(8.21) Every system of metaphysics depends upon a knowledge of the truth concerning ourselves and the world.
Existential questions are at the root of introspection. Those who have been successful at finding peace in spite of paradox, are mimicked, which produces dogma.
(8.22) The real “I” is spiritual and can, therefore, never be less that perfect.
If I take a bottle and fill it with ocean water, it remains ocean water ever if I take the bottle home and place it on a bookshelf. In the same way, each individual contains the “water” of Universal Mind.
(8.23) To absolutely convince yourself of the truth concerning the conditions you desire to see manifested in life is the method for destroying all forms of fear.
The story we tell ourself with shape our experience. May as well make it a good story.
(8.24) Universal Mind–in which we live and move and have our being–is one and indivisible. This makes it just as possible to help others as it is to help ourselves.
Universal Mind is unlimited creative potential, available to every thinking individual. Thus, if we can think for ourselves, we can think, speak, and act in ways that influence how others think, speak, and act.
(8.25) Universal Mind is the totality of all existence.
There is nothing that exists that did not originate within Universal Mind (Ginnungagap).
(8.26) Universal Mind is omnipresent. It exists everywhere. There is no where it is not. It is, therefore, within you. It is all spirit and life.
Universal Mind is unlimited creative potential.
(8.27) The nature of Universal Mind is spiritual and consequently creative. It seeks to express itself in form.
It is spiritual because it can be accessed by the individuals ability to think.
(8.28) Our ability to think is our ability to act upon the Universal and bring it into manifestation for the benefit of ourselves and others.
Our ability to think is what makes individuals spiritual.
(8.29) Constructive thinking is clear, decisive, calm, deliberate, sustained thought with a definite end in view.
Constructive thinking gives way to concentration.
(8.30) The result of constructive thinking is we will come to understand “God” as Universal Mind, which really and truly lives within you and all things are possible and can be demonstrated by anyone with sufficient understanding.
Concentration produces a kind of stillness and comfort that people have deified.