“The Religion of Healthy-Mindedness” is a lecture from William James’ “The Varieties of Religious Experience.”
In his lectures in Edinburgh, James used excerpts from R. W. Trine’s “In Tune with the Infinite.” Here is a part that I rather enjoyed:
“The great central fact in human life is the coming into a conscious vital realization of our oneness with this Infinite Life and the opening of ourselves fully to this divine inflow. In just the degree that we come into a conscious realization of our oneness with the Infinite Life, and open ourselves to this divine inflow, do we actualize in ourselves the qualities and powers of the Infinite Life, do we make ourselves channels through which the Infinite Intelligence and Power can work. In just the degree in which you realize your oneness with the Infinite Spirit, you will exchange dis-ease for ease, inharmony for harmony, suffering and pain for abounding health and strength. To recognize our own divinity, and our intimate relation to the Universal, is to attach the belts of our machinery to the powerhouse of the Universe. One need remain in hell no longer than one chooses to; we can rise to any heaven we ourselves choose; and when we choose so to rise, all the higher powers of the Universe combine to help us heavenward.”
Hum, eh? This Trine fellow puts it so much better than I ever could. And I love the imagery he evokes of power and energy.