Their power over us

January 29th 2012
You will certainly have noticed that, when you are sad or discouraged, thinking about someone you love or admire is comforting. Why is that? Because the images we hold in our mind or heart do not remain inactive. They have their own life, they have powers; they are like transformers, sources of energy. You can become lost because of an image and be saved by an image. You can be poisoned by an image, or it can act as an antidote. Every image is connected to an idea, and when you concentrate on an image it has an effect on you; it stamps its mark on you. Never neglect the inner work you can do with images – it is of such great benefit.