Every man is where he is by the law of his being; the thoughts which he has built
into his character have brought him there, and in the arrangement of his life there
is no element of chance, but all is the result of a law which cannot err. This is just
as true of those who feel “out of harmony” with their surroundings as of those
who are contented with them.
As a progressive and evolving being, man is where he is that he may learn that he
may grow; and as he learns the spiritual lesson which any circumstance contains
for him, it passes away and gives place to other circumstances.
Man is buffeted by circumstances so long as he believes himself to be the creature
of outside conditions, but when he realizes that he is a creative power, and that he
may command the hidden soil and seeds of his being out of which circumstances
grow; he then becomes the rightful master of himself.