Started reading chapter 5 of our Science of Getting Rich this week, and is it ever jam-packed! You should see my copy - it’s a mess of under-linings, stars, marginal notes and exclamation points, because this chapter is a treasure trove. (NOTE: If you don’t have a copy of The Science, order the paperback HERE)
Here are a few of my favourite quotations so far:
That which makes us want more money
is the same as that which makes
the plant grow;
it is Life seeking fuller expression.
As a gardener, I can't help but love that. My desire for wealth is no more reprehensible than the desires of my little seedlings for air and water and good soil. I take care of the garden, knowing that lack of care would stunt its growth, just as the lack of money can stunt ours. Thank goodness for this book that teaches us how to be better “gardeners” of our own lives, so we too can grow and flourish.
The universe desires us to have everything we want to have.
Nature is friendly to our plans. Everything is naturally for us.
The world and nature and everything is on my side? Wow! Imagine if we really, really believed that! Too many of us have been told and taught that the world is, at best, neutral about us. Some folks would even have us believe that there is a great deal of opposition to be overcome before we can achieve our hopes and dreams. Yuck, what a toxic thought that is. I much prefer to believe “Everything is for us,”
So, since our book says over and over again that the only way to get rich is by adopting its philosophy with our whole hearts and minds, I hereby disown the yucky lies I was taught. Henceforth, I choose to believe that everything is on my side, that the universe wants me to succeed.
We are born to create, not to
compete for what is already created.
Wow! That pulls the rug out from under the lame old fear I wrote about last week (April 21) - the idea that in order for one person (me for example) to have more, some other person must necessarily have less. I’d be happy to throw out that idea; competition never has been my cup of tea.
In truth, our use of money doesn’t reduce its abundance. Once we understand that there is only abundance (see April 14), we recognize that we can partake of as much of it as we wish, without harm to anyone else and without competing with anyone else.
Indeed, if we are creative rather than competitive, we’ll add to the general abundance. That’s way more pleasant than fighting over a supposedly limited supply!
There we have it: Three Ideas that we can adopt and use on our journey to getting richer.