You Are a Child of the Emperor of the Universe
Cultivate the consciousness that the Divine Spirit is your own Father and is the owner of the whole universe, along with all of its abundance. You, as His beloved child, have the absolute right to possess anything, even as He does.
Never beg or pray for anything, but hold the thought that you have everything already, and that all you have to do is to seize it with the infinite, natural confidence of a child of God.
Don’t be a beggar! Realize that you are a child of the Emperor of the Universe
Depend Completely on the All-Protecting Power of God
Just as a child lives happily and confidently secure in the protecting power of its parents, so also does the devotee, by becoming a divine child, relinquish all fear and depend completely on the all-protecting power of God.
By contrast, the person who does not cultivate the childlike qualities latent in the soul is constantly tortured by self: shyness, fear, worries, attachments, which drown his peace in an ocean of misery.
Before our Heavenly Father, we should be like little children. He likes that. He doesn’t need from us carefully contrived theological definitions, or prayers that are chiseled to perfection lest they offend His imperial ears.
He wants us to love Him in all simplicity, just like children.
Excerpted from How to Have Courage, Calmness, and Confidence by Paramhansa Yogananda
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