January 6

Master Key Experience – Week 15

Nature’s Greatest Miracle

How is it that I could possibly be nature’s greatest miracle? Og Mandino infers just that in one of the chapters of his now classic book “The Greatest Salesman in the World.” Chapter 11, “The Scroll Marked IV,” starts off by pointing out that no two people have ever been exactly the same:

“Since the beginning of time never has there been another with my mind, my heart, my eyes, my ears, my hands, my hair, my mouth. None that came before, none that live today, and none that come tomorrow can walk and talk and move and think exactly like me. All men are my brothers yet I am different from each. I am a unique creature.”

If we are all unique creatures of nature, we can be considered rare. We can derive value from this rareness:

“I am rare, and there is value in all rarity; therefore, I am valuable. I am the end product of thousands of years of evolution; therefore, I am better equipped in both mind and body than all the emperors and wise men who preceded me.”

“Henceforth, I will capitalize on this difference for it is an asset to be promoted to the fullest.”

Throughout the ages, we have had the opportunity to grow and learn from what has happened before us, both good and bad. Our collective past can be a blessing, to capitalize on and promote. We become what we think about. If our forefathers accomplished great works, then we can too.

Today and Tomorrow –

Definiteness of  Purpose, with a burning desire

Madino continues:

“Why should the miracle which produced me end with my birth? Why can I not extend that miracle to my deeds of today? I am not on this earth by chance. I am here for a purpose and that purpose is to grow into a mountain, not to shrink to a grain of sand. Henceforth will I apply all my efforts to become the highest mountain of all and I will strain my potential until it cries for mercy.”

“I have been given eyes to see and a mind to think and now I know a great secret of life for I perceive, at last, that all my problems, discouragements, and heartaches are, in truth, great opportunities in disguise.”


“No beast, no plant, no wind, no rain, no rock, no lake had the same beginning as I, for I was conceived in love and brought forth with a purpose. In the past I have not considered this fact but it will henceforth shape and guide my life.

I am nature’s greatest miracle. And nature knows not defeat. Eventually, she emerges victorious and so will I, and with each victory the next struggle becomes less difficult.”

“I will win… for I am unique.”

You can too!

Mark Van Horn. I always keep my promises. 

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Posted January 6, 2019 by Mark in category "Uncategorized


  1. By Laura on

    Nice post on Scroll IV and I really like your “How to Develop Persistence” illustration!


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