1.06.2007

Metaphysical Support for Self-ishness

I liked this timely quote from The Teachings of Abraham:

If we were standing in your physical shoes, that would be our dominant quest: Entertaining Yourself, pleasing Yourself, connecting with Yourself, being Yourself, enjoying Yourself, loving Yourself. Some say, "Well, Abraham you teach selfishness. And we say, yes we do, yes we do, yes we do, because unless you are selfish enough to reach for that connection, you don't have anything to give anyone, anyway. And when you are selfish enough to make that connection -- you have an enormous gift that you give everywhere you are.

Excerpted from a workshop in San Antonio, TX on Saturday, April 21st, 2001

All Is Well

4 comments:

Cheryl said...

Amen. When I think I'm being selfless, others tell me that I look grumpy and unhappy. I don't wear martyrdom well.

Creechman said...

When do philosophical laws intertwine with men randomly kissing you on the street?

I've read Aristotle's Nichomean Ethics. He didn't know what to do with brunettes either.

StaceyG said...

Cheryl, it was Margie that stayed with us. I'm not sure if you remember her.

I am going to update my website more about the books/audiobooks real soon. I'll be taking pre-orders eventually if you'd like one.

Cheryl said...

I do remember Margie, and that you two were great friends. I'm so glad you stay in touch. I'm also glad to still know you! Maybe we can meet in person again someday. I sure am thankful for your blog, though.