Sickness, in ancient times, was due largely to ignorance of physical laws governing health. In the modern world, sickness is more often the result of ignorance of the laws governing the spiritual, mental, and emotional forces operating in people’s lives. In our effort to conquer externals we have failed to meet the challenge of the internal existence.
In the last two thousand years our material knowledge has increased so greatly that most of the natural hazards which afflicted our ancient ancestors have been overcome. No longer do we fear the ghosts and spirits that burdened the lives of the untutored savages of the old world.
We have every right to be proud of our achievement, but despite this boasted progress, we still get sick, suffer, and die. And sad to say, much of our misfortune is the result of superstitions and traditions as senseless and deadly as those which afflicted our primitive races.
Although the great cities of today rise as monuments to human ingenuity, they still are a serious menace to the health of the race. The large community brings with it unhealthful congestion, emphasizes poverty, and is a natural breeding place for crime.
We have become locked in a man-made world, and we have lost contact with the God-made universe.
“Savage” men feared the mysterious forces of nature, but us “civilized” men fear each other, for we have learned that the human being himself is the most dangerous of all creatures.
Unfortunately the concept of wealth is responsible for the greater part of man’s inhumanity to man.
There is conclusive evidence that cooperative living is the one solution for the economic fear complex that is destroying the health and peace of mind of our so-called civilized races.
The principal phobias of the modern man are closely related to the false belief to which we are addicted. Prominent among the popular phobias are: fear of poverty, fear of old age, fear of war, fear of financial failure, fear of sickness, and fear of death. All of these fears are closely related to the financial state.
All too many of our fears are interpreted in terms of money, and life itself is measure in years of earning power. It is not difficult to understand that the conscious or sub conscious tension due to constant fear is detrimental to health and life.
The whole mechanics of accumulation is a human invention, and has no significance outside the human sphere. If we wish to create little symbols on metal or paper, worship them, and fight, cheat, and kill for them, that is a matter of no interest in the wider vistas of Space.
At the disposal of the human race is all that is necessary to ensure peace, happiness, health and security. If we prefer to wrangle over debits and credits in a universe filled with life and beauty, our rewards will be according to the demerits of our work.
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