must sincerely desire to be happy. Nothing is accomplished without
desire. Desire is a wish with wings of imagination and faith.
Image the fulfillment of your desire, and feel its reality, and it will
come to pass. Happiness comes in answered prayer." --
Dr. Joseph Murphy, The Power of Your Subconscious Mind
most of us our prayers will bring us more happiness. This
happiness may come as the result of overcoming illness and manifesting
health; or overcoming financial lack and manifesting financial
prosperity; or overcoming lonliness and manifesting loving
companionship. In all things, happiness is the result that we
seek. Few people, if any, would choose to be healthy, rich, in
love ... and unhappy ... so we can know that happiness is the invisible
element that is desired to accompany the physical effects that we seek.
Our prayers then, must be filled with happiness
... the joy of knowing our prayers are responded to by the Infinite.
From Dr. Ernest Holmes: "Your thoughts
are tools that you use in affirming the creative Power into your
experience. You are going to make the affirmation, but the Law of
Life is going to produce the result. Never forget this. It
is not by holding thoughts that you accomplish good results; it is by
thinking right thoughts and then loosing them into the Law of this
Power. The Law of Life acts upon them in some way which you know
not of. Moreover, you do not have to know. Whatever you
affirm, It will do for you, provided your affirmation is in accord with
This "invisible" action of thought is
no different than the action in mind when an artist paints a picture or
a sculptor molds a form. It is "thinking from the
result" ... seeing in mind the manifested idea. Everything is
an idea in Mind before it manifests in form ... everything. The
computer that you are using was an idea ... first. And someone
imaged it into form by thinking from the result that was desired.
Many of us will feel frustration rather than
happiness when we look at the things we have compared to the results
that we desire to see. This frustration occurs because we think we
must "do" something to get from where we are or what we have
to what we want to be or to have. Our responsibility is not to
"do" ... but to "be" ... and the most powerful
decision we can make is to "be happy" ... happiness is one of
the attributes of God ... and it is powerful in its attracting energy.
We are all attracted to people who are happy ... and being happy will
attract to us the people and things necessary to manifest our desires.
From Dr. Holmes:
"We must learn to live by inspiration. That means that we
should let the spiritual depths of our being flow through our
conversation and into our acts. Living by inspiration does not
mean living chaotically. Our whole purpose is to make the
intellect and instrument for the Spirit. This is exactly what an
artist does. We must all become artists in living. To live
by inspiration means to sense the divine touch in everything; to enter
into the spirit of things; to enter into the joy of living."
Inspiration comes to us when we choose to
be happy ... happy with our work; happy with our relationships; happy
with our ability to overcome illness and lack.
We can move from "becoming" to "being" through the
activity of our thinking. We must always keep in mind that as our
thoughts are in alignment with the Infinite ... with the Truth ... we
are using the Power that is Present within us. "That which is
within me is greater than that which is in the world" ... this is
the Truth. For the Power of the Infinite is "personal"
to us as we recognize It ... and think according to Its nature ... and
Its response is automatic and as precise as the law of gravity. It
is All-ways Present ... All-ways available ... All-ways responsive ...
All-ways giving to us, through us and as us. This is the Truth
that manifests our desires with happiness ... great happiness!
So It Is!