Symptoms and Causes

”   If you have made many efforts, as you probably have, to set things right, but without any real success, the reason is to be found just here:  You have been tampering with symptoms and leaving your mind, the real cause of the trouble, untouched.

     You have been wrestling with circumstances, with people, with things, and leaving your mind unchanged; and it is just this mind of yours that is causing all the trouble all the time, and will continue to do so as long as it remains in its present state.

     You have been struggling to transform yourself by renewing your conditions, whereas the Law is that we are transformed by the renewing of our minds.

     If you want perfect health; if you want abundant prosperity; happiness, a good home, congenial friends, beauty, joy and thrilling interest in life, you can have them, if you really want them; but you must want them enough to take trouble enough to find the only way to get them.  You must want them enough to take trouble enough to learn how to think, because thought is the only cause! ” 

                      —From the writings of Emmet Fox

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