I love the breadth of topics the Order of Essenes covers. Working towards self-improvement from a variety of directions.
Book Eleven offers a few gems and a pretty solid daily movement routine.
Order of Essenes: Book Eleven
Adjust to the cold – When you step out of a warm building into the cold outdoors, take a deep breath through your nose and hold your breath. This serves to drive the blood to the surface of the body, preventing the initial chill. Keep your mouth closed. Do not talk until your body has adjusted itself to the sudden change in temperature.
The Source, the Fountain Source, lies within each seeker.
Be not a mental spendthrift. Learn to stand sentinel at the gates of your thoughts.
The faculty of imagination is a life force – a power which is a starter, a beginner, an exciter – a foundation builder, without which man is but a piece of flotsam and jetsam on life’s sea.
The most powerful forces in the universe are the silent forces.
When anxiety steps in, correct judgment passes out. Calmness, poise, balance, mental serenity are essential to effective thinking.
A worthy ambition is to possess a mind as clear as crystal, and as ordered as the stars. We approach that as we learn to contact omniscience, and it is omnipresent.
The more one knows, the more one simplifies. Life is made up of simples,
Purposeful people are the winners in the game of life.
The objective is the most important consideration in life. There is, in fact, no definite place in
life for you while you are without purpose – objective – without a port of destination.
The possibilities for you are infinite. The consequences of your decisions now, will be eternal.
Make a plan—have a purpose as you advance. You will set new horizons. But today and now you must determine to quit drifting. Everything in life indicates the necessity of this. Here is opportunity – and the first requirement is the exercise of vision.
Forget the past whate’er it was. Your life is lived today.
He profits most who serves best.
There can be no other lesson, then, it is a great purpose which gives meaning to life. It unifies all our powers, binds them together in one great cable. Makes strong and united what was before weak and scattered.
Forget yourself in all that you do; this is the secret of abounding happiness and success. Thus, in the purpose or vision you create, plan to do something, to create something, that people need, require or will cherish. Plan something useful or that will cause for someone pleasure, pride of possession, or will profit them, or save them from danger, inconvenience, or embarrassment or some of the unpleasant things of life.
The genius is he who has intensified thought, made visions real.
The perfect functioning of the mind can best be accomplished when physical perfection is attained. Physical perfection, like any other accomplishment or thing worthwhile, must be earned.
Begin to think in terms of physical perfection and do something about it.
Physical fitness – see Book 11…