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Commentary by Elizabeth Towne - The Source of Work - Power - Sleep - To use Sleep - Scientific Living & Healing - Mind Cures - Nature and Development of Will Power - The Living One - New Light on Immortality - Suffering in Sickness - Contents -

Chapter 7 - The Living One

AT THE RISK of being guilty of wearisome repetition, I must here re-state some of the things. which have gone, before. I want you to, have them. fresh in your mind, so that you will fully grasp the arguments which follow for the point is one which is rather difficult to state. Life is a force, a form of energy, as truly as heat and electricity are forms of energy. That which performs work is force, or energy. There is no distinction to be made between the life of the body and its work-power. Life is work-power, The work-power of the body is most drawn from the food consumed; this we have proved by the following facts:

  • 1. The anatomical structure of the body, which proves that the brain, not the stomach, is the powerplant of the organism.
  • 2. The phenomena of sleep prove that the brain is charged with work-power during the period of sleep.
  • 3. It is a mechanical impossibility that the enormous amount of work-power displayed by the body

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