Power Through Constructive Thinking [NOOK Book]

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One of the First Books to Demonstrate the Power of Positive Thoughts

Fresh with contemporary relevance, this classic of positive thinking from one of the world's greatest motivational writers offers stirring insights on self-transformation. Based on Emmet Fox's simple message that “thoughts are things” and all potential rests in their creative and constructive use, these thirty-one inspiring essays show how to have it all—health, success, happiness, and a liberated ...

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Overview

One of the First Books to Demonstrate the Power of Positive Thoughts

Fresh with contemporary relevance, this classic of positive thinking from one of the world's greatest motivational writers offers stirring insights on self-transformation. Based on Emmet Fox's simple message that “thoughts are things” and all potential rests in their creative and constructive use, these thirty-one inspiring essays show how to have it all—health, success, happiness, and a liberated spirit—through the power of constructive thought. First published in 1940, Power Through Constructive Thinking has been a never-failing source of strength and renewal for generations of readers.

Here's a book read by generations since 1940 on how to have it all - health, happiness, and a liberated spirit.

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Editorial Reviews

Steve Chandler
Emmet Fox has been a major spiritual inspiration in my life and a significant intellectual force behind all my work.
Marianne Williamson
“Emmet Fox was one of the world’s greatest metaphysical teachers. His works have contributed profoundly to the spiritual understanding of millions of people, including myself.”
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780062010629
  • Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
  • Publication date: 7/6/2010
  • Sold by: HARPERCOLLINS
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 304
  • Sales rank: 188,380
  • File size: 376 KB

Meet the Author

Emmet Fox (1886-1951) was one of the most influential spiritual leaders of the twentieth century and a pioneer of the New Thought movement. His bold, dynamic message proclaiming that our thoughts shape our reality has changed the lives of millions across the world and influenced many key contemporary spiritual writers such as Wayne Dyer, Esther Hicks, and Louise Hay, all of whom have tapped into the power of positive thinking. Fox's other key works include Power Through Constructive Thinking and Alter Your Life.

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Chapter One

The Wonder Child

Strange as it may seem to you, there exists a mystic power that is able to transform your life so thoroughly, so radically, so completely, that when the process is completed your own friends would hardly recognize you, and, in fact, you would scarcely be able to recognize yourself. You would sit down and ask yourself. "Can I really be the man or woman that I vaguely remember, who went about under my name six months or six years ago? Was I really that person? Could that person possibly have been I?" And the truth will be that while in one sense you are indeed the same person, yet in another sense you will be someone utterly different. This mystic but intensely real force can pick you up today, now, from the midst of failure, ruin, misery, despair and in the twinkling of an eye, as Paul said, solve your problems, smooth out your difficulties, cut you free from any entanglements, and place you clear, safe, and happy upon the highroad of freedom and opportunity.

It can lift you out of an invalid's bed, make you sound and well once more, and free to go out into the world to shape your life as you will. It can throw open the prison door and liberate the captive. It has a magical healing balm for the bruised or broken heart.

This mystic Power can teach you all things that you need to know, if only you are receptive and teachable.

It can inspire you with new thoughts and ideas, so that your work may be truly original. It can impart new and wonderful kinds of knowledge as soon as you really want such knowledge — glorious knowledge —strange things not taught in schools or written in books. It can do for you that which is probably the most important thing of all in your present stage: it can find your true place in life for you, and put you into it too. It can find the right friends for you, kindred spirits who are interested in the same ideas and want the same things that you do. It can provide you with an ideal home. It can furnish you with the prosperity that means freedom, freedom to be and to do and to go as your soul calls.

This extraordinary Power, mystic though I have rightly called it, is nevertheless very real, no mere imaginary abstraction, but actually the most practical thing there is. The existence of this Power is already well known to thousands of people in the world today, and has been known to certain enlightened souls for tens of thousands of years. This Power is really no less than the primal Power of Being, and to discover that Power is the Divine birthright of all men. It is your right and your privilege to make your contact with this Power, and to allow it to work through your body, mind, and estate, so that you need no longer grovel upon the ground amid limitations and difficulties, but can soar up on wings like an eagle to the realm of dominion and joy.

But where, it will naturally be asked, is the wonderful, mystic Power to be contacted? Where may we find it? and how is it brought into action? The answer is perfectly simple— This Power is to be found within your own consciousness, the last place that most people would look for it. Right within your own mentality there lies a source of energy stronger than electricity, more potent than high explosive; unlimited and inexhaustible. You only need to make conscious contact with this Power to set it working in your affairs; and all the marvelous results enumerated can be yours. This is the real meaning of such sayings in the Bible as "The Kingdom of God is within you"; and "Seek ye first the Kingdom of God, and all the rest shall be added."

This Indwelling Power, the Inner Light, or Spiritual Idea, is spoken of in the Bible as a child, and throughout the Scriptures the child symbolically always stands for this. Bible symbolism has its own beautiful logic, and just as the soul is always spoken of as a woman, so this, the Spiritual Idea that is born to the soul, is described as a child. The conscious discovery by you that you have this Power within you, and your determination to make use of it, is the birth of the child. And it is easy to see how very apt the symbol is, for the infant that is born in consciousness is just such a weak, feeble entity as any new-born child, and it calls for the same careful nursing and guarding that any infant does in its earliest days. After a time, however, as the weeks go by, the child grows stronger and bigger, until a time comes when it can well take care of itself; and then it grows and grows in wisdom and stature until, no longer leaning on the mother's care, the child, now arrived at man's estate, turns the tables, and repays its debt by taking over the care of its mother. So your ability to contact the mystic Power within yourself, frail and feeble at first, will gradually develop until you find yourself permitting that Power to take your whole life into its care.

The life story of Jesus, the central figure of the Bible, perfectly dramatizes this truth. He is described as being born of a virgin, and in a poor stable, and we know how he grew up to be the Saviour of the world. Now, in Bible symbolism, the virgin soul means the soul that looks to God alone, and it is this condition of soul in which the child, or Spiritual Idea, comes to birth. It is when we have reached that stage, the stage where, either through wisdom or because of suffering, we are prepared to put God really first, that the thing happens.

Power Through Constructive Thinking copyright © by Emmet Fox. Reprinted by permission of HarperCollins Publishers, Inc. All Rights reserved. Available now wherever books are sold.
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  • Posted January 29, 2012

    I Also Recommend:

    A lovely synopsis

    This book is a compilation of everything Emmet Fox has written. If you want to get a good feel for his writings, buy this book. His writings changed my life. I will pay these books forward as long as I am alive. Change your thoughts, change your life. The secret to life is to think about God and not your problem. It does not change the situation, it transforms it.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 2, 2000

    Footnotes for any Bible

    People who are hungry for something in life and don't know exactly for what. You've read or tried to read the Bible, but thou didst not understand. Well Emmet Fox did. He put into current language some of the most important messages and principles for practical use. I don't know how a man from that time in history could know how to connect Biblical time messages with our time language even though he lived in a different time.A man of great understanding.

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  • Posted March 5, 2011

    Awesome in it's Power to change your thoughts to positive

    One of the best most beneficial books you shall ever read!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 24, 2006

    A Divine Book!

    Dr. Emmet Fox is REALLY an exceptional Human Being. His contribution to awake the human spirit is beyond words. He talks from his soul and gave his whole to make us understand and know The Truth. May God bless you through eternity wherever you are Doctor Fox.

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