Everything that is in action must necessarily work through definite laws. And as the mind is in constant action, alternating its actions at almost every turn of thought or feeling, it is evident that a vast number of laws are employed by the mental process.
To know how the mind works, therefore, we must know something about these laws. – from “How the Mind Works” —- UNCONSCIOUSLY we are forming habits every moment of our lives. Some are habits of a desirable nature; some are those of a most undesirable nature.
Some, though not so bad in themselves, are exceedingly bad in their cumulative effects, and cause us at times much loss, much pain and anguish, while their opposites would, on the contrary, bring as much peace and joy, as well as a continually increasing power.
Have we it within our power to determine at all times what types of habits shall take form in our lives? In other words, is habit-forming, character-building, a matter of mere chance, or have we it within our own control?
We have, entirely and absolutely. “I will be what I will to be,” can be said and should be said by every human soul. – from “Character Building Thought Power —- Enjoy these great works from two famous New Thought authors.
Before “New Age” there was “New Thought,” a philosophy that sought God through metaphysics and was wildly popular in the late 19th and early 20th centuries.
American mystic and bestselling author RALPH WALDO TRINE (1866-1958) was one of the most significant writers on New Thought principles, and this 1899 volume reproduces in one compact package beloved excerpts from his book What All the World’s A-Seeking (also available from Cosimo Classics).
Here, Trine examines:
- quashing negative or foolish thinking instantly
- approaching life aware of our own talents and limitations
- the power of a positive attitude
- and more.
Trine’s advice-wise, but also cheerful-continues to serve as a potent inspiration today.