live to our highest in all things that pertain to
us, and to lend a hand as best we can to all others
for this same end.
aid in righting the wrongs that cross our path by
pointing the wrong-doer to a better way, and thus
aid him or her in becoming a power for good.
turn toward and to keep our faces always to the
light, knowing that we are then always safe, and
that we shall travel with joy the open road.
love the fields and the wild flowers, the stars, the
far-open sea, the soft, warm earth, and to live much
with them alone; but to love struggling and weary
men and women and every pulsing, living creature
do our own thinking, listening quietly to the
opinions of others, but to be sufficiently men and
women to act always upon our own convictions.
do our duty as we see it, regardless of the opinions
of others--seeming gain or loss, temporary blame or
remain in nature always sweet and simple and humble
and therefore strong.
play the part of neither fool nor knave by
attempting to judge another, but to give that same
time to living more worthily ourselves.
get up immediately when we stumble, face again to
the light, and travel on without wasting even a
moment in regret.
love and to hold due reverence for all people and
all things, but to stand in awe or fear of nothing
save our own wrong-doing.
recognize the good lying at the heart of all people,
of all things, waiting for expression all in its own
good way and time.
know that it is the middle ground that brings
pleasure and satisfaction, and that excesses have to
be paid for always with heavy and sometimes
know that work, occupation, something definite and
useful to do, is one of the established conditions
of happiness in life.
realize always clearly that thoughts are forces,
that like creates like, and that to determine one's
thinking therefore is to determine one's own life.
take and to live always in the attitude of mind that
compels gladness, looking for and thus drawing to us
continually the best in all people and all things,
being thereby the creators of our own good fortunes.
know that the ever-conscious realization of the
essential oneness of each life with the Divine Life
is the highest of all knowledge, and that to open
ourselves as opportune channels for the Divine Power
to work in and through us is the open door to the
highest attainment, and to the best there is in
brief--to be honest, to be fearless, to be just,
joyous, kind. This will make our part in
life's great and as yet not fully understood play
one of greatest glory, and we need then stand in
fear of nothing--life nor death; for death is
life. Or rather, it is the quick transition to
life in another form; the putting off of the old
coat and the putting on of the new; a passing not
from light to darkness, but from light to light
according as we have lived here; a taking up of life
in another form where we leave it off here; a part
in life not to be shunned or dreaded or feared, but
to be welcomed with a glad and ready smile when it
comes in its own good way and time.
On the Open Road
people don't realize that there's nothing new under
the sun (as a Spanish refrain reminds us). Most of
what we see that's "new" is in the
packaging only-the thoughts and ideas have been
around as long as people have. The Law of Attraction
isn't new-it's been talked about for as long as
people have been around. The Secret isn't a secret
at all-many people have been teaching and living
these principles for many years. In this book you'll
find valuable wisdom that will get you to think
about your own life and the way that you live it,
wisdom that can help you to thrive in life, creating
for yourself a life of abundance. Includes
"Acres of Diamonds," "As a Man
Thinketh," "Self-Reliance," "The
Heart of the New Thought," "The Wayfarer
on the Open Road," "Character: The
Grandest Thing in the World," and "Civil