is from within and is therefore under our own control”.

Alexander Graham Bell (1847 – 1922) said, “What this power is, I cannot say. All I know is that it exists”.
Sunday November 6, 2011 (13:21hrs)