In Byways of Blessedness James Allen instructs us on how to improve our life and spiritual wellbeing through the power of positive thinking. Allen teaches how . Byways of Blessedness. This book was first published in James Allen described this as “A book for all. It aims to reveal the sublime principles which lie . Byways to Blessedness by James Allen – Once again James Allen instructs us on how to improve our life and spiritual wellbeing through the power of positive.
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Then there is a sense in which every day may be regarded as the beginning of a new life, in which one blsesedness think, act, and live newly, and in a wiser and better spirit.
Byways to Blessedness
Why this tormenting anger against another and then this repentance and forgiveness? There are no short cuts. He had been taught to regard lying as wrong, and his conscience bore out that teaching, but he believed that it brought to him profit, proesperity and happiness, and that honesty would bring him jaems, poverty, and misery – in a word, he regarded lying, deep in his heart, as the right thing to do, and honesty as the wrong practice.
All men are intrinsically good, but some are wiser than others, are older in experience than others. Should any condemn, abuse, or slander him bywas throws aroundthem the kindly protection of his sympathy, seeing the ignorance which prompts them so to act, and knowing that they alone will suffer for their wrong acts. Order, definiteness, purpose eternally and universally prevail, and he who in his operations ignores these mathematical elements at once deprives himself of substantiality, completeness, success.
But one day he caught a mouse – a weak, terrified, hunted thing like himself – and its helpless frality, and the similarity of its condition with his own, appealed to him, and vlessedness into flame the divine spark of sympathy which smouldered in his crime-hardened heart, and which no human touch had oc wakened into life. By bestowing sympathy on others we increase our own. For many years you have wished to find me in bg that you might kill me; andnow that you have found me, let me beg of you to grant me my life.
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True will-power consists in overcoming the irritabilities, follies, rash impulses and moral lapses which accompany the daily life of the individual, and which are apt to manifest themselves on every slight provocation; and in developing calmness, self-possession, and dispassionate action in the press and heat of worldly duties, and in the midst of jmes passionate and unbalanced throng.
Sympathy given can never be wasted.
Where does temptation assail you most strongly? The small precedes the great. Is it not a situation which is not fully grasped and understood in all it bearings? But think not that because it is unperceived it xllen therefore futile. It is one of the paradoxes of Truth that we gain by giving up; we lose by greedily grasping.
He does not know that pleasure and pain are one, but thinks he can have the one without the other. He neglects nothing; does not hurry; seeks to escape nothing but error and folly; attends to every duty as it is presented to him, and does not postpone and regret.
One cannot truly sympathise with others until all selfish considerations concerning them are put away, and he who does this and strives to see others as they are, strives to realise their particular sins, temptations, and sorrows, their beliefs, opinions, and prejudices, comes at last to see exactly where they stand in their spiritual evolution, comprehends the arc of their experience, and knows that they cannot for the present act otherwise than they do.
H M rated it really liked it Sep 10, Reason is the rightful monarch of the mind, and anarchy reigns in his spiritual kingdom when his throne is usurped by passion. All true sacrifice is within; it is spiritual and hidden, and is prompted by deep humility of heart.
The sacrifice of self, and the acquisition of the supreme knowledge and bliss which it confers, is not accomplished by one great and glorious act but by a series of lesser and successive sacrifices in the ordinary life of the world, by a succession of steps in the daily conquest of Truth over selfishness.
Sorrow is not arbitrarily imposed. The time to avoid evil is before pleasure is embraced, but, once embraced, its train of consequences should teach you wisdom.
Byways of Blessedness
New Thought Conferences Share. Bitter thoughts and blessedness cannot dwell together. A gate leads to a path, and the path leads to some particular destination; so a beginning leads to results, and results lead to a completion. Anything you want, you will have to do on your own.
Yet, so blinding is the pandering to self that, like the drunkard who takes his daily dram in the belief blessexness it is bracing up the nerves which it is all the time shattering, so the lie-a-bed is convinced that long hours of ease are necessary for him as a possible remedy for those very moods and weaknesses and disorders of which his indulgence is the cause. Why not abandon both your load and your misery, and thus add to the gladness of the world by first making yourself glad?
Look not outside thee nor beyond thee for the light and blessedness of Truth, but look within; thou wilt find it within the narrow sphere of thy duty, even in the humble and hidden sacrifices of thine own heart.
Without difficulties there could be no progress, no unfoldment, no evolution; universal stagnation would prevail, and humanity would perish of ennui.
The world needs more of this divine quality.
Little by little is a burden accumulated; imperceptibly and by degrees is its weight increased. Every act of unforgiveness entails upon the doer of that act these five sufferings; whereas every act of forgiveness brings to the doer five kinds of blessedness – the blessedness of love; the blessedness of increased communion and fellowship; the blessedness of a calm and peaceful mind; the blessedness of passion stilled and pride overcome; and the blessedness and kindness and good-will bestowed by others.
If another has done me wrong is not my hatred towards him wrong, and acn one wrong right another? His dilemma calls for alertness, logical thought, and calm calculation. Principles in the New Thought Tao provide powerful processes which serve as keys to deeper happiness and inner peace from the inside out. Stop brooding over your own trying circumstances and contemplate the lives of some of those about you.
bywaus Celebrating New Thought Diversity in thought and form, we weather all storms, thrive and prosper! We hear and read much about burden-bearing, but of the better way of burdendropping very little is heard or known. He is convinced that the pleasure is good and desireable, and therefore to be enjoyed.