Man Can Live In Three General Ways

“Man can live in three general ways: for the gratification of his body, for that of his intellect, or for that of his soul. The first is accomplished by satisfying the desires for food, drink, and those other things which give enjoyable physical sensations. The second is accomplished by doing those things which cause pleasant mental sensations, such as gratifying the desire for knowledge or those for fine clothing, fame, power, and so on. The third is accomplished by giving way to the instincts of unselfish love and altruism. Man lives most wisely and completely when he functions most perfectly along all of these lines, without excess in any of them. The man who lives swinishly, for the body alone, is unwise and out of harmony with God; that man who lives solely for the cold enjoyments of the intellect, though he be absolutely moral, is unwise and out of harmony with God; and the man who lives wholly for the practice of altruism, and who throws himself away for others, is as unwise and as far from harmony with God as those who go to excess in other ways.”

Wallace D. Wattles

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Wallace D. Wattles

Wallace D. Wattles lived the pages of the books he wrote, which is exemplary, especially considering the word at hand! He's the Man behind "The Secret". Really, new thought is not new, Wattles wrote his books in the early 1900's! Knowledge should never be suppressed, humankind will advance once we aspire to do so, together, in The Certain Way.

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