i have finally finished my first complete reading of Wallace Wattles' The Science of Being Rich (SOBR). im copying and posting the entire last chapter here, a summary of SOBR principles, just so i won't forget and for easier retrieval for me anywhere i am (i expect to read it again and again, like many who have read it do). if you want a copy of the free and complete e-book, just click on the title link above to go to Rebecca Fine's Science of Getting Rich Network site.
The Science of Being Rich - Summary of Principles
There is a thinking stuff from which all things are made,
and which, in its original state, permeates, penetrates, and
fills the interspaces of the universe.
A thought in this substance produces the thing that is imaged
by the thought.
A person can form things in his thought, and by impressing
his thought upon formless substance can cause the thing he thinks
about to be created.
In order to do this, a person must pass from the competitive to
the creative mind. Otherwise he cannot be in harmony with formless
intelligence, which is always creative and never competitive
A person may come into full harmony with the formless substance
by entertaining a lively and sincere gratitude for the blessings
it bestows upon him. Gratitude unifies the minds of individuals
with the intelligence of substance, so that a person's
thoughts are received by the formless.
A person can remain upon the creative plane only by uniting
himself with the formless intelligence through a deep and continuous
feeling of gratitude.
A person must form a clear and definite mental image of the
things he wishes to have, to do, or to become, and he must hold
this mental image in his thoughts, while being deeply grateful
to the Supreme that all his desires are granted to him. The person
who wishes to get rich must spend his leisure hours in contemplating
his vision, and in earnest thanksgiving that the reality
is being given to him.
Too much stress cannot be laid on the importance of frequent
contemplation of the mental image, coupled with unwavering faith
and devout gratitude. This is the process by which the impression
is given to the formless and the creative forces set in motion.
The creative energy works through the established channels
of natural growth, and of the industrial and social order. All that
is included in his mental image will surely be brought to the
person who follows the instructions given above, and whose faith
does not waver. What he wants will come to him through the
ways of established trade and commerce.
In order to receive his own when it is ready to come to him, a
person must be in action in a way that causes him to more than
fill his present place. He must keep in mind the purpose to get
rich through realization of his mental image.
And he must do, every day, all that can be done that day, taking care
to do each act in a successful manner. He must give to every person a use
value in excess of the cash value he receives, so that each transaction
makes for more life, and he must hold the advancing
thought so that the impression of increase will be communicated
to all with whom he comes into contact.
The men and women who practice the foregoing instructions will
certainly get rich, and the riches they receive will be in exact proportion
to the definiteness of their vision, the fixity of their purpose,
the steadiness of their faith, and the depth of their gratitude.