“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.”
Albert Einstein

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?

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A Vision for Life

We see a world where Life is precious once again; where everyone everywhere honors the Life in everyone and everything around them; and where we are truly honoring and respecting the Life that resides within ourselves.

 

“Admiration, a heavy level of admiration, betokens a sort of respect. If you really admired somebody—if you really admired somebody, you’d have to have some understanding of existence and some understanding of him or her. And believe me, it would have a lot more pleasantness and a lot more duration than this thing called ‘love.’

“And I used the word ‘love’ just as it’s used in the society today and also as it’s used by the Christian church, whatever might have happened to that in the last few centuries.

Admiration: to admire existence, to find interest, pleasant interest or pleasant excitement in life itself, its motion and action; to be able to respect and admire livingness in a thing rather than to trap and cage that livingness for possession. And that would be the difference between love and admiration.”

 

 

Most people consider the holidays to be a special time for giving and spreading good cheer. For many of us, that means spending some festive time with family, shopping for those perfect holiday gifts and participating in a variety of holiday activities. But there are other ways to spread holiday cheer that may actually be closer to the true meaning of this season.

Not everyone is able to celebrate the holiday with their family, and there are those who are elderly, homeless, on restricted incomes or struggling with unemployment. These people could use a boost, especially at this time of year. If you are able to spread some holiday kindness by volunteering in this way, you could touch the hearts of others and be rewarded tenfold.

I want to share some options for holiday volunteering. One way is to participate in a holiday charity event. For example, you could buy a gift for a toy drive, choose a list of presents to buy for a child from a local “angel tree,” or get involved in a fundraising walk/run event as a participant or volunteer.

Another way is to volunteer at a local soup kitchen. You can check with a local church or shelter to see about volunteering opportunities. Sharing food with the homeless helps them and at the same time helps us put our own issues into perspective. We realize how great it is to have a roof over our heads and food in our pantry, regardless of other problems we may be experiencing.

If the soup kitchen option is not available, you can still help feed a person or an entire family a healthy holiday meal by purchasing and donating the fixings or by donating the money for a meal for a family in your local community. Another way to help is to agree to deliver meals through charities like Meals on Wheels to those who are elderly or disabled and are homebound. Meal delivery accompanied with your smile and some pleasant conversation can make a shut-in’s holiday a lot brighter even if the time you are able to spend with them is limited.

Holiday volunteering also is a great way to teach children about the importance of community and sharing with those who have fallen on hard times. Serving bread at a soup kitchen, shopping for toys and gathering canned goods are great ways to introduce children to volunteering. Older children may also benefit by participating with you in delivering meals or gifts to those in need during the holidays.

I hope very much that your holiday season will be absolutely warm and wonderful and that you will take some time this season to help make someone else’s holiday better, too.

“I don’t think much of a man who is not wiser today than he was yesterday.”
Abraham Lincoln

Your action for today is to read a chapter of a nonfiction book.

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