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Inspirational Quotes for the WEEKEND

By Charles Leyman Kachitsa

Three weeks ago it was stated here that living rooms (sitting rooms) have been known to be feminine places mostly decorated with flowers for ages. This as most would attest could be more true especially in olden days.

There have been strong views coming through to say this has shifted hugely in our current era and that the sitting room or living room of today is more masculine.

They say the war of Television and other gadgets remote controls including game consoles has always been won by men lately. This has extended to boys, where a household has boys and girls as children, in that it is the boys getting parental favours in more game and or TV time.

So where do we begin to negotiate for a ceasefire? Experts who were asked stated that there seems to be no solution in the near future as advances on the use of internet keep improving and more especially as the prices of internet subscription keep getting lower and lower. This makes it harder for there to be any negotiations whatsoever between the sexes on this topic alone. For now we have to accept that while femininity has won in some areas, the sitting room or living room is their no go area since the flags hoisted there are more than ever absolutely masculine.

The quotes this week are as a continuation extracts from the book that when read in full, makes you realise that perhaps all things can be learned, what is important is the will. I am sure that the selected quotations below from the book will let you learn one or two things, read and enjoy:


“You do not want to get rich solely to enjoy mental pleasures, to get knowledge, to gratify ambition, to outshine others, to be famous. All these are a legitimate part of life, but the man who lives for the pleasures of the intellect alone will only have a partial life, and he will never be satisfied with his lot. ——- You do not want to get rich solely for the good of others, to lose yourself for the salvation of mankind, to experience the joys of philanthropy and sacrifice. The joys of the soul are only a part of life; and they are no better or nobler than any other part. ——— You want to get rich in order that you may eat, drink, and be merry when it is time to do these things; in order that you may surround yourself with beautiful things, see distant lands, feed your mind, and develop your intellect; in order that you may love men and do kind things, and be able to play a good part in helping the world to find truth, ——– But remember that extreme altruism is no better and no nobler than extreme selfishness; both are mistakes.”

Your part is to focalize and express the desire to God. —— This is a difficult point with most people; they retain something of the old idea that poverty and self-sacrifice are pleasing to God. They look upon poverty as a part of the plan, a necessity of nature. They have the idea that God has finished His work, and made all that He can make, and that the majority of men must stay poor because there is not enough to go around. They hold to of this erroneous thought that they feel ashamed to ask for wealth, they try not to want more than a very modest competence, just enough to make them fairly comfortable.”

“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 acknowledgement. ——— 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 draw the mind into closer touch with the source from which the blessings come. ——- If is a new thought to you that gratitude brings your whole mind into closer harmony with the creative energies of the universe, consider it well, and you will see that it is true.”

“What tends to do away with poverty is not the getting of pictures of poverty into your mind, but getting pictures of wealth into the minds of the poor. ——– You are not deserting the poor in their misery when you refuse to allow your mind to be filled with pictures of that misery. ——— Poverty can be done away with, not by increasing the number of well to do people who think about poverty, but by increasing the number of poor people who purpose with faith to get rich.”

“The moment you permit your mind to dwell with dissatisfaction upon things as they are, you begin to lose ground. You fix attention upon the common, the ordinary, the poor, and the squalid and mean; and your mind takes the form of these things. Then you will transmit these forms or mental images to the Formless, and the common, the poor, the squalid, and the mean will come to you. ——– To permit your mind to dwell upon the inferior is to become inferior and to surround yourself with inferior things. ——— On the other hand, to fix your attention on the best is to surround yourself with the best, and to become the best.”

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