Listen to episode 53 of the Inspirational Living podcast: The Secret of Authentic Happiness. Edited and adapted from The Wonders of Life by Ida Luella Rettinghouse Lyon.
Inspirational Podcast Excerpt: It is folly to think that the happiness of our lives has passed, and to linger regretfully in the flowery byways of the past. If we look forward with hopeful hearts, we shall find as we progress, undreamed of joys and marvelous manifestations of a power which ever leads the willing follower into paths where new delights await them.
One should never grow too old, or too unfortunate, to have friends to love, and to keep in touch with the world in which we live. While our consciousness is expanding into a wider comprehension of the hidden powers of the universe, we are not getting away from materialism. We are taking materialism with us into this realm of subtle power; for there is nothing more mysterious than the material part of the universe.
Life offers us grand opportunities in giving us these wonderful mental and physical powers, though most of us don’t know what to do with them. But, as we learned to walk by walking, in spite of the bumps and tumbles, so we learn to live by living, and are, by slow degrees, mastering the art of using the powers in our possession; and there is no more fascinating art, or one more worthy of cultivation.