Sycophancy. Such a sound it makes as it splits the mouth, like we’re giving an attack order to an Irish-bred Doberman. It refers to someone who assiduously courts the approval of someone else.
If a man’s joy is jammed, his sole remediation is to inspire its release in somebody else. He has to give what he thinks he doesn’t have.
Ego says, “Get it.” Soul says, “Give it.” To have, give. To learn, teach.
We are instructed by a consumer culture to want what we don’t have. ‘Do you have this? Get it!’ As a consequence, we become blind to what we do have, inhabiting a self-created demimonde where the light of gratitude is a dead wick.
What goes out from us is what comes to back to us.
ACIM: “All that I give is given to myself.”
Outflow determines inflow.
A man with poverty-mind cannot escape lack and limitation.