These are merely miscellaneous examples of the thousand old-time “truths” which are now more and more denied. Many pages would be required to set forth the ideas and dogmas which are unceasingly and emphatically being rejected, thoughtfully, deliberately, and in a wholesale manner throughout the world of earnest men and women to-day.
But when you deny, it is a great mistake if you do not affirm something better. The breath of courage which is sweeping over the earth, therefore, is splendidly declaring for ten thousand deathless realities to take the place of mistaken beliefs. I have space simply for a few illustrations. Are we not affirming somewhat as follows at the present time?
Deity is neither Jew nor Gentile; He is the Infinite All-Good—the Eternal White Life.
The Infinite and Eternal White Life is evolving a Universe toward the ultimate perfection of absolute harmony.
All human beings are in fundamental nature divine.
We are here for the purpose of growing to best estate.
Every man, woman and child in the world is entitled to health, happiness, power.
“Evil” is derangement in individual life induced by individual and world-thought gone wrong. As such derangement “evil” is real, but this reality is not necessary or essential, and it may be banished totally and forever.
Disease is dis-easement of the matter of a body induced by dis-easement of soul in a body. The self creates or builds its own body, and the condition of the self determines the condition of the body. In “Power For Success” I have stated what I believe to be the growing conviction in this regard. “The sound body is a perfect material expression of the Universal Forces playing into its field, and its physical character is determined by the psychic character of its owner.” “In a state of health, all physical movements must necessarily cooperate harmoniously with one another and with the Universal Forces.”
What we call mind is a collection of powers organized for use by the self, and these powers are rightly developed only by the good, the true, the beautiful. If the feeling of goodness, or of trueness, or of beauty, is deep within the subconscious phase of the self, mind-life exhibits as mental health. Mental health is a universal right.
The “Spirit”—not to refine on philosophy—is the real self which builds body and may unfold mind. The highest state of the individual, therefore, is religious at the top. This is spirituality. But the only conceivable essential to spirituality is a belief in, and an intelligent (truth-using) surrender to, the White Life—conceived in one’s own way—for harmony and oneness therewith.
Happiness consists in being consciously harmonized with the true, the good and the beautiful. It is not necessary, however, although it is, of course, better, to know these words. The child vibrates with goodness without understanding the name “goodness.” And so on.