The Third Mountain (c)

(1.11) Well doing is the imperative condition to all well-being.

Well-being is peace of mind. Well-doing refers to how we treat others and speak of them.

(1.12) Constructive thinking is the condition precedent to all constructive action.

What we do (action) is directed by what we think. This is a cyclical motion.

(1.13) A knowledge of the truth is the underlying condition necessary to all constructive action.

Truth” in this context, is the story we tell ourselves. A “knowledge of the truth” is, thus, an awareness of how the story we tell ourselves will influence our behavior. Constructive action is behavior that supports our ideal state (purpose).

(1.14) If we know the truth we can readily predict the results of every action based on a true premise.

An “ability to predict the results” refers to a knowledge of how our thoughts will produce desired effects. A true premise is an intentional use of directed attention (thought).

(1.15) If the premise is false we are unable to anticipate the results that may ensue.

False” refers to thought that does not support our ideal state, which leads to conflict between our desire and our perception of conditions, which influences how we respond or react, which–in turn–creates new conditions.

(1.16) We may know the truth by a recognition of the fact that truth is the vital principle of the universe.

Vital principle of the Universe” refers to a recognition that all form begins the interaction between thought and unlimited creative potential.

(1.17) The nature of truth is spiritual.

Spiritual” is a word that describes the interaction between the individual and the Universal.

(1.18) The secret to the solution to every problem is to apply spiritual truth.

We apply spiritual truth by ensuring our thoughts support our ideal state, which is, necessarily, the solution to every problem.

(1.19) The advantage of spiritual methods is they are always available.

Spiritual methods refers to strategies that allow us to direct our attention to support our ideal state. They are always available in-as-much as we are able to consciously think.

(1.20) A recognition of the omnipresence of spiritual truth and a desire to be a recipient of its beneficial effects is necessary for spiritual methods to be used.

“Omnipresence of spiritual truth” refers to the fact that every individual has the ability to think. A “desire to be a recipient” refers to our intention. “Beneficial,” in this context, is unselfish.


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