The Thought I Woke Up With #93

Number Runners

Back in the 1920’s and 1930’s there was a lottery type game operated mostly by the mafia. The game operated in poor neighborhoods, the customers being as poor and desperate as people can get. The operators made fortunes and the winners were few. Pretty much the same as happens with State run lotteries these days.

The reason I’m telling you about the Numbers Running lottery is because the odds of winning that lottery were slim, however, the chances were infinitely greater than becoming successful following the so called self-help gurus. The other similarity is the self-help gurus are about as caring as the Mafiosi were about their customer’s wellbeing and financial status.

Majority of the self-help gurus are not only useless, insofar as helping anyone turn their life around, they wouldn’t have a clue about anything spiritual. Indeed you could go as far as to say they are anti-spiritual. They con the down and out and desperate by selling lies and false hope.

If you’re looking to heal and rejuvenate you will not find what you need in people and programs teaching that happiness is found in shiny baubles, even shinier cars and obese bank accounts.

The only people benefitting from the Law of Attraction hype are those selling books about it, and tickets to seminars relating to it.

There are genuine teachers of course, and if you are looking for one, dear reader, make sure you check what they are about first and foremost.

Spotting a counterfeit guru is surprisingly easy, when you give them a good lookover; they share a remarkable resemblance with the conman and sleazy salesman. Firstly everything is easy. Everything is just a matter thinking right, thinking positive, smiling your troubles away. There are no problems, there are only solutions. You don’t need to do a thing, just wish, repeat, and wait for the goodies to fall into your lap. Just buy the book and voila, before you know it, your wallet a grow it.

No genuine Teacher worth their salt will even dream of saying that. A genuine teacher will teach about changing life from chaos and ugliness. Ugliness of violence, anger, sadness, jealousy, hatred and so on, to things of loveliness, creativity, calmness, forgiveness and love.

Real self-help is about understanding the self and by so doing learning to deal with whatever happens, so that those things that happen are used for release of the self.

Self-release is not love of money and shiny baubles, it is the love of Self. No book, and no human, can release you. That part is in your hands. You are the power.

Until tomorrow,


The Thought I Woke Up With #93

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