Oh, Great Creator,
I prosper through you, drawing my abundance from your infinite stores.
You know my needs and you provide for them.
You know my dreams, and you bring me their fulfillment.
I rely on you as my source.
You are the rock on which I build my life.
I trust you to supply me with all things necessary to my happiness.
You are my security. I turn to you always.
Guard and guide me.
~ Goddess Julia Cameron
“The whole process of mental adjustment and atonement can be summed up in one word, gratitude.
1. First, you believe that there is one Intelligent Substance, from which all things proceed;
2. Second, you believe that this Substance gives you everything you desire; and
3. Third, you relate yourself to it by a feeling of deep and profound gratitude.
Many people who order their lives rightly in all other ways are kept in poverty by their lack of gratitude. Having received one gift from God, they cut the wires which connect them with Him by failing to make acknowledgment. It is easy to understand that the nearer we live to the source of wealth, the more wealth we shall receive; and it is easy also to understand that the soul that is always grateful lives in closer touch with God than the one which never looks to Him in thankful acknowledgment.
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. [...] The grateful mind is constantly fixed upon the best; therefore it tends to become the best; it takes the form or character of the best, and will receive the best.”
~ Wallace D. Wattles, ‘The Science of Getting Rich’ (1910)
Jerry Seinfeld’s Rules for Success
“First, bust your ass. That’s a universal law, no matter what you do.
Second, pay attention. Learn from everything and everyone all the time. One of my favorite expressions is Wherever you look, there’s something to see.
[ ...] My third rule: Fall in love. Fall in love with your street, your tennis game, a pillow. … You can be passionate about anything. Someone could say, “I love this fork,” and I’d think that was great. Pay attention, don’t let life go by you. Fall in love with the back of your cereal box.”
~ Jerry Seinfeld
“Deep listening is the kind of listening that can help relieve the suffering of another person. You can call it compassionate listening. You listen with only one purpose: to help him or her to empty his heart. Even if he says things that are full of wrong perceptions, full of bitterness, you are still capable of continuing to listen with compassion. Because you know that listening like that, you give that person a chance to suffer less. If you want to help him to correct his perception, wait for another time. For now, you don’t interrupt. You don’t argue. If you do, he loses his chance. You just listen with compassion and help him to suffer less. One hour like that can bring transformation and healing.”
~ Thich Nhat Hanh
Don’t focus on the things that you don’t want. Don’t look for all the mistakes and flaws around you that you think need fixing. As you focus on the flaws, all you do is attract more flaws. When you make a list of your favourite things you create a vibration of joy and love and appreciation and more wonderful things and events and people will become part of your life experience. Abraham explains this much better in this video:
If you’re thinking about your mother, find 10 favourite things!
If you’re thinking about your sister, find 10 favourite things!
If you’re thinking about your work, find 10 favourite things!
If you’re thinking about your relationship, find 10 favourite things!
Today’s Video: My Favourite Things – Al Jarreau
“The Universe does not know whether the vibration that you’re offering is because of something you’re observing or something you’re remembering or something that you are imagining. It just receives the vibration and answers it with things that match it.”
Today’s Mantra: Everything I can imagine has the potential to be real.
“When you go out into the woods and you look at trees, you see all these different trees. And some of them are bent, and some of them are straight, and some of them are evergreens, and some of them are whatever. And you look at the tree and you allow it. You appreciate it. You see why it is the way it is. You sort of understand that it didn’t get enough light, and so it turned that way. And you don’t get all emotional about it. You just allow it. You appreciate the tree. The minute you get near humans, you lose all that. And you are constantly saying ‘You’re too this, or I’m too this.’ That judging mind comes in. And so I practice turning people into trees. Which means appreciating them just the way they are. “
~ Ram Dass