Daily Nugget of Gold 2023
Farmers Never Ponder This
You will never see a farmer at the edge of their field in the fall, wondering why they have the crop they planted. Never will a farmer wonder why their crop came up differently than what they put in the soil. If they had a crop of corn, it wasn’t because they planted wheat. If they grew tomatoes, it wasn’t because they put pepper seeds in the ground. It never, ever, EVER happens that way. Not once.
What we’ve said in our first paragraph here shouldn’t be misconstrued in such a way that there won’t be weeds- those things the farmer didn’t intend to grow, exceptions to the rule. Farmers are ever-vigilant to deal with these aberrations so that they don’t take their crop and destroy it. Just the same, a wise farmer never wonders why why if they plant cucumbers hey got beans. It’s never an issue. Their past actions are what defined their present-day results. Haanel makes this point in the beginning of Part Twenty Two of The Master Key System:
“Knowledge is of priceless value, because by applying knowledge we can make our future what we wish it to be. When we realize that our present character, our present environment, our present ability, our present physical condition are all the result of past methods of thinking, we shall begin to have some conception of the value of knowledge.
If the state of our health is not all that could be desired, let us examine our method of thinking; let us remember that every thought produces an impression on the mind; every impression is a seed which will sink into the subconscious and form a tendency; the tendency will be to attract other similar thoughts and before we know it we shall have a crop which must be harvested.
If these thoughts contain disease germs, the harvest will be sickness, decay, weakness, and failure; the question is, what are we thinking, what are we creating, what is the harvest to be?”
This is very useful information if we are to be healthy. What should we do if upon this reading, we find ourselves in an unhealthy state of being? What if we suffer from a disease or even a negative hereditary condition? See if you can guess where Haanel went next?
Question of the Day to Ask Ourselves
“What is the most detailed and precious sense I possess?”