not begin the new year by recounting to yourself or
others all your losses and sorrows.
Let the past go.
some good friend present you with material for a
lovely garment, would you insult her by throwing it
aside and describing the beautiful garments you had
worn out in past times?
new year has given you the fabric for fresh start in
life; why dwell upon the events which have gone, the
joys, blessings and advantages of the past!
not tell me it is too late to be successful or happy. Do not tell me you are sick or broken in spirit; the spirit
cannot be sick or broken, because it is of God.
is your mind which makes your body sick.
Let the spirit assert itself and demand health
and hope and happiness in this new year.
the money you have lost, the mistakes you have made,
the injuries you have received, the disappointments
you have experienced.
sorrow, the sorrow which comes from the death of dear
ones, or some great cross well borne, you need not
think of these things as sent to enrich your nature,
and to make you more human and sympathetic.
You are missing them if you permit yourself
instead to grow melancholy and irritable.
is weak and unreasonable to imagine destiny has
selected you for special suffering.
Sorrow is no respecter of persons.
Say to yourself with the beginning of this year
that you are going to consider all your troubles as an
education for your mind and soul; and that out of the
experiences which you have passed through you are
going to build a noble and splendid character, and a
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not tell me you are too old.
Age is all imagination.
Ignore years and they will ignore you.
moderately, and bathe freely in water as cold as
nature's rainfall. Exercise thoroughly and regularly.
alive, from crown to toe.
Breathe deeply, filling every cell of the lungs
for at least five minutes, morning and night, and when
you draw in long, full breaths, believe you are
inhaling health, wisdom and success.
good health. If
it does not come at once, consider it a mere temporary
delay, and continue to expect it.
any physical ailment as a passing inconvenience, no
more. Never for an instant believe you are permanently
ill or disabled.
young men of France are studying alchemy, hoping to
learn the secret of the transmutation of gold.
If you will study your own spirit and its
limitless powers, you will gain a greater secret than
any alchemist ever held; a secret which shall give you
whatever you desire.
of your body as the silver jewel box, your mind as the
silver lining, your spirit as the gem.
Keep the box burnished and clear of dust, but
remember always that the jewel within is the precious
part of it.
of yourself as on the threshold of unparalleled
whole, clear, glorious year lies before you!
In a year you can regain health, fortune,
From The Heart of the New Thought, 1902.
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