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Florence Quote

 

From The Game of Life and How to Play it by Florence Scovel Shinn:

“Most people consider life a battle, but it is not a battle, it is a game.  It is a game, however, which cannot be played successfully without the knowledge of spiritual law.  The Old and the New Testaments give the rules of the game with wonderful clearness.  Jesus Christ taught it was a great game of Giving and Receiving.

Whatever a man sends out in word or deed will return to him; what he gives, he will receive.  If he gives hate, he will receive hate; if he gives love, he will receive love, if he gives criticism, he will receive criticism, if he lies he will be lied to; if he cheats he will be cheated.  We are taught also, the imaging faculty plays a leading part in the game of life.

“Keep thy heart (or imagination) with all diligence, for out of it are the issues of life.” (Prov. 4:23)

This means what man images, sooner or later externalizes in his affairs.  So we see, to play successfully the game of life, we must train the imaging faculty.  A person with an imaging faculty trained to image only good, brings into his life “every righteous desire of his heart” – health, wealth, love, friends, perfect self-expression, his highest ideals.

The imagination has been called, “The Scissors of The Mind,” and it is ever cutting, cutting, day by day, the pictures man sees there, and sooner or later he meets his own creations in his outer world.  To train the imagination successfully, man must understand the workings of the mind.  The Greeks said, “Know Thyself.”

The answer lies within.  May you have the courage to look sincerely and discover your truth and highest possibilities.

smiles,
🙂 Lee
The MEGA Coach

 

 

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