This is the way of peace: Overcome evil with good,
falsehood with truth, and hatred with love.

Are you a slave to your self-centered nature, or does your divine nature guide your life? Do you know that every moment of your life you’re creating through thought? You create your own inner condition; you’re helping create the conditions around you. 

Christian teachings tell us that “As a man thinketh in his heart, so is he.” Which is saying very clearly that we are creating the conditions around us. If we could look a bit more deeply into life, we might see that physical difficulties are reflections of spiritual difficulties, and that negative thoughts and feelings are much more harmful than disease germs. 

If you realized how powerful your thoughts are, you would never think a defeatist or negative thought. Since we create through thought, we need to concentrate very strongly on positive thoughts. If you think you can’t do something, you can’t. But if you think you can, you may be surprised to discover that you can. It is important that our thoughts be constantly for the best that could happen in a situation — for the good things we would like to see happen. 

I have met some New Age people who had heard some prediction of disaster and were actually concentrating on that. What a terrible thing to do! Why, we’re creating every moment of our lives through thought. And we’re helping to create the conditions around us. 

When you hear of any predictions of disaster there’s a reason for it. The reason is that you are to throw the entire weight of your positive thought in the opposite direction. 

For instance, when there were dozens of predictions that half of California was to slide into the sea from a terrible earthquake, I deliberately planned to be in that section of California. There wasn’t a tremor. But I missed some of my friends who were on the east coast, playing it safe. 

Remember where it says there shall be prophecies and they shall fail? Why is it? Because all you can predict is the trend of things. You can never say what the outcome will be, because we are constantly able to turn that prediction in another direction, in a positive direction if we get together on that. 

Every good thing you do, every good thing you say, every good thought you think, vibrates on and on and never ceases. The evil remains only until it is overcome by the good, but the good remains forever. 

Just concentrate on thinking and living and acting in harmony with God’s laws and inspiring others to do likewise. 

Every time you meet a person, think of some encouraging thing to say — a kind word, a helpful suggestion, an expression of admiration. Never think of any right effort as being fruitless. All right effort bears fruit, whether we see the results or not. 

Remember the power of thought, and think only about the best that could happen. Dwell only upon the good things you want to see happen. Remember, through thought you create your inner conditions and help to create the conditions around you. We are all helping to make a great decision. Remember also that the darkest hour is just before the dawn. 

Spiritually speaking, you suffer for negative thoughts and feelings just as you suffer for wrong behavior. However, you suffer most if you know and do not do. Yes, you are responsible for all three. 

If you realized how powerful your thoughts are you would never think a negative thought. They can be a powerful influence for good when they're on the positive side, and they can and do make you physically ill when they're on the negative side. 

If you're harboring the slightest bitterness toward anyone, or any unkind thoughts of any sort whatever, you must get rid of them quickly. They aren't hurting anyone but you. It is said that hate injures the hater, not the hated. It isn't enough just to do right things and say right things, you must also think right things before your life can come into harmony. 


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