This page offers you a daily dose of James Allen. Here you’ll find today’s entries from James Allen’s book of meditations for every day in the year and Morning and evening thoughts:
Rise above the allurements of sin, and enter the Divine Consciousness, the Transcendent Life.
THERE comes a time in the process of transmutation when, with the decrease of evil and the accumulation of good, there dawns in the mind a new vision, a new consciousness, a new man. And when this is reached, the saint has become a sage ; he has passed from the human life to the divine life. He is " born again " and there begins for him a new round of experiences ; he wields a new power; a new universe opens out before his spiritual gaze. This is the stage of Transcendence ; this I call the Transcendent Life. When Transcendence is attained, then the limited personality is outgrown, and the divine life is known ; evil is transcended, and Good is all-in~all.
As passion is the keynote of the self-life, so serenity is the keynote of the transcendent life.
The will to evil and the will to good
Are both within thee, which wilt
Thou knowest what is right and what is
Which wilt though love and foster?
Thou art the chooser of thy thoughts and
Thou art the maker of thine inward state;
The power is thine to be what thou wilt be;
Thou buildest Truth and Love, or lies and
The teaching of Jesus brings men back
to the simple truth that righteousness,
or right-doing, is entirely a matter of
individual conduct, and not a mystical
something apart from a man’s thoughts
Calmness and patience can become
habitual by first grasping, through effort,
a calm and patient thought, and then
continuously thinking it, and living in it,
until “use becomes second nature,” and
anger and impatience pass away for ever.