In the first volume of, “The Secret Of The Ages,” by Robert Collier, we explore what life is. Regardless as to whether you believe in Evolution or Creationism; Mr. Collier informs us that life is a force that adapts and changes to suit the many environments in which it can be found.
Creatures that live on land have developed fur; enabling them to survive in those places where it has become colder. Under water creatures were given gills. Creatures that needed to escape the dangers of the deep and come on land developed lungs to continue their existence. I think you get the idea here.
Mr. Collier often calls this life force, “The Life Principle,” in his book. However, regardless of what you call it, Robert makes it very plane that life is dynamic and not static. In fact; it would seem to Robert Collier that environmental change is required for this life force, or principle, to assert itself in our everyday reality. He certainly does make a good argument for his assertions by pointing out more than a few things, which we all tend to take for granted in our day to day lives.
Do you do a lot of rough manual labor with your hands? If you do; you will have probably noticed that the skin on your hands has become tougher over time. How about engaging in lots of physical activity? If you are athletic by nature then you are more than likely aware of how muscles become firmer, stronger and more flexible through rigorous exercise. But, it doesn’t stop there.
Those activities involving your mind become simpler over time because of this core principle of life, as well. Your brain develops new neural pathways to accomplish those tasks you require of it so it can do them for you effortlessly every day. It doesn’t matter if it’s driving a car or playing guitar. Through repetition; your mind develops in such a way that you are enabled to do those things you love, or need to do, “Effortlessly!” According to Robert; this adaptation of mind and body would not be possible without a universally intelligent life force or principle at the route of the process.