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The art of changing oneself
by Dr. Angel V. Somera

Of all the creatures that God the Father has cre ated to have dominion over the rest of His created things in this planet Earth is Man.

Man was created after God’s own likeness, with body and soul and is endowed with the highest intelligence, so much so that man could easily adjust and change his way of life to improve the pattern of his own lifestyle.

The sages say: “Man is the architect of his own destiny.” To the Greeks: “Man’s fate is the result of his action.” The famous American Psychologist, William James declared that the greatest revolution in his generation was the discovery that human beings, by changing the inner attitudes of their minds, can change the outer aspects of their lives.

History and literature are full of inspirational examples of the miracle of inner change. Do you know the Persian story of the hunchback prince who became straight and tall by standing each day before a statue of himself made straight?

· Real change requires the substituting of new habits for the old ones. Mold your character and future by your thoughts and acts.
· Change can be advanced by associating with men whom you could walk among the stars.
· Change can be inspired by selecting your own spiritual ancestors from among the great of all ages. You can practice the kindliness of Lincoln, the devotion of Schweitzer, the vision of Franklin.
· Change can be achieved by changing your environment. Let go of the lower things and reach for the higher. Surround yourself with the best in books, music and art.
· Change can be accomplished most of all through the power of prayers, because with God all things are possible.







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