Thursday, July 22, 2010

"I am" is you

"When we examine the mind of the average person, we find that he usually identifies himself with mind or body.
He either thinks that he is body or that he is mind, and therefore he can control
neither mind nor body.

The "I Am" in his nature is submerged
in a bundle of ideas, some of which are true and some of which are not, and his thought is usually controlled by those ideas without receiving any direction whatever from that principle within him
that alone was intended to give direction.
Such a man lives in the lower storey of human existence, but as we can control life only when we give directions from the upper storey, we discover just why the average person neither understands his forces nor has the power to use them.
He must first elevate himself to the upper storey of the human structure, and the first and most important step to be taken in this direction is to recognize the "I Am" as the ruling principle, and that the "I Am" is you."

- Christian D. Larson
from the book A Course In Materialization