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<div style="color:#000000;margin-left:0cm;margin-right:0cm;">That [repetitive imaginative thinking] is the ordinary activity of the vital mind which is always imagining and thinking and planning what to do about this and how to arrange about that. It has obviously its utility in human nature and human action, but acts in a random and excessive way without discipline, economy of its powers or concentration on the things that have really to be done.</div>
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=== Giving a Form to Your Fears ===
<div style="margin-left:0cm;margin-right:0cm;"><span style="background-color:transparent;color:#000000;">...a good deal of our life embodies the products of our imagination. Every time you indulge your imagination in an unhealthy way, giving a form to your fears and anticipating accidents and misfortunes, you are undermining your own future. On the other hand, the more optimistic your imagination, the greater the chance of your realising your aim.</span><span style="background-color:transparent;color:#d9d9d9;"> </span><span style="background-color:transparent;color:#000000;">Monsieur Coué got hold of this potent truth and cured hundreds of people by simply teaching them to imagine themselves out of misery. He once related the case of a lady whose hair was falling off. She began to suggest to herself that she was improving every day and that her hair was surely growing. By constantly imagining it her hair really began to grow and even reached an enviable length owing to still further auto-suggestion. The power of mental formation is most useful in Yoga also; when the mind is put in communication with the Divine Will, the supramental Truth begins to descend through the layers intervening between the mind and the highest Light and if, on reaching the mind, it finds there the power of making forms it easily becomes embodied and stays as a creative force in you. Therefore I say to you never be dejected and disappointed but let your imagination be always hopeful and joyously plastic to the stress of the higher Truth, so that the latter may find you full of the necessary formations to hold its creative light.</span></div>
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== Wrong Thinking and Illness ==
<div style="color:#000000;">In fact I can assure you that the pain in the stomach as well as many other discomforts are due 90% to wrong thinking and strong imaginations—I mean that the material basis for them is practically negligible.</div>
<div style="color:#000000;">He may find out that it is all his imagination, for it is his imagination that makes him sick or rather gives him the impression of sickness.</div>
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<div style="color:#000000;">Stop imagining wrong things and your miseries will stop at the same time.</div>
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= Imagination and Yoga =