Sometimes we need more.
If we are rich while others remain poor, we become prisoners of our own affluence, entrapped in the protections of our wealth. Abundance can only be truly enjoyed when surrounded by others of great wealth.
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Lessons for Everlasting Wealth
I recently discovered an almost forgotten legend about an ancient race called the Lossen. They were a great ocean tribe far advanced for their time, plying the Pacific and bringing riches to their shores that no people in that time and place possessed. One tale is of a famous Ship’s Master named Turth who was famed for the way he traveled seas so swiftly and always returned with great treasure far richer than any had found.
Shiploads of gold and silver, precious gems, rare spices and metals forged to unheard of hardness had made him one of the richest and most powerful men in the land. Yet Turth, unlike other master mariners, had remained humble and he treated his men honestly and well.
One day, so the legend says, Captain Turth was approached by his apprentice Reekes. “Master, may I speak with you? I must request permissions and help from you, sir.”
The rich master knew this young man’s nature well. He was his most hard working assistant, honest, loyal and diligent beyond the nature of most seaman so the master bid him to sit and speak.
“Master,” said the young apprentice, “you have seen that I have worked hard in your service, but may not know that unlike many of those who have sailed with you , I have saved all the wages that you have paid.
Avoiding taverns and the alluring temptations of port that keep most on board weak and poor have helped make me financially strong.
“I have enough to purchase shares in a new vessel about to set sail for rich cargo in distant lands. With success, I shall gain sufficient wealth to purchase my own vessel and be a master like yourself.
“I ask your permission to sail with this vessel and have also favor to ask.”
Pleased with the young man, the master gave him leave and asked what favors he might need.
“Master,” the youth continued, “you always seem to know of great riches even before you set sail. Your ships cross the great waters safely and swiftly. Sir, please share with me these secrets that keep the wind full in your sails.”
The Captain leaned back, gazed over the calm Pacific as he quietly began to answer the young man.
“Son, you have worked earnestly and served me well. This tells me that the experiences will be good for you on the sea. I will speak of this knowledge though I do not share it easily as these lessons are meaningless for those who want the riches without the work.
“There are three lessons you must heed. The first is that a full wind singing in your sails is useless, even a dangerous siren, if you do not have a rudder that is well kept and attended by one who steers it true. The currents and winds on the seas are strong. Treachery is their nature and they feast on those who desire speed without control. This first lesson tells us that correct steering is more important than speed. Have a strong rudder and use it with great care.”
The old Captain then stood and walked to the water’s edge, recalling many memories as he continued. “But steering is useless without direction. Your rudder is large and your sextant small, but without good navigation you’ll travel to the wrong shores. The second lesson is to pay great attention to celestial beings. Only forces greater than ourselves lead us the correct way. Without them you cannot know where to go or where you have been. You may gain great speed but you will surely be lost.
“Finally,” the Captain sighed as he returned to his seat, “you must have a sturdy anchor and stout line.” Even the best voyage has times when skies are not clear. Then you must have a steady anchor that in times of uncertainty gives you a steady hold.
“These are the three secrets that have served me well. Follow the heavens. Steer correctly. Then look for strong winds to increase your speed. When good conditions are not present, rely on your anchor. Do not be afraid to wait.
“Now go my son and may the winds be with you!”
The young man left and sailed on his new vessel the very next morn.
Soon after the master set sail himself, found more treasure and returned many months later his ships heavy with silver and gold. As his vessel returned to port Turth saw the young apprentice standing shipside, looking bedraggled and poor.
“My master,” said the youth as the Captain disembarked, “I have waited long for your return as I seek employment on your vessel again. Our ship left port with a sturdy rudder, good sextant and anchor, but less than a week from this port we were caught in an unexpected, fierce storm. We floundered in hurricane winds and raging seas. All was lost. I still wish to become my own master, but must start at the beginning again. Can you give me work and more training to help me avoid such storms?”
To learn the master’s reply, go to Part Two
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