August Emmet Fox E-Zine
PROFESSIONAL appraisers exist in various fields. An expert will come in, take a good look at certain merchandise, and put an estimated value upon it. It is interesting to observe how often this verdict is found, by the market test, to be about correct. We seldom realize it, but we all do just that whenever a new problem faces us. We take a quick look at it, and we appraise its importance-but we nearly always overrate it enormously. A three-ounce difficulty we appraise at three tons (or sometimes even three hundred tons) through fear. Now, the size of any difficulty, or any problem, for you, is the size at which you appraise it. What you really consider to be a big problem, is a big problem for you. What you really consider a small problem, is a small problem for you. Of course, the higher the value at which you appraise the problem, the lower the value at which you appraise the power of God. We are told that, to the wise, a word is sufficient. According to your faith shall it be done unto you.
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Why is God Punishing Me? ~ Joseph Murphy
I had a friend who was bedridden with disease, and on visiting her at a hospital
in London, she said to me, "Why did this happen to me? What did I do to deserve
this? Why is God angry at me? Why is God punishing me?
Her friends pointed out to me how kindhearted and deeply spiritual she was, and
that she was a pillar of the church. It is true that she was an excellent person
in many ways, but she believed in the reality of her sickness and that the condition
was incurable. She believed that her heart was governed by laws of its own, independent
of her thinking. This was her belief, so, naturally, she acted accordingly.
She changed her belief and began to realize that her life was God's life and that
when she changed her mind, she would change her body. She began to cease giving
power to the sickness in her thought and prayed as follows:
"The Infinite Healing Presence is flowing through me as harmony, health, peace,
wholeness, and perfection. God's Healing Love dwells in every cell." She repeated
this prayer frequently and following her change of belief had a wonderful healing.
This woman had lived in fear of a heart attack for several years, not knowing that
what we most fear comes to pass.
The law of life is the law of belief. Trouble of any kind is nature's alarm signal
that we are thinking wrongly in that direction, and nothing but a change of thought
can set us free. We demonstrate what we really believe. There is a law of cause
and effect operating at all times, and nothing happens to man without his mental
consent and participation.
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Thinking Along With - James Allen
Life Is Like A Cloth
If one looks superficially at a piece of cloth, he sees it as a piece of cloth,
but if he goes further and inquires into its manufacture, and examines it closely
and attentively, he sees that it is composed of a combination of individual threads,
and that, while all the threads are interdependent, each thread pursues its own
way throughout, never becoming confused with its sister thread. It is this entire
absence of confusion between the particular threads which constitutes the finished
work a piece of cloth; any inharmonious commingling of the thread would result in
a bundle of waste or a useless rag.
Life is like a piece of cloth, and the threads of which it is composed are individual
lives. The threads, while being interdependent, are not confounded one with the
other. Each follows its own course. Each individual suffers and enjoys the consequences
of his own deeds, and not of the deeds of another. The course of each is simple
and definite; the whole forming a complicated, yet harmonious, combination of sequences.
There are action and reaction, deed and consequence, cause and effect, and the counterbalancing
reaction, consequence, and effect is always in exact ratio with the initiatory impulse.
A durable and satisfactory piece of cloth cannot be made from shoddy material, and
the threads of selfish thoughts and bad deeds will not produce a useful and beautiful
life, a life that will wear well, and bear close inspection. Each man makes or mars his own life;
it is not made or marred by his neighbor, or by anything external
to himself. Each thought he thinks, each deed he does, is another thread shoddy
or genuine woven into the garment of his life; and as he makes the garment so must
he wear it. He is not responsible for his neighbor's deeds; he is not the custodian
of his neighbor's actions; he is responsible only for his own deeds; he is the custodian
of his own actions.
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