Try This Spiritual Exercise!
The “As If” Principle
The way to train the mind is to use the “as if” principle. We can use the “as if” principle to change our lives and break old habits. We imagine what we want to happen and act as if it has already happened. Give it to the ECK, and the rest will be done. Always remember to listen to the Inner Master, the Mahanta, for direction.
Animals follow the “as if” principle by going about their world as if all is well. This unconditional love can be a key to opening the door to new spiritual worlds.
This is easy to do. Some people want to make it very hard, but it is simple! Live as if you are doing the will of the SUGMAD each day; you will find that it is true!
—Adapted from The ECK Tweenie 2 Discourses