GRATITUDE QUOTES: If you don’t do it by yourself, you’ll never know if you’re any good and if you don’t know that you’re good, you’ll never be good. Jim Collins, Author, Good to Great
CHAPTER 16: Some Cautions and Concluding Observations
RIGHTLY RICH QUOTE: The economic salvation of the masses can only be accomplished by getting a large number of people to practice the scientific method set down in this book, and become rich. These will show others the way, and inspire them with a desire for real life, with the faith that it can be attained, and with the purpose to attain it.
I just love cliques. They show the lack of human language – the use of words – to convey meaning. I’m keen to listening for cliques in every day conversation and some folks use them a lot – these are usually they people that are full of shit (just an observation). Sometimes I’ll catch myself using a cliques that I have heard my parents say a million times and I’ll wonder . . . why did I just say that?
What about gestures. I’ll make a gesture that reminds me of my mother and then roll my eyes at myself, “Oh my heck, I’m just like my mother”, which is really true. I am my mothers’ daughter after all, she did raise me. I spent more time with her than any other person for the 1st 20 years of my life. Of course I’m very much like her.
The common clique, birds of a feather flock together, is also true. I went to a food rally today for the cause of having our food labeled so we know if they have been genetically modified. (My daughter Leslie, led the Rally, by the way) As I looked at the group of people it was like looking in a mirror. These were my kind of people; we were on the same plane of thought about the intimate subject of the quality of our food.
I’ve said it before . . . and I’ll say it again . . . I love this book, “The Science of Getting Rich”. Walter D. Wattles is my kind of people. Even though we all live on the same planet; earth, we are each only aware of what we want to be aware of; what is important to us as individuals.
There is a hundred-billion things one could do with their afternoon in Boise, Idaho on October 16th 2011, and me and about 100 other people chose to spend it at the city park discussing the our relationship with food.
According to Wattles, “When you enter upon the creative plane of thought you will rise above all these things and become a citizen of another kingdom.” WOW! What a powerful statement. The idea of entering upon a “creative plane of thought” and becoming a citizen of “another kingdom” is so appealing to me? Can I live on the same planet, have a physical body, live in the same town as my neighbor, but have experience life so differently as to be a citizen of another kingdom. I say YES!
As with any “science”, the evaluation or results of a specific study is subject to the fact that scientist performing the experiment is a human. Whatever the topic, when performed and interpreted by a human is subject to error.
As the study of The Science of Getting Rich has been my scientific experiment for the past sixteen weeks, I would like it known . . . I think Wattles is a genius. The words of this book have made me think and think again. They have made me think about thinking. They have made me stop thinking. They have made me consider my role in the world; that my role is not fixed; that what I say at any given point in time is open to examination; to be kept or cast aside according to my faith, desire, and purpose.
What a delight. What freedom from thinking that my path was/is predetermined to choosing every moment to be fresh, new, full of possibility. I’m am grateful for the riches of found in the pages of this Gem of a read.