PART 08

In this Part you will find that you may freely choose what you think but the result

of your thought is governed by an immutable law! Is not this a wonderful thought?

Is it not wonderful to know that our lives are not subject to caprice or

variability of any kind? That they are governed by law. This stability is our

opportunity, because by complying with the law we can secure the desired effect

with invariable precision.

It is the Law which makes the Universe one grand paean of Harmony. If it were not

for law, the Universe would be a Chaos instead of a Cosmos.

Here, then, is the secret of the origin of both good and evil, this is all the good

and evil there ever was or ever will be.

Let me illustrate. Thought results in action, if your thought is constructive and

harmonious, the result will be good; if your thought is destructive or

inharmonious, the result will be evil.

There is therefore but one law, one principle, on cause, one Source of Power, and

good and evil are simply words which have been coined to indicate the result of our

action, or our compliance or non-compliance with this law.

The importance of this is well illustrated in the lives of Emerson and Carlyle.

Emerson loved the good and his life was a symphony of peace and harmony, Carlyle

hated the bad, and his life was a record of perpetual discord and inharmony.

Here we have two grand men, each intent upon achieving the same ideal, but one

makes use of constructive thought and is therefore in harmony with Natural Law, the

other makes use of destructive thought and therefore brings upon himself discord of

every kind and character.

It is evident therefore that we are to hate nothing, not even the “bad,” because

hatred is destructive, and we shall soon find that by entertaining destructive

thought we are sowing the “wind” and in turn shall reap the “whirlwind.”

PART EIGHT

1. Thought contains a vital principle, because it is the creative principle of the

Universe and by its nature will combine with other similar thoughts.

2. As the one purpose of life is growth, all principles underlying existence must

contribute to give it effect. Thought, therefore, takes form and the law of growth

eventually brings it into manifestation.

3. You may freely choose what you think, but the result of your thought is governed

by an immutable law. Any line of thought persisted in cannot fail to produce its

result in the character, health and circumstances of the individual. Methods

whereby we can substitute habits of constructive thinking for those which we have

found produce only undesirable effects are therefore of primary importance.

4. We all know that this is by no means easy. Mental habits are difficult to

control, but it can be done and the way to do it is to begin at once to substitute

constructive thought for destructive thought. Form the habit of analyzing every

thought. If it is necessary, if its manifestation in the objective will be a

benefit, not only to yourself, but to all whom it may affect in any way, keep it;

treasure it; it is of value; it is in tune with the Infinite; it will grow and

develop and produce fruit an hundred fold. On the other hand, it will be well for

you to keep this quotation from George Matthews Adams, in mind, “Learn to keep the

door shut, keep out of your mind, out of your office, and out of your world, every

element that seeks admittance with no definite helpful end in view.”

5. If your thought has been critical or destructive, and has resulted in any

condition of discord or inharmony in your environment, it may be necessary for you

to cultivate a mental attitude which will be conducive to constructive thought.

6. The imagination will be found to be a great assistance in this direction; the

cultivation of the imagination leads to the development of the ideal out of which

your future will emerge.

7. The imagination gathers up the material by which the Mind weaves the fabric in

which your future is to be clothed.

8. Imagination is the light by which we can penetrate new worlds of thought and

experience.

9. Imagination is the mighty instrument by which every discoverer, every inventor,

opened the way from precedent to experience. Precedent said, “It cannot be done;”

experience said, “It is done.”

10. Imagination is a plastic power, molding the things of sense into new forms and

ideals.

11. Imagination is the constructive form of thought which must precede every

constructive form of action.

12. A builder cannot build a structure of any kind until he has first received the

plans from the architect, and the architect must get them from his imagination.

13. The Captain of Industry cannot build a giant corporation which may coordinate

hundreds of smaller corporations and thousands of employees, and utilize millions

of dollars of capital until he has first created the entire work in his

imagination. Objects in the material world are as clay in the potter’s hand; it is

in the Master Mind that the real things are created, and it is by the use of the

imagination that the work is done. In order to cultivate the imagination it must be

exercised. Exercise is necessary to cultivate mental muscle as well as physical

muscle. It must be supplied with nourishment or it cannot grow.

14. Do not confuse Imagination with Fancy, or that form of daydreaming in which

some people like to indulge. Daydreaming is a form of mental dissipation which may

lead to mental disaster.

15. Constructive imagination means mental labor, by some considered to be the

hardest kind of labor, but, if so, it yields the greatest returns, for all the

great things in life have come to men and women who had the capacity to think, to

imagine, and to make their dreams come true.

16. When you have become thoroughly conscious of the fact that Mind is the only

creative principle, that it is Omnipotent, Omniscient and Omnipresent, and that you

can consciously come into harmony with this Omnipotence through your power of

thought, you will have taken a long step in the right direction.

17. The next step is to place yourself in position to receive this power. As it is

Omnipresent, it must be within you. We know that this is so because we know that

all power is from within, but it must be developed, unfolded, cultivated; in order

to do this we must be receptive, and this receptivity is acquired just as physical

strength is gained, by exercise.

18. The law of attraction will certainly and unerringly bring to you the

conditions, environment, and experiences in life, corresponding with your habitual,

characteristic, predominant mental attitude. Not what you think once in a while

when you are in church, or have just read a good book, BUT your predominant mental

attitude is what counts.

19. You can not entertain weak, harmful, negative thoughts ten hours a day and

expect to bring about beautiful, strong and harmonious conditions by ten minutes of

strong, positive, creative thought.

20. Real power comes from within. All power that anybody can possibly use is within

man, only waiting to be brought into visibility by his first recognizing it, and

then affirming it as his, working it into his consciousness until he becomes one

with it.

21. People say that they desire abundant life, and so they do, but so many

interpret this to mean that if they will exercise their muscles or breathe

scientifically, eat certain foods in certain ways, drink so many glasses of water

every day of just a certain temperature, keep out of drafts, they will attain the

abundant life they seek. The result of such methods is but indifferent. However,

when man awakens to the truth, and affirms his oneness with all Life, he finds that

he takes on the clear eye, the elastic step, the vigor of youth; he finds that he

has discovered the source of all power.

22. All mistakes are but the mistakes of ignorance. Knowledge gaining and

consequent power is what determines growth and evolution. The recognition and

demonstration of knowledge is what constitutes power, and this power is spiritual

power, and this spiritual power is the power which lies at the heart of all things;

it is the soul of the universe.

23. This knowledge is the result of man’s ability to think; thought is therefore

the germ of man’s conscious evolution. When man ceases to advance in his thoughts

and ideals, his forces immediately begin to disintegrate and his countenance

gradually registers these changing conditions.

24. Successful men make it their business to hold ideals of the conditions which

they wish to realize. They constantly hold in mind the next step necessary to the

ideal for which they are striving. Thoughts are the materials with which they

build, and the imagination is their mental workshop. Mind is the ever-moving force

with which they secure the persons and circumstance necessary to build their

success structure, and imagination is the matrix in which all great things are

fashioned.

25. If you have been faithful to your ideal, you will hear the call when

circumstances are ready to materialize your plans and results will correspond in

the exact ratio of your fidelity to your ideal. The ideal steadily held is what

pre-determines and attracts the necessary conditions for its fulfillment.

26. It is thus that you may weave a garment of spirit and power into the web of

your entire existence; it is thus that you may lead a charmed life and be forever

protected from all harm; it is thus that you may become a positive force whereby

conditions of opulence and harmony may be attracted to you.

27. This is the leaven which is gradually permeating the general consciousness and

is largely responsible for the conditions of unrest which are everywhere evident.

28. In the last Part you created a mental image, you brought it from the invisible

into the visible; this week I want you to take an object and follow it back to its

origination, see of what it really consists. If you do this you will develop

imagination, insight, perception, and sagacity. These come not by the superficial

observation of the multitude, but by a keen analytical observation which sees below

the surface.

29. It is the few who know that the things which they see are only effects, and

understand the causes by which these effects were brought into existence.

30. Take the same position as heretofore and visualize a Battleship; see the grim

monster floating on the surface of the water; there appears to be no life anywhere

about; all is silence; you know that by far the largest part of the vessel is under

water; out of sight; you know that the ship is as large and as heavy as a

twentystory

skyscraper; you know that there are hundreds of men ready to spring to their

appointed task instantly; you know that every department is in charge of able,

trained, skilled officials who have proven themselves competent to take charge of

this marvelous piece of mechanism;

you know that although it lies apparently oblivious to everything else, it has

eyes which see everything for miles around, and nothing is permitted to escape its

watchful vision; you know that while it appears quiet, submissive and innocent, it

is prepared to hurl a steel projectile weighing thousands of pounds at an enemy

many miles away; this and much more you can bring to mind with comparatively no

effort whatever. But how did the battleship come to be where it is; how did it come

into existence in the first place? All of this you want to know if you are a

careful observer.

31. Follow the great steel plates through the foundries, see the thousands of men

employed in their production; go still further back, and see the ore as it comes

from the mine, see it loaded on barges or cars, see it melted and properly treated;

go back still further and see the architect and engineers who planned the vessel;

let the thought carry you back still further in order to determine why they planned

the vessel; you will see that you are now so far back that the vessel is something

intangible, it no longer exists, it is now only a thought existing in the brain of

the architect;

but from where did the order come to plan the vessel? Probably from the

Secretary of Defense; but probably this vessel was planned long before the war was

thought of, and that Congress had to pass a bill appropriating the money; possibly

there was opposition, and speeches for or against the bill. Whom do these

Congressmen represent? They represent you and me, so that our line of thought

begins with the Battleship and ends with ourselves, and we find in the last

analysis that our own thought is responsible for this and many other things, of

which we seldom think, and a little further reflection will develop the most

important fact of all and that is, if someone had not discovered the law by which

this tremendous mass of steel and iron could be made to float upon the water,

instead of immediately going to the bottom, the battleship could not have come into

existence at all.

32. This law is that, “the specific gravity of any substance is the weight of any

volume of it, compared with an equal volume of water.” The discovery of this law

revolutionized every kind of ocean travel, commerce and warfare, and made the

existence of the battleship, aircraft carriers, and cruise ships possible.

33. You will find exercises of this kind invaluable. When the thought has been

trained to look below the surface everything takes on a different appearance, the

insignificant becomes significant, the uninteresting interesting; the things which

we supposed to be of no importance are seen to be the only really vital things in

existence.

“Look To This Day For it is Life, the very Life of Life. In Its brief

course lie all the Verities and Realities of your existence; The Bliss of Growth;

The Glory of Action; The Splendor of Beauty; For Yesterday is but a Dream, And

tomorrow is only a Vision: But Today well lived makes every Yesterday a Dream of

Happiness, and Every Tomorrow a Vision of Hope. Look well, therefore, to This Day!

From the Sanskrit

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