Thursday, March 23, 2017

How to Create a Whole New Mindset in 10 Simple and Powerful Steps (The Better Thinking Series) Part 10: Healing Your Corner of the World

By Richard Kent Matthews - Coach | Author | Speaker

(Better Thinking Series)

The Principle of Charity

Putting it all together


You've been doing it all your life. It's served you well or you wouldn't be here, reading this. Yet, when you learn to think in better, more powerful and meaningful ways, you change not only yourself, but the world around you.

You've been thinking in habitual patterns. Change the patterns of thinking and a new world opens for you. When your mindset changes, your life changes.)

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“What is the highest-paid and most important work in America? Thinking. This is because, of all the things that people do, thinking has the greatest possible consequences. The better you think, the better decisions you make. The better decisions you make, the better actions you will take. The better actions you take, the better results you will get, and the better will be the quality of your life and work. Everything begins with thinking.”
(Author and well-known motivational speaker) 

So, then, what is it really all about?

'And now abideth faith, hope, charity, these three; but the greatest of these is charity.' St. Paul, I Corinthians 13:13

In the above passage, the King James Version's word 'charity' means love. Love is one of those slippery slope words that can mean a gazillion things to a gazillion different people. That means we must each make it personal. We must decide how to define it, apply it, even judge it. 

This is my take on the subject. You can use it in any way you wish. As the Buddha suggested, Don't believe something because someone tells you, or you read it in great books, or because some guru says it's true. Don't believe it even if I tell you, says the Buddha. Believe it only if it resonates deeply within your heart, mind, and spirit.

Makes sense to me!

Love, then, is simply compassion in action. As Albert Einstein said, "Nothing happens until something moves."

The Key: 

Accept that ultimately, it’s all about you—enlightenment, salvation, promotion, donation. You really are the center of your universe. It could be no other way. It isn’t wrong; it’s just the beginning. 

The Better Thinking Series is a way to help you to learn a bit more about yourself and to begin consciously practicing the Principle of Charity, Love. As the world benefits, you benefit. That’s the way it works. 

Recognizing your own self involvement is the first step in truly involving the rest of us, the world. After all, we're kinda self centered, too. 

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