(7.24) Our greatest success will be achieved by a recognition of the fact that is is just as essential to give as it is to receive.
Giving creates room for receiving; this is why it is so essential.
(7.23) Selfish thought contains the germ of dissolution.
Selfishness prohibits receiving; this is why it is so essential to avoid.
(7.22) We may be of the most service by keeping an open mind. Be interested in the race rather than the goal; the pursuit rather than the possession.
We are of service to others when we truly listen. It is only possible to truly listen if you are free of judgement and assumptions, which is what we refer to as an “open mind.”
(7.21) The first law of success is service.
To succeed, one must first learn to listen. This is our greatest opportunity to serve others.
(7.20) Insight enables us to understand the value in making application of knowledge we have gained. Many seem to think knowledge applies itself which is–by no means–true.
Applying knowledge is the only way to prevent “in one ear and out the other.”
The degree of harmony we achieve is indicated by the degree in which we appropriate what we require for our growth from each experience. (7.20)
(7.19) A conscious recognition of the truth invariably destroys error. We do not have to laboriously shovel the darkness out, all that is required is to turn the light on. This same principle applies to every form of negative thought.
The truth is the knowledge of cause and effect (the law of attraction); the principle by which thought is brought forth into manifestation. (7.14)
As soon as we apply this knowledge–by taking the incentive to direct or redirect our attention to an idea that supports our ideal state–the “light” is turned “on.”