We all understand the importance of maintaining progress in our own life. Self- awareness is an ongoing and continuous journey. This earth has been evolving from the time it first took shape. You are part of this earth; from its bosom you were extracted, and to its bosom you will shortly return. Therefore, what the earth adopts as its method and purpose of existence, you are wise to make yours. It is unwise to fight the natural. Progress is the watchword of life.
Little minds cannot be taught the principles of improvements; but you can. Do not be discouraged by your age, or by the opinions of those who are your friends. While there are years ahead, while there is opportunity, and while you can draw a breath you have the opportunity of betterment and advancement towards a greater consciousness and a deeper awareness of the perfection of life.
Material progress is the best of all as a basis. People think it is against the true spirit to accumulate property or wealth; but if you do not do this, you will depend on others or on the public; and commonsense tells you that it is better to be able to pay your own bills than to beg for existence.
The first step in accumulation is to manage your expenses until there is a safe margin between what is earned and spent and therefore something is always saved. This is the quickest way of earning money, for a dollar saved is a dollar earned. As you improve your substance by accumulation, you are improving your opportunities for happiness and value in the world.
There is an incredible value in the importance of making yourself worth more to others and to your family than an owner of money. You must also acknowledge your worth as a friend, a family member, a guide for others, your thoughts, your example, your strength and your courage. Your persistence is worth something, your constancy of purpose, and your integrity. These are more precious than pearls and diamonds. They should be valued as such and not diminished.
Money and wealth give freedom and this is independence. It is important. But more important is the necessity to find integrity in the development of awareness of beauty within (self confidence) and the valuation of this for others.
Here lies true self worth and from it, material wealth may grow in abundance.
Study and work are requisites of great lives. Easy activities should be cultivated for recuperation but they are essential only to balance the vitality and intensity of commitment. Remember there is little difference between the human Will and the human spirit, the only separation is when the Will is directed against the natural flow of the laws of nature.
Holidays tire and waste body, mind and purpose. They are not advised and badly executed as a rule. There are two extremes for everything. Things that are good for a person may become injurious if done to excess. Certainly the family that spends all its surplus income and more, as is too often the case, in a wearying and disappointing vacations, and returns weakened, to the same worries as before, is not receiving good, but rather harm, from holidays and camping trips.
You see, we teach self-fullness – not selfishness. Feather your own nest.
Birds do it, and they out taught by the Great Mother of us all; Nature, so why not you?
Don’t take this wrongly. Don’t steal or deceive. Don’t lift one finger to hurt or abuse your neighbor. Try to make them like yourself, saving and cautious, creating wealth for the future.
Universal prosperity is better than a wide distance between the rich and the poor. But, after doing all you can to help others, never fail to take advantage of wanton wastefulness and ignorance. People waste money on all manner of things, alcohol, indulgence and more. Take your advice from nature.