HOW TO THINK POSITIVELY
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Roy Master's pamphlet,
"How to Think Positively"
was written in 1973
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There are many
different ways by which our minds are impressed with so-called
"positive" ideas, ideals and beliefs, and all of them are wrong. A
person may be hypnotized into believing he is Napoleon or acting like a
Christian, but neither is true though they believe it themselves.Tempted, cut off from the life flowing from reality, we do one of two things:
we excuse what we have become, or we seek out idols who characterize or seem to
embody our lost identity and we mimic them.
We are either wrong people who
excuse our wrong, or wrong people who act right; and I suppose the latter is
the lesser of the two evils if the facade is not used as a front for wicked
behavior.True perfection comes into being when the inside matches the outside. When you
make inner contact with your real self that self comes into being as a real
person, a truly right individual who is no longer in turmoil and without the
need to pretend.
By this same inner relationship, the faulty self gradually
becomes right through and through-and all that is needed is a change of heart.What does the Scripture say about this? "Wash first the inside of the cup
and the outside also will be clean".
Protect those you
love from the infiltration of worldly rhetoric and hypnotic pressure (school)
and they will unfold from within like a flower. Your awareness, wisdom and true
timing can reach into their mind and neutralize the effects of pressure, often
before it materializes into action, and so neatly nip errors in the bud before
they take root.
Little overt direction is necessary, but if it is required it
should be only that kind that awakens your loved one to subtle dormant
principles of life through which he can see his own way to move and have his
With infants, the
motivation and direction needed is mostly simple discipline - for example, as
regards the protocol of eating and cleanliness. You may have to patiently
remind a child a thousand times to brush his teeth before bed until this duty
lovingly discharged penetrates into his awareness of that need. You can avoid
all this bother by frightening or upsetting him so badly that he will
mechanically assume his "duty" forever in the name of
"self-reliance"-but is it?The unloving, impatient person, eager to rid himself of the burden of responsibility,
will push, bribe and motivate his children and in this way change them into
The true authority is within; those who are truly linked to that authority in
themselves understand the very delicate process of slowly introducing their children
to their own centers of dignity. If you have such authority in yourself (if you
have abandoned your ego life, then you have), your offspring can follow any
"suggestion" from you without any danger whatsoever of becoming
conditioned to an authority outside themselves.
The love coming through you is
of the same quality and in concert with the understanding of life in
themselves.So obedience and agreement with that kind of "direction" is the same
as obedience to self. As the child grows, physical transference to the same
identity within him is a much more simple matter.Alas, most parents and teachers condition the child to answer to outer
authorities (pressure), and so separate them from their Real Selves.
conditioning process begins, there is less and less direction from within, and
more authority from without becomes a necessary evil against which many
children rebel (or conform, which is just as detrimental).
In this way we become a society of more and more outer-directed beings involved
in a relationship with leaders and authorities such as we should have with God.
And so begins a journey into darkness, confusion, chaos, suffering, tragedy and
Hold fast! You are on the road back, but first you must explore and fully
understand the nature of the error on your journey to grace.
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