We are living in the Information Age. The past was a time when those with a lot of power or knowledge were successful. Now, though, the key to success is the kind of information you create and how you use it. It's a time when information is value. Models of success in the Information Age, Bill Gates and Steve Jobs are examples not of learning humans, but of information-creating, information-using humans. The two men have shown us a case in which success was achieved by developing material products that change the living culture of humanity through information.
No matter how big a project or goal may be, it begins in a single idea, in other words, in information. In the instant we choose some information, energy starts to be activated, centered on that information. Then, when the information we've chosen is concentrated through repeated action, different opportunities appear, creating the necessary conditions, and the information is converted into matter, into reality. That's why the the rule of our Brain Operating System, “What you choose becomes reality,” is the most principal rule for using our brains.
Let's say that someone who doesn't know how to stand on her hands properly wants to take 10 steps while doing a handstand. The first step for achieving this goal is creating and choosing the information that says, I will take 10 steps while doing a handstand. You cannot immediately walk in a handstand, however, just because you choose that information. You have to first develop the muscular strength to walk in a handstand by repeatedly training, step-by-step—first doing push-ups, then doing a handstand with your feet against the wall, etc. However, muscular strength alone is not enough to walk in a handstand. Through repeated trial and error, your brain develops the senses needed to walk in a handstand. Once your body develops muscular strength and your brain acquires a new sense of balance, you will be able to walk 10 steps in a handstand. What was at first merely a form of information gains energy through repeated action, and, ultimately, becomes a new reality.
Throughout my life, I've experienced more intensely than anyone else how information is converted into matter, how it becomes reality. Thirty-five years ago, on Mt. Moak in South Korea, I realized that my energy is cosmic energy and my mind is cosmic mind. In the instant that I experienced complete unity with the Source of life, the problems of humanity and the whole planet felt as if they were my own. I heard an inner voice, then, sincerely worrying about the future of the Earth and humanity, and I resolved to give my life to the work of helping human consciousness become mature enough to take responsibility for the health and peace of the whole planet. I established the concrete goal of enabling at least 100 million of the Earth's population to have such consciousness. That was the most important information