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The New Thought Simplified

The New Thought Simplified

This book is a clear and simple presentment of some phases of the Higher Life.

Described by James Allen as "...one of the most useful of this prolific writer's works. It is more simple than his former works, and is so far more valuable, there being a decided gain in the clearness of the expression. The book deals with a variety of phases of the Higher Thought in twenty-three short chapters, and an Appendix, entitled "Mental and Spiritual Gymnastic Exercises," which consists of twelve "Suggestive Lessons," which are really meditations on the Higher Life which can be applied by the reader. The book is a valuable addition to Spiritual literature, and will help to remove some of the haziness which surrounds the Higher Thought."

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"It Whistles Itself"

How to Gain Harmony and Health By Henry Wood A boy who was whistling loudly as he walked down the street was told to "stop that whistling." He replied, "I ain't whistlin'; it whistles itself." It is much so with a large part of the thinking that is done. It thinks itself. The aforesaid boy…
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Thought Habit

We are all creatures of habit. A deep rut is worn by a meadow brook because it has run in the same channel for a long time. It is no less true of a thought channel. In either case it is not easy to turn it into a new course. Habit is a natural and…
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Thought Selection

If one goes to market to buy the materials for a good dinner, he will carefully choose things of a superior quality. Not only the enjoyment of the meal but its nourishing qualities depend upon the right selection. One will go into detail as to the different cuts—if he be a meat eater—and note the…
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The Laws of Life

Every action and thing has its laws. If you pinch your finger it is a law that it hurts. It is a good law. Were it otherwise you would grow careless, and pinching might finally leave you without any fingers at all. Perhaps the greatest discovery of recent times is the truth that we live…
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How to Get Into the New Thought

Many people say, "I think the New Thought is a good thing, and I would like to share in its benefits if I only knew how to begin. I have heard and read about it but that is not being in it." They are quite right, for indeed it is a very different matter. Very…
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Two Different Minds in One

We are well aware that people change their minds, sometimes in very marked degree. The alteration may be so great that we say: "He seems like a different person." Perhaps the ruling motives, purposes, and moral tone have undergone a radical reconstruction. But can one have two minds at the same time? In another way…
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"Agree With Thine Adversary Quickly"

The scientific and psychological accuracy of the fundamental statements comprising The Sermon on the Mount has met with but little recognition. The general impression is that the doctrines which make up that remarkable deliverance are high grade moral maxims, but impractically ideal. They are looked upon somewhat like rare gems, hung above our heads, quite…
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The Comely Human Body

The chief cause why our bodies give us so much trouble is that they have been dishonored in thought. Much of the religious teaching of the past has rated them as a hindrance if not an enemy to the soul's progress. We have blamed the body for our own mistaken thought concerning it. For centuries…
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Faith

There are few principles less understood than that of faith. It is about the last exercise that people in general would be willing to call scientific. But it is absolutely so. The statement so often made by Jesus: "Thy faith hath made thee whole," is a true and exact declaration of a logical process which…
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The Right Idea of God

If one wishes to discover the secret of the healing influence of the New Thought, the greatest step in that direction is a better concept of God. It must be larger and truer than that which prevails. This necessity is general, both in the church and outside. In fact, it is theological dogma mainly which…
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Do Years Count?

Everyone is as old as he thinks himself to be. Mere years do not constitute age in the true and deeper sense. A generation or two ago people thought themselves old at fifty and aged at sixty. A poet expressed the prevalent feeling: Old age comes on apace to ravage all the clime.—James Beattie Our…
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Fear

Among all the destructive forces which make havoc among human lives, fear, without doubt, takes the lead. It is an unreasoning emotion. It silently steals into trembling souls when there seems to be no outward occasion, and again it marshals its forces in the production or persistence of a great epidemic. Fear often becomes a…
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Avoid Extremes

To keep a "level head" is as important in the New Thought as elsewhere. Up to this time it has not always been easy to persuade the world that we are not cranky, if, indeed, not actual cranks, but the task is rapidly becoming easier. It is very desirable, however, to show that we are…
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All in One

The world—yes, even the universe, is dovetailed together in every direction and detail. The essential interrelation of all things is mainly a recent inspiration. Throughout the ages, only an occasional soul of unusually clear perception has discovered this great truth which is now fundamental in the New Thought. Pope was such an one, as shown…
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Scientific Prayer

Can prayer be scientific? A very natural question, since science and prayer for so long have been looked upon as incongruous and even antagonistic. But the New Thought atmosphere, which is subtly diffusing itself far beyond the limits of its avowed adherents, is softening former prejudices and bringing reconciliation. The primary meaning of science, as…
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The Overcoming of Sleeplessness

The ability to sleep well and soundly is a boon which always has been highly regarded. Young in his "Night Thoughts gracefully sings of: Tired nature's sweet restorer, balmy sleep! and Shakespeare's familiar words: The innocent sleep,Sleep that knits up the ravell'd sleeve of care, breathe a benediction upon this common blessing which only deprivation…
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Conscious and Unconscious Varieties of Faith Cure

Do you carry a chestnut or a potato in your pocket, or wear a special ring upon your finger to ward off rheumatism? Thousands of people—vastly more than are willing to admit it—do these and similar things, having a greater or less belief in their efficacy. And no matter how absurd, they have just as…
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The New Thought and Hygiene

As noted in a previous chapter, the New Thought is in full accord with all reasonable hygienic principles. However, it is obvious that physical culture and hygiene are not within the scope of this work, and it is not proposed to make more than a very few general observations concerning them. There are now many…
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The New Thought and the Church

Any fair exposition of the New Thought would be incomplete unless it were considered in its relation to existing institutions. With the great majority, the Church—using the term in a wide and inclusive sense—is the exponent and representative of religion. It has been almost the only recognized channel through which have flowed the moral and…
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The New Thought and the Bible

The New Thought and the Bible have a common end. Their purpose is to make people intimate with God. An inadequate interpretation of the Book has put the Father far away. It is really a record of the divine intimacies of gifted and developed souls. It gives an account of their lofty thoughts and experiences,…
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The New Thought and Christian Science

To any intelligent observer who is watching "the signs of the times," the Christian Science movement cannot fail to be of deep interest. The time was when new moral movements were supposed to "happen," not especially in accord with law, but capriciously, or as the result of a special interposition of Providence, as peculiar occasion…
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The New Thought and Modern Reforms

The New Thought in its fullness is the most vital and comprehensive "reform," because it lies at the foundation of those more superficial movements which usually are included under that name. The inner or spiritual realm in men is the unseen fountain from which flow out all external action and phenomena. Relatively it covers the…
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The New Thought and the Medical Profession

The New Thought has no prejudice against the medical profession. It recognizes the indispensable place in the human economy of existing therapeutic systems, and feels nothing but a friendly relation. Through imperfection of every kind we are working in the direction of perfection. Materia medica fits the present stage of man's development. The vast majority…
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Mental and Spiritual Gymnastic Exercises

AppendixSelf-Development Through Auto Suggestion A Few Formulated Lessons for Private Use, or for Reading in Concert by Classes, Assemblies, or Families as a Means of Spiritual, Moral, and Physical Restoration and Growth. As introductory to the appended suggestive exercises, we may observe that while the effort has been made to present the principles of the…
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Specific Practical Directions

First—Retire each day to a quiet apartment, and be alone in the silence. Second—Assume the most restful position practicable; breathe deeply and rather rapidly for a few moments, and thoroughly relax the physical body, for suggestive correspondence thus renders it easier for the mind to be passive and receptive. Third—Bar the door of thought against…
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Suggestive Lessons

First Suggestive Lesson "In Him we live and move and have our being." I come face to face with the great Fatherly Presence. I lift my consciousness into contact with that mighty, healing, loving, Divine Life which touches me within and without. I open my nature for an influx of life, love, harmony, and strength…
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