“Pain and sorrow follow in the path of evil as the dust follows the wind. Happiness and peace of mind follow pure thinking and virtuous living as the shadow follows the substance of material things.” [UB 131:3:3]
Thought Adjuster: “The honing of the discernment skills plays a crucial role in the Correcting Time. Just as a teacher goes over his students' homework to bring to their attention some inaccuracies, the Spirit of Truth is your ‘in-house’ Tutor in Discernment.
Sadly, too often, many of you practice discernment in hindsight. The painful backlash of impulsive and uninformed decisions is a stern teacher, unwilling to give you a passing grade for a flunked final. You will be left holding a bag full of regrets and self-loathing.
The lures of evil blur your vision, taunting you with sparkling promises they cannot keep. How could a chronic, conniving con artist ever be trusted? Even his flashy resume is a deliberate fraud for lack of admirable achievements.
The symptomatic pain and sorrow that surface after making the wrong decisions snuff out ephemeral carnal pleasures. Fleeting sensory pleasure will never be a substitute for the full-blown experience of happiness. Happiness is cut of a different cloth, interwoven with the vibrant threads of Spirit.
Peace of mind ensues from pure thinking and righteous living. Whenever you make the right decision, the burden of indecisiveness is lifted off your shoulders. If you persist in the error of your ways, you find yourself at the other end of the emotional spectrum—downtrodden, dissatisfied with yourself, and mentally restless.
A reflective timeout will spare you from severing your precious spiritual lifeline to succumb to your animalistic propensities. The solicited voice of reason will talk you out of engaging in wrongful activities by giving you full disclosure of their far-reaching, adversarial impact on your and other’s wellbeing.
Hone your discernment skills with saving foresight, rather than crushing hindsight!”