I like the secretaries to hear anything that is good. As I often say to MOTHER, I like for Her and everybody— but especially I wouldn’t like for you to think, see or hear anything distasteful or undesirable, for that is what makes a person ugly; but to always be at a place in consciousness where you refuse to hear or notice anything undesirable by sight or hearing.
If you pay any attention to anything undesirable by the hearing of the ears or to know anything undesirable by knowledge—to pay any attention to, to smell anything undesirable by the sense of smell, all of those expressions of your five physical senses and your five mental senses can cause a person to express ugliness if they will allow such expressions to have access within them! You see the mystery? For the outward expression is but the manifestation of the mental and spiritual conception.
Therefore, I do not desire anyone to think or see anything that is undesirable, to taste anything that is undesirable or anything! Even if you go to eat something and if you taste it and it is undesirable to your taste, whatsoever it may be, you may frown! You may frown or do something, put on an expression that would be undesirable, that you would not like yourself to be the producer of; in other words, that you would not like for yourself to be the personification of and to be the reality of!
So, those thoughts are well worth considering; to refuse to see, refuse to hear, refuse to taste, refuse to feel anything that is undesirable, for the undesirableness of the undesirable is manifested in that which you do not desire by the sense of hearing, by the sense of taste, by the sense of smell.
If you are well pleased with anything, even if it is an automobile, if you are pleased with it, with the appearance of it, with the looks of it, you will look at it and you will smile.
Secretaries: it is true.
FATHER: But if it is an ugly old dilapidated, bad looking and undesirable looking automobile, you will frown at it! So you can plainly see the great significance, in going out in life as a practitioner of any kind, it is good to take psychology along with you.
Brother: Practical psychology.
FATHER: Sure, practical scientific psychology that is profitable and advantageous for your daily life. I thank you.
Given September 12, 1951; 6:33 pm