From This Thing Called YOU by Ernest Holmes
Chapter 1, pg 13
The barriers between you and your greater good are not barriers in themselves. They are things of thought. It is because of this that all things are possible to faith. Jesus summed up the whole proposition when he said, "It is done unto you as you believe." In interpreting this saying, however, you must pause after the word as. Think about its meaning and you will discover that he was saying that life not only responds to your belief, it responds after the manner of your believing, as you believe. It is like a mirror reflecting the image of your belief.
While the laws of mind, like all laws of nature, are neutral, good must finally overcome evil. Evil is a negation. Good is positive. Like light and darkness - darkness cannot overcome light, but light can neutralize darkness. This is why Jesus said if you seek the Kingdom first "everything else" is included all things in this life that make for full livingness and joy, peace and happiness, health and harmony, and the success that rightfully belongs to a Divine Being.
The only warning Jesus made against the use of this highest law of your being was that it should not be used destructively. "...for all they take the sword shall perish with the sword." The Kingdom of God contains everything that is or could be disirable. This everything already exists as a potential something to be drawn upon. You may use this potential for any good purpose, not only with certainty of success but with safety. It is only when we use natural forces wrongly that they can destroy, and it is ordained that this destruction be of a temporary nature.
You wish to use the laws of your being in such a way that they cannot bring evil to yourself or others. Therefore, you must be certain that your desire is toward more life for everyone, including yourself. If you follow this rule you cannot use the law wrongly.
There is a law of faith and belief which is just as definite as any other law in nature. This law utilizes the Creative Principle of Life in such a way that all lesser uses of It become submerged. This is the triumph of Spirit.
There is a Power for good in the universe, available to everyone, part of
each soul's journey, and I can learn to use it wonderfully. This power is my
Power of attention, for what I contemplate, I become. This is the eternal
spiritual law, and nothing can stop it. I can rail against it, complain
about it, or whimper about life not being fair. But ultimately, it is done
unto me as I believe.
I know that in truth, life is just. My habits of attention and perception
literally create the experience I have in the world. I choose to pay
attention to that which is life-supporting, that which nurtures and
encourages. I choose to place my attention on that which draws out of me a
greater Self, a stronger identification with The Self. This isn't about
ego-boosting; it's about Soul-freeing! I see the world as the play of
Spirit, unfolding from unseen substance. I see the actions and choices of
others as Spirit's action through the form of others. There's nothing to
fear here, for we're all part of the same great Soul, all on the same team.
I refuse to think in terms of separation or duality, and because I think in
terms of Unity and Wholeness, that's what I experience.
Because I discover the purity and the beauty and the grace even in the
middle of absolute chaos, I find an unshakable order within. Nothing can
get a rise out of me, for I am rooted deeply in spirit. And for this I am
grateful. And so it is.