“Salutation To The Day” in “The Message of The Divine Iliad”.
As the dawn telleth the coming of the new day:
I turn my eyes to the morning and purge myself in the purity of the dawn. My soul quickeneth with the beauty of the dawn.
Today is, and will be. Yesterday was, and has been. My yesterday is what I made it. I see it in memory, perfect or imperfect. My today is what I will to make it. I will to make it perfect.
I have the power to build the day or to rend the day.
The day will be of my making, either perfect or imperfect, good or bad as I choose to live it in spirit or in flesh, on the mountain top or earthbound.
If I rend the day I build ten other days, mayhap ten times ten, to undo the rending.
If I build the day I will have lived the day to the glory of the One in the fulfillment of that part of His purpose which is mine to fulfill.
So that I may meet the day with knowledge to build the day I will look into my soul while it is yet dawn, before the morning breaketh.
These are the words with which I greet the day. These are the words of the morning. This is the spirit of the dawn.
To me the universe is an open book. I need not to learn. I know. I see the unseen from the mountain top. I hear the music of the spheres. I know the transcendent joy of creation.
Immortality is mine. I will earn immortality.
I will bestow immortality. Mine is the power to give immortality. I shall not deny that which shall give immortality to those who dwell in darkness and who reach out for the light.
I will reach out my hand into the darkness and lead him that asketh into the light.
I will keep my body charged with energy for the fulfillment of my purpose, in accord with that which is commanded of me.
The power of the dynamic universe is behind my thinking. Power is mine to give by the wayside. I will not deny to any man who asketh the power which is mine to give. I have no limitations. Unlimited power is mine within that
which is universal.
I will do today that which is of today and pay no heed to the tomorrow, nor waste regrets on that which was yesterday.
My day shall be filled to overflowing, yet shall I not haste the day; nor shall I waste the day.
Those things which I must do I shall desire to do. Courtesy will be in my heart to give to all. My joy will be in serving. My power will be in thinking true.
My power will be in knowing. My power will be in humility. The taint of arrogance will I not know. That which is I, will I keep within the shadow of the beautiful temple of modesty, but my doings will I send forth into the light that all may see; therefore, must my doings be true.
Force will I meet with gentleness; impatience with patience. Truth will guide my footsteps through, tortuous paths and lead me to the glory of the day’s golden evening.
I will sing the day through with a glad song, that the problems of the day shall be as chaff before the wind and that others may harken to my song and be quickened. My countenance shall reflect the spirit within me, that all may see.
Blessed be the new day which descendeth upon me. I greet thee, O day. I cross thy threshold with joy and thanksgiving
CREDIT: Walter Russell