The soul is forever being. It is being what it is being, regardless of what the body is doing, not because of what it's doing.
But now we get to the second cut. Now we're down to two people with relatively equal skills. Both graduated from college, both were at the top of their class, both understand the nature of what they're doing, both know how to use their tools with great facility—yet one still does better than the other; one flourishes while the other struggles. What's that about?
Neale: Somebody once told me there are only three things to consider when starting a new business—location, location, and location.
In other words, not "What are you going to do?" but "Where are you going to be?"
That sounds like the answer to my question as well. The soul is concerned only with where you are going to be.
Are you going to be in a place called fear, or in a place called love? Where are you—and where are you coming from—as you encounter life? Now, in the example of the two equally qualified workers, one is successful and the other is not, not because of anything either is doing, but because of what both are being.
One person is being open, friendly, caring, helpful, considerate, cheerful, confident, even joyful in her work, while the other is being closed, distant, uncaring, inconsiderate, grumpy, even resentful of what she is doing. Now suppose you were to select even loftier states of beingness? Suppose you were to select goodness, mercy, compassion, understanding, forgiveness, love? What if you were to select Godliness? What then would be your experience?
I tell you this: Beingness attracts beingness, and produces experience.
You are not on this planet to produce anything with your body. You are on this planet to produce something with your soul.
Your body is simply and merely the tool of your soul.
Your mind is the power that makes the body go.