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Change Your Thoughts, Change Your World

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“You are the artist that never sleeps… continually… yet unconsciously rearranging the images on your life’s canvas with brush strokes of thoughts.” - Mike Dooley, author of Infinite Possibilities

Even though life continually presents challenges, everyone can choose the thoughts they entertain. British philosophical writer James Allen wrote in his best-known work, As a Man Thinketh, that “Men and women are makers of themselves by virtue of the thoughts they choose and encourage.”

Thoughts are powerful. They can create a life of joy or a life of despair. What we focus on is what we manifest, and when faced with the stressful times we are all dealing with now, many choose fearful thoughts. Viktor Frankl wrote in his book, Man’s Search for Meaning, “Everything can be taken from a man but one thing; the last of human freedoms…to choose one’s attitude in any given set of circumstances, to choose one’s own way.”

This philosophy is affirmed by Dr. Ernest Holmes, founder of Centers for Spiritual Living, formerly known as Church of Religious Science. The tag line for his radio show in the 1920s was, “There is a power for good in the universe, greater than you are, and you can consciously use it.” His admonition was that as you change your thinking, you can change your life. Holmes believed that as mankind evolved, the result would be the creation of a kinder, more just and supportive world.

The Centers for Spiritual Living publishes a monthly Science of Mind magazine, Guide for Spiritual Living. Each month, there are uplifting articles and a daily reading. A theme the magazine repeats is that life is enhanced by taking charge of one’s thoughts. Thoughts are indeed powerful.

Center for Spiritual Living Minneapolis meets virtually via Facebook, at 10 a.m. on Sunday mornings. For more information, visit

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