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Series 2 - Lesson 4 - Annotation 13

Series 2 - Lesson 4 - Annotation 13

Why is it so important to think the Truth about life?

13. It is very important to think the Truth about life, "For as he thinketh in his heart, so is he" (Prov. 23:7 A.V.). The "heart" refers to the subconscious, as explained in Annotation Eight of this lesson.

As we interpret life consciously and subconsciously, so we shall live life each day. If we interpret life positively, then the results in our daily living will be harmonious and will move in divine order; if we interpret life negatively, we will bring like conditions into our daily experiences.

Because of ingrained limited beliefs in the race consciousness that life begins with birth in a form and ends with the death of that form, we need to know and think the Truth about life. There are too many mistaken beliefs in regard to "the other side," too many delusions that the body is an "obstruction" and that life out of the body, in an "unobstructed universe," is where man learns the way to live. There are too many who believe that the body is like an old coat that must be discarded, instead of seeing it as the "seamless robe" of righteousness that we are to wear "forever more."

No one can attain a consciousness of eternal life for the whole man so long as he clings to the belief that the immortality of the soul is made possible by "sacrificing" the body, thus attempting to separate man's trinity of spirit, soul, body.

Another teaching that needs to be cleared away is the belief that being a Christian (that is, seeking to live the Christ life) inevitably ends in martyrdom.

Until such time as we prepare the way for eternal life by getting rid of hampering beliefs in the subconscious, we are still imprisoned. As we believe in our heart, so we will interpret life, and the wrong approach to life causes us to experience confusion, frustration, sickness, poverty, and failure.

Preceding Entry: What is the atonement?
Following Entry: What line of thinking will overcome the belief in materiality?