In a previous post called The Science of Getting, I mentioned a great place to find books that expand mind and encourage higher consciousness. Many of the resources available in that post are free, so one needs only to make time to receive the information, in order to access the power in knowledge. I have been reading or rather “LISTENING” to The Science of Getting Rich by Wallace D. Wattles. It’s really quite a lovely read. Wattles was a part of a generation of authors exploring new age thinking. He wrote several books inspired by the understanding of the “thinking stuff” or “intelligent substance.” If you’ve ever sensed or believed there was an energy in between what was seen, you might know exactly what this stuff or substance was. The stuff, is infinite. Always producing…
So, a few things came to mind during my reading. One was on greatness. Some people are under the impression that they cannot be great at something. While most of us have a natural proficiency for certain things, I think we are all capable of greatness. Wattles has this to say:
“You can begin to be great to-day in your own home, in your store or
office, on the street, everywhere; you can begin to make yourself known
as great; and you can do this by doing everything you do in a great way”
Many of us never have either been encouraged to be great OR been brave enough to be. We have been afraid that our desire for greatness would result in failure, ridicule, condemnation. A desire for greatness can often be confused with arrogance. After all, we don’t want to get too big for our britches right? That’s where the other quote from Wattles hit home for me…
“The more gratefully we fix our minds on the Supreme when good things
come to us, the more good things we will receive, and the more rapidly
they will come; and the reason simply is that the mental attitude of
gratitude draws the mind into closer touch with the source from which
the blessings come.”
If we can manage to be absolutely grateful for every single circumstance in our lives, where might we venture to go? There would be nowhere we need fear to travel, no level of greatness unattainable. I have challenged myself to write an impossible list. This list of impossible things contains all the things I ever thought I couldn’t be great at because it was “impossible.” Next to that list, I am also writing the daily things that I do that actually put me on the road to that list. It is my desire to impress upon the thinking stuff, that I want to be great, I am grateful for all that I have and I am consciously looking to be, do, have and share more!!!
So my friends, sow seeds of gratitude and greatness and reap the harvest of more life that awaits you.
Peace and blessings.