•   SECRETS OF LIFE  2/14/24

    "Over the years I have found the same kind of psychic weeds growing in the
    mental gardens of those who fail; psychic weeds such as fear of the new and
    unknown, mental laziness, refusal to use pain for gain, dishonesty, lack
    of persistence, ignorance of spiritual facts, shallow values, hardened
    attitudes, pride, imitation of hypocritical society, insincerity, influence
    of negative people and unawareness of psychic hypnosis.

    All of these can be rooted out, once and for all. Take the fear of the new
    and unknown. A fisherman seeking refuge from a storm steered his boat into
    a nearby bay. A friendly villager put him up for the night in a room next
    to a fragrant rose garden. He could not sleep. By placing a sack of fish
    near the pillow, he slept soundly.

    We are like that. Our familiarity with the lesser makes us uncomfortable
    with the greater. The fragrant life for which we yearn is wrongly seen as a
    threat. Because of our blurred psychic vision, we mistake friend for enemy."

             The Power of your Supermind, Chap. 11, p. 145 (Original version)
                                          Chap. 11, p. 186 (Current version)