Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Way to Infinite Abundance Part 6

Exercise 4: This exercise is an extended version of Exercise 3. Our attitude toward material things is important. We take care of things which belong to us, but we sometimes take advantage of things which are the public domain. This is clearly explained in the TOL Vol. 8 on page 149. (Please read that page.) This excercise should be carried out in our daily lives. You can also create your own principles:

1) Pick up trash in public spaces and dump it in an appropriate place. Do not ignore it. If you cannot find a trash can near you, carry a shopping bag and dispose it.

2) While shopping at the supermarket, you often see a thing left at a different place where it doesn't belong such as as a loaf of bread near can food corner or milk near the vegetable stand. Whenever you see it, relocate it to the proper place. Do not think that you will take a job away from the store employees. That is an excuse. Do not also allow yourself to give an excuse that you are already in line to check out. If you cannot do this in the beginning, next time when you go shopping at least you should return an item that you picked up and decided not to buy it.

3) Keeping a smile on your face wherever you go. This ha a positive effect to everyone.

Monday, October 4, 2010

Way to Infinite Abundance Part 5

Why do we need an exercise to realize prosperity? It is because we know our minds create our destinies. If we want to become prosperous, we have to properly use our minds. How many people want to become a billionaire? (I believe most of them.) Then, how many people believe that they can actually become a billionaire?

If you don't think you can become a billionaire, you won't be able to become a billionaire because your mind creates your future. For example, there is the Pacific Square Mall on Redondo Beach Boulevard where there is a Japanese supermarket, Marukai. Imagine that you are involved in the restaurant business. Do you want to open a Chinese restaurant in that mall? Some of you may think it is a waste of money because a big Chinese restaurant, Sea Empress, is already there. So, you may think a new Chinese restaurant won't survive. However, is it true? Or, is it just what you think and not true? The truth is that nothing is definite. In the U.S. there are many lawyers, and there are still many people who want to become a lawyer in the U.S. and take the bar exam every year. Why? Because they want to become a lawyer and they think they can become a lawyer. The same thing will be applied here. If you want to become a billionaire, you have to think that you can become a billionaire; otherwise, you won't try to become a billionaire such as those who don't try to oepn a new Chinese restaurant at the Pacific Square Mall or to take a bar exam for a lawyer. Everything will start from our minds.

Exercise 2: Priming water is not just an action to give something to others. You need to help others by utilizing what you have such as material things, ability, etc. What can you do for others? Please write down what you can. Then, you take actions. These are examples:

1) Bookkeeping (Those who are good at accounting help bookkeeping at the church or community volunteer group.)
2) Computer skills (Those who are familiar with a computer can use their knowledge to assist the community, your children's school or church through these abilities.)
3) Cooking/Baking (Those who are good at cooking can prepare refreshment. My wife loves baking. She recently donated her famous onion bread to our daughter's school as an opportunity for the Teachers' Appreication.)

Exercise 3: (Read the 7th day message of TOL March, 1983, reference 5) List up things to which you are grateful such as your current environment/education/ability/opportunity, having good friends and family members, having a neighbor who plays piano well so that you can enjoy free beautiful music, surrounded by the beautiful nature and scenery, wonderful smell of flowers or trees or even the smell of fresh baking bread in front of the bakery. You need to find and write down at least 200 things to be grateful for, or start writing 10 grateful things from today and continue it everyday.