Chapter 1 -
LIVE LIFE AND LOVE IT!
MASTER: Let us begin this morning's lesson with the certain knowledge
that every living thing really wishes to enjoy Life.
Once one really has
entered into the true Spirit of Life that one can not help loving to live
and is certain to enjoy life.
PUPIL: That is just it. If one could get into the Spirit of Living Life, I am
sure one, every one, would enjoy it. But it seems to me that the general
run of humanity live in the spirit of death rather than of life. The
average person I know is always wishing that he could but at the same
time knowing that he can't. That does not seem like really living.
MASTER: Indeed that is not living and people who live in that form of
mental action are "the living dead."
Let us see if we can not find an easy,
logical method of entering into the true Spirit of Life.
We know that we
must enter into the Spirit of a book, or a picture, or of music, else they
are entirely meaningless to us. To really appreciate anything we must
share the mental attitude of the creative thought and feeling which
brought them into outward form.