. . . . Thus we come to the fourth law of
success and happiness. . . for I gave you one more
power, a power so great that not even my angels
I gave you. . . the power to choose.
With this gift I placed you even above my angels. .
. for angels are not free to choose sin. I
gave you complete control over your destiny. I
told you to determine, for yourself, your own nature
in accordance with your own free will. Neither
heavenly nor earthly in nature, you were free to
fashion yourself in whatever form you
preferred. You had the power to choose to
degenerate into the lowest forms of life, but you
also had the power, out of your soul's judgment, to
be reborn into the higher forms, which are divine.
I have never withdrawn your great power, the power
What have you done with this tremendous force?
Look at yourself. Think of the choices you
have made in your life and recall, now, those bitter
moments when you would fall to your knees if only
you had the opportunity to choose again.
What is past is past. . . and now you know the
fourth great law of happiness and success. . . Use
wisely, your power of choice.
Choose to love. . . rather than hate.
Choose to laugh. . . rather than cry.
Choose to create. . . rather than destroy.
Choose to persevere. . . rather than quit.
Choose to praise. . . rather than gossip.
Choose to heal. . . rather than wound.
Choose to give. . . rather than steal.
Choose to act. . . rather than procrastinate.
Choose to grow. . . rather than rot.
Choose to pray. . . rather than curse.
Choose to live. . . rather than die.
Now you know that your misfortunes were not my will,
for all power was vested in you, and the
accumulation of deeds and thoughts which placed you
on the refuse of humanity was your doing, not
mine. My gifts of power were too large for
your small nature. Now you have grown tall and
wise and the fruits of the land will be yours.
You are more than a human being, you are a human
You are capable of great wonders. Your
potential is unlimited. Who else, among my
creatures, has mastered fire? Who else, among
my creatures, has conquered gravity, has pierced the
heavens, has conquered disease and pestilience and
Never demean yourself again!
Never settle for the crumbs of life!
Never hide your talents, from this day hence!
Remember the child who says, "when I am a big
boy." But what is that? For the big
boy says, "when I grow up." And then
grown up, he says, "when I am wed."
But to be wed, what is that, after all? The
thought then changes to "when I
retire." And then, retirement comes, and
he looks back over the landscape traversed; a cold
wind sweeps over it and somehow he has missed it all
and it is gone.
Enjoy this day, today. . . and tomorrow, tomorrow.
You have performed the greatest miracle in the
You have returned from a living death.
You will feel self-pity no more and each new day
will be a challenge and a joy. You have been
born again. . . but just as before, you can choose
failure and despair or success and happiness.
The choice is yours. The choice is exclusively
yours. I can only watch, as before. . . in
pride. . . or sorrow.
Remember, then, the four laws of happiness and
Count your blessings.
Proclaim your rarity.
Go another mile.
Use wisely your power of choice.
And one more, to fulfill the other four. Do
all things with love. . . love for yourself, love
for all others, and love for me.
Wipe away your tears. Reach out, grasp my
hand, and stand straight.
Let me cut the grave cloths that have bound you.
This day you have been notified.
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