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Truth Principles at Work Archives

     Here is a series of articles which will be ongoing for some time by New Life Students who have been attending classes for a number of years. They have experienced the benefits of coming to class on a regular basis for themselves. Read and enjoy these helpful and inspiring essays.

  • Moe Janosec

    Moe Janosec has been attending classes for over 15 years. He lives and works in the Pagosa Springs, Colorado area where, amongst other things, he is a map designer.

         A wonderful thing about the spiritual principles Vernon Howard gave us is that we always have something worthwhile to do. Something for our own higher good.
         Recently in our class in Pagosa Springs, my talk topic included this principle from Esoteric Mind Power: “You can do mechanical work without receiving payment, but you can never do conscious work without payment, though at times it may seem delayed. You can learn to do mechanical work consciously and when succeeding, you have overcome the world.” So I can and must work wherever I am, with whatever I am doing.
         If I am earning a living moving boxes, I should do it consciously, alertly, and with awareness. While watching a movie in the evening for recreation, it’s essential that I remember to observe my state. Am I perhaps only watching the movie to avoid doing the dishes or the laundry? Or during the movie, maybe I catch myself falling so soundly asleep psychologically that a startling scene shocks me back to myself. When I walk out my front door to get in my car, did I remember to be aware of myself opening the car door or did I fall asleep and allow thought to take my mind far away from where my body was? If I am willing and receptive, the opportunities to work are constant.
         Recently I ate lunch at a busy local restaurant. While waiting for my meal, I was struck by the fact of the overwhelming mechanicalness of nearly everyone present in that restaurant. They were “gone”. The noise level was high and people were so engrossed in what they were doing, there was virtually nothing of a greater awareness present at all. It was exactly as Vernon said; people are asleep while believing they are awake! No wonder we get into trouble with ourselves and others so frequently. I was relieved to finish my meal and to be able to leave.
         Things are different at New Life, much closer to how “things ought to be.” At the first banquet I attended, just as class was about to begin, I was moving toward a seat when I spilled my coffee all over the floor. While I was nervous before, now I was mortified. A litany of internal condemnation was instantly active inside me, like saying to myself, “What a boneheaded thing to do.” But very quickly a longtime student appeared and helped me mop up the mess. As a brand-new student, I was very grateful. Reflecting later, I realized there were no false platitudes offered, no “Oh, it’s OK, don’t worry.” Just practical help. And since class was beginning, this potential distraction was efficiently squelched.
         To be alert and aware, to perform any task in any circumstance as consciously as possible, is our challenge and our work – and our opportunity. I must not waste this opportunity!

  • Regina Netherton
  • Douglass M. Stewart, Jr.
  • Judith Anderson
  • Bill Brown
  • Connie Vesely
  • Dr. Terry Roche
  • Karen West
  • Gary Blatchford
  • Jeanne Long
  • Paul Wolfe

 

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     “Thanks so much for keeping Vernon’s message active and available. He is still the best of the best!! Best to all at New Life.”

— Lady in Colorado via e-mail

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     I recently received some very bad news but thanks to Mr. Howard’s teaching I am handling everything much better than I ever thought I could.”

— E-mail from man

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