SPIRITUAL EXERCISE - Preparation for the Light


If we have any desires that are evil, they are a result of our own wrong understanding and wrong attunement with conditions around us and not of any evil spirit within us. The more we attune ourselves with the higher and beautiful things of life, the less the sordid or unbeautiful will appeal. Temptations to yield to the negative things will not come to the one who is highly attuned, and he will not have to attempt to suppress the desire.


If you find there are urges or tendencies within your personality that are undesirable from a Cosmic point of view, do not attempt to suppress them, for that is like hanging a blanket up against the window in order to keep out the light. As long as you attempt to suppress the light, you may not have any of it; but you do not affect it one iota by shielding yourself from it, for it never diminishes in quality or strength by being screened. Rather than suppress undesirable tendencies, give no thought to them at all. Do not yield to them but neither fight them. Center your mind upon the more desirable things in life and let them grow so strong and great that they will keep you occupied and hold the center of your attention.


Now analyze your present-day self and see wherein there are little traits of character, little traits of personality, that you are suppressing. Take them out of the trunk in which you have tried to keep them prisoners and air them well. Look them over; and then instead of putting them back into the trunk of suppression send them on their way out of your life, just as you would do with any intruder who came to your home. If you found your home suddenly occupied by some undesirable persons who appeared to be evil influences in your midst, you would not think of locking them up in a closet and trying to suppress their activities while you went on with your affairs. You would try to find out why these tendencies or these characters had come into your home, and then after acquainting yourself with them, and perhaps making it plain that they were undesirable, you would have them dismissed from your presence and sent on their way.



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