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Thought and Work

Thought and Work

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Published by GLENN DALE PEASE
BY ELWOOD WORCESTER

Keep thy heart with all diligence, for out of it are the issues
of life. Proverbs: VI, 2S
BY ELWOOD WORCESTER

Keep thy heart with all diligence, for out of it are the issues
of life. Proverbs: VI, 2S

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Published by: GLENN DALE PEASE on Dec 06, 2013
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THOUGHT AND WORK BY ELWOOD WORCESTER Keep thy heart with all diligence, for out of it are the issues of life. Proverbs: VI, 2S In the preceding pages I attempted to describe the effect of thoughts and mental states on our health and on our personal and domestic happiness. I was aware while writing that I was able to touch only one-half of the great subject I had in mind, and I therefore wish now, I hope with the read-er's good will, to consider the influence of our personality and our mental states on our fortunes and our work in life. The relation in the one case is just as real, if not quite so obvious as in the other. There is a large element of spiritual and prophetic thought in all honorable and con-structive work, and th^.more of this ele-27,
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THE ISSUES OF LIFE ment there is, the more our work interests us and benefits us. We see this most plainly in what we call the arts.~ The writer, the composer, the painter, all liter-ally turn their thoughts into concrete and enduring realities, and express their souls in books, paintings and music. The noble word poet means the Maker, the Doer. Be-cause he was the man who dwelt most in thought, the Greeks called him preeminent-ly the Doer, but there is a large element of thought and of art in all worthy under-takings. Merely to be busy is not to be a business man, but to be busy to some purpose and according to some plan; and it is the spirit-ual side of our work, the imaginative, creative, prophetical quality of it which in-
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terests us most. Man is so constituted that he cannot sink and lose himself in material 28 THOUGHT AND WORK things, but only in his thoughts, his hopes, his plans and dreams for the future, and when these fade or are taken from him he succumbs. The other day a missionary from Alaska told me the difference between a man and a dog. When his sledge dogs had finished a hard day's work, all they asked was a good supper. Then they would dig a hole in the snow, curl up and sleep all night, and in the morning they were fresh and eager for the trail. But he soon discovered that this simple plan did not succeed with himself or his men. However weary they were,
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