Science Of Being Great
First Person Adaptations With Word Clarifications...
by Darlene Hedrick-Sartore
from Original Text
Science Of Being Great
written circa 1903 by Wallace Delois Wattles

This is the THIRD book written by Wallace Wattles.
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The Science of Being Great
Chapter 15: Action Abroad

1. THE rules that apply to actions at home must apply to actions everywhere. Never forget for an instant that this is a perfect world, and that each of us are a god among gods. We each are as great as the greatest, and all are our equals.

2. Rely absolutely on personal perception of truth. Trust to the inner light rather than to reason, but be sure that personal perception comes from the inner light; act in poise and calmness; be still and attend on God. Remember that: Personal identification of the self with the All-Mind will give all the knowledge needed for guidance in any contingency that may arise in our own life or in the lives of others. It is only necessary to be supremely calm, and rely upon the eternal wisdom that is within. Act in poise and faith, then judgment will always be right, and always knowledge of exactly what to do will be known. Do not hurry or worry; remember Lincoln in the dark days of the war. James Freeman Clarke relates that after the battle of Fredericksburg, Lincoln alone furnished a supply of faith and hope for the nation. Hundreds of leading men, from all parts of the country, went sadly into his room and came out cheerful and hopeful. They had stood face to face with the Highest, and had seen God in this lank, ungainly, patient man, although they knew it not.

3. Have perfect faith in the self and in personal ability to cope with any combination of circumstances that may arise. Do not be disturbed if alone; if there is need of friends they will be brought at the right time. Do not be disturbed if ignorance is felt, the information needed will be furnished when it is time to have it. Remember: That which is in me impelling me forward, is in the things and people needed, impelling them toward me. If there is a particular man I need to know, he will be introduced to me; if there is a particular book I need to read it will be placed in my hands at the right time. All the knowledge I need is coming to me from both external and internal sources. My information and my talents will always be equal to the requirements of the occasion. Remember always that Jesus told his disciples not to worry as to what they should say when brought before the judges; he knew that the power in them would be sufficient for the needs of the hour. As soon as we awaken and begin to use our faculties in a great way, we each will apply power to the development of our brain; new cells will be created and dormant cells quickened into activity, and our brain will be qualified as a perfect instrument for our mind.

4. Do not try to do great things until ready to go about them in a great way. If a person undertakes to deal with great matters in a small way -- that is, from a low viewpoint or with incomplete consecration and wavering faith and courage - that person will fail. Do not be in a hurry to get to the great things. I shall remember: Doing great things will not make me great, but becoming great will certainly lead me to the doing of great things. Being great begins where I am and in the things I do every day. Never be in haste to be found out or recognized as a great personality. I would not be disappointed if people did not nominate me for office within a month after beginning to practice what is read in this book. Great people never seek for recognition or applause; they are not great because they want to be paid for being so. Greatness is reward enough for itself; the joy of being something and of knowing that personal advancing is occurring is the greatest of all joys possible to Advancing Human Beings.

5. If we begin in our own family, as described in the preceding chapter, and then assume the same mental attitude with our neighbors, friends, and those met in business, it will soon be found that people are beginning to depend on those thinking and acting in the Certain Way Of Greatness. Our advice will be sought, and a constantly increasing number of people will look to us for strength and inspiration, and rely upon our wise judgment.

6. Here, as in the home, avoid meddling with other people's affairs. Help all who seek it, but do not go about officiously endeavoring to set other people right. We each mind our own business. It is no part of our mission in life to correct people's morals, habits, or practices. Lead a great life, doing all things with a great spirit and in a great way; give to others that ask as freely as has been received, but do not force help or opinions upon anybody. If a neighbor wishes to smoke or drink, it is their business; it is none of ours until that person asks consultation about it. If Advancing Personalities lead a great life and do no preaching, each of us will save a thousand times as many souls as one who leads a small life and preaches continuously.

7. When Advancing Personalities hold the right viewpoint of the world, then others will find it out and be impressed by it through our daily conversation and practice. We do not try to convert others to our point of view, except by holding it and living accordingly. If our consecration is perfect we do not need to tell anyone; it will speedily become apparent to all that we are guided by a higher principle than the average man or woman. If our identification with God is complete, we do not need to explain the fact to others; it will become self-evident. To become known as a great personality, requires only to live. Never imagine charging about the world like Don Quixote, tilting at windmills, and overturning things in general, in order to demonstrate being somebody. Do not go hunting for big things to do. Live a great life in daily work, and greater works will surely come asking to be done.

8. Be so impressed with the value of a Human Being as to treat even a beggar or the tramp with the most distinguished consideration. All is God. Every man and woman is perfect. Let personal manner be that of a god addressing other gods. Do not save all consideration for the poor; the millionaire is as good as the tramp. This is a perfectly good world, and there is not a person or thing in it but is exactly right; be sure that to keep this in mind in dealing with things and people.

9. Form a mental vision of the self with care. Make the thought-form of the self as desired to be, and hold this with the faith that it is being realized, and with the purpose to realize it completely. Do every common act as a god would do it; speak every word as a god would speak it; meet men and women of both low and high estate as a god meets other divine beings. Begin thus and continue thus, then unfolding in ability and power will be great and rapid.

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