Series 1 - Lesson 3 - Annotation 11
Is there any reality in the belief in "luck"? What is it that is called luck?
11. Luck implies something that comes to one by chance. As all things in the universe occur in a lawful and orderly sequence, there seems little opportunity for luck or accident. Every effect must partake of the nature of its cause. Without law and order the universe would be chaos.
The explanation for what is termed "luck" is plain to the one who understands the laws of mind and knows how they work. Just as there are specific laws in the domain of electricity, mathematics, chemistry, and the other sciences, so there are specific laws of mind. In the human consciousness, men operate under the mental law of what is termed cause and effect; that is, whatever the character of the cause that is put into operation, the effect will be like the cause which produced it.
When a human being has what he calls "good luck," his mind has been conforming to the laws of good, whether he is conscious of it or not. God, Absolute Good, can produce only that which is like His own nature. If a person has what he terms "bad luck," he has allowed his thoughts to dwell upon failure, sickness, unhappiness, or any negative belief or condition. In accord with the specific laws of mind, the mental causes that he puts into operation produce according to their kind. Like produces like. When man can hold the vision of abundant good as his rightful inheritance, that is what will be his portion. The good he reaps will not be according to "luck" but according to law.
Preceding Entry: What has the keeping of this law to do with the demonstration of supply?
Following Entry: How may we overcome worry about supply?