One of the best things you can do for peace and prosperity is to spend 30 or 60 minutes a day in self-development. To some of you, that may seem like a big chunk out of your day. But let me ask you…
Can you tell me one single thing that is more important?
The correct answer is 'no.' There is nothing more important for you to do each day. Nothing.
No, taking care of your children is not more important. No, taking care of your infirm spouse or parent is not more important. No, saving your church is not more important.
Now any arguments wouldn’t surprise me…
Indignant mothers chastising me because I don’t have kids and am naive. People with important jobs in service organizations, explaining the urgency and scale of what they do. Fundamentalists trying to save me from myself.
But they will all be wrong. Because they are suffering from the sick and twisted programming that it is someone spiritual, noble or good to serve others before yourself.
How about you? Do you understand why it is so important to take care of yourself first?