WHAT PATH HAVE YOU CHOSEN?
The path I have chosen is that of love. No matter the pains, the anguish of the disappointments that I will have to face. I chose to be truthful. On my way, the embrace is tight, the handshake is sincere, so do not be surprised at my way of smiling, of wanting you well. That’s just how I see life, and that’s just how I think it’s worth living.
I JUST LOVE IT
There is nothing more beautiful than to love – to just love without getting. That’s the most beautiful thing: To love without receiving. But in our human nature we tend to expect something in return, to be loved back. That’s the deal here … I pay my money: I get something in return. Right? But I am talking of a love in which there is no return except the sheer beauty of being able to love. I just love! That’s all. And in that love I am provided with everything. It doesn’t matter who I am – if I can love enough, everything’s provided for me. That’s the truth.
FEAR WINS OR FREEDOM WINS?
There are two trains in the station both bound for different locations.
One is fear, its destination is very clear it stops at several places, guilt, anger, sadness and jealousy. This train is slow but it’s very reliable and it will get you to your destination, it’s secure and reliable, always on time. Even though it’s seats are usually full, there always seems to be room for at least one more space for whoever gets on, it has lots of carriages.
The other train is much less reliable it has far fewer stops, although it does stop at places such as happiness, empowerment and love. It’s a much smaller train, not very many people use it and it’s far less reliable, although it will still get you to your destination, it does tend to take lots of detours. The journey on this train although much more scenic is less comfortable and very unpredictable, it can be exciting and great fun, there is hardly a dull moment but it can also be very frustrating and at times a bit scary. Some people catch this train but get off at the first station and transfer onto the fear train as it’s much more dependable.
The final destination for both trains is always the same, it has to be, as both trains terminate at the same station.
Both trains require you to purchase a ticket, paid for not with money, but your hard-earned time and as everybody knows, you can’t get a refund for your time, you can never get it back.
There is often much talk about how these trains are funded and if they are eco-friendly. The trains never run out of energy and never stop running 24/7.
They are powered by thoughts and as such there is a never ending supply of energy, the average person has 50,000 thoughts per day, 95% being the same as the day before and the day before that.
Obviously, the fear train is powered by fearful thoughts and because of this it has more carriages and runs more often than the freedom train and as we all know fear be-gets fear.
You can pay for a ticket on this train with fearful thoughts, angry thoughts, jealous thoughts and the like, it’s a very quiet train, you certainly don’t get much passenger interaction. The freedom train runs on courageous thoughts, happy thoughts, thoughts about love, it’s a fun train, there are no quiet carriages, it’s slower but it’s much more fun. Although both trains always reach the same destination, their journeys are very different.
You are the train, you are the station, you are the fat controller, you are the other people on the train. You choose the journey; how will it look? How will it feel? Will it be full of regret or one in which you are proud of your achievements?
You can’t control the final destination, although you may be able to delay your arrival there, but you can control the journey, that is if you choose to believe that you can. There are two trains at the station, which one will you choose?
THE CHOICE IS YOURS
At some point in life most individuals are made keenly, even painfully, aware that they must always be making choices—choices that determine their destiny. It is as though at birth they were given two sealed envelopes, each of which contained orders by which their lives were to be governed. One envelope would contain a long list of the blessings the individual could enjoy if he recognised the power of his own mind, took possession of it, made it positive, and directed it carefully to ends of his own choice, without violating the rights of others. The other envelope would contain an equally long list of the penalties the individual must pay if he did not recognise this power and use it constructively.
Our mind is the only thing we can control. Either we control it, or we relinquish control to other forces, and our minds and our wills become as chips in a puddle of water, being swept one way, then another and never coming to any satisfactory conclusions, easily falling prey to any negative wind that blows. Without control the mind loses its powerful effectiveness and is as a withered arm. With control, exercise, and direction, the mind gains power.
Any situation that confronts man must be dealt with. There is no such thing as not reacting to a situation. The situation is a fact. Whether the situation is positive or negative depends on your reaction. The wise individual reacts in a consciously thoughtful manner, beneficial to his particular situation. He makes the choice of reacting thoughtfully, with purpose and in the manner most suited to his best interests. This is mastery of a situation. The positive thinker is aware of this choice. The positive thinker is the realist.
Achievement is a result of controlling the mind. Practice insures control at all times. Even when the situation seems disastrous, there is the possibility of a positive attitude.
WORK IS THE HIDDEN KEY TO SUCCESS
One of the greatest earthly blessings is the privilege of wholesome, honourable work. Work brings happiness and joy; idleness brings misery and despondency. Work brings the greatest of life’s heritage – health! A man begins to succeed when he finds the particular kind of work which he loves most. No man should engage in work which he does not love, no matter how much money he may receive for it.
HOW TO ACHIEVE GREAT SUCCESS IN LIFE
The man who acquires the ability to take full possession of his own mind may take possession of everything else to which he is justly entitled.”