Life or death is one thought away. Why is it so clear the benefits of life to one person while another contemplates ending their life? Why does the sting of death draw such a strong pull for one while another fights for survival at all costs? These are questions that flood my head as I talk with one young lady who struggled mightily with suicide this past week, and see another young lady fighting for her life while a rare cancer is determined to end it. Yes, I helped the one lady to receive counsel…more than what I could give her. My son, who is excessively trained in suicide prevention, always told me that if they talk about how they are going to do it, they need help immediately.
In some ways this is also comparable to the endeavors of our dreams and passions of our life. We have the ability to create or destroy with our daily thought patterns. As described in Master Key 21:13-14 “This mental attitude is our personality and is composed of the thoughts which we have been creating in our own mind; therefore, if we wish a change in conditions all that is necessary is to change our thought; this will in turn change our mental attitude, which will in turn change our personality, which will in turn change the persons, things and conditions, or the experiences with meet in life. It is however, no easy matter to change the mental attitude, but by persistent effort it may be accomplished; the mental attitude is patterned after the mental pictures which have been photographed on the brain; if you do not like the pictures, destroy the negatives and create new pictures; this is the art of visualization.”
The importance of developing the science of correct thinking is really a reflection of our world within that is visually displayed for all to see. If you don’t like what you see without, change your within. It takes a lot of work but is so worth it.
Onward and Upward,