Insight, Week 15


I started reading my Haanel week 15 this past Monday morning and have been trying to determine what I would write about.  It’s amazing to me that it’s taken this long to put down what has been rattling around during the sit and the meaning of Insight.

Love imparts the vitality to the thought.  Love, the law of attraction.  Love, a word. Word, a thought verbalized.  Thought is what separates us from the other animals.  (I am of the animal kingdom-O.M.)

So what about those thoughts.  Emerson: give to get.  Haanel: “Nothing may reach us except what is necessary for our growth.”

So it comes down to this for me:  I want happiness and love.  To be happy is to love myself and before I can grow that thought, all thoughts of sadness, failure, disappointment, unfulfilled dreams must be cut off at the roots and given time they will die and go away.  I must be thankful, express gratitude, and give love in order to be appreciated, happy and loved.

Saw this today and it’s pretty interesting video about gratitude:

Most of the key elements are there.  The DMP, the POA, MMA,  it’s the PMA that I’m stuck on and this is so evident to me in my challenge with the gratitude cards.  Slowly, though, I’m catching up and finding it a little easier each day to find new things to put on the cards.


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I was born in the same hospital I trained in almost 65 years ago. Family came from good old Germanic stock matched with my Irish mother's value added good cooking and discipline. I had four brothers and I was the oldest. Education was with the Notre Dame nuns, the Jesuit priests, and then the Holy Cross fathers at Notre Dame. I completed my medical school back in Milwaukee and actually trained in the same hospital I was born in. My best thing that ever happened to me was meeting and then marrying my Kathy, a patient and loving gal who has given me three great sons and a lot of her patience. The story is longer, but for now check out for more specifics. We spend our days building a Lyoness shopping network and living in the mountains of North Carolina in the summer and Estero, Florida over the winter. Life is good.

5 thoughts on “Insight, Week 15”

  1. Don, it is really about Give, give, give!!!! Give and you shall receive… you are seeking and you are finding… Knocking on the door(s) and they shall be opened to you… Blessings to you!

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