Sunny Field

Give Thanks

“All of the favors that you have done me and all of the friendship you have given me and so on, I appreciate too. We couldn’t have done this―we couldn’t have done this otherwise. And I don’t care how little you’ve done or how much you’ve done or how much fuss you’ve kicked up in the process of doing it.

“I want you to know definitely that I appreciate what you’ve done, I appreciate the people you’ve talked to, I appreciate the auditing you’ve done. Good auditing, bad auditing, it doesn’t matter, I appreciate it. Do you understand? Because I appreciate your trying and your carrying through.

“Now, there’s no greater favor that you could do anybody than to process them. And for your support, I’ve been trying to give you all the information, make all kinds of training available, make everything available so that you could find your way out, too.”

—L. Ron Hubbard

Excerpted from the lecture Basic Purpose delivered on 20 April 1963. This can be found in the Saint Hill Special Briefing Course lectures.

Coastline at Sunset

The Power of ARC

ARC is the most powerful stuff on Earth—of course, it’s life. People would have you believe that bullets and bombs are powerful, they’re not powerful at all. The most powerful thing there is, is ARC. You can just swamp anything with it. …

“It’s a way of living as well as a process.”

— L. Ron Hubbard

Excerpted from the lecture Factors Present in Good and Bad Auditing delivered on 5 November 1954. This can be found in the 8th American ACC lectures.

Apple Blossoms

Playing a Role

“An individual is not as alive as his heart beats. He is not as alive as his toes wiggle. No. He is as live as he can consent to play the role he is playing. If he is then playing that role by his own consent, he’ll be alive to a remarkable degree. …

“If you are willing to be or if you are capable of being, by your own determinism, then you can be certain of life and you can be certain of the future and you can be certain of what you are doing and certain of the motives, good or bad, of those around you—if you are capable of determining your own beingness.”

— L. Ron Hubbard

Excerpted from the lecture Health and Certainty delivered on 9 March 1955. This can be found in the Golden Dawn lectures.

Meadow

Your Greatest Ability

“The greatest ability in the whole human race and all amongst the livingness, is the ability to help. And when you can improve that ability all the way up along the line, you’ve improved about all there is to improve about a person.”

— L. Ron Hubbard

Excerpted from the lecture Auditor Weakness delivered on 19 August 1960. This can be found in the 1st Saint Hill ACC lectures.

Mixing Board

Art and Living

“When you’re dealing with an individual as himself, you are essentially dealing with an artist, because he must be at least the architect of his own universe to be alive at all.

“He is as alive as he is the architect of his own universe. He is not as alive as mud tells him to be and that is the final abandonment of all responsibility.”

— L. Ron Hubbard

Excerpted from the lecture Responsibility delivered on 19 November 1952. This can be found in the Command of Theta lectures.