GRATITUDE QUOTE: . . . it was true vision, a little of what you would see if you opened the door of perception, friends . . . Tom Wolfe, Author
CHAPTER 10: Further Use of The Will
RIGHTLY RICH QUOTE: “The very best thing you can do for the whole world is to make he most of yourself”.
The year Jimmy Carter won the presidency was the year (1977) I thought the world was coming to an end, because my parents told me it was. There were grown-ups after all, they listened to the news. They knew things, things I didn’t know or understand.
I remember turning cartwheels in my front yard thinking life was too short for me as already the world was coming to an end. It wasn’t fair. . . .
Since then, and quite naturally so, I take what I hear on the news with ears of scepticism and since beginning my study of The Science of Getting Rich, I have stopped watching and listening to the news all together. As Wattles advises, “. . . read only the most optimistic comments on the world’s news; those in harmony with your picture”.
I know I’m missing out on a lot of good stuff, however, I’m missing out on a lot of crap. Using my WILL to simply not partake is easy for me. I don’t think I yet have have the skills or a strong enough faith to separate the “good” from the “bad”. So Walter D. Wattles advice in Chapter 10 fits my belief, “Why give time and attention to things which are being removed by evolutionary growth, when you can hasten their removal only by promoting the evolutionare growth as far as your part of it goes?”
Further, “I have accepted a certain theory of the universe as being correct, and are resting all my hopes of happiness on its being correct; and what can I gain by giving heed to conflicting theories?”
Chapter 10 is the chapter I was listening to when I first heard the term, “rightly rich”, and after which this blog is named, “The very best thing you (I) can do for the whole world is to make the most of yourself (myself).”
PRACTICING MY PURPOSE: When I feel doubtful and unsure, I will strength my faith and sure up my purpose by being thankful for that which I have and that which the world is Becoming.