One of my great joys is discovering—and rediscovering—the work of the wisdom teachers of the past. I have recently been inspired to go back and read again the work of Thomas Troward, who lived in India and Great Britain from 1847 to 1916.
Summer is a wonderful time to rejuvenate our bodies in the warm rays of the sun and renew our thoughts for a more prosperous and abundant life. I wanted to share an important lesson I learned while writing Wishes Fulfilled.
There's a level of awareness available to you that you are probably unfamiliar with. It extends upward and transcends the ordinary level of consciousness that you're most accustomed to. At this higher plane of existence, which you and every human being who has ever lived can access at will, the fulfillment of wishes is not only probable—it is guaranteed.
33rd Verse One who understands others has knowledge; one who understands himself has wisdom. Mastering others requires force; mastering the self needs strength. If you realize that you have enough, you are truly rich. One who gives himself to his position surely lives long. One who gives himself to the Tao surely lives forever.
While walking down a crowded street in London many years ago, I noticed a window display devoted to the English poet William Blake. There was a quotation on a sign in the window that I read over and over. The words seemed to touch my soul, and I was prompted by an internal calling to write those words on the back of an envelope.