This week is going to be a short blog. My wife, my youngest daughter and myself are flying to NY in 4 hours 😀. We are going to visit my oldest daughter who has been Au Pairing there for 10 months.
I’ve had a ton of things to do, before leaving, and have chosen to allocate my time to other matters, (as per an email from Mark very early on in the course, I am choosing my words and not saying, I haven’t had time). That means I have not allocated time to my blog, and to the reading of members blogs. I apologise to all whose blogs I normally follow for my recent absence. I hope to catch up during the flight. If you see no response, it means I was unable to comment, and I apologise in advance.
Emerson’s “Self Reliance” has got my attention this week. For those struggling with the English, here are some Cliff Notes. The way I see it, Emerson contradicts himself. He “advises/admonishes that we should rely on ourselves, and not the opinion of others. What is that other than his opinion.
This doesn’t mean I regard this essay is worthless. I agree that one should not blindly accept information/opinions from others, but that we should evaluate and seriously consider whether this is of value to us. Everything we accept needs to be “applied”. This is consistent with Haanel’s teachings. Once we have applied the information we are able to decide whether this is of value to us. We need also always consider that the “watchman at the gate” needs to ensure that only that which serves us is allowed to become “flesh.
That one question asked in the recent webinar, has also had me thinking. “Do you want a different life or are you just trying to improve the one you have?” I admit that although I initially stated that I wanted to live my life based on intention and not method, I didn’t think I wanted to create a new life. This totally contradicts Og’s first scroll, “ today I begin a new life, so to state it simply confusion reigns. I honestly thought I only wanted to improve the one I’ve got. I still am confused, and am not able to answer .
Haanel this week was awesome, and the introduction to the lesson, just blew me away.
I am not sure whether I will be able to post a blog next week.
Be Blessed, and enjoy the journey