Wednesday, June 6, 2018

The Mastery of Poverty


The Mastery of Poverty

Poverty is the result of a negative condition of the mind.which practically every living person experiences at one time or another. it is the first and the most disastrous of the seven basic fears, but it is only a state of mind, and like the other six fears, it is subiect to the control of the individual.
   
The fact that a major portion of all people are born in surroundings of poverty. accept it as inescapable. and go with it all though their lives. indicates how potent a {actor it is in the lives of people. it may well be that poverty is one of the testing devices with which the Creator separates the weak from the strong, for it is a notable fact that those who master poverty. become rich not only in material things, but also rich and often wise in spiritual values as well.
      I have observed diat men who have mastered poverty invariably have a keen sense of Faith in their ability to master practically everything else which stands in the way of their progress; while those who have accepted poverty as inescapable show signs of weakness in many other directions. in no case have I known anyone who had accepted poverty as unavoidable, who had not failed also to exercise that great Gift of the power to take possession of his own mind-power (as the Creator intended all people should do).
    All people go through testing periods throughout their lives, under many circumstances. which clearly disclose whether or not they have accepted and used the Great Gift of exclusive control over their own mind-power. And I have observed that along with this Great Gift from the infinite go also definite penalties for neglect to embrace and use the Gift. and definite rewards for its recognition and use.
    One of the more important rewards for its use consists in complete freedom from the entire seven basic fears and all the lesser fears, with full access to the magic power of FAITH to take the place of the fears.
    The penalties for neglect to embrace and use this Great Gift are legion. in addition to all of the seven basic fears, there are many other liabilities not included with these fears. One of the major penalties for failure to use


the Great gift is the total impossibility of attaining peace of mind.

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