Part Four - Page 5

  1. The reply is, by exercise; mental strength is secured in exactly the same way that physical strength is secured, by exercise. We think something, perhaps with difficulty the first time; we think the same thing again, and it becomes easier this time; we think it again and again; it then becomes a mental habit. We continue to think the same thing; finally it becomes automatic; we are now positive of what we think. We are sure; we know.
  2. Last week I asked you to relax, to let go physically. This week, I am going to ask you to concentrate mentally. If you practiced the exercise given you last week fifteen or twenty minutes a day in accordance with the instructions, you can now relax physically; and anyone who can consciously do this quickly and completely is a master of their self. They have obtained freedom; they are now a master of conditions. I shall assume that you have mastered the exercise and are ready to take the next step, which is mental freedom.
  3. This week, after taking your usual position, remove all tension by completely relaxing, then mentally grab onto all favorable conditions, such as love, happiness, serenity, trust, goodwill, joy, ease and satisfaction of any kind.
  4. You may say that you cannot grab onto these things, but you can; you can do so by mentally determining to do so, by voluntary intention and persistence.
  5. The reason that some can do this is because they allow themselves to be controlled by their intellect. Those who will be guided by the intellect will gain the victory. You will not succeed the first time you try, but practice makes perfect, in this as in everything else, and you must succeed in inviting, retaining and completely creating these positive and constructive thoughts; because they are the seed which is constantly germinating into concordant conditions of every conceivable kind and description.
There is nothing truer than that the quality of thought which we entertain correlates certain externals in the outside world. This is the Law from which there is no escape. And it is this Law, this correlative of the thought with its object, that from time immemorial has led the people to believe in special providence. - Wilmans

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