You are the architect of your own life: it is yours to make or to mar. By the power of thought you are Constructive or Destructive; Which are you? The power of thought is a spiritual power. It is the greatest power that man has at his disposal. The world today is in its present state simply as a result of mankind’s collective thinking; each nation is in its present state of evolvement enjoying peace and prosperity or trouble and poverty; fellowship and unity or murder and anarchy; simply as a result of its thinking as a nation. Each individual is who they are, and their life is what it is, and their circumstances what they are, simply as results of their thoughts. What one think, they become; what one think is the mainspring of all their actions; what an individual think they attract to themselves their circumstances and environment; what one think determines what type of friends and companions will gather around them; what one think decides whether they shall be happy or miserable, successful or unsuccessful, healthy or unhealthy, prosperous or poverty stricken, hated or loved. What we think has and will always attract those things to us.
Our life is the evidence of our prior thoughts. What one think either builds up the character or tears it down. What one think can overcome fate or strengthen it, can bring them into alignment with their glorious destiny, or make them an outcast and a wanderer in desert places. Indeed, there is no limit to the power of thought, because it is a spiritual, divine & immeasurable power. It is the power which distinguishes human from the brute, it is the power by which one can mount up with his source, it is the power which can make the unsuccessful successful in the battle of life, it is the power which can make the loftiest achievement possible, it is the power by which difficulties can be overcome, disadvantages of birth and parentage surmounted, and the life beautified, inspired and energized with creative powers.
By thought we either bless or curse ourselves. By thought we bring into our life success or failure, health or disease, happiness or unhappiness, poverty or prosperity. A thought of failure tends to produce failure; a thought of disease tends to produce disease, and so on. There is no (God) that punishes us, we punish ourselves, or rather our thoughts of evil punish us. It is all in our consciousness and by the character of our thoughts. Whatever there is in your life or mine, of disharmony, lack, sickness or unhappiness, is the result of our disharmonious thoughts with the Divine Intelligent Source of Power, “The One”. We live in an orderly Universe, but we do not react harmoniously to our environment, we are not in correspondence with the hidden law and order around us. It is not necessary for the universe to be altered; what is needed is that our consciousness should evolve. Within our thoughts lay the cause of the disorder in our own individual reality for we each live in a little world of our own creation therefore, the disorder and trouble that afflicts us, or the lack that restricts our life, can never be overcome, save by a change of mind, habit of thought, and mental attitude.
The fact remains that thinking in terms of success and achievement, at the same time maintaining a consciousness of abundance and prosperity, tends to attract these things to us. The mind is creative to a degree undreamed of by most people, and our thoughts attract things to us after their kind; Opportunities for achievement and more abundant circumstances on the one hand, or failure and lack, disappointment and discouragement on the other. Our individual outward reality is nothing more than a reflection of our individual inward thoughts. We ‘people’ our world around us with hate, discord, love and harmony, according to our consciousness within. Our life tends, in course of time, to express the type of thought habitually dwelt upon. Our life is filled with evil or good to the extent that we fail or succeed in harmonizing with the Divine Order which is the only true Reality.
By changing your thoughts and mental attitude, you will “reverse the lever” and come into harmony with the One Divine Universal Consciousness. And by doing so, success is liable to become your master and you its slave. Therefore, it is important that you choose the highest form of success, that you can. When this is accomplished, your life will blossom like the rose, shine like a full moon and flow like the mighty stream. “You shall be led forth with peace; the mountains and the hills shall break before you into singing, and all the trees of the field shall clap their hands. “