CHAPTER 17 in Science Of BEING Rich
A Summary of The Science of Getting Rich

1. 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.

2. A thought in this substance produces the thing that is imaged by the thought.

3. A person can form things in thought, and by impressing thought upon formless substance can cause the thing thought about to be created.

4. In order to do this, a person must pass from the competitive to the creative mind; otherwise the person cannot be in harmony with the Formless Intelligence, which is always creative and never competitive in spirit.

5. 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 or her. Gratitude unifies the mind of humankind with the intelligence of Substance, so that human's thoughts are received by the Formless. A person can remain upon the creative plane only by uniting the self with the Formless Intelligence through a deep and continuous feeling of gratitude.

6. A person must form a clear and definite mental image of the things desired to have, to do, or to become, and must hold this mental image in thoughts, while being deeply grateful to the Supreme that all desires are granted. The person who wishes to get and stay rich must invest leisure hours in contemplating their Vision, and in earnest thanksgiving that the reality is being given. It is vital to emphasis the importance of frequent contemplation of the desired mental image, combined with unwavering faith (steadfast confidence) and devout (sincere ever-present) gratitude. This is the process by which the impression is given to the Formless and the creative forces set in motion.

7. The creative energy works through the established channels of natural growth, and of the industrial and social order. All that is included in a mental image will surely be brought to the person who follows the instructions given above, and whose faith does not waver. What is desired will come through the ways of established trade and commerce.

8. In order to receive our own when it is ready to come to us, we each must be in action in a way that causes the self to more than fill the present place. We must keep in mind the PURPOSE to get rich through realization of our mental image. And we must do, every day, all that can be done that day, taking care to do each act in a successful manner. We must give to every person a use value in excess of the cash value that we receive, so that each transaction makes for more life. And we must hold the Advancing Thought so that the impression of increase will be communicated to all with whom we come into contact.

9. The men and women who practice the foregoing instructions will certainly get and stay forever rich in all areas. In this process, we must stay conscious to that fact that any form of wealth received will be in exact proportion to the definiteness (solidification) of our vision, the fixity (strength, stability) of our purpose, the steadiness of our faith, and the depth (saturation) of our gratitude.

A Daily Reminder

By practicing instructions in The Science of Being Rich, I gain ever more understanding of the Certain Way Of Thinking and Creative Way Of Working In Harmony With The Universal Laws, therefore I am certainly rich. In this process of getting and staying forever rich, I must stay conscious to that fact that any form of wealth received will be in exact proportion to the:

In chapter 10 paragraph 18: Mr. Wattles asserts that this book gives in detail the principles of the science of getting and being rich, and if that is true, the practioner needs to read no any other book upon the subject. This may sound narrow and egotistical, but consider: There is no more scientific method of computation in mathematics than by addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division; no other method is possible. There can be but one shortest distance between two points. There is only one way to think scientifically, and that is to think in the way that leads by the most direct and simple route to the goal. No one has yet formulated a briefer or less complex "system" than the one set forth here. It has been stripped of all non-essentials. --- (RE: pdf version page 47 - http://www.libertyzone.com/pdf-files/sogr.pdf)

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