Week 5 is the week of commitment. I definitely decided to continue on in the Master Key program. Like I said last week, I noticed that the fruits were good and so worth the commitment.
This is the week to pay the Pay if Forward sum which I did, reluctantly at first, haha. The more I thought about my reluctance, the more I realized that the reluctance spoke volumes of an old paradigm. I choose to create a new paradigm that is worth way more than the sum I paid for the program so I erased the reluctance.
This week we added reading the essay Compensation written by Ralph Waldo Emerson. Why isn’t this required reading in High School? It should be! He shines a light on the Truth which makes it plain to see for anyone that’s looking. We are part of the whole. Anything we do affects the whole and so affects us too. If we all chose to live with this in mind maybe we would make better choices.
I like how he said that men are always trying to separate the body from the soul, to get something, some piece, without taking the whole. With the good, comes the responsibility of the good. With the success, comes the work that builds the success. Our flaws help us to learn. Our trials help us to grow which in turn helps the whole world to grow.
This essay reminds me of a poem by John Donne that I read a long time ago in one of Hemingway’s books which said,
” No man is an island entire of itself; every man is a piece of the continent, a part of the main; if a clod be washed away by the sea, Europe is the less, as well as if a promontory were, as well as any manner of thy friends or of thine own were, any man’s death diminishes me, because I am involved in mankind. And therefore never send to know for whom the bell tolls; it tolls for thee.”
I always remembered this verse but did not really understand it. Emerson’s Compensation explains it well. This is why we must give to get. Why we must use what we have now in order to get more. Why we must be in order to do like Haanel said. The Truth is a law the same as gravity and is really very beautiful once we start to understand it.
One other important thing I noticed in my shift this week, the more I embrace the “do it now” motto, the more time I seem to have. Isn’t that odd? Well not really. I must have been secretly procrastinating all along. I seem to be getting a lot more done in my day. I love it!
These are the fruits of the Master Key program in my week 5.
See you again in Week 6.