Part Two - Introduction

Our blessings are largely due to accurate ideas and understandings of our true interests. The great task is to discover the laws of nature to which we are to adjust ourselves. Clear thinking and moral insight are, therefore, of incalculable value. All processes, even those of thought, rest on solid foundations.

The keener the sensibilities, the more acute the judgment, the more delicate the taste, the more refined the moral feelings, the more subtle the intelligence, the loftier the aspiration--the purer and more intense are the gratifications which existence yields. Hence it is that the study of the best that has been thought in the world gives supreme pleasure.

The powers, uses and possibilities of the mind under the new interpretations are incomparably more wonderful than the most extravagant accomplishment, or even dreams of material progress. Thought is energy. Active thought is active energy; concentrated thought is a concentrated energy. Thought concentrated on a definite purpose becomes power. This is the power which is being used by those who do believe in the virtue of wealth, and the beauty of self-affirmation.

The ability to receive and manifest this power depends upon the ability to recognize the Infinite Energy ever dwelling in people, constantly creating and recreating their bodies and minds, and ready at any moment to manifest through them in any needful manner. In exact proportion to the recognition of this truth will be the manifestation in the outer life of the individual.

Part two explains the method by which this is accomplished.

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