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505 and the outer world, by some means which the keenest medical specialists have
506 not been able to interpret. It would be sacrilege for me to even conjecture as to
507 how Nature performed this miracle. It would be unforgivable if I neglected to
508 tell the world as much as I know of the humble part I assumed in the strange
509 experience. It is my duty, and a privilege to say I believe, and not without reason,
510 that nothing is impossible to the person who backs DESIRE with enduring
511 FAITH.
512 Verily, a BURNING DESIRE has devious ways of transmuting itself into its
513 physical equivalent. Blair DESIRED normal hearing; now he has it! He was born
514 with a handicap which might easily have sent one with a less defined DESIRE to
515 the street with a bundle of pencils and a tin cup. That handicap now promises to
516 serve as the medium by which he will render useful service to many millions of
517 hard of hearing, also, to give him useful employment at adequate financial
518 compensation the remainder of his life.
519 The little "white lies" I planted in his mind when he was a child, by leading him
520 to BELIEVE his affliction would become a great asset, which he could
521 capitalize, has justified itself. Verily, there is nothing, right or wrong, which
522 BELIEF, plus BURNING DESIRE, cannot make real. These qualities are free
523 to everyone. In all my experience in dealing with men and women who had
524 personal problems, I never handled a single case which more definitely
525 demonstrates the power of DESIRE. Authors sometimes make the mistake of
526 writing of subjects of which they have but superficial, or very elementary
527 knowledge. It has been my good fortune to have had the privilege of testing the
528 soundness of the POWER OF DESIRE, through the affliction of my own son.
529 Perhaps it was providential that the experience came as it did, for surely no one
530 is better prepared than he, to serve as an example of what happens when
531 DESIRE is put to the test. If Mother Nature bends to the will of desire, is it
532 logical that mere men can defeat a burning desire?
533 Strange and imponderable is the power of the human mind! We do not under-
534 stand the method by which it uses every circumstance, every individual, every
535 physical thing within its reach, as a means of transmuting DESIRE into its

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