Philosophy: "The Law of the Farm"
One of the best ways to understand how extrinsic realities
govern is to consider the Law
of the Farm.
In agriculture, we can easily see and agree that natural
laws and principles govern the work and determine the
harvest. But in social and corporate cultures, we somehow
think we can dismiss natural processes, cheat the system,
and still win the day.
The Law of the Farm is based on observation of the world
around us, namely the ability of a farmer to raise crops.
The Law of the Farm says that success comes from the same
process that a harvest comes to a farmer. First, as a farmer
plows the ground, the person must be readied for success.
The weeds of negative thinking must be cleared away, and the
person must be fertilized with thoughts of abundance and
possibility. Second, the seeds of success must be sown;
these are the actions the person does to generate success.
Those actions must be tended, supported by positive
thinking, just as the farmer tends his crops. Then, when
opportunities arise, they must be harvested, just as the
farmer must harvest his crop. The harvest must be done at
the right time, in the right way. Just as the farmer can
lose his crop if he lets it sit in the field, so the person
can lose success if he does not take advantage of the
opportunities when they arise in the fullness of time.
Prepare the Field, Plant the Seed, Tend the Crops,
Harvest at the Right Time
There are several laws of success, but the Law of the Farm
is perhaps the most subtle. Just as a farmer gets better at
raising crops as the years go by, so too a person gets
better at using this law as he works it. Of all the laws,
this one gets better the more you use it.