is no protection stronger than goodness, and by goodness I mean pure
thought, noble inspiration, and unselfish love."
The Path of Prosperity, Part 1
The Secret of Success
How delightful it was, as children, to listen to the fairy tale! How
eagerly we followed the fortunes of the good child, always protected
from the evil actions of the witch or giant. We never doubted that the
good child would triumph over his enemies, for we knew that the fairies
would never leave one who had dedicated himself to the good and true.
And what joy we felt when the Fairy Queen finally scattered all the
darkness and trouble, and granted the good children the complete
satisfaction of all their hopes! How wonderful it was to live
"happily ever after!"
As the years passed, and we became familiar with the so-called
"realities" of life, our beautiful fairy-world was
obliterated, and its wonderful inhabitants became memories. We
considered ourselves wise to leave behind the land of childish dreams.
However, as we become again as little children in the wondrous world of
wisdom, we shall return to the inspiring dreams of childhood and find
that they are, after all, realities.
The fairy-folk, small and nearly always invisible, who bestow health,
wealth, and happiness, become immortalized in the soul of him who learns
the power of thought. To him, the fairies live again as thought-people,
thought-messengers, thought-powers in working harmony with the ruling
Good. Those individuals who, day by day, work to harmonize their hearts
with the heart of the Supreme Good, do in reality acquire true health,
wealth, and happiness.
There is no protection stronger than goodness, and by goodness I mean
pure thought, noble inspiration, and unselfish love. To dwell
continually in good thoughts is to throw around oneself a mental
atmosphere of sweetness and power which leaves its blessing upon all who
come in contact with it.
As the rising sun clears away the helpless shadows, so are all the
impotent forces of evil cleared away by the rays of positive thought
which shine forth from a heart made strong in purity and faith.
Even physical conditions are largely determined by mental states, and to
this truth the scientific world is rapidly being drawn. The old,
materialistic belief that we are what our body makes us, is rapidly
passing away, and is being replaced by the inspiring belief that we are
superior to our body, and that our body is what we make it by the power
Many people complain that they have worn themselves out through
overwork. In the majority of such cases, the breakdown is simply the
result of wasted energy. If you would secure peace of mind you must
learn to work without friction. To become anxious or excited, or to
worry over needless details is to invite a breakdown.
Work, whether of the brain or the body, is beneficial and health-giving,
and the person who can work with a sense of calm will accomplish far
more than the person who is hurried and anxious.
Order your thoughts and you will order your life. Pour the oil of
tranquility upon the turbulent waters of the mind, and the tempests of
misfortune will be powerless to wreck the ship of your soul. And if that
ship is piloted by a cheerful faith, its course will be doubly sure.
You carry your whole life around with you, for your thoughts are the
determining factors in your destiny. Send forth loving, pure and happy
thoughts, and blessings will fall unto your hands. Send forth hateful,
impure, and unhappy thoughts, and curses will rain down upon you. You
are the maker of your fate. Every moment you are sending forth
influences which make your life. Let your heart grow large and loving,
and great will be your happiness.
If your present responsibilities are distasteful to you and your heart
is not in your work, nevertheless perform your duties diligently. Rest
your mind in the idea that a better position and greater opportunities
are waiting for you. Whatever your task may be, concentrate your whole
mind upon it. Throw into it all the energy of which you are capable. The
faultless completion of small tasks leads inevitably to larger tasks.
See to it that you rise by steady climbing, and you will never fall.
This is the secret of true power.