The object of life is development; It is in the use of material things that a man finds full life for his body, develops his mind, and unfolds his soul. No one can rise to his greatest height in talent or soul development unless he has plenty of money; for to unfold the soul and to develop talent he must have many things to use, and he cannot have these things unless he has money to buy them.
The man who has nothing to give cannot fill his place as husband or father, as a citizen or as a man. You can help others by making most of yourself than in any other way. It is therefore of supreme importance to be rich. To understand the science of getting rich is therefore the most essential of knowledge.
There is an exact science of getting rich, like algebra or math.
There are certain laws which govern the process of acquiring riches; once these laws are learned and followed by any man, he will get rich with mathematical certainty.
Getting rich is not dependent upon your engaging in some particular business, but upon learning to do things in a certain way. And you can do so by beginning in your present business and in your present location.
Thought is the only power which can produce tangible riches from the formless substance. No thought of form can be impressed upon original substance, without causing the creation of form. Man can form things in his thought, and by impressing his thought upon formless substance, can cause things he thinks about to be created.
Behind your clear vision must be the purpose to realize it; to bring it out in tangible form. And behind that should be the faith that it is already yours.
To think what you think is to think the Truth, regardless of appearances. To think health when surrounded by disease, or to think riches when in the midst of appearances of poverty, requires power. But he who acquires this power becomes a master mind. He can conquer fate, he can have what he wants.
The universe desires you to have everything you want. It is essential however, that your purpose should harmonize with the purpose that is in ALL. You are to become a creator, not a competitor. You must get rid of the thought of competition. You are to create not to compete for what is already created. You are to get what you want, but in such a way that when you get it every other man will have more than he has now. Riches secured on the competitive plane are never satisfactory and permanent, they are yours today and another’s tomorrow.
Never look at the visible supply. Look always at the limitless riches in Formless substance, and know that they are coming to you as fast as you can receive and use them. Give every man more in use value than you take from them in cash value. Then you are adding to the life of the world by every business transaction.
The law of gratitude is the natural principle that action and reaction are always equal, and in opposite directions. The grateful outreaching of your mind in thankful praise of Supreme is a liberation of force; it cannot fail to reach that to which it is addressed, and the reaction is instantaneous movement towards you.
Gratitude brings your whole mind into closer harmony with the creative energies of the universe. The more gratefully we fix our minds on the Supreme when good things come to us, the more good things we will receive, and the more rapidly they will come.