Obedience To The Soul

“…consecration in its true sense simply means obedience to the soul. You have that within you that which is always impelling you toward the upward and advancing way; and that impelling something is the divine Principle of Power; you must obey it without question. No one will deny the statement that if you are to be great, the greatness must be a manifestation of something within; nor can you question that this something must be the very greatest and highest that is within. It is not the mind, or the intellect, or the reason. You cannot be great if you go no farther back for principle than to your reasoning power. Reason knows neither principle nor morality. Your reason is like a lawyer in that it will argue for either side. The intellect of a thief will plan robbery and murder as readily as the intellect of a saint will plan a great philanthropy. Intellect helps us to see the best means and manner of doing the right thing, but intellect never shows us the right thing. Intellect and reason serve the selfish man for his selfish ends as readily as they serve the unselfish man for his unselfish ends. Use intellect and reason without regard to principle, and you may become known as a very able person, but you will never become known as a person whose life shows the power of real greatness.”

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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