Light on Life's Difficulties

Illuminating the Paths Ahead

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Light on Life's Difficulties
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01/01/2002
Square One Publishers

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5.5 X 8.5 in
144 pg



BODY, MIND & SPIRIT / New Thought

9780757000409
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Light on Life's Difficulties

By  James Allen

Description

1912. To the majority of people, life is a dark room where one is liable to hurt himself by coming into contact with something he cannot see. Their frequent hurts, their disappointments, perplexities, sorrows and pains are caused by sudden contact with principles which they do not see and are therefore not prepared to deal with. But, when the light of wisdom is introduced into the darkened understanding, confusion vanishes, difficulties are dissolved, all things are seen in their true place and proportion and henceforth one walks, open-eyed and unhurt in the clear light of a wise comprehension.

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Author Biography

James Allen was born in Leicester, England, in 1864. After the unexpected death of his father, he left school at age fifteen in order to help support his family. For the next twenty-three years, Allen worked, read, and observed the world around him. At age thirty-eight, he wrote From Poverty to Power, one of the first motivational books. His next book, As a ManThinketh, established his reputation as an inspirational writer. Although his writing career lasted only ten years, until his death in 1912, Allen produced twenty titles, which continue to motivate and inspire.

Table of contents

Contents

Introduction 

The Light that Leads to Perfect Peace 

Light on Facts and Hypotheses 

Light on the Law of Cause and Effect

            in Human Life 

Light on Values—Spiritual and Material 

Light on the Sense of Proportion 

Light on Adherence to Principle 

Light on the Sacrifice of the Self 

Light on the Management of the Mind 

Light on Self-Control: The Door of Heaven 

Light on Acts and Their Consequences 

Light on the Way of Wisdom 

Light on Disposition 

Light on Individual Liberty 

Light on the Blessing and Dignity of Work 

Light on Good Manners and Refinement 

Light on Diversities of Creeds 

Light on Law and Miracle 

Light on War and Peace 

Light on the Brotherhood of Man 

Light on Life’s Sorrows 

Light on Life’s Changes 

Light on the Truth of Transitoriness 

The Light that Never Goes Out 

About the Author 

Introduction or preface

Introduction

When a man enters a dark room he is not sure of his movements; he cannot see the objects around, or properly locate them, and is liable to hurt himself by coming into sudden contact with them; but let a light be introduced, and immediately all confusion disappears, every object is seen, and there is no more danger of being hurt.

To the majority life is such a dark room, and their ­frequent hurts—their disappointments, perplexities, sorrows, and pains—are caused by sudden contact with principles which they do not see, and are therefore not prepared to deal with; but when the light of wisdom is introduced into the darkened understanding, confusion vanishes, difficulties are dissolved, all things are seen in their true place and proportion, and henceforth the man walks, open-eyed and unhurt, in the clear light of a wise comprehension.