Wednesday, September 17, 2008

The Key Of Destiny

Gandhi Quote of the day. "I have not the shadow of a doubt that any man or woman can achieve what I have, if he or she would make the same effort and cultivate the same hope and faith."

Thought For Today:Emmet Fox Speaks.

The Key Of Destiny
There are a few great laws that govern all thinking,just as there are a few fundamental laws in chemistry, in physics, and in mechanics, for example. We know that thought control is the Key of Destiny, and in order to learn thought control we have to know and understand these laws, just as the chemist has to understand the laws of chemistry, and the electrician has to know the laws of electricity. One of the great mental laws is the Law of Substitution. This means that the only way to get rid of a certain thought is to substitute another one for it. You cannot dismiss a thought directly. You can do so only by substituting another one for it. On the physical plane this is not the case. You can drop a book or a stone by simply opening your hand and letting it go; but with thought this will not work. If you want to dismiss a negative thought, the only way to do so is to think of something positive and constructive. It is as though in order, let us say, to drop a pencil, it were necessary to put a pen or a book or a stone into your hand, when the pencil would fall away.
If I say to you, "Do not think of the Statue of Liberty," of course, you immediately think of it. If you say, "I am not going to think of the Statue of Liberty," that is thinking of it. But now, having thought of it, if you become interested in something else, say, by turning on the radio, you forget all about the Statue of Liberty - and this is a case of substitution.
It sometimes happens that negative thoughts seem to besiege you in such force that you cannot overcome them. That is what is called a fit of depression, or a fit of worry, or perhaps even a fit of anger. In such a case the best thing is to go and find someone to talk to on any subject, or to go to a good movie or play, or read an interesting book, say a good novel or biography or travel book, or something of the kind. If you sit down to fight the negative tide you will probably succeed only in amplifying it.
Turn your attention to something quite different, refusing steadfastly to think of or rehearse the difficulty, and, later on, after you have completely gotten away from it, you can come back with confidence and handle it by spiritual treatment. "I say unto you that you resist not evil." Matthew 5.39

Have a sunny day. Fine Art andJewelry.


Pentad said...

Great thoughts. I will keep this in mind today. Thanks for the reminder.

Jude said...

I hope you go to the entrecard blog and read their updated quality rules. They have been deleting blogs without warning for automatic music playing and many other things just thought you might want a heads up.

The Mommy and Me Boutique said...

Your art work and your jewelry is quite beautiful.I love the classic feeling and the way you use your color!

Laura Winslow Godsil said...

Thank you Pentad for your comment.

Thanks for the heads up Jude. I'm giving up on entrecard- to much work for the return.

Thank you Mommy and Me for your kind word

you all have a sunny day.