Spiritual Growth: How to Live on 24 Hours a Day

“You wake up in the morning, and lo!  Your purse is magically filled with twenty-four hours of the magic tissue of the universe of your life.  No one can take it from you.  No one receives either more or less than you receive.  Waste your infinitely precious commodity as much as you will, and the supply will never be withheld from you.  Moreover, you cannot draw on the future.  Impossible to get into debt.  You can only waste the passing moment.  You cannot waste tomorrow.  It is kept for you.”
– Arnold Bennett
  From the book, “How to Live on 24 Hours a Day”

Spiritual growth gems in the book "How to Live on 24 Hours a Day" by Arnold Bennett

Spiritual growth gems in the book “How to Live on 24 Hours a Day” by Arnold Bennett

After hearing myself say one too many times, “I would love to, but I don’t have the time,” I decided there must be a better way.  So, I am in the process of applying powerful spiritual growth gems from this little book written a century ago and still completely applicable to our spiritual growth today.

Here’s a couple of his spiritual growth gems I’d like to share with you now.

Get Out of Bed Early
Wake up a bit earlier than has been your habit and capture the quiet, creative, clear-mind energy.  Through the summer, I’ve been getting up an hour to two hours early.  I am often more inspired and get more done in that time than I do the rest of the day!

Concentrate Your Mind
What would you like more of in your life?  Love?  Wealth?  Happiness?  Great work? Fun? Vibrant health?  Then bring your mind to bear on that one thing more frequently.  

Strengthen your focus on love.  Think about love.  Behave lovingly.  Notice and express gratitude for love.  Be love.  Write love.  Live love.  Eat, sleep, drink love.  Love what you’re drinking.  Love what you don’t love.  See only love.  Be only love.

Same with wealth, happiness, great work, fun, vibrant health or anything else you’d like to engage in with your precious 24 hours!  Allow this concentrated spiritual growth to transform any area of your life.

Here’s to living opulently on your precious 24 hours a day . . .

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Ann Strong, founder of Strong from Within and Thriving Coaches.

Author of Thriving Work.


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