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January 16 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 pm MST
An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Saturday, repeating until February 7, 2021
Have you ever been frightened by self-reliance? I have and I am not ashamed to admit to it. It is indeed a daunting task. To harbor thoughts that no one else has. To think differently from those around you. However, it is not impossible to bring oneself under complete control in the presence of every imaginable condition and situation. If it were, there would have never been a Krishna, a Pythagoras, a Socrates, a Copernicus, a Buddha, a Holmes, a Hopkins, a Quimby, a Butterworth or a Christ. So, what is it?
In the essay, Self-Reliance, Ralph Waldo Emerson defines it in numerable ways. I won’t list them all, a few will do.
- No kernel of nourishing corn can come to you but through the toil bestowed on that plot of ground which is given to you to till.
- The great person who in the midst of the crowd keeps with perfect sweetness the independence of solitude.
- And so the reliance on Property, including the reliance on government which protect it, is the want of self-reliance.
- It is only as the person puts off from their self all external support and stands alone that I see that person to be strong and to prevail.What kernel of corn do you want to come to you? Is your trust in the Mind of God or government?
In Living the Science of Mind, Ernest Holmes puts self-reliance this way: “All of us are rooted in the Mind of God. We did not plan it this way; this is the way it is…We must learn to tune in to the Mind of God, for when we do we are tuning in to the most dynamic Reality in the Universe.” That is Self-Reliance.
If self-reliance appeals to you, then please join our Emerson essay zoom study and discussion class beginning on Saturday January 16, from 10-11:30am.
— Keith Gorley