Well, this Happy Monday finds me driving back home from Edmonton after the final retreat and class for our Ministerial Student cohort. I’m so grateful these beautiful people have accepted the baton to move forward in sharing our Science of Mind teaching each in their own special ways.
I thought I’d share something that has had a prominent place on my desk for many years; unfortunately, its author is unknown, at least to me. Whoever and wherever they are, thank you!
What Is “New Thought”, anyway?
It’s about people taking conscious responsibility for their own lives, not blaming others or the outside world for their problems.
It’s about people who deliberately decide to learn and grow in spite of the possibility of pain.
It’s about people that don’t have to be right for anyone but themselves.
It’s about people seeing their problems as lessons, perhaps in a long series of lives and lessons.
It’s about people who believe we are what we think we are, and we can change ourselves by changing our thinking.
It’s about people that feel they can change the world, only by changing themselves, not by trying to change others.
It’s about people who search for strength from the universe by going inside themselves.
It’s about people that recognize love doesn’t have to have conditions attached. It’s about people loving and knowing themselves in order to better know and love others.
It’s about people who see others as not better than nor less than, but rather, different than themselves, yet part of the same whole.
It’s about people honouring everyone’s right to their own path. It’s about people who realize that now is all we have, since yesterday is just a memory and tomorrow is just a thought.
It’s about people interested in owning themselves, while enjoying the bounty of life.
It’s about people who see the joy in life rather than the pain, having experienced enough pain already.
It’s about people curious about the creative energy of the universe and all that it implies.
It’s about people in all walks of life, from business people to spiritual healers, psychologists to scientists.
New Thought is not about gloom and doom, but rather about conscious awareness of the goodness of our planet and our place in it.
New Thought is not a movement based on guilt, shame, blame, anger, fear or hurt; it is a journey toward recognition that all names for God and Love are synonyms.
New Thought is not an allegiance to one master; it is the recognition that all masters are One.
New Thought could not be a cult because it is open at the top for expanded understanding of our limitless universe.
New Thought encourages people to think for themselves and not to accept any dogma or creed on face value.
New Thought is about “human’s being” the best that they can be.
“We become what we think about. If you know what you want to become, you will become it. Visualization is a force of incalculable power.”
— Earl Nightingale
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