Dear friend and student:
For life is a card game. You draw when you enter the game. And you play accordingly. Most of us, however, seem to be laboring under the delusion that what ever cards were first dealt us, are the only cards we can ever draw. Such, however, is NOT the case. You may say that heredity enters into the playing of this game of life. The "heredity" card may have been dealt you, and you may not like it. Then perhaps the "circumstance" card was also dealt you. Perhaps you don't like that card either. The card of "poor education" may also have fallen in front of you, and you don't like that card either. Perhaps, through no fault of your own, a "college" education was denied you. Well I'm not so sure that you have missed too much through that--for "college-bred" men are in every breadline, and if you trace history back, you are very apt to find that those who have forged ahead to the greatest heights, were either men of no "college" education, or men who achieved in spite of their "college education. "
Many are the cards which may have been dealt you when you first entered this game of life. You had nothing to say about these cards either. You did not deal. You could do nothing else than accept the cards as the "dealer" gave them to you. And to date, the chances are, you are highly dissatisfied with this game. The "other fellow" seems to be having all the "luck" while you seem to be always holding the "losing" hand. Well, in this Lesson my friend, let me just point out to you a few of the things which may be accomplished by YOU. And I mean YOU---whoever you are that is reading this Lesson. For never was a truer word spoken than this. You ARE the MASTER of your fate. You ARE the captain of your soul. And if you go on in this game of life, playing with inferior cards, it is simply because you want to. For THE CARDS MAY BE CHANGED---remember that. And I have contracted with you to show you how to change them.
I know how to show you that. And I do not know it just in an abstract way, but I have PROVEN TO MYSELF FIRST THAT I DO KNOW THE WAY. I KNOW THE LAW INVOLVED. And let me say to you with all the earnestness at my command, that this great God-Law is no respector of persons. Have I made that clear? The mighty Creative God-Law of the universe, IS NO RESPECTOR OF PERSONS. Nor is the Power of that Law limited. The only thing that keeps you from having an abundance of health, wealth, and happiness, is your ignorance of this mighty LAW. Its not the fault of the Law---but the fault of YOU. I am not blaming you, for I did not know how the Law worked until I was 40 years of age. But I know now. And so will you before you finish this course of instruction with me.
Now just a word about your religious persuasions, for I don't want to hurt your feelings nor tread on your religious toes. I may do so, but if I do it will only be because your religious "persuasion" clashes with the truth as I know it to exist. I think, however, that you are a broad enough man or woman to see that no matter what system of religion you have had thrust upon you, or have knowingly embraced, it has come far short of providing you with the happiness, health, and wealth, which things you so much desire. For most of our present systems of religion are based on fear. This is not our fault at all, for they were built on fear. They all originated away back ages ago, when the human race was a very fearful and superstitious race. Our forefathers were brought up to "fear" God. They were told that unless they "feared" God they would either roast and fry in "hell-fire" or go through a session in "purgatory." And millions of good honest souls who could not accept that theory, were burned alive at the stake--millions of them. That could not be done today however. For the human race is progressing, in fact it has made more progress the last 25 years than it had made in the previous 1000 years. And as the race progresses, this rotten thing called "fear" is being taken by the throat and laid on its back, where it cannot do any more harm to humans.
"Fear" of God, is now out of the question. For any God that you need to be afraid of, is no God for you. There is no such God in the first place, and even if there were, you wouldn't want him---would you? Most of that "fear" proposition, however, is a relic of the dark ages, and is not believed in any more. People are progressing past that stage. If you could put all fear out of your life my friend, there would be absolutely no limit to the heights to which you could climb---none at all. But as long as that snake is lurking in your make-up, you probably will be handicapped in your fight for the best things in life. Let me tell you something else here, which is of vital importance to your whole future. The very moment in which you are able to discard all FEAR, in that moment you will find a "something" which will open up to you an entirely new vista of life. It will thrill you. It will raise your hopes a million miles in the sky. For you will begin to faintly realize the magnitude, not of any Power within you, but of the CREATIVE GOD-LAW OF THE UNIVERSE WHICH IS ALL AROUND YOU, AND IN EXISTENCE FOR THE FULFILLING OF YOUR EVERY RIGHT DESIRE.
Think that over for a little while, my friend--for that is EXACTLY the fact governing all success and happiness. These blessings of life do not lie in the fear realm at all. They lie in the realm in which man finds himself, when he dismisses fear, and begins to learn who and what he really is. They are found when a man or woman first realizes his or her VITAL CONNECTION WITH THE GOD-LAW existing here and now. That's where these good things come from, and the law itself is the Power which brings them into manifestation. For when a human soul gets that first faint glimpse of the God-Power at his disposal, a strange new consciousness will take complete possession of that soul. A Power he heretofore knew nothing about will possess him, and he will begin to realize that he is MASTER OF HIS OWN DESTINY---CAPTAIN OF HIS OWN SOUL. I have on file many telegrams from students who have awakened to that Power in their own lives. Last week the mails delayed one of our Lessons to a student in Switzerland, and we received a cable from him asking what had become of the Lesson. Telegrams have come to us from many different places, telling us that a certain Lesson has not arrived there on time--probably delayed in the mail. So anxious are these good students of mine to learn more of this mighty Power, that MONEY SEEMS TO BE NO OBJECT AND THEY DO NOT HESITATE ONE MOMENT ABOUT SENDING US A CABLE, EVEN FROM HALF WAY AROUND THE GLOBE. That is what a man or woman experiences when the God-Law of health, success, and prosperity begins to make its Power known in the life.
And these things, my friend, are for you. All I ask is that you play the game with ms, and play it fairly and squarely. If you will do that, I promise to show you the existence of the greatest Power this world has ever seen or ever will see. And I promise further to show you how to apply this mighty God-Law for success, happiness and health, in your own circumstances. Isn't that worth working for? Don't you think that's worth playing the game for? I do.
You have heard the story of the two brothers who were riding along a country lane in a small car. They were on a visit to their mother who was staying at a neighboring ranch. There was little traffic on that road, and they did not expect to meet any other car. But flashing around a corner came a big truck, upsetting the little car, and pinning the younger of the two brothers under it. This little fellow was only 11 years old. The brother with him was 14. Unheeding the truck did not even stop to see what damage it had done, and the elder brother found himself there, miles from help and with his little brother pinned under the car.
What could he do?---there was no one near to help him lift the car off little Bennie. He tore his hair--he cried, and agony was written all over the poor boy's face at the thought of his little brother's helplessness. Finally, despair creeping over the face of the little fellow pinned under the car, he said, "Billie, why don't you try to lift the car off me?" "Oh, but I can't lift that whole car." said Billie. "But you haven't tried yet," moaned little Bennie. This seemed to bring Billie to his senses, and he said, "Bennie--I've just GOT TO GET THAT CAR OFF YOU," and, an agony of despair creeping over him, he seized the car, and with a strength that seemed superhuman, he lifted. And he LIFTED THAT CAR OFF LITTLE BENNIE. Where the strength came from he did not know. But it came.
And this crude illustration will help to show you what I mean when I say to you that the Great God-Law in existence here and now, is abundantly powerful enough to put you where you should be, and will do so, IN THE VERY MOMENT YOU ARE IN EARNEST ENOUGH TO COMPLY WITH THE SIMPLE EASY CONDITIONS GOVERNING THAT LAW. For the first time in Billie's life, he realized that there was a strange Power at his disposal which he had known nothing about before. Something awakened him, and in the stress of need, he did what he thought was impossible. And to you, sitting around the table of life, and playing the game the best you know how, I say that this same "something" can also awaken you to your vast possibilities. I say more than that. I say it WILL awaken you to your vast possibilities and will begin doing that in the moment you WANT TO BE AWAKENED. So in these Lessons, my friend, be sure that you are in earnest. Be sure that you mean business. Be sure that you are playing the game fairly and squarely with me. And I promise you, your eyes will be opened, and you will thank me from the bottom of your heart for ever calling this course of instruction to your attention.
Let me remind you that this course of instruction is entirely different from anything you have ever before read in your life. You have heard a lot about "this" Power "within" and "that" Power "within", and so I don't want you to make the mistake of thinking that I am going to tell you to look within for help, for I am going to do no such a thing. There is no Power "within" you that can help you to climb to the top. Many thousands have thought there was, but on trying to find this Power, they find it conspicuous by its absence. The theory is a beautiful one, the only trouble with it being that it does not work. For the Power DOES NOT LIE WITHIN, at all. IT LIES WITHOUT. It's in what I choose to call "THE GREAT WITHOUT", and as we travel along this little road together for a few months, you will know full well that what I am saying to you is the truth.
You will also know before we have traveled very far together that the very best things in life are for YOU, if you want them. I am sure of my ground when I say to you that there is no height too great to be climbed, if you will learn the secret of the Power of the God-Law operating for your benefit. What is it you want to do? Just where do you want to climb? Just how happy do you want to be? Well, Brother or Sister--it lies in your own hands, through the knowledge and use of this mighty God-Law I am here telling you about.
So at this point it will be well to suggest that you make up your mind that you are going to be and do just exactly what you want to be and do. It will be a good idea here to get your backbone all polished up, and get it ready for action. For you are going to need it. My backbone won't help you--neither will yours unless you use it. So shake yourself together and get ready to start on the road which leads to health, wealth, and happiness. For this road lies just a little bit ahead of you. And you will need your spine and your muscle and your head all working together, to help you use the God-Law I shall show you.
Don't make the mistake of thinking that you can just lie easily on your oars, trusting to some power or other to transport you on flowery beds of ease to realms of health, wealth and happiness. If you think that, you are going to be badly fooled--I promise you that. But if you really mean business, and if you really want to DO, then come along, for I can show you how to utilize the greatest Power or Law the world has ever seen to help you do what you want to do. For it takes men and women to achieve. There is no place in life for a laggard. There is no place in life for a lazy man or woman. There is no place in life for the shiftless. They never get anywhere and never will. And if it should be that you have been just a little bit on the "lazy" order to date, then get down to brass tacks, clench your fist, grit your teeth, and say, "By God. I'm going to do it." I do not mean this phrase in any slangy or profane manner at all. For if you do it--if you do achieve--it will be certainly by the God-Law and no other way. Remember this.
In other words, mere wishing will get you nowhere. The God-Law always works where it is needed to work. But how can it work in your life if you do not want it to? You can take a magnet and try to make it pick up sawdust until the crack of doom. And when it cracks you will never have made that magnet lift one grain of sawdust. But put some iron filings near that magnet and see how quickly it will get busy. The Law of magnetism is in that magnet. You cannot see it--but it's there just the same. It means nothing to the sawdust, however, for the law of magnetism DOES NOT WORK IN THE CASE OF A MAGNET AND SAWDUST. NEITHER DOES THE LAW OF SUCCESS WORK IN THE LIFE OF A MAN WHO IS NOT ANXIOUS ENOUGH TO BE HELPED TO TRY AND HELP HIMSELF. Such a man must first have the desire to be helped. He MUST FIRST COME TO THE LAW AND RECOGNIZE ITS PRESENCE. Then--when that has been done and when the desire to be helped is there the LAW WILL WORK, because it CAN work. Do you see that? The conditions have been complied with, and there is then no limit to the future of the man who so complies with those simple conditions. For the only condition the God-Law requires, is the one condition that you really WANT THE LAW TO HELP YOU. And that's probably your normal condition, isn't it?
There are very few men and women in the world who do not want to get ahead. There are mighty few who do not really desire to achieve things. There are some, of course, but the chances are that you are not one of those; otherwise you never would have enrolled for this course of instruction. So I am taking it for granted that you really do desire and want to get ahead. You really want health, you really want perfect happiness, and you really want perfect success. All right--- the conditions under which this God-Law works have been met, so from now on we shall begin our climb up the road that brings, at the end of it, the realization of these things. You probably wondered a little at the little affirmation I had you repeat in the first Lesson. You might have thought, well what good can that do me? If such a thought entered your head, let me say to you here that in making that little affirmation, you were beginning to use the most dynamic power you have ever tried to use. You know absolutely nothing of the power behind that little exercise. You know nothing of the power of such a thought. And I cannot blame you. You have had no experience with such a thought, and you also look upon a thought as just something that comes and goes through your head meaning nothing.
But say brother---if you only knew now, what I know about the power of a thought, or about the power of many thoughts, you would look with amazement on these little exercises I assure you. If you could but faintly realize what a thought really is--say--you would be liable to be up half the night doing the little exercises I asked you to do. For let me say to you here that a thought is one of the most dynamic things you have ever experimented with. A thought is a thing, an actual thing. It can be weighed---you did not know that, did you? But thoughts can be weighed, and that fact certainly proves them to be things. BUT---and listen well to me here---THOUGHTS ARE MORE THAN THINGS---THEY ARE PART OF THE DYNAMIC GOD-LAW I AM SHOWING YOU. Did you grasp that? Read it again. Now read it again. Now lay this Lesson down for five minutes and think about what I have just said to you. Go ahead--lay the Lesson down on your knees, close your eyes, and try to realize that THOUGHTS ARE PART OF THE MIGHTY GOD-LAW WHICH CREATED THIS UNIVERSE MILLIONS OF YEARS AGO AND WHICH SUSTAINS IT EVERY MOMENT AND MORE THAN THAT, WHICH SUSTAINS YOU WITH IT.
Now you have the Lesson in your hand again, and perhaps the thing I have just told you has opened your eyes a little. They will be opened many times in this course, my friend, I promise you that, for never before has this God-Law been described and told about as I am dealing with it here. And you probably can see now why it is that my Lessons went around the world into 67 countries inside of a year. Just think of it---a thought---is a spiritual power, and a part of the Creative God-Law responsible for every created thing. In fact, if you can grasp this, let me tell you that THOUGHT IS THE MANIFESTATION OF THE GOD-LAW IN YOUR OWN LIFE. In fact, there is NO OTHER WAY THE SPIRITUAL GOD-LAW CAN OPERATE AND COMMUNE WITH YOU, IN YOUR WAKING MOMENTS, EXCEPT THROUGH THE POWER OF WHAT YOU CALL A THOUGHT. We shall see later that thoughts are not what we have to date supposed them to be. They are something far more potent than that. To date, not much attention has been paid to "thoughts" but I assure you, my friend, that we shall pay lots of attention to them from now on.
I shall show you a little later, the existence of a thinking "something" in the atmosphere all around you. I shall show you that this "thinking something" comes from millions and probably billions of miles away from here. So please accept this statement at face value and go accordingly. I want you to check every thought from this moment on that ever enters your mind. And more than that, I want you to EXERCISE A STRICT CENSORSHIP OVER EVERY THOUGHT YOU EVER THINK. You say, "But Doctor Robinson--can I do that?" You bet you can. You will HAVE TO if you go very far with me, and if you get very many of this world's "best things." But you will be glad to do it, for as you will see, there is no work entailed at all in governing your thoughts. Not any. Some may say, "Yes--but Doctor--- thoughts come into my head and I can't help that--how about that?" No---you cannot help thoughts coming into your head, BUT YOU CAN PREVENT THEIR STAYING IN YOUR HEAD--can't you?
Of course you can. And this is something you must do. I strongly suspect that if you have not so much success in life, it is because you have never thought "success." You have had no reason to. You just naturally have been playing the cards you were dealt when you sat in on the game, and so have never even faintly suspected that you, by the exercise of any known Law, could ever achieve success. So you never let any thought of success enter into your head-- did you? Well, we'll change that from now on, for from this moment I want you to exercise the very strictest censorship over EVERY THOUGHT THAT EVER ATTEMPTS TO BUILD A NEST IN YOUR HEAD. A bird can light on your doorstep, but it doesn't take you very long to "shoo" it away, does it?
The same thing with a thought. In your last Lesson, which was the first in this course, I gave you certain little things to do on retiring. You did not know then just why I was doing that did you? But you begin to see now---don't you? Now listen to me--tonight when you retire, I want you to relax every muscle. Lie as limp as a log in bed. Close your eyes. There always is, in every man's closed eyes, a certain area which, when you learn how to find it, is the very thin veil between you and the God-Law of the Universe. I may show you later how to penetrate that veil. This veil it was that Edison penetrated a little, just before he died. You will remember that he exclaimed, "It's very beautiful over there." This man, and incidentally hundreds of others, have caught a faint glimpse of beyond the veil. And while it may take you some time to get used to absolutely relaxing your body and just lying limp as a log, when you do learn to do that, you will not have so much trouble in finding that "bright spot" I spoke to you about. Sometimes I think I should call it a "white spot." At any rate, it won't be very long before you know what it is, although if you have never attempted anything like this before, it may be some time be fore you get that "white spot." There is nothing mysterious about this at all; nothing mystic, nothing "supernatural", it is perfectly natural. In fact one of the most natural things I know of is for a man to begin to realize that the Living God-Law is an actual thing which can be contacted here and now by every normal man and woman.
Would you wish me to believe that this great God-Power has thrown this universe with you and me on it, into space, and left us all here to shift for our selves? Would you ask me to believe that? No--my friend--that did not happen. And this mighty Creative God-Law, not only put us here, BUT STAYED HERE ITSELF WITH US. And more than that, IT IS STILL HERE WITH US, WAITING FOR A CHANCE TO DO FOR US WHATEVER RIGHT AND PROPER THING WE NEED. Do you need wealth?--the God-Law can give it to you. Do you need health?---the God-Law can give it to you. Do you need happiness?--the God-Law can give it to you. You would not attempt to tell me that it could not--would you? You would not ask me to believe that the Intelligence, capable of making such a scheme of things as this beautiful world and yon beautiful heavens, could not give you and me wealth, health and happiness --would you? It would be useless for you to tell me that, for my experience has been different. I KNOW BETTER. And besides, if this mighty sustaining Intelligence--this mighty Creative God-Law is SO CLOSE TO YOU THAT YOU COULD NOT GET AWAY FROM IT IF YOU WANTED TO, do you not think it can more than give you these things. You have never suspected before that such a power was at your right hand--have you? Well it is brother, and before we get through with these Lessons you will know that it is. And what a difference that will make to you.
You are at this point beginning to get a faint glimpse of the True Light as it exists, and you can already see that it is more than likely that you yourself will be able to use this mighty God-Law. There is also coming to you as you read this, renewed hope, as you begin to faintly grasp the staggering possibilities which are yours, as you realize that it is possible for you to instantly contact this mighty God-Law as it is. There is also coming to you now the impression that I know how to lead you aright and you have mentally said to your self, "This fellow knows what he's talking about." And I assure you I do. There is not one single thing that can keep you from either health, wealth or happiness, if you use this mighty Creative God-Law as it may be used. Now that should make you certainly hopeful and should inspire you to say, "I'll play with Dr. Robinson in this course of instruction---I believe he can help me." And that is exactly what I want you to do. It's all so wonderful when one begins to realize that poverty and ill-health--and failure are about to be kicked out of the door, isn't is? It doesn't seem possible--does it? And how happy it makes one feel to know that no matter who they are, they can use, for their own health, wealth and happiness, THE VERY SAME GOD-LAW THAT CREATED THEM AND GET IN TOUCH WITH THIS GOD-LAW INSTANTLY.
Now about these thoughts and the pre-retiring exercise. Remember--absolutely at rest. Every muscle lax. Just like a log of wood. Then--the thoughts turned to the white area on the field of vision through the closed eyes and a simple resting in that position. Keep your eyes on that "white spot", and over and over again, mentally repeat, "I AM FINDING THE POWER OF THE LIVING GOD." Direct that sentence into the very depths of your mentality and right into the "white spot." There is a scientific reason for all this, but you just do it, remembering all the while that A THOUGHT IS PART OF THE CREATIVE GOD-LAW, and you yourself are now using THIS MIGHTY GOD-LAW FOR THE FIRST TIME IN YOUR LIFE. In the morning, on awakening take your deep long breaths, and right away, start this same line of thought going and KEEP IT UP. Do not say it out loud, but just simply KEEP ALL NEGATIVE THOUGHTS OUT OF YOUR HEAD BY KEEPING IT FILLED WITH THIS THOUGHT. Do you see what I am doing now? I don't want you to ever let one single thought of failure, ill-health or poverty enter your head. Never mind how sick you are, never mind how poor you are, never mind how unhappy you are, and never mind how big a failure you are. KEEP THIS ONE THOUGHT IN YOUR MIND TO THE EXCLUSION OF ALL OTHER THOUGHTS FOR THE NEXT TWO WEEKS.
REMEMBER, you are beginning to put into operation the spiritual GOD-LAW which can change all those things for you, and every day you keep this one thought upper most in your mind, you are ONE DAY NEARER THE REALIZATION OF YOUR DESIRES. Remember that. As you walk down the street, throw out your chest, fill your lungs and keep the thought in your head "I AM FINDING THE POWER OF THE LIVING GOD." Don't bother your head at this time with who and what God is, you will find that out later. Just now, keep this thought upper-most all the time, for it is a fact. If there comes a time when you have the chance in your business hours, get alone, close your eyes and with a relaxed body, look directly into the center of your being and say this same affirmation of truth. Then, not only say it, but realize it. And I'm here to say to you, my friend, that the power that is to come into your life will knock you off your feet when you look back and see the change which has taken place. REALIZE THAT IT IS A FACT THAT YOU ARE, EVEN NOW, VERY CLOSE TO THE POWER OF THE LIVING GOD.
This realization will grow and grow and grow upon you as you progress and with the realization-will come into your life a Power, the God Power, which can over ride every obstacle, can thrust aside every want and can heal every condition of ill-health. There has never been known to exist a Power which could even faintly begin to approach this Power of the Living God. So do your study well, I know the same God-Law lifted me from out of the quagmire of failure to brilliant success, and it didn't take very long to do it either. And the very methods you are using are the same ones I used. Remember that. And I am happy as I leave you at the end of this second Lesson, for I know that after you have read it and after you have begun to realize your closeness to the greatest Power the world has ever seen, you will be as happy as I am, for you will begin to see the actual realization of your hopes and desires. For years perhaps you thought it could not be, and NOW you know it can be.
It's your happiness and success I'm after, not mine. I have mine already, you have yours to get, and through my teachings the way is to be shown you and that makes me very happy for there is no more noble work in the world than to show men and women their relationship to the Creative Law, at work now as ever throughout the whole universe. For when men and women begin to get a faint glimpse of that Power, their lives are revolutionized and their hearts' desires fulfilled.
At this point I must leave you 'til you receive the next Lesson. In the next Lesson we shall deal with the story of the creation of man. It is astonishing what a lot of light comes to a man when he begins to realize who and what he actually is. And this you have never known yet. To date not a single soul has put into print the story of the creation of man as you will learn it in your next Lesson. All of these Lessons are charged with a dynamic spiritual power and the next one I consider perhaps one of the most interesting and important of them all. It has caused more comment than any other Lesson I have ever written, so look forward to it. In the meantime, let the simple little exercises become a part of your mental life. You can't even faintly conceive at this point, what can be done through the power of concentrated thought. Nor can you conceive of the dynamic power of the God-Law. And all I am asking you here is that you do as I ask you to and begin to put this mighty spiritual God-Law into action in your own life.
Don't waste any time in foolish conversations. Don't be vulgar or rude. Let the best instincts and impulses in you come to the surface. Perhaps you are a profane man and if you are let me suggest that this is very foolish and unnecessary. Don't do it. I am not speaking to you now as any "sky-pilot" for I assure you I am not on that order. I am talking common sense and decency to you and besides, the cleaner you are, both physically and mentally, the more surely will the God-Law work in your life. As you progress, you will find that this mighty producing LAW is becoming very real to you and at that time you are not very apt to waste much time or many words in useless and foolish conversation. Don't try to sprout any wings on your shoulder blades, for wings were meant to grow on a duck, not on a man. And you will never have any wings growing on you either here or "hereafter." Just be decent while you are studying with me. Be clean, be honest and in two weeks time I shall be with you again and take you one more step into this intensely interesting and profitable study.
Cordially your friend,
(2) There is at your disposal, through the inherent God-Law, a wealth of unseen and hitherto unrecognized power. You have never suspected that power there, but under the stress of some emergency you have seen flashes of it. THAT UNSEEN POWER IS THERE FOR YOUR DAILY USE. It is a "sleeping giant" and is in existence for YOUR ETERNAL SUCCESS AND HAPPINESS, IF YOU USE IT FOR THOSE THINGS.
(3) Before the God-Law can work, the conditions governing its operation must be met BY YOU, if it is to operate in YOUR life. Remember that. What is the one condition governing the operation of that God-Law?---desire for these good things and a belief in the Law itself. You believe in the Intelligence that created this world, do you not? Then recognize the fact that this same power is STILL HERE AND STILL OPERATING wherever given a chance to operate.
(4) A thought is a "thing" and a very powerful "thing" too. Let no negative thoughts ever roost in your hair. Shove them out as fast as they come in. No harm can be done by their just flitting through your mind, for you cannot stop thinking if you want to. The harm comes from LETTING THESE NEGATIVE FEAR THOUGHTS STAY THERE. So don't allow them to roost in your mind for one second. If you are faithfully doing the little mental exercises I prescribe there will be no room for the fear thoughts, for TWO THOUGHTS CANNOT OCCUPY THE SAME MIND AT THE SAME TIME. No two things can occupy the same place at the same time you were taught in school. That works in the thought realm. If you don't believe it, try it some time. Try to think of two things at the same time.