Take a page from his book...by Holly Lanesmith
It happened on an afternoon in Bob Proctor’s library.
Several years back when I was working with Bob, I remember being in his library, waiting for him to finish a call.
As I waited, I pulled a book off from his shelf and entertained myself with his copy of As A Man Thinketh.
I was already familiar with the book. But as I read, there was a specific piece that stood out to me in that moment - thanks to Bob’s margin notes and highlighted section at the bottom of one page.
I remember reading something I perhaps had read before, but this time I read it with a new awareness.
And I remember thinking, “Wow, what a classic book.”
After Bob got off his call and saw me reading it, he said “Oh, why don’t you keep it?”
I thanked him and told him I’d keep it over the weekend and bring it back on Monday…
But Bob insisted I keep his book for good - and it’s been part of my library ever since. It’s something I treasure and still read to this day.
After his noted copy of Think & Grow Rich, this is perhaps the best book noted and commented on.
I want to share a page from Bob’s copy of As A Man Thinketh with you now - specifically that very page that spoke to me.
Take a look at the third paragraph:
“Of all the beautiful truths pertaining to the soul which have been restored and brought to light in this age, none is more gladdening or fruitful of divine promise and confidence than this – that man is the master of thought, the molder of character, and the maker and shaper of condition, environment, and destiny.”
Take a look at the last part where it talks about man being the master of thought.
Some people will look at that and believe that we - man - create everything ourselves. And while we do create, we co-create with a higher source; a source many of us call God.
One thing I loved about Bob is that in his teachings, he always recognized our need to co-create with a higher source - and he never left out the spiritual component in the creating and manifesting of our future.
As a person of faith, this helped me better understand our place as co-creators with God. And it opened me to a greater truth that even though we can rely on God for strength, God needs our cooperation to create that which we desire.
And that was a powerful moment of awareness for me.
Notice the footnote Bob made in this section:
“God will do it… but only with your cooperation.”
This really stood out to me. “...but only with your cooperation.”
This was just one of Bob’s many teachable moments I experienced.
And now after 2 weeks since his passing, my friend Christian Simpson and I would like to share more of Bob’s teachable moments with you while commemorating his life.
I’d like to invite you to join the two of us (and the rest of the EL community tuning in) this Saturday, as we celebrate the life of one of the greatest teachers in the field of human potential, Bob Proctor.
We’ll be on Facebook LIVE at 9:30 am (ET) this Saturday, right here.>> www.facebook.com/empoweredlivingcommunity