GRATITUDE QUOTE: Sitting here thinkin’, what the world will be like when no one works no where for nothing. Don’t you ever wonder if the things that you do will one day mean something to someone. Tukey Buzzard, Rock-n-Roll Musicians
CHAPTER 14: The Impression of Increase
RIGHTLY RICH QUOTE: “. . . by holding the unshakable faith that you, yourself, are in the Way of Increase; and by letting this faith inspire, fill, and permeate every action.”
I have invested a great deal of energy in being a follower; the one that supports a cause, another person, my boss, my family, my parents, etc. This has been a convenient way to feel helpful. Being “helpful” is a self-perpetuating quality that is a two edged sword – as I suppose most things we aspire to do, are.
So when I read Chapter 14, The Impression of Increase, I see my old mind patterns “to be helpful” and thus convince myself that I am giving increase to others. But, what I really see in my mind’s eye is a bunch of ants going every which way in what looks like, to me anyway, chaos.
This is how I perceive the world and my place in it. It’s all chaos. For me to “do everything that you (I can) do in the firm conviction that you are (I am) an advancing personality, and that you are (I am) giving advancement to everybody,” is not necessary so, based on this current paradigm.
Should my ability to give the feeling of advancement to all not be predicated on my choice of work; worthy work?
And, for me, what is worthy work?
To what should I be giving my attention?
Wattles advices that one should only do work that one does not want to do as a means to doing the work one wants to do.
Am I being honest with myself and others in my work? I’ve been doing it so long, I don’t know.
Wattles says, “You are (I am) a creative center, from which increase is given off to all.”
It is on this sentence that I will hang my hat today in faith and purpose that my actions will be consistent with my desire for fuller expression, more life to all.
PRACTICING MY PURPOSE: Today I will focus of the practice of being grateful. I will focus on what is important; living graciously, gratefully in this moment which I have been given. CHEERS!
ONE MORE THING: The Golden Rule Jones that Wattles refers to at the end of Chapter 14 is Samuel M. Jones and here’s some information about him that took me only seconds to find. Don’t you just love technology? http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Samuel_M._Jones