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Quote of the Day ~ May 2005


 

May 31 ~ TUESDAY

It is not enough to believe that everything is "mind." It is better to have the realization that "Mind" is all there is. This is a realization which is based on a personal spiritual struggle which has its own gestalt. And when that takes place, it is important that one begin to realize the "formula" which this knowing carries within its being. That "mind" is all there is goes beyond simply the realization of consciousness, but to the element of its nature as "allness." Being that this "mind" is ALL, then it is "allness" or "wholeness" which becomes the attribute of what this reality actually is. This being the case... the nature of reality is not only consciousness but it is wholeness. This means that for every moment of unwholeness or imperfection we perceive, we are experiencing something contrary to what reality actually is. Think about it. ~ Dr. Derek Lamar
Can we achieve perfection... or simply realize it?

May 30 ~ MONDAY

Time to Go Biodegradeable? Condoms gather for their own "Morning After Convention!"
Sydney, Australia--Oceanographic scientists say they have discovered a vast, floating "reef" of the world's disposed condoms in the middle of the South Pacific, about halfway between Tahiti and Antarctica. The phenomenal mass is almost two miles long, an eighth of a mile wide, and in places up to 60 feet deep, the oceanographers say. Mason Froule, Australian marine biologist at his country's Oceanographic Laboratory Outpost on Macquarie Island, South Pacific, said the bizarre accumulation is explained by a scientific term called "like aggregation"-- that is, the massing of similar objects over short or longer periods of time due to wind or ocean currents, magnetic fields, buoyancy and other conditions. "It's fairly common in the world's oceans," he said: natural events such as red tides, for example, are instances of "like aggregation." "People with pets that shed lots of hair can see it in their own homes," Froule added. "The dog sheds everywhere in the room, but after falling out, the fur soon collects in a few clumps and masses." Froule said ocean "reefs" of styrofoam and detergent residues have been observed in the South Pacific and elsewhere for many years, but they are usually broken up by storms before they become large or hazardous. He believes the huge concentration of condoms, not reported before, is more resilient than other "aggregating" ocean materials, and may have been developing for decades. Froule said parts of the newly discovered reef are matted together so densely that "you could almost land a plane on it." "I suppose it would be funny if it didn't pose the hazard it does to marine life and navigation," Froule stated. "I pity any freighter, submarine, or dolphin, for that matter, that might run into it." The biologist said he and his Australian scientific colleagues will have the reef mapped by satellite and monitored from now on to see if it expands, breaks up, or drifts from its current location (reported at 63 degrees latitude and 154 degrees longitude). Froule said there would not be much point in trying to break up the pulpy mass with explosives or other devices. "It seems pretty indestructible," he said. The world's industrialized nations are estimated to consume and dispose of nearly 300 million condoms a year. Industry analysts say about a third of the discards become waterborne.
Oneness... ain't love grand?!?

May 29 ~ SUNDAY

People are like stained-glass windows. They sparkle and shine when the sun is out, but when the darkness sets in, their true beauty is revealed only if there is a light from within. --Elizabeth Kubler-Ross

Go to the truth beyond the mind. Love is the bridge. --Stephen Levine

Stand so still that the movement of the heart beats a rhythm which is the pulse of a new day yet to come. Feel the joy of knowing that life is more to be discovered: time to learn, time to let go. ~ Dr. Derek Lamar
Light... Love... Learn


May 28 ~ SATURDAY

Our mental training should consist first in bringing to our attention the most positive words we are capable of understanding, as being a pat of our relationship with the Infinite. In the first lesson of the Science of Supply we are told to fill all the vacant places around us with the Presence of God. This is done by the training I have mentioned. Thus life can be changed from a dreary routine of tasks to be done, to a game that calls for alertness, that we may not miss a trick. Florence Scovel Shinn has struck upon this idea in a most pleasing way in her book, "The Game Of Life and How To Play It." She outlines to a certain extent a manner of rebuilding with positive thought when negation appears. This is what is meant by "filling the vacant places." ~ Eloi-Sun (Old Wine In New Bottles, 1936)
Unleash the affirmations of that which has always been true ~ D.L.

May 27 ~ FRIDAY

How long does this day last which doesn't seem right? How long before the light shines which reveals the destiny which affords my liberation? How long before the pieces all fall into place revealing the path which I must follow? How long before the pain of this struggle subsides and liberation is attained? How long before the treasures of the spirit avail themselves to me? How long before I stop pretending to seek and open myself up to the Self which has always been there? Then all these things shall come to pass. ~ Dr. Derek Lamar
In the twinkling of an eye

May 26 ~ THURSDAY

In my integrity, beloved, wherein I see as God, I see you on life's shining path, your feet with glory shod. I see you free and unafraid above the clouds of doubt. I want to believe in you... It makes no difference what you say or do, for in your soul I see a plan -- the pattern of the Heaven-man. I'm the Savior when I see perfection only in thee. While others knock or pull you down, I upon you never frown. But hold to that above your par, the Heaven-man you really are. For when I see you truly great, I wipe illusion from your slate and help you see with me the vision clear that sets you free. For you are That, the Perfect One, God's beloved only Son. So, stand erect and believe in YOU for you really are the Saviour, too. ~ Eloi-Sun
Releasing one's Essence as their True Emissary to go forth

May 25 ~ WEDNESDAY

Thane of Hawaii had many names and many teachers and many teachings that he drew upon. He used all of it to get people's attention in order that while they were busy thinking about one thing he could slip in a little Truth via Baraka and before you came to... you were changed in the twinkling of an eye. His name was actually Kenneth Wayne Walker. He went by the name Wayne Walker, then Rev. Wayne Walker, then Eloi-Sun, then Kenneth Walker, then Thane Walker (probably from kenneTH WAYNE walker... get it? THWAYNE... not sure but it is a humorous take on the whole unfoldment process), then simply Thane and finally Thane of Hawaii. I am not sure if Thane actually studied under Gurdjieff or not at the Prieure... but clearly he studied Gurdjieff and Fourth Way. I did a lot of investigating, out of curiosity and for professional reasons as to Thane, and much of what I thought might have been make believe turned out to actually be true. The important thing, which is very esoteric and very Fourth Way is that when one is seeking "Truth"... one must decide which "Truth" he or she is looking for. If one is determined to find out about Thane's "Source" then they should look within because that same SOURCE is within you. I have many questions as to Thane the person and the Teacher and why he did this, why he did that, he could have done better this way, he should have done that... but I have no question as to the "Teaching." With what I learned I have been able to continue, to write, to teach, to create new classes, to go beyond the framework of what was then a building toward what is now... but Truth itself does not change... it is infinite... it is all there is. Thane's legacy is simply that he shared what he discovered. It may not have even been entirely of his own creation. Truth cannot be created. It just is. Thane made it clear to everyone that his "Teaching" was eclectic. He took from several sources: Mary Baker Eddy, Emma Curtis Hopkins, George Edwin Burnell, Carl O. Johnson, William Walters, Walter C. Lanyon, Alfred Aiken, Joel Goldsmith, Emilie Cady, Charles Fillmore, Ernest Holmes, Frances Wade Gott, G. I. Gurdjieff, and others. I have found the "Syllogism" in many sources and the "Release" in the Bible obviously but in life all around me. There was nothing "new" in what Thane taught, and he made it clear that if it were "new" it would not be true. But what he brought was "his way" of putting it all together in way which made sense to those of us it made sense to. That sounds like a "tongue in cheek" statement but I assure you it is not. For everyone is on a "Path" and these Paths are important for each of us to follow in whatever way gets us to where we need to go in our quest for spiritual enlightenment and realization of the SELF. Some people are not ready for the approach Thane offered. I understand that. But as I said in one of my newspaper columns recently: "But still Anna made it to America and found her way into what at that time was probably the most sophisticated metaphysical school in the world." That was the Prosperos and the Teaching of Thane. But it also must be understood that each of us has a different Teaching of Thane. For each of us heard it differently, worked with it differently, and developed our own process of personal unfoldment based on that teaching which was exclusive to us and us alone. In the end it doesn't matter who Thane was but who have I become? Each of us must ask that and be satisfied with the answer or to pursue a new one by continuing their "Work"... always to continue "The Work." ~ Dr. Derek Lamar (Thane Legacy)
When the student is ready, the teacher appears.

May 24 ~ TUESDAY

If you take the responsibility for your life you can start changing it. Slow will be the change, only in the course of time will you start moving into the world of light and crystallization, but once you are crystallized you will know what real revolution is. Then share your revolution with others; it has to go that way, from heart to heart. --OSHO

Peace is not an absence of war; it is a virtue, a state of mind, a disposition for benevolence, confidence, justice. --Baruch Spinoza

He who is afraid of war will never attain peace. Fear of war is not the knowledge of peace, but rather the emptying of one's self of extraneous ideas and beliefs which prevent one's light from being seen, this is the attainment of peace. ~ Dr. Derek Lamar
Although the world is full of suffering, it is also full of the overcoming of it. ~ Helen Keller

May 23 ~ MONDAY

A human being is part of the whole, called by us "universe," limited in time and space. He experiences himself, his thoughts and feelings as something separated from the rest - a kind of optical delusion of his consciousness. This delusion is a prison, restricting us to our personal desires and to affection for a few persons close to us. Our task must be to free ourselves from our prison by widening our circle of compassion to embrace all humanity and the whole of nature in its beauty. --Albert Einstein
Nobody can help everybody, but everybody can help somebody. ~ Anonymous

May 22 ~ SUNDAY

...The true master has a beginner's mind. S. Suzuki spoke well about this in his "Zen Mind, Beginner's Mind." "The goal of practice is always to keep our beginner's mind... if your mind is empty, it is always read for anything; it is open to everything. In the beginner's mind there are many possibilities; in the expert's mind there are few." The master who is full of his ego and declares himself an expert has stopped growing. He is ready to be replaced. The disciple needs to run away from such a person. Socrates said, "One thing I know, that I know nothing!" This is probably a slight exaggeration, but it is a good attitude to have if the world applauds you and your disciples adore you. It is beneficial for a master to be laughed at once in a while. Lao Tse wrote: "The Tao would not be Tao if it were not laughed at." ~ Basil Gala, Ph. D. (The God Connection: Reflections On Religion And Its Aberrations)
Still crazy after all these years... Paul Simon

May 21 ~ SATURDAY

Forget all of the complex and intricate mathematical formulas which prove that the universe is infinite and that consciousness is all there is and that what is above is below and that this space time continuum is made up of diverse aspects of Mind as we struggle to discover ourselves amidst the chaos of our own minds as it all trickles down into the harmony we seek to discover... just taste a really good strawberry on that perfect day of picking... not the supermarket kind... the roadside type in California where you know your lips are pressing out the juices into your mouth like an explosion of agricultural divinity... just a random accident unfolding inside your deluded soul prompted by the satanic workings of the food part of the brain, right? Then as I tidy up the kitchen from cleaning and preparing 12 baskets of strawberries I catch a glimpse of my cat relaxed under the dining room table looking like a fluffy angelic piece of God lying there just waiting to be discovered by the soft furry part of the brain, of course. We have all had these moments but do we really see that it is Mind knowing itself in its infinite variety as divine expression of a perfect consciousness continually expressing itself... there in our vision... within our Mind as Mind. ~ Dr. Derek Lamar
What the world needs now is love, sweet love ~ Hal David & Burt Bacharach

May 20 ~ FRIDAY

It is not enough to judge others and decide who is right and who is wrong, but rather look at someone you think is wrong and see where they are right. Then you will not think they are 100% wrong just as you are never 100% right. ~ Dr. Derek Lamar
What we condemn in others is usually something we refuse to see in ourselves

May 19 ~ THURSDAY

The Divine is. The world is. The Unity of these responds as manifestation in strict accordance with individual consciousness. This being so, Divine Law can be given full expression in any and in all parts of one's life.

The point is: the world does not succeed by its own methods. All success is by inner and spiritual methods. The exposition of those methods are everywhere at hand for those who seek them.

Psychology is correct in noting that the very first thought or idea every child has is an act of choice, i.e., "Give me", "More". Spirituality is right in stating that things unseen are more powerful and valuable than things seen, the source greater than its result. ~ W. Frederic Keeler (Solving The Problem of Supply, 1971)
As a man thinketh in his heart so is he ~ Proverbs 23:7

May 18 ~ WEDNESDAY

Since the first publication of Four-Dimensional Vistas in 1916, there has been a marked access of interest in the subject with which it deals. This is partly because of the extraordinary popular interest in the Einstein Theory of Relativity, which in one of its aspects involves the idea of a fourth dimension; and partly by reason of Ouspensky's Tertium Organum, a widely circulated book which deals with these same ideas philosophically, with a competence to which Vistas can lay no claim.

Inevitably my own point of view has been modified by Ouspensky's, but not to the extent of making it necessary to recast Vistas, which will be found to be complementary and not in any way contradictory to Tertium Organum. Ouspensky himself recognized this, for after reading Vistas he wrote me that he was "startled" at the parallelism between his thought and mine. It is as though two persons were contemplating the same metaphysical "scene" from different points of view and through different temperaments -- one of t hem an amateur and an artist, and the other a logician and philosopher.

This similarity of content is one of the grounds (but not the only one) for our common belief that some "higher" consciousness operates in us, and also in many others. We believe that men of one "mind" are being enlightened, prepared and united for the purpose of bringing about a recrudescence of mysticism, by providing it with a mathematical and philosophical foundation which it has appeared to lack. ~ Claude Bragdon (Four Dimensional Vistas, 1916)
Perception has a destiny ~ Emerson

May 17 ~ TUESDAY

Communication is at the root of all study in all that we do. What do we desire to communicate? How do we communicate? Do we understand the subliminal messages we send to others? How does our body communicate? How do the words we use or the manner in which we use our words send multiple messages? How well do we understand clarity? Can we see confusion and chaos in what we present to others? How much do we care about what others perceive through us? How does our image to ourselves and others affect our communication? We must begin by understanding that our communication to ourselves is the most we can expect for others. We can never communicate to others better than we communicate to ourselves. We must understand how much we hide from ourselves and decide one day whether or not we do desire to "know" and whether or not we are willing to step out of our own way to allow that to happen. At this point, acceleration in our spiritual growth will exponentially expand tremendously bringing us joy and self-satisfaction. ~ Dr. Derek Lamar
By our words are we condemned, by our words are we set free

May 16 ~ MONDAY

Sometimes the saddest moments come from helping others. It is not always a joyous process. But one must learn that they are working for the greater good and that what they do is not always about personal gratification. At some point in life doing the "Work" should be its own reward. And yet we still long to feel good, to have people show gratitude, to feel that you have participated in life changing moments, to know that you have done your best and that you are proud of that. Then you begin to look at yourself and realize that again you have fallen for that temptation to look at life from the perspective of your own human identity when in reality that is not who you are. What you are is consciousness which is not limited to that role you play on your little TV world which wastes away each time you do a little commercial for yourself. You must always remember: you are all there is... do it right. ~ Dr. Derek Lamar
To know God is to realize how small you are and how great you could be

May 15 ~ SUNDAY

Just as true humor is laughter at oneself, true humanity is knowledge of oneself. Other creatures may love and laugh, talk and think, but it seems to be the special peculiarity of human beings that they reflect: they think about thinking and know that they know. This, like other feedback systems, may lead to vicious circles and confusions if improperly managed, but self-awareness makes human experience resonant. It imparts that simultaneous "echo" to all that we think and feel as the box of a violin reverberates with the sound of the strings. It gives depth and volume to what would otherwise be shallow and flat. ~ Alan Watts (The Book: On The Taboo Against Knowing Who You Are, 1966)
To self observe is to become the mirror which reflects itself... and so on... and so on...

A mirror reflecting a mirror opens the window to infinity... the self which reflects itself discovers Eternity

May 14 ~ SATURDAY 2005

Now when God plays hide and seek and pretends that he is you and I, he does it so well that it takes him a long time to remember where and how he hid himself. But that's the whole fun of it -- just what he wanted to do. He doesn't want to find himself too quickly, for that would spoil the game. That is why it is so difficult for you and me to find out that we are God in disguise, pretending not to be himself. But when the game has gone on long enough, all of us will wake up, stop pretending, and remember that we are all one single Self -- the God who is all that there is and who lives for ever and ever. ~ Alan Watts relates an ancient story (The Book: On The Taboo Against Knowing Who You Are, 1966)
If God were really all... all that I see... I would finally have to know... that God was also me ~ D.L.

May 13 ~ FRIDAY

Nothing can fill our inner emptiness: not noise, gossip, lust, money, knowledge, rituals, nor any person, thing, or idea. Whatever we may use in the attempt to complete ourselves -- to make part of ourselves -- we merely isolate ourselves from it. Thus, we seek to bond with others while at the same time building walls to keep them out. We seek to belong, but see ourselves as separate from the groups that we join. We are incapable of taking anything truly into ourselves. ~ John McAfee (The Fabric of Self: Meditations On Vanity and Love... section on "Loneliness," 2001)

It is not that there is "nothing" we can do. But there is a letting go process which is required to create the vacuum necessary that will reveal the True Self that is our reality in the empty place where that long forgotten template of Truth was kept hidden deep inside of us. ~ Dr. Derek Lamar
When you pan gold, it is that shiny stuff which remains in the bottom of the pan after everything else has been washed out, that you have long sought - D.L.

May 12 ~ THURSDAY

Self observation is the process not just of viewing yourself, but doing so in an objective state where you attempt to avoid identifying with your self and objectively be a witness of your own activities, emotions, thoughts, body language, patterns, actions, reactions, etc. This exercise is invaluable in the process of personal awareness and the task of inner change. As you become more and more familiar with the self which can do this you will become acquainted with who you really are and not the self which is controlled by subconscious patterns and mechanical behavior. You will begin by having contempt for your observations and sense embarrassment at times. Do the best you can to remain objective and do not judge yourself. You are there to observe and to obtain data. The ultimate reality is to achieve total integration of the many selves which represent the roles you play in life and love of the self through understanding and acceptance is the ultimate goal. There is already too much judgment and self-condemnation which has brought us to this place to begin with. We don't need any more of that. However, honesty is the prime directive and you need to become a forensic psychologist and priest in order to bring about a healing of the person who casts a shadow as our identity in order that we might see the Light. ~ Dr. Derek Lamar
First one must observe the truth of the facts before they can know the truth of the Spirit

May 11 ~ WEDNESDAY

Growth is a process of experimentation, a series of trials, errors, and occasional victories. The failed experiments are as much a part of the process as the experiments that work. Human growth is a process of experimentation, trial, and error, ultimately leading to wisdom. Each time you choose to trust yourself and take action, you can never quite be certain how the situation will turn out. Sometimes you are victorious, and sometimes you become disillusioned. The failed experiments, however, are no less valuable than the experiments that ultimately prove successful; in fact, you usually learn more from your perceived "failures" than you do from your perceived "successes." ~ Chérie Carter-Scott, Ph.D. (If Life Is a Game, These Are The Rules, 1998)
Growth can only be seen ultimately as how much closer you are to realizing your Self ~ D.L.

May 10 ~ TUESDAY

You are enrolled in a full-time informal school called "life." Each day in this school you will have the opportunity to learn lessons. You may like the lessons or hate them, but you have designed them as part of your curriculum. Why are you here? What is your purpose? Humans have sought to discover the meaning of life for a very long time. What we and our ancestors have overlooked, however, in the course of this endless search, is that there is no one answer. The meaning of life is different for every individual. Each person has his or her own purpose and distinct path, unique and separate from anyone else's. As you travel your life path, you will be presented with numerous lessons that you will need to learn in order to fulfill that purpose. The lessons you are presented with are specific to you; learning these lessons is the key to discovering and fulfilling the meaning and relevance of your own life. ~ Chérie Carter-Scott, Ph.D. (If Life Is a Game, These Are The Rules, 1998)
Life is what happens to you while you're busy making other plans - John Lennon

May 9 ~ MONDAY

Thought externalizes itself. What we are depends entirely upon the images we hold before our mind's eye. Every time we think, we start a chain of causes which will create conditions similar to the thoughts which originated it. Every thought we hold in our consciousness for any length of time becomes impressed upon our subconscious mind and creates a pattern which the mind weaves into our life or environment. All power is from within and is therefore under our own control. ~ Robert Collier (The Book of Life, Vol. 2, 1925)
Change your thoughts and you will change your world ~ D.L.

May 8 ~ SUNDAY

The greatest function of man is reason. Aristotle said, "If then the reason is Divine in comparison with the rest of man's nature, the life which accords with reason will be Divine in comparison with human life in general." If the reason of man approaches the nearest to the Divine, it should not be wholly dependent upon the senses in its realization of reality. It should transcend every interest of the body and its desires; it should seek to know the universe through contemplation and abstraction, as it is to the mind, not just as man might perceive it through the senses alone. ~ Ralph M. Lewis, F.R.C. [Imperator of the Rosicrucian Order] (The Conscious Interlude, 1957)
It is better to reason and come to a conclusion than to come to a conclusion and say it happened for no reason ~ D.L.

May 7 ~ SATURDAY

To sit in front of the little wood fire, your hands crossed in your lap and your eyes closed -- to fancy you see again upon your eyelids all the dancing beauty of the day, to feel the flame on your throat as you used to imagine you felt the spot of yellow when Bogey held a buttercup under your chin... when breathing is such delight that you are almost afraid to breathe -- as though a butterfly fanned its wings upon your breast. Still to taste the warm sunlight that melted in your mouth; still to smell the white waxy scent that lay upon the jonquil fields and the wild spicy scent of the rosemary growing in the little tufts among the red rocks close to the brim of the sea... ~ Katherine Mansfield (Et In Arcadia Ego, 1927: personal student of G. I. Gurdjieff)
I am tired, blissfully tired. Do you suppose that daisies feel blissfully tired when they shut for the night and the dews descend upon them? ~ K.M.

May 6 ~ FRIDAY

The alcoholic family is a compulsive-addictive one, and the children from this system learn compulsive-addictive behaviors. I don't believe that there is any other group that is more compulsive and addictive than ACoAs (Adult Children of Alcoholics). They learn this behavior as children and, without intervention, will continue it until they die. Compulsive and addictive behavior is extremely painful, and the range of behaviors is almost limitless. If it can be done, the ACoA will find a way to do it compulsively and addictively. Some of the more common behaviors include: 1. Alcoholism, 2. Drug Addiction, 3. Eating Disorders, 4. Smoking, 5. Addictive Relationships, 6. Addicted to and compulsive about sex, 7. Addicted or compulsive about exercise, 8. Compulsive about being perfect and doing a perfect job, 9. Addicted and compulsive about _________________ (fill in the blank.) The categorization of the ACoA's characteristics into the four main groupings of emotional, mental, physical, and behavioral is an attempt to clarify a syndrome that is extremely complex in nature. ~ Wayne Kritsberg (The Adult Children of Alcoholics Syndrome, 1985)

This perception of the various aspects of viewing psychology through this window of alcoholics' children can be viewed in many ways because in some respects it is universal. Alcohol might not be involved but simply compulsive behavior because the human mentality is a complex mix of compulsive disorders. I say "disorders" because the True Nature of our Reality, in its Spiritual sense is one of spontaneity. Any time we become compulsive we block our creative avenue of our consciousness and beingness and this begins a cycle of behavior which must adapt to a means of survival which is less than our optimum. The way to overcome this predicament is to realize our True Nature and begin to readjust our self awareness accordingly. This will break patterns of behavior and free us from the trap of living our lives in circles as we continually repeat activity which is less than who we really are and oftentimes self-destructive. One statement you could say to yourself that would begin unlocking this door to liberation is: "Of the many roles I play in life, these are not my True Self, what I am is Consciousness which is not of the many roles I play." ~ Dr. Derek Lamar
And greater things shall you do

May 5 ~ THURSDAY

When dealing with one's own problems, things which you cannot seem to flee from, which you should not, but rather face them head on and look them in the eye. Often simply telling them "NO!" is enough. Sometimes rather than feeling them to be a lifelong struggle you should realize that all you have to do is deal with them one day at a time. After several days of this you will know that they really do not have much power over you... certainly not as much as you feared. You often give in to your weaknesses because another part of you actually believes that you are a failure and too weak to fight back, but this is not true. But also you must not fight against this illusion which echoes and haunts you. You must stand up for the strength of that which you truly desire, to put your faith in that part of yourself which is your Highest good and know that this Beingness of you is who you really are. To put faith in this part of yourself is like money in the bank. ~ Dr. Derek Lamar
It is in your weaknesses you shall find your strength

May 4 ~ WEDNESDAY

Take as an example the science of numbers. Suppose all numbers were of metal --- that it was against the law to write figures for ourselves. Every time you wanted to do a sum in arithmetic you'd have to provide yourself with a supply of numbers, arrange them in their proper order, work out your problems with them. If your problems were too abstruse you might run out of numbers, have to borrow some from your neighbor or from the bank. "How ridiculous," you say. "Figures are not things; they're mere ideas, and we can add them or divide them or multiply them as often as we like. Anybody can have all the figures he wants." To be sure he can. And when you get to look upon money in the same way, you'll have all the money you want. ~ Robert Collier (The Book of Life, Vol. 2, 1925)

To him that has shall be given, and from him that has not shall be taken away even that which he has.

May 3 ~ TUESDAY

It might clarify things if we consider briefly the evolution of the 'treatment' idea in Christian Science. The affirmation-and-denial technique was originally employed by Phineas Quimby. On the premise that man is naturally and inherently well, he regarded illnesses as 'errors of human belief' subject to correction by counter-truths, and he undertook to audibly argue the patient out of his ailments. It is a matter of public record that Mrs. Eddy followed him in this. A higher stage of the treatment idea was reached when he undertook to make his arguments silently, in the inaudible realm of thought, relying on telepathy, or thought transference. ~ Arthur Corey
As a man thinketh in his heart (sub-conscious mind), so is he

May 2 ~ MONDAY

Everything in creation exists within you, and everything in you exists in creation. You are in borderless touch with the closest things, and, what is more, distance is not sufficient to separate you from things far away. All things from the lowest to the loftiest, from the smallest to the greatest, exist within you as equal things. In one atom are found all the elements of the earth. One drop of water contains all the secrets of the oceans. In one motion of the mind are found all the motions of all the laws of existence. ~ Kahlil Gibran
The mind is a glorious thing, earn it by discovering it ~ D.L.

May 1 ~ SUNDAY

He who stares at the small and near images will have difficulty in seeing and distinguishing those that are great and remote. ~ Kahlil Gibran

Poets are two kinds: an intellectual with an acquired personality, and an inspired one who was a self before his human training began. But the difference between intelligence and inspiration in poetry is like the difference between sharp fingernails that mangle the skin and ethereal lips that kiss and heal the body's sores. ~ Kahlil Gibran

Would it not be more economical for the governments to build asylums for the sane instead of the demented? ~ Kahlil Gibran

In education the life of the mind proceeds gradually from scientific experiments to intellectual theories, to spiritual feeling, and then to God. ~ Kahlil Gibran
Life is a staircase which begins where it ends and a ladder when this is known ~ D.L.

 

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