Part Five - Page 3

  1. These are psychological facts; these thinking processes are reality and are certain; they are well known; in fact, they are so plain that everyone can understand them. The thing to do is to have a mental house-cleaning, and to have this house-cleaning every day, and keep the house clean. Mental, moral and physical cleanliness are absolutely indispensable if we are to make progress of any kind.
  2. When this mental house-cleaning process has been completed, the material which is left will be suitable for the making of the kind of ideals or mental images which we desire to realize.
  3. There is a fine estate awaiting a claimant. Its broad acres, with abundant crops, running water and fine timber, stretch away as far as the eye can see. There is a mansion, spacious and cheerful, with rare pictures, a well-stocked library, rich hangings, and every comfort and luxury. All the heir has to do is to assert their heirship, take possession, and use the property. They must use it; they must maintain it in good condition; for use is the condition on which he holds it. To look after it is to win possession.
  4. In the domain of mind and spirit, in the domain of practical power, such an estate is yours. You are the heir! You can assert your heirship and possess, and use this rich inheritance. Power over circumstances is one of its fruits, health, harmony and prosperity are assets upon its balance sheet. It offers you poise and peace. It costs you only the labor of studying and harvesting its great resources. It recommends an investment, to gain your freedom, your liberty, your strength. It clothes you with self-honor, and puts a scepter in your hands.
  5. To gain this estate, three processes are necessary: You must earnestly desire it. You must assert your claim. You must take possession.
  6. You admit that those are easy conditions.

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