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What All the World's A-Seeking

What All the World's A-Seeking

James Allen reviewed this book, saying:
"Some of our friends have declared that they prefer this work to In Tune with the Infinite; we, however, whilst considering it as an inferior work, from an ethical point of view, to In Tune with the Infinite cannot but regard it as a beautiful and valuable addition to the "New Literature," and a work worthy in all respects of the pen of Ralph Waldo Trine.  For inspiring thought and simplicity of diction, it certainly, of all his works, ranks next to his masterpiece."

There are two reasons the author has for putting forth this little volume: he feels that the time is, as it always has been, ripe for it; and second, his soul has ever longed to…
Would you find that wonderful life supernal,That life so abounding, so rich, and so free?Seek then the laws of the Spirit Eternal,With them bring your life into harmony. How can I make life yield its…
Are you seeking for greatness, O brother of mine,As the full, fleeting seasons and years glide away?If seeking directly and for self alone,The true and abiding you never can stay.But all self forgetting, know well…
If you'd have a rare growth and unfoldment supreme,And make life one long joy and contentment complete,Then with kindliness, love, and good will let it teem,And with service for all make it fully replete. If…
If you'd live a religion that's noble,That's God-like and true,A religion the grandest that menOr that angels can,Then live, live the truthOf the brother who taught you,It's love to God, service and loveTo the fellow…
Dull, gray grub, unsightly and noisome, unable to roam,Days pass, God's at work, the slow chemistry's going on,Behold! Behold!Brilliant, buoyant life, full winged, all the heaven's thy home!Poor, mean man, stumbling and falling, e'en shamed…
A thought—good or evil—an act, in time a habit—so runslife's law: what you live in your thought-world, that, sooner orlater, you will find objectified in your life. Unconsciously we are forming habits every moment of…