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Peace Truth

Anxious ~

So often we are busy sending love and healing to others, that we forget to send healing to ourselves.
Most people, when allowed to aid someone in need, are anxious to do whatever they can to be of service. Those of us who have chosen to make healing the world a vocation are grateful for any occasion to send light and love to people in our immediate spheres of influence and beyond. As we apply our passion and our principles to this altruistic endeavor, we often forget to send ourselves the same bountiful gifts of wellness, though we overlook ourselves, not because we forget, but because we fear that focusing on the self is an indicator of selfishness. It is moreover much more difficult to heal oneself than to heal others because the seeds of uncertainty are more easily banished when we act on another’s behalf. When we send healing light to ourselves, our intentions and our self-trust must be stronger than ever to counteract doubt.💥

As we bless ourselves in this way, we serve as both an active channel and a passive destination. This should not change the way we interact with the valuable energy we wish to receive, however. Though we may be tempted to consciously direct or influence how light impacts our lives because we know ourselves most intimately, we should not try to control its path. When we draw the white light of protection and purity to our bodies, taking it into ourselves with each inhalation, our belief in the fact that it will naturally move toward areas of dysfunction will ensure that it flows through every muscle and organ. And when we fill our spaces with this light, our environments are cleared of all the negative energy that can sap our strength and our spirit. Surrounded inside and out with healing light, we feel safe and protected, healthy, relaxed, and content just as those who regularly receive such loving gifts from us do.💥

If you sincerely believe that there is a part of yourself that exists independently of upset and illness, the love and light you send yourself will help you connect with it. You will see the affirmative impact of this connection almost immediately when you include yourself in the recipients of your healing gifts, as life’s frustrations become more tolerable and your bliss becomes ever more palpable.💥

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GOD

“Man Was Exalted When Christ Was Humiliated”

Man became royal when Christ became human. Man was exalted when Christ was humiliated. Man may go up to God now that God has come down to man.

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ADVENT WEEK THREE: REDEMPTION – DAY SEVEN

December 18, 2021

Isaiah 64:1; John 6:33, 38; 14:3; Philippians 2:6–7

Charles Spurgeon (1834–1892)


May We Be More Like Him Each Christmas

Ephesians 4:15; 1 John 3:2

May each Christmas, as it comes, find us more and more like Him, who as at this time became a little child for our sake—more simple-minded, more humble, more holy, more affectionate, more resigned, more happy, more full of God.

John Henry Newman (1801–1890)


Nativity

Matthew 2:1–15; Luke 2:1–7

Immensity cloistered in thy dear womb,

Now leaves his well beloved imprisonment,

There he hath made himself to his intent

Weak enough, now into our world to come;

But Oh, for thee, for him, hath the inn no room!

Yet lay him in this stall, and from the Orient,

Stars, and wise men will travel to prevent

The effects of Herod’s jealous general doom;

Seest thou, my soul, with thy faith’s eyes, how he

Which fills all place, yet none holds him, doth lie!

Was not his pity towards thee wondrous high,

That would have need to be pitied by thee!

Kiss him, and with him into Egypt go,

With his kind mother, who partakes thy woe.

John Donne (1572–1631)


Not an Abstract God, but a God Who Became Human

John 1:14

We adore our God as an incarnate human Lord. All blessings come to us through Him. We do not adore an abstract or distant or unthinkable being, but one whom we invest with human attributes.

William Burt Pope (1822–1903)


On the One Hand Being, on the Other Becoming

John 1:1–5, 14–18; 1 John 4:9

God was manifested to man by birth. On the one hand Being, and eternally Being, of the Eternal Being, above cause and word, for there was no word before the Word; and on the other hand for our sakes also Becoming, that He who gives us our being might also give us our Well-being, or rather might restore us by His Incarnation, when we had by wickedness fallen from well-being. The name Theophany is given to it in reference to the Manifestation, and that of Birthday in respect of His Birth.

Gregory of Nazianzus (ca. 329–389)


One Physician of Flesh and Spirit

Matthew 9:12; Mark 2:17; Luke 5:31

There is one Physician who is possessed both of flesh and spirit; both made and not made; God existing in flesh; true life in death; both of Mary and of God; first possible and then impossible—even Jesus Christ our Lord.

Ignatius of Antioch (died ca. 115)

Only Jesus’ Humility Releases Us from Our Chains

Philippians 2:6–7

We could not otherwise be released from the chains of eternal death but by Him becoming humble in our nature who remained almighty in His own.

Leo the Great (ca. 400–461)


Our Christmas Celebrations Reflect Its Origins

Matthew 2:1–12; Luke 2:7, 24

Why are we so kind to children at this time especially but because Christ was made a little child for us, and has consecrated the age, the habits, all the delightful little ways of infancy and early childhood, by exhibiting them all in His divine person? What are our gifts to each other and our twelfth-night entertainments but a memorial of the coming of the Magi with their threefold offerings of gold and frankincense and myrrh? Do we not consider the poor at this season especially, because Joseph and the Blessed Virgin were of such low estate? And all our festivity, what is it but the natural expression of our joy, even though we may have half forgotten the Fountain from which it flows?

John Burgon (1813–1888)


Our Divine Savior Really Took Human Nature

Matthew 26:39; Mark 14:36; Luke 2:52; Galatians 4:4; 1 Timothy 1:15

Our divine Savior really took human nature upon Him, in order to save sinners. He really became a man like ourselves in all things, sin only excepted. Like ourselves, he was born of a woman, though born in a miraculous manner. Like ourselves, He grew from infancy to boyhood, and from boyhood to man’s estate, both in wisdom and in stature. Like ourselves, he hungered, thirsted, ate, drank, slept, was wearied, felt pain, wept, rejoiced, marveled, was moved to anger and compassion. Having become flesh, and taken a body, He prayed, read the Scriptures, suffered being tempted, and submitted His human will to the will of God the Father. And finally, in the same body, He really suffered and shed His blood, really died, was really buried, really rose again, and really ascended up into heaven. And yet all this time He was God as well as man!

R. C. Ryle (1816–1900)


Our King Took On Our Poverty, Sickness, and Sorrow

John 1:14; Galatians 4:4; Philippians 2:6–7

Kings may, for various reasons, visit their subjects. But they do not think of taking upon themselves their poverty, their sickness, or their sorrow. They could not if they would, and they would not if they could. But our divine Lord, when He came here, took upon Himself our flesh.

Charles Spurgeon (1834–1892)[1]

[1] Ritzema, E. (Ed.). (2013). 300 Quotations and Prayers for Christmas. Lexham Press.


God Does Not Want to Frighten People

The Bible never wants to make us fearful. God does not want people to be afraid—not even of the last judgment. Rather, he wants to let human beings know everything, so that they will know all about life and its meaning. He lets people know even today, so that they may already live their lives openly and in the light of the last judgment. He lets us know solely for one reason: so that we may find the way to Jesus Christ, so that we may turn away from our evil way and try to find him, Jesus Christ. God does not want to frighten people. He sends us the word of judgment only so that we will reach all the more passionately, all the more avidly, for the promise of grace, so that we will know that we cannot prevail before God on our own strength, that before him we would have to pass away, but that in spite of everything he does not want our death, but our life.… Christ judges, that is, grace is judge and forgiveness and love—whoever clings to it is already set free.

Repentance means turning away from one’s own work to the mercy of God. The whole Bible calls to us and cheers us: Turn back, turn back! Return—where to? To the everlasting grace of God, who does not leave us.… God will be merciful—so come, judgment day! Lord Jesus, make us ready. We rejoice. Amen.

Bonhoeffer’s sermon for Repentance

Sunday, November 19, 1933

From that time Jesus began to proclaim, “Repent, for the kingdom of heaven has come near.”

Matthew 4:17[1]


All That Can Be Seen of God Is in Christ

John 10:30; 14:9; Hebrews 10:20; 2 Peter 3:18; Jude 25

You have only to read the Gospels, and to look with willing eyes, and you shall behold in Christ all that can possibly be seen of God. It is veiled in human flesh, as it must be; for the glory of God is not to be seen by us absolutely. It is toned down to these dim eyes of ours; but the Godhead is there, the perfect Godhead in union with the perfect manhood of Christ Jesus our Lord, to whom be glory forever and ever.

Charles Spurgeon (1834–1892)[2]


Free Your People from the Mouth of the Lion

Psalm 22:18, Daniel 6:22; Matthew 27:35; Mark 15:24; Luke 23:34; John 19:23; Hebrews 11:33

God,

who is the source of mercy,

who for us descended into the womb of the Virgin,

was nailed to the Cross,

saw your garments divided,

rose victor from hell:

We ask you that you,

remembering this your life among us,

would free your people from the mouth of the lion,

as you did once deliver their fathers that hoped in you.

Ludolph the Carthusian (ca. 1295–1378)[3]


[1] Bonhoeffer, D. (2010). God is in the Manger: Reflections on Advent and Christmas. (J. Riess, Ed., O. C. Dean Jr., Trans.) (First edition, pp. 46–47). Louisville, KY: Westminster John Knox Press.

[2] Ritzema, E. (Ed.). (2013). 300 Quotations and Prayers for Christmas. Lexham Press.

[3] Ritzema, E. (Ed.). (2013). 300 Quotations and Prayers for Christmas. Lexham Press.

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LOVERS QUEST 👑

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Humanity

Misuse of Spiritual Powers ✨

The average individual knows nothing of mental forces, and, although he may suffer from the effects of unconscious wrong thinking, yet he is in no danger of making deliberate misuse of the inner powers. One, however, who has learned how to use these interior forces must be very careful to use them right or he will find that the invisible powers of mind and spirit are far more powerful and destructive than dynamite. It is not meant by this that he can blow himself up thereby, but it does mean that he can injure himself, not only in this life, but for ages to come, and, in addition, seriously retard his spiritual evolution.

All use of the mind to coerce other people or to influence them using suggestion, not for their benefit, but your advantage, is highly destructive, not to them actually, but to you. On the face of it, it looks like an easy road to success and prosperity, but it leads to failure and poverty. The misuse of the mental powers in this way is a form of black magic, and the fate of all black magicians is very terrible. Even the use of the mind to coerce other people for their good is not desirable. It never does any real good, although it may seem beneficial for a time, and its use, therefore, is to be deprecated. Healing, so-called, by hetero-suggestion, is not permanent, for as soon as the healer ceases to “pump” suggestion into the patient the latter begins to relapse into his former state. Far better results accrue if the patient is taught to use auto or self-suggestion for himself. It is seen, then, that the use of the mind to influence others is distinctly harmful if it is used selfishly, and of no real use if used unselfishly. Hypnotism is harmful, no matter which way it is used, and is also detrimental to the patient. Because of this some of our more thoughtful neurologists have given up its use.

We have no right to endeavor to influence other people by the use of our inner forces, even if our object is their good. Each soul has the right to live its life in its way and choose for itself either good or evil. That is the object of life so that each evolving soul should learn wisdom through the lessons learned as a result of its own mistakes. Far worse is it if others are coerced, not to help them, but to defraud them or to make them buy goods they do not require or sign agreements they would not otherwise put their name to.

One who mis-uses his mental and spiritual powers literally smashes his life up. He works against the laws of life and the universe, and encompasses his own ruin.

There is, however, a far more subtle way of mis-using the mental and spiritual forces than by coercion, mental domination, and hetero-suggestion. This method is equally destructive, and if persisted in builds up a painful future. With this method, other people are not influenced or dominated, but the finer forces of Nature are coerced by the human will. Mental demands are made on the invisible substance from which, we are told, all things are made, and wealth is compelled to appear. In addition to this, sickness, so it is claimed, is banished, and the invisible forces of life are compelled to operate in such a way as to make life’s pathway a bed of roses, without thorns, so that life becomes shorn of all its discipline and experience.

It was devotees “enter the Silence,” and there visualize exactly what they think they want, and compel it to appear, in material form, by the strength of their desire or through the exercise of their will.

Some followers of this cult may be able to make an apparent success of it, but I have never yet met any. If they do, however, they will live to regret it, for they are merely practitioners of black magic. Their efforts are of the same nature as a sorcery. All such methods build up a heavy debt of future suffering and seriously hinder the soul in its evolutionary journey.

Entering the Silence is a good thing: it is entering the inner silence of the soul, the inner sanctuary where the Divine Spirit abides in fullness. To misuse this inward power for selfish and material ends, and for forcing our human will upon life, to make it conform to what we think it ought to be is a crime of the first magnitude, which can result only in ultimate failure and disaster.

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Peace Truth

Cherish ~

Cherish time, your most valuable resource. You can never make up the time you lose. It’s the most important value for any productive happy individual and is the only limitation to all accomplishments. To waste time is to waste your life. The most important choices you’ll ever make are how you use your time.

Cherish little moments ✨

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WISDOM

Humble

What is meant here by success is the achievement of something worthwhile, that shall make the world better and richer, and add something to the common good. Our sphere in life may be very humble, but if we overcome our weaknesses, help others along life’s pathway, and do our daily work better than we need, our life cannot be other than successful. If at the end of our life, we can be thankful for it, realizing that we have made the best possible use of it, we have achieved real success.

Success, to the unillumined, may mean the accumulation of wealth and the winning of fame. Yet those who give up their lives to the acquirement of these things are the greatest failures in life. They gain wealth, it is true, but they find that their money can buy only those things that bring no satisfaction: that it cannot purchase for them any of the things which are worth having. The success of this hollow kind can be won but at too great a price. The greatest Teacher of all once said: “For what shall it profit man, if he shall gain the whole world and lose his soul?” What does it profit a man if he “gets on” at the cost of happiness, health, the joy of living, domestic life, and the ability to appreciate Nature’s beauties and simple pleasures?

Yet man must be a striver. He must be for ever seeking better things and to express himself more perfectly. One who drifts through life, making no effort to rise to better things, is not worthy of the name of the citizen. Man, if he is to be worthy of the name, must be for ever-striving, overcoming, rising. Failure in life is always due to the weakness of character. It is only strong characters who can resist the buffetings of life and overcome its difficulties. The man who would make his life worthy of respect and who would rise to high achievement and service will be confronted by difficulty at every turn. This is as it should be, for it weeds out the weaklings and unworthy aspirants, and awards the spoils to those who exhibit faith, courage, steadfastness, patience, perseverance, persistence, cheerfulness, and strength of character, generally. Success, especially material success, is not, in itself, of much benefit to the one who wins it. It does not satisfy for long, but it is valuable in other ways. For instance, success, based on service, is a benefit to the community. If, it were not for successful people of this type the ordinary man in the rut would have a bad time. Also, the winning of success builds up character. One who would be successful in the battle of life must be prepared to be tested and tried in every possible way. One who survives them all is built up in character in almost every direction. Even in his success, however, he will be tempted and tried. One who is engaged in the harsh struggle of business, or who takes part in public life, may, if he does not watch himself very carefully, become hard and callous. Of all failures, this is probably the worst. One who succeeds in other directions and becomes a “hard man,” is, after all, a sorry failure.

Again, people of the successful, striving, climbing type, are tempted far more than those who are afraid to venture and who remain in the valley of mediocrity. This is true, not only of those who seek to climb the steep path of spiritual attainment but also of those who are successful in mundane affairs. In each case, they have placed in their keeping great powers and influence such as the ordinary man little dreams of. This is a grave responsibility, for if these powers are used for self-aggrandizement the results are disastrous. Thus, those who climb, are beset on all sides by temptations of a very subtle kind, which, if yielded to, will ruin the life and do grave injury to the soul.

Life is a continual battle. To the ordinary person, it is generally a fight with circumstances and the ordinary difficulties of life which are very important in his eyes. The more advanced soul is not troubled much by these things—he rises above them—but he is tempted and tried to a much greater degree and in a far more subtle manner. Those who think that by following a certain “cult” or “ism,” they will be able to have an uneventful walk through life are merely deluding themselves. As he learns to overcome the difficulties of life which baffle the ordinary individual, he will be tempted and tried in other and more subtle ways. This is because life is not for mere passing pleasure, but is for the building up of character, through experience. Therefore, one who would succeed must be strong, and wise, and patient. Those who aspire to make their lives worthwhile: who desire to serve their fellows more perfectly: who want to build up character through experience and overcome all their weaknesses, inherited or otherwise, must look within for power and wisdom.

It must be pointed out, however, that man must not use his spiritual powers for selfish purposes and self-aggrandizement. There is an immutable law, which has been known to the inner teaching all through the ages, that forbids the use of spiritual powers for the creation of wealth or even of daily bread. Jesus was subject to the same spiritual law and was tempted exactly in the same way as we. The tempter said: “Command this stone that it is made bread.” If Christ had turned the stone into bread, He would have failed in His great mission, but He knew the law. There are thousands of people today who are trying, not only to turn, by the misuse of their spiritual powers, stones into bread, but also motor cars, fat bank balances, and lands and houses. Such is heading to disaster, for they are working against the combined Spiritual Power of the Universe. The Enemy of Souls offers those who have learned to tap the inexhaustible Power of the Universe, and who have discovered that they are sons of God, wealth, power, pomp, the applause of men—the glittering things that perish—if only they will misuse their God-given power. Like Jesus, they must refuse. They must put service before self, and give instead of grasping.

Thousands are being taught today to force their human will upon life and to use occult powers for the acquisition of wealth and power. They are taught to enter the Silence and demand “what they want.” “How to get what you want” is the slogan of these modern teachers. Not merit, not service, not giving, but demanding, compelling by human will-power and by the use of occult forces. This is another device of the Enemy of Souls, and it is taking tens of thousands of seekers for Truth out of the Path. This subject is dealt with more fully in a separate chapter.

If, however, man’s ambition is to serve and to give, instead of to grasp and to grab: if also, he seeks success through merit and not through the misuse of his spiritual powers, he can go forward and the Power will go with him and will help him. When once the Power has been aroused, man must cease all purely selfish striving, although, of course, there will still be much selfishness in his motive. He must seek his success through service and through following noble aims: through merit and fair exchange, instead of trying to wring success from life, no matter who may suffer thereby.

Further, when this Power has been brought into expression it must only be used in love, for if it is used otherwise it will destroy the user. Again, the Power must not be used by the finite human will, but an endeavor must be made to find what the Will of the Whole is and to work in harmony with it.

Behind each life is the Divine Will and Purpose. Each life is perfect as it is imaged in the Universal Mind. The highest success, indeed, the only true success, is to live the existence according to the great Cosmic Purpose, or, in other words, as it is imaged in the One Mind.

Do not imagine, however, that it is the Will of the Universal Mind that man should be a failure or lacking in achievement. Far from it, for we have only to contemplate the Universe to see that the Infinite Mind is forever achieving and that it never fails. Man, too, must succeed, but let him mix wisdom with his ambition, and work for the benefit of the whole, rather than for any purely selfish purpose.

It is natural for man to “get on” in life, to a reasonable extent.

To “get on,” he must become more efficient, and thus serve life and his fellows better. Therefore, there is no harm in the success of this kind. It is natural and laudable also for one in poor and unlovely surroundings to have the ambition to raise himself to better circumstances. It is only right that he should desire to make life brighter and better for his wife and family. So long as he indulges in ambition wisely, and if he seeks success through better service to his fellows, his is a laudable purpose. If, however, he does not curb and control his ambition but allows it to “run away” with him, he will lose all real joy in life, and, at the last, when it is too late, learn, to his sorrow, that his life, through too much “success,” has been a failure.

It must not be deduced from this that the author deprecates large achievement. There must always be the few who have to bear huge responsibilities. The real success of the lives of these great ones depends entirely upon their MOTIVE. If they seek merely power, fame and self-aggrandisement, then their life, no matter how it may APPEAR otherwise, can be only a failure. If, however, their motive is SERVICE, then their life is truly successful, no matter how it may appear to be otherwise.

The writer’s experience has been that we must always be progressing, achieving, overcoming, and endeavoring to succeed. One of the greatest laws of the Universe is progress, therefore it is fatal to stand still. We must go forward, we must achieve, we must accomplish things. If we do so, we may find that many things which cost us much effort, and hard work are not worth having, yet all the time we are learning, through experience, and are being strengthened and prepared for greater things. Through repeated failure to find true satisfaction, we arrive finally at true knowledge, wisdom, and understanding. We are wise then, if, with the world at our feet, we can be satisfied with very moderate material success, and turn our attention and aspirations to higher and better things.

In concluding this division let it be pointed out that success and achievement will not drop ready-made from heaven into your lap. All who succeed are gluttons for work, toiling whilst others play and sleep. All teaching to the contrary is erroneous. To think that success is going to come to you when it is unmerited, simply because you make use of “affirmations” or employ mental “treatments,” is the folly of the first water. On the other hand, to use the inner forces in an occult way, to compel material things or “success,” so-called, in any shape or form, to come to you, is black magic. One who stoops to such practices becomes a black magician, earning for himself terrible retribution. There is only one way to succeed in the affairs of life, and that is by raising oneself to greater usefulness and service. By doing things better than they have been done before, by bearing greater responsibility, you serve humanity better and therefore merit success. “It is more blessed to give than to receive,” said the Master, and this is true even in the practical and material affairs of life. First, you must give better and more valuable service: in other words, deserve and merit before you expect to see it materialize. You must sow before you can reap: you must become too big for your present position before you are capable of occupying a larger one. You must grow and expand in every possible way, and as you grow so will your success increase. Outward success is only a reflection, so to speak, of what you are, and a result of greater and more valuable service to humanity. It requires great effort and determination to get out of the rut, but so long as your ambition is not ignoble or selfish, there will be found within you power sufficient for all your needs.

To win success, either in the hurly-burly of life, or the more difficult path of spiritual progress, demands imagination, vision, courage, faith, determination, persistence, perseverance, hope, cheerfulness, and other qualities. These are all to be found within. All these qualities lie more or less dormant within and can be called into expression if we believe that Infinite Power is ours.

Again, however, must the warning be repeated that this Power must not be used for selfish self-aggrandizement, still less may it be used, or, rather, misused, either to influence or dominate others. If this Power is misused the results are terrible and disastrous. Therefore, use the Power only for the achievement of good and noble aims and in service which shall enrich the life of your fellows, adding to the common good. Having arrived at this stage you must go forward. There can be no holding back. Ever onward, the Divine Urge is sending you, to greater achievement and accomplishment. Just as surely as the planets must revolve around the sun and fulfill their destiny, so also must you go forward. See to it, then, that your aims and ambitions are based upon eternal wisdom, for upon this does your whole future depend.

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Peace Truth

Infinite One makes no mistakes

The true object of life is that man may attain wisdom through experience. This cannot be accomplished by giving in to the difficulties of life, but only by overcoming them. The promises of God are not made to those who fail in life’s battle, but to those who overcome. Neither are there any promises that man shall have an easy time and be happy ever afterward. Yet, it is after this that the majority of people are forever seeking an easy life, a good time, freedom from suffering, and care. But, despite all their seeking, they can never find that which they desire. There is always a fly in the ointment of their pleasure, something that robs them of true happiness; or, possibly, combinations of circumstances conspire to upset all their plans.

Life is a paradox; the true object of life is not the attainment of happiness, yet if we attain the true object of life we find happiness. Those who are ignorant of life’s true purpose and who seek happiness high and low, year after year, fail to find it. Like a will-o’-the-wisp, it forever eludes them. On the other hand, those who recognize the true object of life, and follow it, attain happiness without seeking it.

With-it times past, people have made God a convenience. They have thought they could drift through life, learning none of its disciplines, and then, when in trouble, or things were not to their liking, they could pray to God and have the unpleasant circumstances taken away. The same idea is prevalent today. People have left the old orthodoxy and look to various “cults” and “isms” to get them out of their difficulties. They do not believe now that they can curry special favor with God by prayer, but they firmly believe that they can get what they want from the Invisible by demanding it. They think that by this means they can have their way after all. By this, they mean having a good time, with no unpleasant experiences, trials, difficulties, adversities. They are, however, merely chasing rainbows. The easy life they seek constantly eludes them, simply because there is no such thing. The only easy life is the life of the strong soul who has overcome. His life is not easy in reality but appears relatively so because of his strength.

It is impossible to have an easy life, and, if it were possible, then life would be not worth living, for the sole object of life is the building of character and the attainment of wisdom through experience. Life to all of us must always be full of difficulty, and it is to help those, who, hitherto, have found life rather too much for them that this book is being written. What the majority are seeking is an easy life (which they will never find, but precisely the reverse) and for them, I have no message. But to those wise and awakened souls who are seeking for Truth, no matter from whence it may come, and who desire to overcome life and its difficulties, instead of weakly giving in to them, this idea, it is hoped, will bring a message.

At this stage we can get not go into the subject of why we should meet with disasters and adversity in this life, nor why some people should have, apparently, a smoother life than others.

We must therefore be satisfied to know that we have to meet trouble and overcome difficulty and that it is only by so doing that we can attain wisdom and build up character. The question, then, is not whether we shall meet the trouble and adversity or not, but rather, how we shall meet them.

Shall we be victorious or shall we be submerged? Shall we overcome life’s difficulties or shall we give in to them?

The majority of people are drifters on the sea of life. They are wafted here and blown there: they are also carried hither and thither by every current. It is only the few who realize that they have the Power of the Infinite within them by which they can rise superior to all their difficulties, overcome their own weaknesses, and, through victorious experience, attain wisdom.

At this point, some practical readers may say that attaining wisdom is all very well, but what he wants is practical help. He is perhaps out of work, has sickness in his house, and is in debt. Or, he may be well-to-do, and yet in the deepest distress and misery. To all such, I would say that they possess the power by which they can overcome all their difficulties, and, through overcoming, attain wisdom. A man’s success depends, more than anything, upon his faith in the good purpose of life: his faith in the Power of the Infinite within him, and his ability to overcome every obstacle in his path.

The extent of the Power that man can bring into his life is the measure of his faith in that Power. If his faith in It is small, then his life will be feeble and lacking in achievement. If his faith in the Power within him is large, then great will be the power manifesting in his life. The Power of the Infinite is illimitable and inexhaustible: all that is required is an unquenchable belief and trust in it. The weakest and most timid can make use of this Power. There is the same Power in the timid and weak as in the brave and strong. The weakness of the former is due to a lack of faith and belief in the Infinite Power within them.

Difficulties and troubles there will be in every life, and sometimes disaster and heartbreak, when the very earth slides from under the feet, yet, by calling upon the Power within, it is possible to rise from the ruins of cherished hopes stronger and “greater” through experience. Happiness and true success depend upon how the troubles and difficulties of life are met. Adversity comes to all, but if it is met in the right manner even failure can be made the stepping-stone to success. Trouble comes to all, but, while it makes some people stronger and better in every way, it submerges others so that they never rise again. The trouble is the same, it is how it is met that makes the difference. Those who meet difficulty and adversity in the feeble strength of their finite minds and false personality are speedily overwhelmed and broken by the storms of life. But those who rely upon, and have faith in the Power within them, can never be overwhelmed, neither can they ever be defeated. The Power, being infinite, is always sufficient, no matter how great the need may be.

One who realizes his own real spiritual identity knows that he can never die, that he can never be defeated, that he can never really fail. He may lose his body through the change that is called death; but he, the true man, can never die. Neither can he fail, though he is defeated a thousand times—he must rise again.

Only have faith in the Spiritual Power within you and you can know all the joys of overcoming and achievement. All things will become yours. Seek first the Kingdom within you (your spiritual union with the Infinite, and harmony with the Divine Will and Purpose) and all these things shall be added unto you. You will not need to fear the morrow, for you will know that all provision has already been made. There will be no need to hoard up wealth, for there will be the necessary daily supplies always available. There will be no need to live near a doctor, for God, the Infinite Life shall be your health. There will be no need for regret or lamentation, for you shall know that all is well. There will be no fear of future happenings, for you shall realize that the Infinite One makes no mistakes.

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KINDNESS WISDOM

Fairytale 💥

Wheresoever you go, go with all your heart.

Can there be a love which does not make demands on its object?

We can live without religion and meditation, but we cannot survive without human affection.

If you don’t love yourself, you cannot love others. You will not be able to love others.

If you have no compassion for yourself then you are not able of developing compassion for others.

Did you understand what a mess you made of offers

To live life with a falsehood must be like living in a cave of nothingness.

Be humble be kind

It’s never to late to ” grow up”

Love them anyway cause they never knew who they were 💥

Shalom 😔

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Peace Truth

Be yourself

Don’t let somebody squeeze you into their mold. God is doing a new thing. He’s going to take you further than your parents, further than those that have gone before. Listen to their advice, but be strong and follow that still small voice on the inside. Nobody can hear God’s direction for your life like you. God doesn’t give someone else more insight into your destiny than He does you. Sure others may see things, but God speaks to your spirit! Share this with someone you love and be blessed!

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Buddism

Humble

Love and compassion are necessities, not luxuries. Without them humanity cannot survive.

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