Main menu


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."

buy paperback
Pixel

Foreword

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 express itself upon this endless theme. It therefore comes from the heart—the basis of his belief that it will reach…
Read more...

Part I: The Principle

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 fullest and best? How can I know the true secret of power? How can I attain to a true and…
Read more...

Part II: The Application

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 the law,It's the hero, and not the self-seeker, who's crowned.Then go lose your life in the service of others,And, lo!…
Read more...

Part III: The Unfoldment

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 you'd have all the world and all heaven to love you,And that love with its power would you fully convince,Then…
Read more...

Part IV: The Awakening

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 man. Social problems are to be among the greatest problems of the generation just moving on to the stage of…
Read more...

Part V: The Incoming

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 by a clod.Years pass, God's at work, spiritual awakening has come,Behold! Behold!Regal, royal soul, then image, now the likeness of…
Read more...

Part VI: Character-Building Thought Power

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 our lives. Some are habits of a desirable nature; some are those of a most undesirable nature. Some, though not…
Read more...

Get Social