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From: THE SILENCE What It Is How To Use It

"There's a Spirit of Justice that Secures me in Which is My Own."

If we reach a consciousness of justice, we need have no doubts as to
our care in every particular while journeying between the two peaks of
eternity--from birth to the Great Divide.

There is nothing that can defeat justice; and the person who has a
consciousness of justice will attract to himself every conceivable
thing needed for this life, because it will be the logical objective of
justice to supply to each individual that justice for which he thinks.

That is the reason why this affirmation is so complete in itself;
namely, "There is a spirit of JUSTICE that secures me in which is my
own, and this security is provided already for us by the Spirit of

It would be a psychological paradox to think that Justice could be
defeated. That could not be. Perhaps it appears to you that your own
has not yet been secured to you, but, remember that life is
fleeting--that a year is as a tale that is told--and that a decade is
but as "Ships that pass in the night"--when the years have vanished in
the distance.

If you have lived a life of justice, and it appears now that your own
is not coming to you, that someone else is having more of the good
things of life than you, and that someone seems to have used the art of
the man of injustice, be not deceived, God is not mocked, for
"whatsoever a man soweth that shall he also reap." If you have sowed
equity and justice in the days that are gone, be sure that the same
equity and justice will be secured to you.

The Scriptures tell us not to think too much of the man who is
nourishing like a green bay tree, for his efforts are soon cut off and
he vanisheth away.

One who is astride the scales of justice, and who thinks that he can
hold the balance, is gravely mistaken. He may have occupied his present
position for many years, first putting his weight on one side and then
on the other in an effort to keep his equilibrium. Perhaps today it
appears that the scales of justice are being well manipulated by his
insincerity, duplicity or trickery--but it is like the green bay tree.
It will soon pass away.

Justice is as eternal as God Himself, and there is no more possibility
of defeating it in the individual's life, in your own life, in the life
of a nation or in the history of mankind, than there is likelihood that
the sun can get away from its own rays. The justice of God is eternal,
or, in other words, God always is Justice, personified. Where God
rules, and where His laws and mandates have been given by His own fiat,
"man, neither flesh nor the devil" can defeat the ultimate outcome of
justice. Your own is secured to you.

Man himself is fashioned by the finger of Divinity. The crown of
justice is placed upon his brow and no ruthless hand of greed,
duplicity or evil dexterity can ever tear it away. It is there to stay,
and the man who has been thus crowned because he has lived in this
consciousness of justice--in the consciousness of God Himself--is bound
to have come back to him that which he has thought, that which he has
sowed--Justice. You are secured by this spirit of justice.

Perhaps already your life has had the law of compensation bring to you
more than to others of whom you may think, and who, because of their
bank account, get more out of life than you. A man may have a million
dollars, and yet not be as happy as the laborer living in a thatched
cottage. _Perhaps Justice has tipped the scales in your favor
already--and you have failed to recognize it. Perhaps you have
children, loved ones, family and fireside which bring more comfort to
you than the land owner gets who lives in his palace on the hill_.

Half of Life, or the joys of Life, depend upon our ability to recognize
and appreciate the blessings we already have. Therefore, in counting
your blessings, or discounting your blessings, be sure that you use a
moral standard, instead of a material standard, in gauging whether
justice has been meted out to you or not.

The Justice of the Eternal secures me, the Spirit of Justice secures me
in which is mine own. Believe it, think it, live it, claim it and
Justice shall be yours.

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Question--In practicing the Silence, the mind seems to flutter all
about and there is great nervous tension. What is wrong?

Answer--Lack of concentration. This person ought to follow some
simple exercise of concentration, such as given below, until the mind
has control over the body. By practicing a few of the simple exercises
given below, fifteen minutes a day, and then taking the Silence a few
hours after these exercises have been practiced, the mind will begin to
be under control.

The nervous tension is caused because of this lack of control, and in
the effort to bring the scattering mind into one focus the reaction
comes upon the nervous system which, in turn, reacts upon the body.

Practice and exercises for lack of concentration follow.


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