Curly Washburn (played by the Oscar-winning Jack Palance) in the Western classic: City Slickers
The One Thing.
What is your One Thing?
I have found my life’s mission of providing financial education to others just recently. I used one thing: the Silence. I control my thoughts in silence. I do this consistently, and I create more ideas, create more methods, create more directions and more importantly, create more faith. Faith in achieving my mission. Faith in achieving my Definiteness of Purpose.
In week 23, we have been instructed more to utilize Deepak Chopra’s spiritual Law of Least Effort. We have been given the following tools: acceptance, responsibility and defenselessness.
1. I will practice Acceptance. Today I will accept people, situations, circumstances, and events as they occur. I will know that this moment is as it should be, because the whole universe is as it should be. I will not struggle against the whole universe by struggling against this moment. My acceptance is total and complete. I accept things as they are this moment, not as I wish they were.
2. Having accepted things as they are, I will take Responsibility for my situation and for all those events I see as problems. I know that taking responsibility means not blaming anyone or anything for my situation (and this includes myself). I also know that every problem is an opportunity in disguise, and this alertness to opportunities allows me to take this moment and transform it into a greater benefit.
3. Today my awareness will remain established in Defenselessness. I will relinquish the need to defend my point of view. I will feel no need to convince or persuade others to accept my point of view. I will remain open to all points of view and not be rigidly attached to any one of them.
I focus on this one Law (“one thing”) for the time being until it become effortless for me to create success and good fortune, just as Nature’s intelligence functions with effortless ease. I’ve gone through many periodical exercises like the Mental Diet & reading Emerson’s Law of Compensation and they have paid off tremendously! I’ll be compounding the fruits of my mental labor with the above eventual fruits of the above mentioned undertaking: the Law of Least Effort.
Best of luck to all my fellow MKMMA’ers on this last stretch of the journey. I’m proud of all of you. It’s time to finish strong.
Mohammed Al Rubaiy