The Secret to a New Life (In Twenty-One Days) This writing addresses issues that will help you live a happier, more harmonious, and healthier life. The Secret to a New Life is a metaphysical primer. It is a “How to” book presented with the beginning metaphysician in mind. But “metafizzlers”, those whose journey along the path has gone awry, will also find solace in these writings. In general, anyone who wants or needs a “new thought” about themselves or their circumstances will find the spiritual foundation in the The Secret to a New Life. “If you hunker down and follow the clear script within these covers and experiment in the laboratory that is your life, in 21 days you will be substantially, recognizably different in your outlook on life and in the quality of your livingness.” —Jesse G. Jennings, D.D. Creative Life Spiritual Center Spring, Texas
A wise philoso pher once said that most people live a life of quiet desperation. Their lives are full of confusion and conflict with the potential for pandemonium at every turn. Through it all, most of us have an inner yearning to know others and ourselves better. We desire to raise our consciousness objectively and subjectively. We want to know and establish a relationship with our Inner Power. We want a more meaningful life free of stress and anxiety. We want good health throughout life and meaningful relationships full of love, acceptance, and the freedom to grow.
Have you ever imagined having the ability to resolve your problems and conflicts intuitively? Have you imagined having the ability to maintain contact with your Higher Self to instantly rejuvenate yourself and receive insights into the issues of life? Would you like to have poise, confidence, and solutions in the midst of confusion? How about personal success and accomplishment in your business and personal life? Help is in your hands right now. You have the potential to do it all.
This writing addresses issues that will help you to live a happier, more harmonious, and healthier life. The Secret to a New Life is a metaphysical primer. It is a "How to" book presented with the beginning metaphysician in mind. But "meta-fizzlers"—those whose journey along the path has gone awry—will also find solace in these writings. In general, anyone who wants or needs a "new thought" about themselves or their circumstances will find the spiritual foundation in The Secret to a New Life.
The whole philosophy of Jesus can be summed up in the words, "It is done unto you as you believe." Clinical studies have proven that it takes twenty-one days to form a new habit. So if you want to change your life, you must embody a new thought, a new idea, and a new belief about yourself. You must see yourself being, doing, and having that which you desire. To really embody the idea, you must live it for twenty-one days. Practice the idea for at least twenty-one days, and a new habit will be established.
Whether one wishes to eliminate a habit or begin a new one, this process will bring positive results when used religiously. All of life's experiences begin with the ideas in your mind. Changes also begin in the mind. We must have a mental equivalent to that which we are to demonstrate outwardly. That is the premise upon which The Secret to a New Life in Twenty-One Days is presented.If you want to really feel the essence of these ideas, use what I call my "20-20 plan" for twenty-one days. The plan consists of reading and contemplating one segment for twenty minutes and then meditating passively for twenty minutes on the ideas presented, twice a day. Do this upon arising in the morning and, in the evening, a few hours before retiring. First, read the scriptural passage, the body of the chapter, and the spiritual mind treatment, which is also referred to as affirmative prayer, in this book.
Second, try as much as possible to allow yourself to feel it—to truly embody the idea. Don't force or coerce the process—just allow it to happen. Then, reread the chapter in the first person. That's the "20-20 plan." After you have read and meditated, it is important to document your insights in your Daily Prayer Journal. Use it for twenty-one days, and you will notice significant changes in your outlook and experiences in life. You will see yourself differently, you will feel differently, and you will act differently. You will have begun a "New Life." That is the secret. Whatever your experience, I would like to hear from you.
J Thomas Smith is an attorney, radio personality, mental health consultant and ordained minister. He has led congregations in Atlanta, Georgia and Houston, Texas. He is host of Dr. J Thomas Smith’s Saturday Morning show and the host of the talk-oriented community affairs program Sunday Morning Live. Both programs air on KMJQ/Majic 102.1 in Houston, Texas. The writings in this book are for the most part, briefs of his Sunday Talks. He seeks to improve the lives of everyone with whom he comes in contact. His only goal is to “Do Good”. He teaches of the presence and the power of God in everyone. Dr. Smith points the way to abundant living. Those who follow his teachings have found a new zest for living. They have found their lives transformed with better health, more happiness, more success, and better personal relationships.