Thursday, July 17, 2008

No Reality In Evil

Gandhi Quote of the day:"Prayer is not asking. It is a longing of the soul. It is daily admission of one's weakness. It is better in prayer to have a heart without words than words without a heart."

Thought for today: "No Reality in Evil" by Emmet Fox

No Reality In Evil
NEVER recognize evil as having any reality. Never grant it the courtesy of the slightest or most formal acquiescence. Even though you may not be able to demonstrate over error for the time being, still you must not recognize it as having any power or reality.
Every time you speak or think of evil as having any power-you give it that much power. Every time you allow it to scare you - you give it that much authority.
Always fight error in thought - not in the sense of struggling with it, but fight it in the sense of knowing that it is only false belief. Do not let it rest quietly in thought; but harass it.
The only attitude for the metaphysical student is; "I believe in Divine Harmony and nothing else. I do not believe there is any power in evil, and it is not going to get any recognition from me. The Truth about my problem is true now, not next week or next year but now, and the Truth concerning anything is all that there is of it." This is the scientific way of fighting and harassing error-to see that it has no chance to dig itself in. This is the General Grant touch.
Judge not according to the appearance, but judge righteous judgment.

Have a sunny day. Fine Art and Jewelry.


Lee said...

I guess the first question that comes to mind is: if we don't acknowledge the existence of evil, how will we be able to recognize and either defeat it, or avoid it? I can agree that we need to deny the reality of evil in our own principles and actions.

Laura Winslow Godsil said...

Hi Lee, I don't think this post says not to acknowledge the existance of evil.I think it is telling us how to mentally deal with it by not empowering it.I think the 23 psalm teaches the way out of a negative situation. Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I fear no evil: for thou art with me; thy rod and thy staff they comfort me.

Anonymous said...

Please remove the auto play music from your blog. Ok if I have a choice, but I couldn't even find a place to turn it off. Not good when the kids are sleeping, or I am trying to listen to my own music.


Really great points. As usual I am enlightened and thinking in a positive light!

Pentad said...

So true, so true. Thank you for the reminder. Please keep the music.

Laura Winslow Godsil said...

The music stays. If you want to turn off the music click on the large square button in the middle of the fine tune icon.

Thanks to Heidi and Pentad for your comments.