“Tuesdays with Morrie” by Mitch Albom is a wonderful book about a true story about the lives of Mitch Albom and his sociology professor from Brandeis University, Morrie Schwartz. As I sat down to write an article on this Tuesday evening, I realized that I had classes and sessions with so many of my teachers on Tuesdays. For example, my own Reiki master Moshe Abudaram organized his Reiki evenings on Tuesday nights. My creative writing class teacher, the famous author Mario Levi would have his classes on Tuesdays during the day, to name a few. And the list goes on. I cannot help but wonder, what is special about Tuesdays.
I have discovered in energy studies that Tuesdays are considered to be strong days energetically. That is certainly the reason Moshe has the Reiki events on Tuesdays. It is true that sometimes even when we are not consciously aware, we take actions listening to our senses and it works out the best. Therefore, I am aware that many of my teachers when they had a choice chose Tuesdays. It seems so was the case of Mitch Albom’s Tuesdays with Morrie Schwartz.
Every day, a unique energy is given to us to carry on with the activities of the day. However, there is also a weekly cycle where the energy of the same day of the week is always similar at a different level. Being aware of the concept of the energy of a day may alter our perception of the actions we take.
Every day at sunset, the new energy for the coming days starts to be given to us, to be used until sunset the next day. So, in the morning when you start to worry about the important meeting you have tomorrow and how you feel you do not have the energy to participate successfully, you are in a way right. Because you have not yet been given the energy you need tomorrow. When you compare what is needed tomorrow with what you have today, you will only see the lack. And there is not much you can do about it. That is one of the reasons why mystics and teachers of different schools keep telling that we can deal with only the present properly.
For the same reason, although this is not recommending procrastinationJ, you will not be able to accomplish certain things on certain days even though you planned it time long in advance. Each day has a unique frequency. Some days it is very prolific to take action, where as it is better not to begin anything new or make agreements on certain days.
Complementary sciences like Astrology and Numerology, and mystic wisdoms such as Kabbalah give information about the energetic nature of the days. I need to point out though even when you have no information about the day, if you are in tune with your heart, if you allow yourself to be aware of the energies, you will know whether it is appropriate or not to proceed with an action by yourself. Be aware; observe; allow yourself to sense and feel. As you start to feel the rhythm of the days, both your planning and implementation will improve.
There are many teachers that I benefited from over the years. One of my favourite authors Napoleon Hill died the year I was born, yet his books are as valid today as they were when he died at the age of 87. He was a pioneer author in self-help and success literature.
This week I will share his messages from a book published by The Napoleon Hill Foundation “Napoleon Hill’s Positive Action Plan”:
1- Most illness begins with a negative mind. Make sure you feed you mind plenty of positive thoughts.
2- Remember, your mental limitations are of your own making.
3- If you are sure you are right, you need not worry what the world thinks.
4- Do it now! There are always things that need doing. Make “do it now” a habit.
5- Over-caution is as bad as no caution.
6- Your reputation is what people think you are; your character is what you are.
7- The successful man keeps his mind fixed on what he wants in life – not on what he doesn’t want.
8- Never mind what you have done in the past. What are you going to do in the future?
9- The only permanent thing in the entire universe is what you set up in your own mind.
10- Life says, “Make good or make room, but don’t make excuses.”
11- If you don’t know what you want from life, what do you think you will get?
12- No one is so good that he has no bad in him, and no one is so bad that he has no good in him.
13- If you must be deceitful, be sure you never try to deceive your best friend – yourself.
14- What do you want from life and what have you to give in return that entitles you to it?
15- You will get what you want if you refuse to accept any substitutes.
16- The greatest of all success rules is this: Do unto others as you would if you were the others.
17- A smile is a little thing that may produce big results.
18- You can’t find happiness by robbing another of it. The same applies to economic security.
19- Unless you have peace of mind, you are not a free person.
20- It is better to give thanks for the blessings we already have than to pray for more blessings.
21- Failure seems to be nature’s plan for preparing us for great responsibilities.
I wish you success and joy in all your endeavours. With love and light,
Affirmation of the Week:
“I am willing to change and to grow. I now create a safe, new future.”
By Louise L. Hay
Quote of the Week:
“When we look into the mirror we see the mask. What is hidden behind the mask?”
Zeynep’s Book Recommendation:
“Tuesday with Morrie” By Mitch Albom
The Turkish translation of this book is available under the name “Öğretmenim Mori’yle ile Salı Buluşmaları.”