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Scroll 10: FAITH

Sunday, September 16, 2012

My life need not be filled with religion in order for me to recognize this greatest mystery of nature. All creatures that walk the earth, including man, possess the instinct to cry for help. Are not our cries for help a form of prayer? Henceforth I will pray, but my cries for help will only be cries for guidance. Never will I pray for material things. Only for guidance will I pray, that I may be shown the way to acquire these things, and my prayers will be answered.

I will pray for guidance.

Oh creator of all things, help me. For this day I go out into the world naked and alone, and without your hand to guide me I will wander far from the path which leads to success and happiness.

I ask not for gold or garments or even opportunities equal to my ability; instead, guide me so that I may acquire ability equal to my opportunities.

You have taught the lion and the eagle how to hunt with teeth and claw. Teach me how to hunt with words and prosper with love so that I may be a lion among men and an eagle in life.

Help me to remain humble through obstacles and failures; yet hide not from mine eyes the prize that will come with victory.

Assign me tasks to which others have failed; yet guide me to pluck the seeds of success from their failures. Confront me with fears that will temper my spirit; yet endow me with courage to laugh at my misgivings.

Spare me sufficient days to reach my goals; yet help me to live this day as though it be my last.

Guide me in my moods that they may bear fruit; yet silence me from gossip that none be maligned.

Discipline me in the habit of trying and trying again; yet show me the way to make use of the law of averages. Favor me with alertness to recognize opportunities; yet endow me with patience which will concentrate my strength.

Bathe me in good habits that the bad ones may drown; yet grant me compassion for weaknesses in others. Suffer me to know that all things shall pass; yet help me to count my blessing of today.

Expose me to hate so it not be a stranger; yet fill my cup with love to turn strangers into friends.

But all these things be only if thy will. I am a small and lonely grape clutching the vine yet thou hast made me different from all others. Verily, there must be a special place for me. Guide me. Help me. Show me the way.

Let me become all you planned for me when my seed was planted and selected by you to sprout in the vineyard of the world. Help this most humble person.
Guide me Lord.


Scroll 9: I will Act Now

Sunday, September 16, 2012

My dreams are worthless, my plans are dust, my goals are impossible.
All are of no value unless they are followed by action.
I will act now.
Action alone is the tinder which ignites the map, the parchment, this scroll, my dreams, my plans, my goals, into a living force.
Action is the food and drink which will nourish my success.
I will act now.
My procrastination whish has held me back was born of fear and now I recognize this secret mined from the depths of all courageous hearts.
Now I know that to conquer fear I must always act without hesitation and the flutters in my heart will vanish.
Now I know that action reduces the lion of terror to an ant of equanimity.
I will act now.
I will remember the lesson of the firefly who gives of its light only when it is on the wing, only when it is in action.
I will become a firefly and even in the day my glow will be seen in spite of the sun.
I will be as the firefly and my light will brighten the world.
I will act now.
I will not avoid the tasks of today and charge them to tomorrow for I know tomorrow never comes.
I will act now. I will act now. I will act now.
I will repeat these words again and again and again each hour, each day everyday until the words become as much a habit as my breathing and the actions which follow become as instinctive as the blinking of my eyelids.
With these words I can condition my mind to meet every challenge which the failure avoids.
I will act now.
When I face temptation I will say them and immediately act to remove myself from evil
I will act now.
When I am tempted to quit and begin again tomorrow I will say them and immediately act to keep my goals.
I will act now.
Only action determines my value and to multiply my value I will multiply my actions.
I will act now.
For now is all I have.
Tomorrow is the day reserved for the labor of the lazy. I am not lazy.
Tomorrow is the day when evil become good. I am not evil.
Tomorrow is the day when the weak become strong. I am not weak.
Tomorrow is the day when the failure will succeed. I am not a failure.
I will act now.
I hunger for success. I thirst for happiness and peace of mind.
Least I act I will perish in a life of failure, misery and sleepless nights.
I will command, and I will obey mine own command.
I will act now.
This is the time. This is the place. I am the person.
I will act now.


Scroll Eight: Today I Multiply My Value A Hundredfold

Friday, September 14, 2012

Today I will multiply my value a hundredfold.
I have a choice and I will not let my life be fed to swine nor will I let it be ground under rocks of failure and despair to be broken open and devoured by the will of others.
Today I will multiply my value a hundredfold.
To grow and multiply it is necessary to plant the wheat grain in the darkness of the earth and my failures, my despairs, my ignorance and my inabilities are the darkness in which I have been planted in order to ripen.
Now, like the wheat grain which will sprout and blossom only if it is nurtured with rain and sun and warm winds, I too must nurture my body and mind to fulfill my dreams.
Today I will multiply my value a hundredfold.
I will set goals for the day, the week, the month, the year and my life.
I must have objectives before my life will crystallize.
In setting my goals I will consider my best performance of the past and multiply it a hundredfold.
This will be the standard by which I will live in the future.
Never will I be of concern that my goals are too high, for is it not better to aim my spear at the moon and strike only an eagle than to aim my spear at the eagle and strike only a rock?
Today I will multiply my value a hundredfold.
I may stumble often before reaching my goals.
If I stumble I will rise and my falls will not concern me for all men must stumble often to reach the hearth.
Today I will multiply my value a hundredfold.
Today I will surpass every action which I performed yesterday.
I will climb today’s mountain to the utmost of my ability yet tomorrow I will climb higher.
To surpass the deeds of others is unimportant, to surpass my own deeds is all.
Today I will multiply my value a hundredfold.
My words will announce my goals. Once spoken I dare not recall them lest I lose face.
I will be as my own prophet and though all may laugh at my utterances they will hear my plans, they will know my dreams, and thus there will be no escape for me until my words become accomplished deeds.
Today I will multiply my value a hundredfold.
I will commit not the terrible crime of aiming to low.
I will do the work that a failure will not do.
I will always let my reach exceed my grasp.
I will never be content with my performance.
I will always raise my goals as soon as they are attained.
I will always strive to make the next hour better than this one.
I will always announce my goals to the world.
Yet, never will I proclaim my accomplishments.
Let the world instead, approach me with praise and may I have the wisdom to receive it in humility.

Today I will multiply my value a hundredfold.

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Scroll Seven: I Will Laugh At The World

Thursday, September 13, 2012

I will laugh at the world.
No living creature can laugh except man.
I have the gift of laughter and it is mine to use whenever I choose.
I will cultivate the habit of laughter.
I will smile and my digestion will improve. I will chuckle and my burdens will be lightened.
I will laugh and my life will be lengthened for this is the great secret of long life and now it is mine.
I will laugh at the world.
And most of all, I will laugh at myself for man is most comical when he takes himself too seriously.
Never will I fall into this trap of the mind.
Why should I permit the petty happenings of today disturb me?
What can take place before this sunset which will not seem insignificant in the river of centuries?
I will laugh at the world.
Four words I will train myself to say until they become a habit so strong that immediately they will appear in my mind whenever good humor threatens to depart from me.

This Too Shall Pass.

I will laugh at the world.
For all worldly things shall indeed pass.
When I am heavy with heartache I shall console myself that this too shall pass.
When I am puffed with success I shall warn myself that this too shall pass.
If all things shall pass, why should I be concerned for today?
I will laugh at the world.
I will paint this day with laughter, I will frame this night in song.
Never will I labor to be happy, rather I will remain too busy to be sad.
I will enjoy today's happiness today.
I will laugh at the world.
And with my laughter all things will be reduced to their proper size.
I will laugh at my failures and they will vanish in clouds of new dreams.
I will laugh at my successes and they will shrink to their true size.
I will laugh at evil and it will die untasted.
I will laugh at goodness and it will thrive and abound.
Each day will be triumphant only when my smiles bring forth smiles from others.
I will laugh at the world.
Never will I allow myself to become so important, so wise, so dignified, so powerful that I forget how to laugh at myself and my world.
I will laugh at the world.
Only with laughter and happiness can I truly become a success.
To enjoy success I must have happiness and laughter will be the maiden who serves me.
I will be happy.
I will be successful.
I will be the happiest person I know!


Scroll Six: Today I Will Be Master Of My Emotions

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Today I will be master of my emotions.
All nature is a circle of moods and I am a part of nature and so, like the tides, my moods will rise, my moods will fall.
Today I will be master of my emotions.
I will remember that as today's dead flower carries the seed of tomorrow's bloom, so to does today's sadness carry the seed of tomorrow's joy.
Today I will be master of my emotions.
And how will I master these emotions so that each day will be productive?
For unless my mood is right the day will be a failure.
If I act with rain and gloom and darkness and pessimism towards others, than they will act with rain and gloom and darkness and pessimism towards me.
If I bring joy and enthusiasm and brightness and laughter to others, they will react with joy and enthusiasm and brightness and laughter towards me.
Today I will be master of my emotions.
And how will I master my emotions so that everyday is a happy day, and a productive one?
I will learn the secret of the ages:

Weak is he who permits his thoughts to control his actions, strong is he who forces his actions to control his thoughts!

Each day I will follow this plan of battle....
If I feel depressed I will sing.
If I feel sad I will laugh.
If I feel ill I will double my labor.
If I feel fear I will plunge ahead.
If I feel inferior I will wear new garments.
If I feel uncertain I will raise my voice.
If I feel poverty I will think of wealth to come.
If I feel incompetent I will remember past success.
If I feel insignificant I will remember my goals.
Today I will be master of my emotions.
There will be days when I must constantly struggle against forces which would tear me down.
Those such as despair and sadness are simple to recognize but there are others which approach with a smile and the hand of friendship and they can destroy me.
Against them, too, I must never relinquish control....
Today I will be master of my emotions.
I will also understand and recognize the moods of others.
No longer will I judge others on one meeting.
Today I will be master of my emotions.
Henceforth I will recognize and identify the mystery of moods in all mankind and in me.
From this moment I am prepared to control whatever personality awakes in me each day.
I will master my moods through positive action and when I master my moods I will control my destiny.
Today I control my destiny, and my destiny is to become the greatest person I can be.
I will become master of myself.
I will become great.


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