Saturday, July 11, 2009
Mildred Mann was active in the New Thought Movement and taught metaphysics in New York City . She founded the Society of Religious Pragmatism , which was later reorganized as the Society of Pragmatic Mysticism in Vermont . Her book Become What You Believe remains influential among non-denominational New Thought practitioners and adherents.
When I see stars
Flung so magnificently into space
Each crystal one in its appointed place,
My heart leaps high
My troubles lose their spell. These sentinels of night
Do not at random trace their span! Each is a part of universal plan. When I see stars
I know that all is well,
For if some power
Can hold a billion stars in place,
And at the same time, make the marble
That molds a statue's face,
Or knows the secrets in the bricks That makes this building tall,
That same power can also hold me, too
And guide my every step — and all I do.