The authors of this Science of Mind classic sum up its content as "the things in your life and the thoughts that are behind them". Readers will discover that the key to living a life of inner peace, contentment and fulfillment is to think in creative, positive, self-affirming ways. For, in the words of the authors, "Every thought has a consequence. And every experience has a causative thought behind it. Thoughts are things, and all the things in one's life have a thought that precedes them." Readers will learn that if they change the content and tone of the thoughts behind the things in their lives, they will permanently transform themselves and their lives-- for the better.
The book is divided into four parts: "The World Around You", "The Life You Live", "Your Mental and Spiritual Health" and "The Future Is Yours". Each of these parts is further broken down into comment and commentary. The comment pages, written by Willis Kinnear, illustrate the various problems, challenges and difficulties which everyone faces at one time or another. The commentary pages, gleaned from the writings of Ernest Holmes, present the solutions to those problems, challenges and difficulties. Some of Holmes's inspiring wisdom includes: "With a penetrating vision you can dissipate the obstruction, remove the obstacle, dissolve the wrong condition." "Instead of dwelling on negative thoughts, cause your mind to dwell on peace and joy." "You are to have implicit confidence in your own ability, knowing that it is the nature of thought to externalize itself in your health and affairs, knowing that you are the thinker." "Have the will to be well, to be happy, and to live in joy... As you discover your daily good, and believe in it, and think about it, expect it to continue." The beauty and value in these wise remarks lie in their simplicity and accessibility-- all readers will be able to follow Holmes's timeless advice and use it in their daily lives.
All readers are sure to treasure "Thoughts Are Things", turning to it for counsel and comfort in times of trouble and sorrow, and for reaffirmation and faith in times of triumph and joy.
|Publisher:||Health Communications, Incorporated|
|Edition description:||2nd ed.|
|Product dimensions:||5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x (d)|
About the Author
Ernest Holmes (1887-1960) was the founder of the Science of Mind philosophy and movement. Ernest Holmes's teachings are based on both Eastern and Western traditions, and the empirical laws of science and metaphysics. Science of Mind is a spiritual philosophy that people throughout the world have come to know as a positive, supportive approach to life. These ancient truths have kept pace with and proven their relevancy in today's global village and its expanding technology and warp-speed changes.
Author of The Science of Mind, the seminal book on his teachings, Holmes also founded the monthly periodical, Science of Mind magazine, which has been in continuous monthly publication since 1927.
Through lectures, radio, television programs, tape recordings, books and magazines, Ernest Holmes has introduced millions of people to the simple principles of successful living that he called 'the Science of Mind.' His other works include Creative Mind, This Thing Called You, Thoughts Are Things, La Ciencia de la Mente, Effective Prayer and This Thing Called Life.
Reverend Dr. Michael Beckwith was ordained as a minister of Religious Science in 1985. He is founder and minister of the Agape International Center of Truth, home of the Agape Church of Religious Science, one of the nation's largest multi-cultural, multi-racial, trans-denominational spiritual communities. Rev. Beckwith is a distinguished humanitarian, teacher, mentor, songwriter and producer. He is in demand the world over as a speaker and facilitator. He is regularly heard on the 'Life Is Good!' radio program every Sunday evening in Los Angeles and the Agape Television Ministry nationwide on Sunday afternoons.
Rev. Michael Beckwith and the Agape Church were awarded the Samata Karma Award in the field of community Service by the Samata Yoga & Health Institute. He was awarded the first Angel of the Year Award from the Children's Life-Saving Foundation. Rev. Michael is the recipient of the State of California Certificate of Recognition for outstanding service to the community and for dynamic religious leadership as well as a commendation from the mayor of Santa Monica for Excellence in Spiritual Leadership and Community Development. He is also the recipient of the Outstanding Achievement Award presented by the Hollywood and Vine Recovery Center and Stops for Recovery. He was honored by the Congress of Racial Equality (C.O.R.E.) as one of the top ten ministers in Los Angeles. At the Sixth Annual Martin Luther King Jr. Youth Celebration in Los Angeles, he was presented the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Peace Award.