Prosperous Thinking Is Healthy Thinking
We have shown in an earlier post that you are prosperous to the degree that you are experiencing peace, health, and plenty in your world. In other chapters we have discussed techniques for developing prosperous thinking, so as to assure peace of mind and financial success.
Now let us consider prosperous attitudes which will enhance your health. Prosperous thinking is victorious, harmonious, uplifted thinking. A prosperous thinker knows how to free himself of hostilities, resentments, criticisms, and irritated emotions.
A prosperous thinker aims toward balanced, normal thinking which reflects his “will to win.” Often, it is mental depression and a feeling of defeat that cause ill health.
A lady stated that for the past year she had had a lingering cold. Summer or winter, it held on. She was beginning to wonder if she did not have something more than a common cold, for this one was all to “uncommon!” Her physician assured her, however, that he could find nothing organically wrong to explain the cold.
Since there apparently was something irritating this little lady, something probably of long duration, she was asked to recall various events in her life prior to the appearance of this cold. After a few minutes’ conversation, she said that she had held a fine job which she enjoyed. Without warning and without consulting her, her employer transferred her to another department, where she found the work distasteful, even irritating.
Because she feared losing her job (because of her age) if she protested, she endured the transfer, with all the discord that went with it, into the new department among bickering fellow-workers. This added to her intense inner resentment and rebellion. Little wonder that inner irritation had manifested as a deep-seated cold which had persisted.
It was suggested she begin working within her own thinking to overcome a feeling of hopelessness, helplessness, and defeat, and to adopt a victorious, winning attitude by daily using these ideas: “DIVINE LOVE AND WISDOM GO BEFORE ME, MAKING EASY AND SUCCESSFUL MY WAY IN THIS SITUATION. THE DIVINE SOLUTION NOW QUICKLY AND EASILY APPEARS. I AM NOW GUIDED, HEALED, PROSPERED AND BLESSED!”
For several days she fed her mind these ideas, gaining a sense of peace which she had not had during the past year. Just as she was considering approaching her employer to explain her dissatisfaction and to request a transfer, an interesting thing happended: a notice was place on the bulletin board, inviting the employees who desired transfer to see the manager, since he was considering making some changes.
Here was her opportunity to declre her desires, which were granted. As her inner feelings were harmonized, she realized her cold, which had bee steadily dissolving, soon completely disappeared!