Author(s): Emmet Fox
2011 Reprint of 1940 Edition. Full facsimile of the original edition, not reproduced with Optical Recognition Software. Short Sermon [23 pages] given by Fox in 1940. According to Fox, "When you want to solve your problems or change your life, you can see at once that the only way is to change your consciousness." This short essay sets out to explain that all your problems, the explanation of your difficulties, and the explanation of your triumphs in life boil down to this: Life is a State of Consciousness. That is the beginning and the end. Emmet Fox (1886-1951) was born in Ireland, and was an important New Thought spiritual leader of the early 20th Century. He had a large influence on the founding of Alcoholics Anonymous. His writing, especially "The Sermon on the Mount," became popular in AA. Fox taught that the foundation for all true productive expression was positive thinking. The technique involved having conscious awareness of our daily thought process and connectivity to God in order to realize any change or manifestation in the external environment. This concept was also taught by many mystics, including Rumi, Jesus, Buddha, Gandhi, and others from across all wisdom traditions.