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Florence Scovel Shinn

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Secret Door to Success

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The Secret Door to Success - Bricks Without Straw - And Five of Them Were Wise - What Do You Expect? - The Long Arm of God - The Fork in the Road - Crossing Your Red Sea - Watchman at the Gate - Way of Abundance - I Shall Never Want - Look With Wonder - Catch Up with Your Good - Rivers in the Desert - The Inner Meaning of Snow White and the Seven Dwarves - Contents -


Chapter 8 - The Watchman at the Gate - p.56

"Also I set watchmen over you, saying, Hearken to the sound of the trumpet." --Jeremiah 6:17

We must all have a watchman at the gate of our thoughts. The Watchman at the Gate is the superconscious mind.

We have the power to choose our thoughts.

Since we have lived in the race thought for thousands of years, it seems almost impossible to control them. They rush through our minds like stampeding cattle or sheep.

But a single sheep-dog can control the frightened sheep and guide them into the sheep pen.

I saw a picture in the news-reels of a shepherd dog controlling the sheep. He had rounded up all but three. These three resisted and resented. They baahed and lifted their front feet in protest, but the dog simply sat down in front and never took his eyes off them. He did not bark or threaten. He just sat and looked his determination. In a little while the sheep tossed their heads and went in the pen.

We can learn to control our thoughts in the same way, by gentle determination, not force.

We take an affirmation and repeat it continually, while our thoughts are on the rampage.

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