How to Overcome the Physical Conditions that
Prevent You Being a Success
It is possible to overcome the physical conditions that prevent you from
being a success. Conditions differ from circumstances. Circumstances are changeable conditions
which merely "stand around about you," and, of themselves, have no stability. They are created by
man, and can be overcome by man.
But, differing from circumstances, there are certain conditions which seem to be so "fixed" that
they obstruct your progress toward success. They are of two kinds: undesirable facial features, and
malformations of the body. They are often so fixed that it seems impossible to change them.
Yet, the limitations of all such conditions can be overcome! It has been done hundreds of times,
and that which has been done, can be done!
Of course, you cannot change your height from four feet eight inches to six feet two inches, but in
all dealings with others, you can overcome the limitations which you think are due to a stature of
four feet eight inches! You can carry yourself in such a way that others will think of you as a
king. Napoleon, though short of stature, made himself the commanding figure among all classes and
manner of men, merely by the way he carried himself. He did not increase his stature, but he
overcame its limitations.
Whether or not you succeed in overcoming conditions, which it seems impossible for you to
change, depends on your vision of the powers of your soul, on your faith in its possibilities, and
on your use of expression as the means of overcoming the limitations. If your ideal of the
possibilities and powers of your real self is limited, then you hinder yourself in climbing out
from under the conditions. But, if you realize that your soul is infinite, and that its
possibilities of expression are limitless; then, no matter what the partial manifestation, no
matter what the restricting condition, no matter what the limitation—you can climb out from under
it, by changing your expression!
In essence, your soul is perfect—embracing all possibilities and all powers.
In manifestation, you limit yourself by limiting your expression.
You can change your expression!
You can change your body!
But, to change the bodily form, you must change its expression first!
If you are locked in a room, with the key on the inside of the door, on your side, you will fail
to get out—no matter how much you butt your head against the door—unless you first turn the key to
unlock the door.
But, it is easy to succeed in getting out of the room, if you turn the key in the lock first, and
then open the door.
If you have failed to climb out from under the limitations of bodily conditions, it is because you
have been attempting to batter down the form of the limitations without first changing its
expression. To succeed means "to climb out from under." It does not mean to batter down, to smash,
or to '' reduce to nothingness.''
You can always change the expression of any form of life.
And, changing its expression will change its form.
Soul expression is soul-in-action.