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As I empty my cup, it is being filled and I am grateful.
~ Bible Hangout Participant
Tonight we examine chapter 11: Laws of Self
Aristotle says, “The hardest victory is victory over self.”
That victory — the path to self mastery — begins with knowing yourself. Unfortunately, as McArthur writes in Your Life, “it is easy to turn away from the task of finding self because we do not realize its importance nor fully understand what it means…Finding self is the most important thing you have to do — it is (or should be) top priority.”
I believe that, more than anything else, humankind lacks in self awareness. If we really knew who we are, all divisions of race, class, gender, etc would fall away in an instant.
The more you grasp your true nature, the less you feel the need to compare yourself to others. The truly self aware woman is afraid of nothing!
I experienced how The Money Poems work one night while cooking dinner. I'd just started reciting my poems two days prior when our internet went out at the house. My mother had gotten out of the hospital a few weeks prior. Since my parents are retired, the hospital stay altered their monthly income. Basically, things were tight and my father needed an extra week pay the full amount.
He called to get an extension and reconnection of services. The customer service representative told him there was nothing that could be done until the full amount was paid. When my dad told me what was said, I encouraged him to call back. I also suggested my mother be with him on the phone for the second call.
As my parents sat in the home office waiting to speak to a representative for the second time, I completed dinner and picked up my copy of The Money Poems I began reciting, softly, the poem f the day, which was Wednesday. I would recite the poem and go back to reading the book. Once I heard them on the phone with the new representative and his supervisr, I continuously recited the Wednesday poem. I was relaxed and smiling every time I recited the poem Once I felt completely at ease, I stopped and continued to read the book.
When my parents completed their phonecall, they informed me that the supervisor saw they'd never been disconnected before and agreed to turn on the interet service within the hour. I smiled to myself and announced, dinner was ready.