“Money is the accepted medium of admiration in this society. And the person when he’s paid turns on, then, some admiration for himself. He permits money to monitor his own ability to create admiration. And if he isn’t paid for something… You can just run this on some fellow. You can run this on a workman who is really bogged down and you can get enough rebound just with this so he’ll really go back to work. And you just run this ‘Now, let’s get the feeling of not being paid for the work you’ve done.’ …
“What’s wrong with the computation is that it has to be admired exteriorly. That is what is wrong with the computation and that is what is wrong with the mind and that is what is wrong with condensed looking and that is what is wrong with feeling and thinking and so forth. And the only thing that’s wrong with it is the feeling that the admiration must come from exterior.
“Now, it’s never been admired that admiration must come from the exterior. See? So, there is your basic persistence. Nobody has ever admired the fact that somebody expected admiration. And so we take the problem apart on its own basis. See? And there’s where the mind goes wrong. And that’s all there is to it.”
“We’re trying to rehabilitate the preclear’s ability to create, manufacture in any way, shape or form, use, direct, locate, energy of the effort variety, see—energy of the effort variety. And we’re trying to rehabilitate his ability to admire broadly and his best ability is admiration.
“That’s his best ability. Effort is not his best ability—effort is downscale from that. Because everything—all force dissolves in the face of admiration. I give you the universal solvent there: it’s admiration.”
“As far as the laws of mathematics refer to reality, they are not certain, as far as they are certain, they do not refer to reality.”
Your action for today is to question your perception of reality including your sense of self. Where can you push the envelope today to expand possibilities for yourself and those around you?