Life Course Chapter # 1 - - Habits
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The Eternal Now
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Today I Will begin a new Life !
I shed my old self
which has for too long suffered
I will follow wisdom learned
the bruises of failure
and the wounds of half-hearted effort.
from the events of my Life.
As I recognize my oneness with humanity,
I will follow my Inner Guide !
I also see my right to enjoy the many good things
Be it perceived calamity or fortunate windfall
presented to me each day !
I will savor the taste of my experience
The Life path I walk is filled
And value the blessing within.
with opportunity and hazards.
My goal is to be ever alert,
and to select the finest of Lifes' opportunities.
I will be steadfast in my place
with Christ Consciousness.
I Will Not Fail !
Ask, and I will receive.
Seek and I will find.
Knock and it will be opened.
I claim the power and help of
the Divine Spirit within me.
Failure no longer is an acceptable payment
for my struggle, suffering and pain !
Failure is now alien to my Life !
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I may need to accept setbacks,
they are part of my learning, but I do not accept
Though life seems so short,
the destruction of my efforts, hopes and aspirations
through "perceived" failure.
and what is to be accomplished seems so great;
I will walk my path in patience.
Great things take time to sprout and blossom.
I accept the walk in patience as the path to success.
I understand oneness with My Inner Guide
leads to Internal Peace,
I admit, though I may often act contrary,
and Peace is key on my path to personal fulfillment.
that too often I do not currently possess
I will therefore ASK for help when I need it.
all the knowledge and experience necessary to achieve my goal.
I have already stumbled too many times in arrogance
or drowned in pools of self pity.
I reject this extreme behavior, and cast it from my life.
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"Nature", The Divine's tool in our growth,
has provided me with innate knowledge.
Any lack of experience on my part will be turned to advantage for me.
I will see situations as others have not.
I will apply the teachings I have been given,
and the apply Spiritual Power available
It is not my own greatness I seek,
to have the impossible accomplished THROUGH ME !
but the joy in experiencing the wonderful things
which will be done through my Personal Being and Life.
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The difference between those who fail and those who succeed;
.... lies in the difference of their HABITS !
Things and objects I can not possess.
Only principles and wisdom are mine to claim.
The principles and wisdom I have learned of Life
and those offered within this course
I will take care of these new tools.
are tools to help me prevent losing sight of my goals
and falling into failure.
Good habits are the hidden pathway to success.
Bad habits; the stumblingblock to failure.
I will form good habits, and become their dedicated student !
As a child I was naturally a slave to my impulses.
So that I needed constant supervision from my parents.
Then as I grew, I became slave to
many habits (good and bad) as all grown people do.
The past deeds of my life,
the many poor and misplaced habits that I have developed,
already have marked out a path that threatens to imprison my future.
My daily actions, like the actions of others, are mostly ruled by:
I desire to be ruled
Desire, Resentment, Love and Fear.
Yet resentment and fear
seem too often to command my mind.
I know I will be ruled by Habits !
Humans are creatures of habit !
Therefore, if I am to be ruled by habits,
I Will be ruled by Good Habits.
I will spot the oncoming of my bad habits and
I will confidently pray and be delivered from them.
Then I will accept whatever comes from
The inner struggle of good ond evil.
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I will replace my bad habits with good ones !
This course can help me do this.
With each reading of this Chapter
I will select and drive a bad habit from my life
This will bring me ever closer to success.
and replace it with a good one.
I will read this chapter once each week for a full month.
As I repeat the words of each chapter
they soon become part of my Active Mind.
More importantly they seep into
and become a part of my Sublime Mind.
This mysterious yet most powerful part of me
and so often makes me act in ways that I can not comprehend.
As the truths of each chapter are absorbed by my sublime mind,
My daily energy will increase,
and my enthusiasm will rise.
My desire to meet the world and the challenges of life
will overcome the fear that kept me so paralyzed.
The new Hope this will instill in me,
will overcome the worry
and made me tired when I was to rise in the morning.
that kept me from sleep at night,
Soon I will find myself fearless in the face of trouble,
and reacting to situations that confront me
I will be happier than I ever believed possible
as I have learned through my Inner Voice of Wisdom .
Soon also these reactions will be easy to perform.
I hereby make myself a solemn oath:
That I will not quit on myself in this new growth.
To lose a day,
to risk breaking the habit;
As I read and re-read the words of each chapter,
IS NOT ACCEPTABLE !
I will not deter from this practice of reading !
I will not allow their simplicity or brevity
Today, my old life is as dust !
to cause me to dismiss their importance or value.
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