13 August 2007

Thought for the day…

Filed under: Ponderings,Quotes

You are now in control of your life. You see, the ego is never in control. The ego is controlled by wishes for comfort and convenience on the part of the body, by demands of the mind, and by outbursts of the emotions. However, the higher nature controls the body and the mind and the emotions. I can say to my body, “Lie down there on that cement floor and go to sleep,” and it obeys. I can say to my mind, “Shut out everything else and concentrate on this job before you,” and it’s obedient. I can say to my emotions, “Be still, even in the face of this terrible situation,” and they are still. It’s a different way of living.

The philosopher Thoreau wrote: “If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps he hears a different drummer.”

Now¬† you are following a different drummer–the higher nature instead of the lower.


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