(4.21) Power depends upon recognition and use.
“Power” is our ability to consciously direct thought.
(4.22) Recognition is consciousness.
Consciousness is awareness of our thoughts and the effects they produce.
(4.23) We become conscious of power by thinking.
Observing the effects that are produced by thinking reveals to us which thoughts are responsible for creating specific effects.
(4.24) Constructive thinking is the great business of life.
Constructive thinking is intentionally directing our attention toward concepts and ideas that support our ideal state.
(4.25) Constructive thinking is the ability to adjust ourselves to divine and unchanging principles; to cooperate with natural law.
Natural law is cause & effect. “Adjusting ourselves” refers to accepting responsibility for our thoughts as causes of our perceptions, which determines how we will react or respond to conditions and opportunities.
(4.26) This is accomplished by securing a perfect understanding of the principle forces, methods, and combinations of mind.
methods of thinking
combinations of mind refers to the way in which patterns of thought (complexes) interact with one another, psychological forces, and biological drives.
(4.27) Universal Mind is the basic fact of all existence.
Universal Mind is unlimited creative potential, out of which all form is manifested.
(4.28) All lack, limitation, disease, inharmony, and discord is due to the operation of the exact same law. This law works perfectly and in continually bringing about conditions in correspondence with the thought that originates or creates them.
Universal Mind produces conditions in correspondence with our thought, regardless of wether our thought will produced desired or undesired effects.
(4.29) Inspiration is the art of self realization. It is the art of adjusting the individual mind to Universal Mind; a recognition of the omnipresence of omniscience.
Inspiration comes to us by accessing unlimited creative potential within.
(4.30) What we do depends upon who we are. Who we are depends upon what we think, thus, our quality of thought determines conditions we meet in life.
Thought precedes action.