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The New Thought Simplified

The New Thought Simplified

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."

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."…
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…
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…
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…
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…
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…
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…
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…
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…
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…
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…
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…
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,…
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…
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…
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…
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…
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,…
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…
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…
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…
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…
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…
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…
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…
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…