Once upon a time there was a wise and benevolent king who, out of a deep love of his subjects, wanted to give them the best opportunity imaginable to acquire the very traits that he himself possessed, for in the embodying of those traits lay the greatest sense of pleasure that anyone could possibly experience.
One subject was called to the king’s chamber.
The king spoke: My dear child, I am sending you to a far off place where I want you to be my emissary to emulate everything you know about me and my traits - to teach the people there about truth and morality, to act benevolently to all, to be patient, to withstand hurt and discomfort without resentment or anger, to pursue love, peace and harmony, to behave in ways that are only holy...to act in ways you know that I would act.
Now, I need to brace you. The mission is not as simple as it sounds, for the environment there will be difficult and the opportunities to be overpowered by the hard experiences you’ll encounter will be many. Moreover where you are going is also filled with what will seem like exciting and tantalizing delights that will easily seduce you. In fact, it’s specifically such an environment that I want you to be in, my child, because they are precisely what will give you the optimal opportunity to actualize the very traits you’re being sent to develop. For remember that the goal is to develop within yourself the embodiment of all the good that you know of me, and so the best way for you to achieve that is by being challenged by the things I mentioned so that you exert yourself to acquire the good instead of me simply gifting it to you.
But don’t be faint-hearted my dear child. I love you and you must always remember that. Therefore, I will be sending you with a very special set of tools to always hold on to. They will constantly remind you of me and the mission for which you’ve been sent and in addition they will help you to feel my presence that will be hovering over you at all times. Those tools are a series of daily activities, which are designed to always remind you of me. In addition, I’ll be providing you with two extra special tools. One will be the opportunity to talk to me every day, so that while I will not be answering you directly, it will be your way of keeping the connection to me alive. You’ll receive a unique book for this purpose that contains a special text written by my wise men for you to use alongside your own spontaneous expressions depending upon what you may be experiencing at any time.
The second tool will be my way of secretly talking to you and “feeding” you more and more knowledge with which to navigate the mission. A special set of books that I, personally, together with my wise men, have written will be given to you for that purpose too. Study them daily - for the instructions contained within as well as for the sense of connection to me, they will afford.
Finally, my dear child, I send you off with three pieces of advice:
Be successful. I will be with you all the way. I love you.