“Whatever you ask for, believe that you have received it, and it will be yours.” There’s no wiggle room here. It’s either true or the man who said it was a boiled egg.
This moment. As it is.
Men who believe, as beggars do, that their good comes from outside themselves, devolve into obsequy and people pleasing. Speaking from somewhere north of pity, the magnum-souled Gurdjieff called these unfortunates “ass lickers.”
Yes, Life gives us what we need. But there’s a pre-condition to be met: We have to stop asking for what we want.
Help is not to be had by looking outside of ourselves. This is the folly of prayer.
The fool who persists in his folly becomes wise.
Do not all things work for good?