"It is a spiritual law that the desire to do necessarily implies

the ability to do."

You have all read of "Aladdin's Lamp," which accomplished such

wonderful things. This, of course, is only a fairy story, but it

illustrates the fact that man has within him the power, if he is

able to use it, to gratify his every wish.

If you are unable to satisfy your deepest longings it is time you

learned how to use your God-given powers. You will soon be

conscious that you have latent powers within capable when once

developed of revealing to you priceless knowledge and unlimited

possibilities of success.

Man should have plenty of everything and not merely substance to

live on as so many have. All natural desires can be realized. It

would be wrong for the Infinite to create wants that could not be

supplied. Man's very soul is in his power to think, and it,

therefore, is the essence of all created things. Every instinct

of man leads to thought, and in every thought there is great

possibility because true thought development, when allied to

those mysterious powers which perhaps transcend it, has been the

cause of all the world's true progress.

In the silence we become conscious of "that something" which

transcends thought and which uses thought as a medium for

expression. Many have glimpses of "that something," but few ever

reach the state where the mind is steady enough to fathom these

depths. Silent, concentrated thought is more potent than spoken

words, for speech distracts from the focusing power of the mind

by drawing more and more attention to the without.

Man must learn more and more to depend on himself; to seek more

for the Infinite within. It is from this source alone that he

ever gains the power to solve his practical difficulties. No one

should give up when there is always the resources of Infinity.

The cause of failure is that men search in the wrong direction

for success, because they are not conscious of their real powers

that when used are capable of guiding them.

The Infinite within is foreign to those persons who go through

life without developing their spiritual powers. But the Infinite

helps only he who helps himself. There is no such thing as a

Special "Providence." Man will not receive help from the Infinite

except to the extent that he believes and hopes and prays for

help from this great source.

Concentrate on What You Want and Get It. The weakling is

controlled by conditions. The strong man controls conditions. You

can be either the conqueror or the conquered. By the law of

concentration you can achieve your heart's desire. This law is so

powerful that that which at first seems impossible becomes


By this law what you at first see as a dream becomes a reality.

Remember that the first step in concentration is to form a Mental

Image of what you wish to accomplish. This image becomes a

thought-seed that attracts thoughts of a similar nature. Around

this thought, when it is once planted in the imagination or

creative region of the mind, you group or build associated

thoughts which continue to grow as long as your desire is keen

enough to compel close concentration.

Form the habit of thinking of something you wish to accomplish

for five minutes each day. Shut every other thought out of

consciousness. Be confident that you will succeed; make up your

mind that all obstacles that are in your way will be overcome and

you can rise above any environment.

You do this by utilizing the natural laws of the thought world

which are all powerful.

A great aid in the development of concentration is to write out

your thoughts on that which lies nearest your heart and to

continue, little by little, to add to it until you have as nearly

as possible exhausted the subject.

You will find that each day as you focus your forces on this

thought at the center of the stream of consciousness, new plans,

ideas and methods will flash into your mind. There is a law of

attraction that will help you accomplish your purpose. An

advertiser, for instance, gets to thinking along a certain line.

He has formed his own ideas, but he wants to know what others

think. He starts out to seek ideas and he soon finds plenty of

books, plans, designs, etc., on the subject, although when he

started he was not aware of their existence.

The same thing is true in all lines. We can attract those things

that will help us. Very often we seem to receive help in a

miraculous way. It may be slow in coming, but once the silent

unseen forces are put into operation, they will bring results so

long as we do our part. They are ever present and ready to aid

those who care to use them. By forming a strong mental image of

your desire, you plant the thought-seed which begins working in

your interest and, in time, that desire, if in harmony with your

higher nature, will materialize.

It may seem that it would be unnecessary to caution you to

concentrate only upon achievement that will be good for you and

work no harm to another, but there are many who forget others and

their rights, in their anxiety to achieve success. All good

things are possible for you to have, but only as you bring your

forces into harmony with that law that requires that we mete out

justice to fellow travelers as we journey along life's road. So

first think over the thing wanted and if it would be good for you

to have; say, "I want to do this; I am going to work to secure

it. The way will be open for me."

If you fully grasp mentally the thought of success and hold it in

mind each day, you gradually make a pattern or mold which in time

will materialize. But by all means keep free from doubt and fear,

the destructive forces. Never allow these to become associated

with your thoughts.

At last you will create the desired conditions and receive help

in many unlooked-for ways that will lift you out of the undesired

environment. Life will then seem very different to you, for you

will have found happiness through awakening within yourself the

power to become the master of circumstances instead of their


To the beginner in this line of thought some of the things stated

in this book may sound strange, even absurd, but, instead of

condemning them, give them a trial. You will find they will work


The inventor has to work out his idea mentally before he produces

it materially. The architect first sees the mental picture of the

house he is to plan and from this works out the one we see. Every

object, every enterprise, must first be mentally created.

I know a man that started in business with thirteen cents and not

a dollar's worth of credit. In ten years he has built up a large

and profitable business. He attributes his success to two

things--belief that he would succeed and hard work. There were

times when it did not look like he could weather the storm. He

was being pressed by his creditors who considered him bankrupt.

They would have taken fifty cents on the dollar for his notes and

considered themselves lucky. But by keeping up a bold front he

got an extension of time when needed. When absolutely necessary

for him to raise a certain sum at a certain time he always did

it. When he had heavy bills to meet he would make up his mind

that certain people that owed him would pay by a certain date and

they always did. Sometimes he would not receive their check until

the last mail of the day of the extension, and I have known him

to send out a check with the prospect of receiving a check from

one of his customers the following day. He would have no reason

other than his belief in the power of affecting the mind of

another by concentration of thought for expecting that check, but

rarely has he been disappointed.

Just put forth the necessary concentrated effort and you will be

wonderfully helped from sources unknown to you.

Remember the mystical words of Jesus, the Master: "Whatsoever

thing ye desire when ye pray, pray as if ye had already received

and ye shall have."