A BOY OF 15 was telling his best friend a very private discovery, he said, ‘I am secretly glad my parents are strict with me.’ If all of our mothers and fathers always asked the best of us and were strict with us, what polished beings we would be!
Selfdiscipline Is Learned
FREDDIE WAS PLAYING with his friends. It was a boring afternoon with nothing planned. One of his friends suggested going over to the abandoned McMurphy house on the edge of town. The old house had not been lived in for over 20 years. His friend suggested they could be the demolition squad for the
structure--destroying it more than the elements and other vandals had already done.
Inside Freddie this did not feel right. His parents had taught him respect for private property. His family was the first to keep their neighborhood clear of trash wherever it may be found. In fact, Freddie’s family lived by a strict code of always seeking to be their highest and best under all circumstances.
"Hey guys," Freddie called, "we got a new basketball hoop on the back of the garage, let’s go shoot a few
Without a second thought the group gathered around Freddie’s basketball hoop and in no time were engrossed in shooting baskets.
Freddie could have told his friends that destroying property is not all that cool. He could have acted superior to their destructive bent, but rather than drawing attention to the problem, he drew attention to the solution that was satisfactory to him. He did not think it was his responsibility to train his friends in commendable conduct. He did however think it was nice to have them join him in his fun project.
Everyone wants to be a good person and a jolly fellow well met, and most think that it is necessary to play the other’s game and do what
"they" do to be accepted by the group.
Leaders are those who believe in themselves and have values by which they live. These values may not always be societally beneficial, but a leader can direct the masses where it wants them to go.
How fortunate when a child is trained in liking himself and liking his world and liking his conduct. Living from this point of view life is truly wonderful and selffulfilling.
I love my Mr Candle stories. They just flow out. Each Mr Candle story tells about little persons and big persons interacting in life situations. Each story comes from a positive point of view. Each story has a warm earthiness about it. Each story has some ageless truth in it that is acceptable to young and old. I love Mr Candle.
To Our Students
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One who guides their life on the philosophy of the University of Healing and the University of Philosophy strengthens the moral and ethical fiber of our world through their conduct and example of their lives.
I honor you for your commitment to the principles of the Order of ABSOLUTE, UNI and all that I stand for.
My commitment to learning never stops regardless my age. I have students as young as 8 and as old as 80.
Living as a master consciousness is priceless. Living the life of a master is onepointed, nonjudgmental, untouched and unconditionally loving. A master has no friends. A master loves everyone.
So in this universal love, I surround you, each one, with my perfect love and joy, eternally.
You are always home in my heart!
I am always peace. My peace I give unto you from the depth of my heart. I see each student and alumni surrounded by my pure white light of love from within me. I see the world a brighter place because each of us are here. I love you.
-Dr Herbert L Beierle