"Your self-deceptions cannot take the place of truth. No more than can a child who throws a stick into the ocean change the coming and the going of the tides, the warming of the water by the sun, the silver of the moon on it by night. Begin each day with time devoted to the preparation of your mind to learn what an open mind can offer you in freedom and in peace. Open your mind and clear it of all thoughts that would deceive, and let one thought alone engage it fully and remove the rest: 'My mind holds only what I think with God.' "