Return to Basic Inner-life Exercises
As you gain more and more knowledge about yourself and. therefore, what’s really going on out in the world, you find yourself turning to very basic exercises. Why? Because of the inner gold that is hidden within. Here’s one that will save you so much time and trouble. From Vernon Howard’s booklet, Practical Exercises for Inner Harmony ~
Exercise 4 The Power of Themaswot:
How many times have you found yourself involved with a person or event only to later regret it? This exercise keeps you out of trouble in the first place.
The whole idea is for you to be on guard against invitations and suggestions that look like fun at first but which turn out to be painful traps. A person will get you involved in something, then suddenly lose interest in it, leaving you with the responsibilities and even the debts. Such a person is a hit and run artist.
Employ the power of Themaswot. This special word was created to help you recognize a trap when meeting one. Themaswot means, “Themaswot makes the suggestions are the ones who must do the work, make the decisions and pay the money.” Let this be your attitude toward deceptive people. Stay away from their lures. Do not let them unload their follies onto you. Let their problems remain their problems. The person who causes grief is the person who must suffer from it and correct it. This is a Law of Life.
These sly invitations are far more numerous and dangerous than you may now see. Become aware of them, then let Themaswot keep you safe.