Lessons In Truth - Lesson 6 - Annotation 6
How may we know what effects will follow certain states of mind?
6. We may know what effects will follow certain states of mind by the results in our life. All things act in obedience to the laws of God, each in its own particular sphere. We may be sure of results because the laws of life work without variation according to the way they are utilized.
We must understand that we are always using the law of absolute good. This law operates through us as "the mental law of cause and effect" to produce results in our life according to our understanding and use of it. Everything that we have experienced or are experiencing is the result of states of mind that we have put into operation through our thinking and feeling.
"All true action is governed by law. Nothing Just happens . . . All happenings are the result of cause and can be explained under the law of cause and effect. This is a teaching that appeals to the innate logic of our mind, yet we sometimes feel like doubting it when we see things happen that have no apparent cause ... Man does not demonstrate according to the law but according to his knowledge of the law, and that is why we must seek to learn more of it" (page 58, Prosperity).
If our thoughts are disorderly, discordant, fearful, anxious, conditions of a similar nature will result from these states of mind. The Bible makes this point very clear in Gal. 6:7, "Whatsoever a man soweth, that shall he also reap." If we build states of mind that are loving, peaceful, joyous, strong, courageous, wise, prosperous, and make them the predominant trend of our thinking, then we can expect the manifestation of these positive states in our mind, in our body, and in our affairs.
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