People in the world today live defeated lives unaware of the connection between what they think about the most and what happens in their life.
Whenever we are forced into learning, the results often carry the pain of the process. Emerson (another timeless sage) noted in his essay, Spiritual Laws, “A little consideration of what takes place around us every day, would show us that a higher law, than that of our will, regulates events; that our painful labors are very unnecessary, and altogether fruitless; that only in our easy, simple spontaneous action are we strong, and by contenting ourselves with obedience we become divine.”
Truth is ever the truth and is the result of spiritual perception leading to discovery as opposed to endless explanation. The goal of every spiritual teacher is to stimulate their students to the point of personal discovery – or the infamous “aha” moment. The hidden treasures spoken of throughout this book are summarized in these powerful words, “the people themselves are makers of themselves” or, “as a man thinketh in his heart, so is he.” (Proverbs 23:7)