The Path of Least Resistance



RIGHTY RICH QUOTE: “There is abundance of opportunity for the man who will go with the tide, instead of trying to swim against it”. Wallace D. Wattles

Last fall Curtis (my honey) and I went on a rock hounding trip to look for turquoise. We paid a fee to go to a turquoise mine with the pretense that, at minimum, we would come away with some nice samples for our collection. 

I don’t profess to know how turquoise, other minerals, semi-precious or precious stones occur in nature, but after some time digging around the dry Nevada mountainside in the hot autumn sun, we found a vein about one inch wide of the lower quality (it was soft and breaks when touched) stuff tunneling along a path of least resistance.

We followed, digging with our shovels and picks in the hopes of finding the quality stuff at the end of the vein. We were told that a “nugget” of turquoise is found when the veins along which the minerals travel get stopped up. Then the glob of minerals form a turquoise nugget to be admired; for creating quality jewelry.

It is here, at the end of the tunnel, that the minerals can no longer go anywhere, can no longer “go with the tide”, the path of least resistance, that the becomes hard and valuable. So, forgive me for questioning the wisdom of the Quote of the Day, WW. Were we not taught in Sunday school that life is hard, but keep trying because in the long run, it is worth it? Isn’t there a famous Robert Frost poem about taking the path least used? And, are we not taught that the early bird that gets the worm? Think about it, if that worm-eating bird had gone “with the tide”, she’d have slept in like I do on so many, many morning. I know I should get up, go for a run, get to the office early, but that “going with the tide” is actively battling between the two me’s that occupy the same dream. The part of me that says, “Go with the tide”, that keeps my head on the pillow and my fingers hitting snooze, just one more time.

Well, well . . . since WW isn’t here to defend his statement (how convenient for him), it’s up to me to accept the statement on faith or try the truth of it in practice. Upon examination, I have determined “going with the tide” is one of the purposes of this blog; I’ve seen evidence that blogs with great content can actually make the blogger some money. So, I’m flowing with the tide of this moment in the history of man by learning to use tools of the Internet like this Word Press blog. What fun.

PRACTICING MY PURPOSE: Today I watched 3 u-tube videos on using TAGS and how add them to my POSTS. Then I added TAGS to all three previous posts. Now I wonder where spell check is? If you know (or see a blarring typo), please share! Rich Glossary

Even Blockheads Get Rich

GRATITUDE QUOTE: “When I am forced to think, I expand my mental capacity. When I expand my mental capacity, I increase my wealth”. Nicole Stoddard, Seeker 

CHAPTER 2:  There is a Science of Getting Rich Chapter 2

RIGHTLY RICH QUOTE: “. . . like causes always produce like effects; and therefore, any man or woman who learns to do things in ths Certain Way will infallibly get rich”.

In chapter two, Wallace Wattles (WW) relieves some of the anexity I feel regarding my my capacity and ability (or the lack thereof) to become rich. He states; “even blockheads get rich”. Don’t think for a moment that I would ever call myself blockhead, however, I will admint I do blockheaded things quite regularily, (imagine Homer Simpson bonking himself on the head, “Doy!”).     Continue reading Even Blockheads Get Rich

We live for the Mind, the Body, and the Soul

GRATITUDE QUOTE: “The aims of the 2nd half of life are different than those of the first”.  –  Carl Jung, Psychologist

It is not a coincidence that I made the decision, the choice to be rich at the dawning of the 2nd half of my life. I’m 47, so I consider myself “half baked”. If I live to be 100, I have a delightful 50 years of earning and yearning, growing and blowing, winning and grinning my way through the richness of life.  No, it is not coincidence, it is providence in action.

CHAPTER 1: The Right To Be Rich Chapter 1

RIGHTLY RICH QUOTE: “It is in the use of material things that a man finds full life for his body, develops his minds, and unfolds his sould”.

Through-out the chapter Wallace talks about the body, mind and soul for almost the whole 1st chapter. It is as if there are three of me; my body, my mind, my soul. If you are a church-goer; the likeness to the God-head; Father, Son, & Holy Spirit are evident here. According to Wallace; in order to live fully, one must live for the body, and for the mind, and for the soul.

PRACTICING MY PURPOSE: Today I will nurture my body with good food and exercise. I will practice yoga to calm my mind and feed my soul.