of our emotional strife stems from the uncontrollable effects which
environment has upon our minds, feelings and bodies. Because we lack peace and
self-control, we feel compelled to control these outer effects, becoming
cunning manipulators as we strive, consciously or unconsciously, to throw off
the chains of environmental manipulation.
replying to manipulation with manipulation we achieve not the peace we yearn
for, but rather, a peace-less peace, for the environment always responds with
greater manipulation and thus a chaotic cycle begins in which we are forever
countering manipulation with manipulation: and the result is that we are
possessed-enslaved to that which we are struggling the hardest to avoid. Before you can know true peace, this cycle
must be broken; therefore,
BE STILL AND KNOW . . .
you do not discover the way to control your mind from within, you will fall
victim to outside compulsion, which wars against your inner, common, higher
sense. Separation from God is man's first agony. Then his impatient, angry
emotional response separates him further from the stable, undying Truth and
this is his second agony. To find rapport with your inner, higher
consciousness, lines of communication with it must first be established; and
then, once you hear this inner voice, you will begin to see the subtle ways in
which you are controlled by outside forces.
example, when you become upset, invisible threads are established between your
mind, feeling and body and also between your body and the temptation. Your
continuous response to the provocation strengthens these threads, tying you
ever more firmly to that which provoked you in the first place. Having reacted
in this manner, you then experience fear and guilt; you invent a variety of
excuses to explain this compulsion, and you become increasingly confused as you
scheme to avoid or offset these possessive reactions.
the emotional reaction of anger tears you away from your conscience and ties
you to the provocation. Response implies control: needless emotional reaction
causes you to yield-out of fear, guilt and conditioned reflex-to a worldly god
of outside control. Because emotional response is like a gravitational response
between living organisms, it sets us progressively beneath an outside
controlling force, when we should be responding to the ultimate Principle of
Good-the controlling force within us.
we wish to tear ourselves away from worldly entanglements, we must first
conceive of a higher attachment within ourselves. Next we must find the road of
attainment to Him. From our present earthly attainments, we must gravitate into
a relationship with God, by the proper response.
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