June 22


Today's Quotation:

The world does not stand or fall with discoveries or inventions, nor with the trample of armed hosts and the thunder of bombing planes.  The world stands or falls with the laws of life which Heaven has written in the human conscience.

Pierre Van Paasen

Today's Meditation:

In other words, the world stands or falls with us, and with what we do.  In our conscience is the answer to all of life's questions, the "why are we here?" and the "what's the meaning of life?" type questions.  We've been trained to think that those things that affect the entire world are those things that truly matter, but reality couldn't be farther from the truth.

The world is truly affected by our day-to-day actions, those things that we do on a human-to-human level.  The true goal of our growth is neither economic nor political; we are here neither to gain power nor to gain riches.  We are here to develop spiritually and to help others to do the same.

The desire for powers and riches comes when people are afraid of their spirituality, when they are taught that success depends on power or material goods.  They feel that if they let go of their power or their riches that they somehow will fail, and that's rather sad.  In holding on to this perspective, they are keeping up a very real wall between their true selves and their conscious selves, and they are avoiding the very things that can bring them true happiness in life.

The laws of life are written in your conscience.  Pay attention, trust yourself and live those laws, and you'll find that life is an incredibly beautiful experience that keeps you richer than any materially wealthy person ever has been.

Questions to ponder:

1.  What kinds of laws of life do you know in your heart to be true?

2.  What's the difference between the true laws of life and those laws that human beings have created for other human beings to follow?

3.  What kinds of things might keep you from seeing and feeling the laws of life which Heaven has written in your conscience?

For further thought:

If you compromise with your own conscience, you will weaken your conscience.  Soon your conscience will fail to guide you and you will never have real wealth based on peace of mind.

Napoleon Hill

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