Years ago, I read a little pamphlet by Emmett Fox entitled The Golden Key. In just the space of a couple of pages was such spiritual insight and wisdom that the truth in those pages is still with me.
The Golden Key to happiness, peace, well-being, and joy is not thinking about our difficulties but about God instead. It is simple but not always easy because we believe that if we spend enough time worrying about something, being anxious about something, or awfulizing enough, we can resolve the challenge.
However, if we believe, as I do, that we live our life from the inside out, nothing we can do out there will do as much good as turning our thoughts away from the problem and concentrating on God.
The more we think about something, the more power we give it and the more it appears. But if we say to ourselves, don’t think about an elephant (for example), the more we think about it. So we have to think about something else, and that is God.
If you don’t think this will work, try it in your life. I have done so in mine, and the results are more than I could have envisioned.
Quote of the Week
“Stop thinking about the difficulty, whatever it is, and think about God instead. This is the complete rule, and if only you will do this, the trouble, whatever it is, will presently disappear. “