You Are A Mental Being

Today’s Group Therapy Reading 08/08/10- Gero Unit

For Mary, Jean, Carol, Gail, and Didi…..from me.

Man is a mental being, and to know this is the first step on the road to freedom and prosperity, for as long as you believe yourself to be primarily physical, a superior kind of animal, you will remain in bondage- in bondage, that is to say, to your own habits of thought, for there is no other bondage. Mind is primary, but mind must have embodiment, and the embodiment of your mind is found in your visible conditions- the kind of health you have, your financial position, your business connections, the sort of home you have, and all the thousand and one things that make up your present environment.

This being the case, you will see how foolish it is for you to endeavor, as do most people, to improve your conditions by altering your environment while leaving your mind unchanged. To attempt this is to attempt the impossible and to foredoom yourself to failure and disappointment. Mind is cause, and experience is effect; and so, as long as your mind remains unchanged, it will continue to produce just those effects or experiences of which you are anxious to be rid. If you do not like the experience or effect that your are getting, the obvious remedy is to alter the cause and then the effect will naturally alter too.

-Emmet Fox (1886-1951)

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