Less than a thousand years ago, the Church still taught that our world was at the center of the universe. Today, we know that this is not the case, and yet there is something true in that old line of thought. To be frank, it’s not that the earth is the heart of creation – it’s that the heart of creation is here on earth. It’s in the name, it’s always in the name, but not until the First and the Last reveals Himself, that is when the Last once again becomes First shall we see.


Alas, our dilemma it seems will have no solution until the great wrong is made right.

The spiritual war of the eternal return is cosmic in nature as well as within each and every one of us. A battle for our very heart and soul and also for the future of this world. The ‘slaves of Atlantis’ have every intention of destroying this earth, but it need not be so. There is an alternative for those who do not quit. The Creative Spirit, which is the Heroic Spirit, shall prevail, in truth, He already has won. We are only unaware of this because we must still earn our place beyond the spiritual catastrophe.

Our hope is that in this little work that covers 20,000 years we may shed a little light on the dark dilemma that most of us intuitively feel as long back as we can remember. Many succumb and just plain give up because it seems so much easier, but then there are those who do not. The great souls that please God are those who never give up even though they believe that there is no chance of winning. They continue to struggle only because they feel it the right thing to do and it is to them that the hope written of in this work is given.

So, the question is what are we going to do about it? Is one content with being a blind slave looking for the next distraction or an awakening Hero of God? Only our actions in time will tell.

Joe Svenson

quoted from the introduction of the book, “The Final Battalion”


The Main Teachings of New Thought

The following, expressed in many different forms, according to the views of the respective teachers, are the fundamental principles of The New Thought.

1. There is a Supreme Power back of, underlying, and in all things. It is Infinite, Illimitable, Eternal, and Unchangeable. It Is, has always been, and always will be. It is Omnipresent (present everywhere); Omnipotent (all-powerful, possessing all the power that is); and Omniscient (all-knowing, all-seeing, knowing everything, seeing everything). This Supreme Power – Universal Presence – All Mind – may be called MIND, SPIRIT, LAW, THE ABSOLUTE, FIRST CAUSE, NATURE, UNIVERSAL PRINCIPLE, LIFE, or whatever name best suits the taste of the person using the term but call it what you will you mean this Supreme Power – the Centre. GOD is this great Universal Presence, and not the conception of a limited God held by any man. GOD must be illimitable, and all of the Universal must be an emanation of him.

2. Humanity is unfolding in consciousness, and many have now reached that stage of spiritual consciousness whereby they become conscious of the existence and immanence of God, and thus know rather than entertain a belief based upon the authority, real or assumed, of other men. This God-consciousness to which humanity is rapidly tending is the result of our unfoldment, development, and evolution for ages, and, when fully possessed by us, will completely revolutionize our present conceptions of life, our ethics, customs, conditions, and economics.

3. GOD is not a being afar off from us, full of wrath and punishment, but he is right here with us; all around us; even in us; understanding us from the beginning; realizing our limitations; full of love; and patiently seeing the gradual growth and unfoldment which brings us into a clearer understanding of him.

4. As to the reason of GODS plan and laws, The New Thought does not pretend to have the knowledge, holding that this cannot be known by Man in his present stage of development, although by reason and intuition he is beginning to understand that all is Good, and to see evidence of a loving, good, perfect, just and wise plan, in all the experiences of life. And having that Intelligent Faith which comes of the God-consciousness, it rests content, saying “GOD IS – and all is well.”

5. All is One –  all the Universe, high and low, developed and undeveloped, manifest and unmanifest, is One- all is an emanation of GOD. Everything in the universe is in touch with every other thing, and all is in connection with the Centre – GOD. Every atom is a part of a mighty whole, and nothing can happen to any atom without a corresponding effect upon every other part of the whole. The sense of separateness is an illusion of the undeveloped consciousness, but an illusion necessary in certain stages for the working out of the plan. When we have so far progressed in spiritual growth and unfoldment that certain heretofore dormant faculties awaken to consciousness, or rather when our consciousness has so far developed that it takes cognizance of certain faculties the existence of which has heretofore been unknown to us, we become conscious of the Oneness of All, and our relation to all that is. It is not merely a matter of intellectual conception, it is the growth of a new consciousness. The person who passes this simply knows; the person who has it not deems the idea allied to insanity. This Cosmic Knowing comes to many as an illumination; to others, it is a matter of gradual and slow development.

6. We are Spiritual beings; our Soul is Immortal New Thought teachers differ in their theories as to just how and where he will live in the future. However, when we obtain that wonderful assurance of immortality from our awakened spiritual faculties, we see no need of worrying about the “how” and “where”. We know that we are and will be. We have within us such an abiding sense of existence, and deathlessness, that all of humanity’s speculations seem like idle theories to us- useful in their place, of course, but of no vital importance to us. We know there are limits to the possible manifestations of life – we know that “infinity plus infinity” would not begin to express the possibilities before us, and we fret not. We learn to live in the NOW, for we know that we are in Eternity right now, just as much as we ever will be, and we proceed to Live. We are concerned with Life, not with Death, and we Live. We have confidence in GOD and in the Divine Plan and are content. We know that if our entire solar system, and every other system the suns of which are visible to us, were dissolved into their original elements, we would still exist, and would be still in the Universe. We know that the Universes large, and that we are a part of it – that we cannot be left out or banished from the Universe – that we are important atoms, and that our destruction would disarrange and destroy the whole. We know that while the Universe lasts – we last. That if we are destroyed the Universe is destroyed. We know that GOD had use for us or we would not be here, and we know that God makes no mistakes –  changes not his mind – and destroys no soul that he has expressed. We say: we are Sons of GOD; what we shall be doth not yet appear; but come what will we are still Sons of GOD; what our future may be, concerns us not – it is not our business – we will place our hands in that of the Father and say, “Lead Thou us on”.

7. Since we are immortal, Life can be seen only as being on an ascending scale, rising from lower to higher, and then on to higher and higher and higher. In the Universe there are beings much lower than us in the spiritual scale, and there are others much more advanced, much more highly developed than us, and we are progressing along a Path until someday we will be where they are; and others now much lower will someday be where we are now and so on.

8. There is a spiritual evolution going on in Humanity – we are growing, developing, and unfolding in spiritual attainment. Our minds are developing and causing us to unfold new faculties which will lead us to higher paths of attainment. The Higher Reason is beginning to make itself manifest. Humanity is nearing the plane of Cosmic Knowing.

9. “Thoughts are things” – every thought we think goes forth, carrying with it force which affects others to a greater or less extent, depending upon the forces behind our thought, and the mental attitude of the other persons. Like attracts like in the world of thought – we attract to ourselves thoughts in harmony with our own – people in harmony with our thoughts – even things are influenced by thought in varying degrees.

10. “As a man thinketh in his heart so is he,” and we may change, and often do change, our entire character, and nature by a change of thoughts, an adjustment of mental attitude. Fear thought and Worry and all the rest of the foulbrood of negative thoughts attract thoughts, people, things, from the outside, and pull us down to the level of our thought-pictures. On the contrary, we may, by right thinking, raise ourselves from the mire, and surround ourselves with people and things corresponding to our thoughts. Thoughts take form in action.

11. The Mind is positive to the Body, and we may become sick or well-diseased or free from disease, according to our thoughts and mental attitude.

12.The Mind contains latent forces, lying dormant, awaiting the day of their unfoldment, which may be developed and trained and used in a wondrous way. We are in our infancy regarding the proper use of his mental powers.

This is only a little bit of the Truth. Every other man or woman has his or her bit, so that this portion is merely as a grain of sand on the seashore.

Mauricio Chaves-Mesen

as quoted from his introductory article,

The History, Influences, and Principles of The New Thought Movement and The Importance to The Works of Genevieve Behrend


The Science of Being Well

The basic truths of the Science of Being Well

There is a Thinking Substance from which all things are made and which, in its original state, permeates, penetrates, and fills the interspaces of the universe. It is the life of All.

The thought of a form in this Substance causes the form; the thought of a motion produces the motion. In relation to humanity, the thoughts of this Substance are always of perfect functioning and perfect health.

A person is a thinking center, capable of original thought; and his thought has power over his own functioning. By thinking imperfect thoughts, he has caused imperfect and perverted functioning; and by performing the voluntary functions of life in a perverted manner, he has assisted in causing disease.    

If a person will think only thoughts of perfect health, all the Power of Life will be exerted to assist him. But this healthy functioning will not continue unless a person performs the external, or voluntary, functions of living in a healthy manner.

A Summary of The Science of Being Well

Health is perfectly natural functioning, normal living. There is a Principle of Life in the universe; it is the Living Substance, from which all things are made. This Living Substance permeates, penetrates, and fills the interspaces of the universe. In its invisible state, it is in and through all forms, and yet all forms are made of it.

To illustrate: Suppose that a very fine and highly diffusible aqueous vapor should permeate and penetrate a block of ice. The ice is formed from living water and is living water in form, while the vapor is also living water, unformed, permeating a form made from itself. This illustration will explain how Living Substance permeates all forms made from it. All life comes from It. It is all the life there is.

The Universal Substance is a thinking substance and takes the form of its thought. The thought of a form, held by it, creates the form; and the thought of a motion causes the motion. It cannot help thinking, and so is forever creating. And it must move on toward a fuller and more complete expression of itself. This means toward more complete life and more perfect functioning – and that means toward perfect health. The power of the living substance must always be exerted toward perfect health. It is a force in all things making for perfect functioning.

All things are permeated by a power that makes for health. A human being can relate himself to this power and ally himself with it. He can also separate himself from it in his thoughts.

A human being is a form of this Living Substance and has within him a Principle of Health. This Principle of Health, when in full constructive activity, causes all the involuntary functions of the human body to be perfectly performed.

A human being is a thinking substance, permeating a visible body, and the processes of his body are controlled by his thought.

When a person thinks only thoughts of perfect health, the internal processes of his body will be those of perfect health. A person’s first step toward perfect health must be to form a conception of himself perfectly healthy and as doing all things in the way and manner of a perfectly healthy person. Having formed this conception, he must relate himself to it in all his thoughts and sever all thought relations with disease and weakness. If he does this and thinks his thoughts of health with positive FAITH, a person will cause the Principle of Health within him to become constructively active and to heal all his diseases. He can receive additional power from the universal Principle of Life by faith, and he can acquire faith by looking to this Principal of Life with reverent gratitude for the health it gives him. If a person will consciously accept the health which is being continually given to him by the Living Substance, and if will be duly grateful for it, he will develop faith.

A person cannot think only thoughts of perfect health unless he performs the voluntary functions of life in a perfectly healthy manner. These voluntary functions are eating, drinking, breathing, and sleeping. If a person thinks only thoughts of health, has faith in health, and eats, drinks, breathes, and sleeps in a perfectly healthy way, he must have perfect health.

Health is the result of thinking and acting in a Certain Way, and if a sick person begins to think and act in this Way, the Principle of Health within him will come into constructive activity and heal all his diseases. This Principle of Health is the same in all and is related to the Life Principle of the universe. It is able to heal every disease and will come into activity whenever a person thinks and acts in accordance with the Science of Being Well. Therefore, every person can attain perfect health.

Wallace D. Wattles


As A Man Thinketh

“Mind is the Master power that molds and makes,

And Man is Mind, and evermore he takes

The tool of Thought, and shaping what he Wills,

Brings forth a thousand joys, a thousand ills:

He thinks in secret, and it comes to pass;

Environment is but his looking-glass.”

James Allen


Quantum Shift in the Global Brain

What is a quantum shift in the global brain?

The global brain is the quasi-neural energy- and information- processing network created by the billions of humans on the planet, interacting in many ways, private as well as public, and on many levels, local as well as global.

A quantum shift in the global brain is a sudden and fundamental transformation in the relations of a significant segment of the billions of humans to each other and to nature—a macroshift in society—and a likewise sudden and fundamental transformation in cutting-edge perceptions regarding the nature of reality—a paradigm shift in science. The two shifts together make for a veritable “reality revolution” in society as well as in science.


The Reality Revolution

In the first decade of the twenty-first century we face a new reality, individually as well as collectively. Our reality is shifting because the human world has become unstable and is no longer sustainable. But the reality revolution harbours a unique opportunity. This last decade is the first in history that offers the choice between being the last decade of a fading, obsolete world or the first of a new and viable one.

The emerging reality is radically new. We are experiencing ever more frequent and ever greater shocks and surprises, and these are not due, simply to blindness and ignorance. It is our reality that is shifting. As the economist Kenneth Boulding remarked, the only thing we should not be surprised at is being surprised.

The new reality is an intrinsically surprising reality. Nothing continues in the same way as it did before; everything “bifurcates.” This expression, coming originally from mathematics and chaos theory, indicates that the path of development of a system encounters a rapid, previously unforeseen change. We live in an age of bifurcation in the midst of a fundamental transformation of our world: in a Macroshift.

The reality shifts we experience regards the way we relate to each other, to nature, and to the cosmos. Previously some of us half suspected that this reality might soon shift, but the great bulk of humanity proceeded on the assumption that things would remain pretty much the same as they were: business as usual. But in the year 2007, it is daily becoming more evident that business is definitely not as usual. The Earth is literally transforming under our feet.  On New Year’s Eve the Russians celebrated in the former Red Square without a trace of ice and snow; in January New Yorkers walked in Central Park in shirtsleeves; the center of Greenland is taken up by an unfrozen lake the size of Lake Michigan, Lake Superior, and Lake Erie combined; and there is hardly any of the legendary snow left on top of Kilimanjaro. Anyone who still doubts that the world we live in is changing must be blind, obstinate, or just plain stupid.

Of course, the climate is just one of many changes under way, though it is the most visible. Connected with climate change are a host of other factors that are just as prone to change as the ecology, in the economic, social, political, and cultural arenas. The bottom line is that, in more respects than one, proceeding further as we have up till now takes us to a catastrophic bifurcation: to a fateful tipping point.

Change is no longer mere theory, and it is no, longer merely an option: it is a reality, an imperative of our survival. Proceeding on the assumption of business as usual (BAU) is suicidal.

Interestingly and importantly, our map of the world is also changing: science itself is in the midst of a paradigm shift. The new paradigm gives us a deeper understanding of the nature of quantum shifts in complex systems in nature as well as society. Complex systems do not evolve smoothly, step by step: they are highly nonlinear. They evolve step by step only up to a point, then they reach a threshold of stability and either break down or bifurcate. This is true of the evolution of stars (at a given point they either explode as a supernova and spew forth the matter that will become the stuff of the next generation of stars or they collapse into a black hole); it is true of living species (sooner or later in their lifespan most species are threatened with extinction—and then they either mutate into a more viable species or become extinct); and it is also true of entire civilizations (they too evolve or go under, as the experience of the communist world demonstrated in the winter of 1989/90).

Does this mean that human society may be doomed, and we may become extinct even as a species? The currently dominant form of civilization does seem to have reached its limits and is bound to change. But our demise as a species, while it cannot be excluded, is by no means decided. We have enormous and as yet unexploited resources for coping with the challenges that face us. We have a whole range of new and sophisticated technologies at our disposal, and radically new insights are emerging at the cutting edge of the species.

However, the key insight coming from the new paradigm in the sciences is not technological. It is the confirmation of something people have always felt but could not give a rational explanation for: our close connection to each other and to the cosmos. Traditional people have known of it and have lived it, but modern civilization has first neglected and then denied it. Yet genuine spiritual experience offers direct evidence of our links to each other and to all of creation, and now science confirms the validity of such intuitions.

Until the last decade or two, scientists and science minded people considered the feeling of human and human-nature interconnection a mere delusion. Then the evidence started to come in. A fresh look at our connections in the framework of the new sciences—Quantum physics above all—began to indicate that the “oneness” people sometimes experience is not delusory and that the explanation of it is not beyond the ken of the sciences. As quanta, and entire atoms and molecules, can be instantly connected across space and time, so living organisms, especially the complex and supersensitive brain and nervous system of evolved organisms, can be instantly connected with other organisms, with nature, and with the cosmos as a whole. This is vitally important, for admitting the intuition of connections to our everyday consciousness can inspire the solidarity we so urgently need to live on this planet—to live in harmony with each other and with nature.

The oracle at Delphi advised, “Know thyself.” We should complete this by saying, “Know thyself as part of an interconnected rapidly changing world.” As this book will show, this knowledge and the practical wisdom that follows from it have become the precondition of the persistence of human civilization and even the survival of the human species.


This book embraces, for the first time, both sides of my lifelong interests and research: the practical side, focused on the problems, opportunities, and challenges we now face individually as well as collectively, and the theoretical side, seeking the contours of the reality suggested by the latest developments in the sciences. Together, the two sides provide essential orientation for an epoch of quantum shifts: a time when the terrain is changing under our feet and so is our map of the terrain.

The body of the book consists of three parts. Part 1 is the practical part: it focuses on the shift of the world we live in. The reality we experience is a substantially new reality. The challenges this “Macroshift” poses is that of constructive change, in us and around us, born of foresight empowered by awareness and understanding. We either change with our changing world—which we can do if we acquire the understanding and master the WILL—or we risk growing crises and ultimately breakdown.

Part 2 is the theoretical part, and it focuses on an eminently practical concern: how to understand the world we live in and the universe, its wider context. Not only our world, but science is also changing; the change there is in the form of a paradigm shift. The concept of reality emerging at the frontiers of scientific research has little if any resemblance to the classic concept we were taught in school. The new concept is broader—it extends to multiple universes arising in a possibly infinite meta-universe—and it is deeper, extending into dimensions below the the domain of the quantum. It is also more inclusive, shedding light on phenomena that were ignored or considered “anomalous” and relegated to metaphysics, theology, or parapsychology but a few years ago. The thirteen chapters that together make up part 1 (dealing with our changing world) and part 2 (outlining the changes in science’s map of the world) make a coherent whole, but each chapter can also be read separately, as prompted by the concerns and interests of the reader. They are intended to help us understand our changing world as well as our changing map of the world and help us empower and guide our evolution as we move into the critical phase of today’s Macroshift.

Part 3 moves from theory to hands-on practice. It describes the origins, the projects, and the principal objectives of the Club of Budapest, a global think tank founded by the author and dedicated to facilitating the changes that need to come about in our world by applying the insights of sciences new map of reality to the cause of peace, sustainability, wellbeing, and human survival.

A closing section—the annex—breaks fresh ground in our scientific mapping of the deeper regions of human experience. It reviews a mind-boggling experience of the author and attempts to interpret it in light of the new map of reality. The experience (“trans communication” with persons who have died recently) is of such staggering importance that it merits venturing beyond the bounds of established science—which, we should note, are by no means the bounds of human insight and understanding.

From the book,

Quantum Shift in the Global Brain

How the New Scientific Reality Can Change Us and Our World

by Ervin Laszlo


The Master Key System


Nature compels us all to move through life. We could not remain stationary however much we wished. Every right-thinking person wants not merely to move through life like a sound-producing, perambulating plant, but to develop – to improve – and to continue the development mentally to the close of physical life.

This development can occur only through the improvement of the quality of individual thought and the ideals, actions, and conditions that arise as a consequence. Hence a study of the creative processes of thought and how to apply them is of supreme importance to each one of us. This knowledge is the means whereby the evolution of human life on earth may be hastened and uplifted in the process.

Humanity ardently seeks “The Truth” and explores every avenue to it. In this process, it has produced a special literature, which ranges the whole gamut of thought from the trivial to the sublime – up from Divination, through all the Philosophies, to the final lofty Truth of “The Master Key”.

The “Master Key” is here given to the world as a means of tapping the great Cosmic Intelligence and attracting from it that which corresponds to the ambitions, and aspirations of each reader.

Every thing and institution we see around us, created by human agency, had first to exist as a thought in some human mind. Thought therefore is constructive. Human thought is the spiritual power of the cosmos operating through its creature man. “The Master Key” instructs the reader how to use that power and use it both constructively and creatively. The things and conditions we desire to become realities we must first create in thought. “The Master Key” explains and guides the process.

“The Master Key” teaching has been published in the form of a Correspondence Course of 24 lessons, delivered to students one per week for 24 weeks. The reader is warned not to attempt to read the book like a novel, but to treat it as a course of study and conscientiously to imbibe the meaning of each part – reading and re-reading one part only per week before proceeding to the next. Otherwise, the later parts will tend to be misunderstood and the reader’s time and money will be wasted.

Used as thus instructed, “The Master Key” will make the reader a greater, better personality, and equipped with a new power to achieve any worthy personal purpose and a new ability to enjoy life’s beauty and wonder.

F. H. Burgess

“The Master Key System”

Part One Study Questions with Answers

1. What is the world without in its relation to the within?

The world without is a reflection of the world within.

2. Upon what does all possession depend?

All possession is based on consciousness.

3. How is the individual related to the objective world?

The individual is related to the objective world by the objective mind; the brain is the organ of this mind.

4. How is he related to the Universal Mind?

He is related to the Universal Mind by the subconscious mind; the Solar Plexus is the organ of this mind.

5. What is the Universal Mind?

Universal Mind is the life principal of every atom which is in existence.

6. How can the Individual act on the Universal?

The ability of the individual to think is his ability to act upon the Universal and bring it into manifestation.

7. What is the result of this action and interaction.

The result of this action and interaction is cause and effect; every thought is a cause and every condition an effect.

8.How are harmonious and desirable conditions secured?  

Harmonious and desirable conditions are obtained by right thinking.

9. What is the cause of all discord, inharmony, lack and limitation?

Discord, inharmony, lack and limitation are the result of wrong thinking.

10. What is the source of all power?

The source of all power is the world within, the Universal Fountain of Supply, the Infinite Energy of which each individual is an outlet.

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Charles F. Haanel



CALMNESS of mind is one of the beautiful jewels of wisdom. It is the result of long and patient effort in self-control. Its presence is an indication of ripened experience, and of a more than ordinary knowledge of the laws and operations of thought.

A man becomes calm in the measure that he understands himself as a thought evolved being, for such knowledge necessitates the understanding of others as the result of thought, and as he develops a right understanding, and sees more and more clearly the internal relations of things by the action of cause and effect he ceases to fuss and fume and worry and grieve, and remains poised, steadfast, serene.

The calm man, having learned how to govern himself, knows how to adapt himself to others; and they, in turn, reverence his spiritual strength, and feel that they can learn of him and rely upon him.

The more tranquil a man becomes, the greater is his success, his influence, his power for good. Even the ordinary trader will find his business prosperity increase as he develops a greater self-control and equanimity, for people will always prefer to deal with a man whose demeanour is strongly equable.

The strong, calm man is always loved and revered. He is like a shade-giving tree in a thirsty land, or a sheltering rock in a storm. “Who does not love a tranquil heart, a sweet-tempered, balanced life?” It does not matter whether it rains or shines, or what changes come to those possessing these blessings, for they are always sweet, serene, and calm.

That exquisite poise of character, which we call serenity is the last lesson of culture, the fruitage of the soul. It is precious as wisdom, more to be desired than gold—yea, than even fine gold.

How insignificant mere money-seeking looks in comparison with a serene life—a life that dwells in the ocean of Truth, beneath the waves, beyond the reach of tempests, in the Eternal Calm.

How many people we know who sour their lives, who ruin all that is sweet and beautiful by explosive tempers, who destroy their poise of character, and make bad blood!

It is a question whether the great majority of people do not ruin their lives and mar their happiness by lack of self-control.

How few people we meet in life who are well balanced, who have that exquisite poise which is characteristic of the finished character!

Yes, humanity surges with uncontrolled passion, is tumultuous with ungoverned grief, is blown about by anxiety and doubt only the wise man, only he whose thoughts are controlled and purified, makes the winds and the storms of the soul obey him.

Tempest-tossed souls, wherever ye may be, under whatsoever conditions ye may live, know this in the ocean of life the isles of Blessedness are smiling, and the sunny shore of your ideal awaits your coming.

Keep your hand firmly upon the helm of thought. In the bark of your soul reclines the commanding Master; He does but sleep: wake Him. Self-control is strength; Right Thought is mastery; Calmness is power. Say unto your heart, “Peace, be still!”

James Allen


The Power Of Your Subconscious Mind. “Affirmations”

“You have the incredible potential to be, do, and receive whatever you desire, imagine, and truly believe. Unfortunately, however, only a small number of people achieve their full human potential, because they fail to recognize and harness the infinite power of the subconscious mind – the divinity within them and around them.”

“The secret to success is no secret. It has been in practice for thousands of years. The most successful people throughout history are not those who merely accept the reality presented to them but those who imagine a better reality and believe in it so deeply that they are actually able to create a new reality – to change the state of being around them.”

Joseph Murphy

“Cleanse Your Mind”

Divine love fills my soul. Divine right action is mine. Divine harmony governs my life. Divine joy fills my soul. I am divinely guided in all ways. I am illumined from On High. I know and believe that I will receive a measure of life, love, truth, and beauty that transcends my boldest dreams. I know that universal love and generosity embrace me.

Commentary: Modern life is hectic and cluttered with meaningless distractions and concerns. When you begin to feel overwhelmed by life’s demands, take some time to quiet your mind and remind yourself that you were created to be joyous.