As Fox states, it is our task for each American to realize the American Dream in our own life. No where did he mention that it meant owning the most toys or the best home or having the most money. The American Dream is about making ourselves personally free. "Free in body, by demonstrating bodily health." Free in Spirit and Soul by liberating ourselves from prejudice and any other forms of oppression from the Old World. Allowing our Spirit to rise above personal greed, jealousy, mean pride, resentments all of which are common among humanity in all countries. "The American Dream is not a fine theory to be written upon paper, but a life to be lived, for its own sake, and for the sake of the nation, and for the sake of humanity."
Fox goes on to state that we are not a true American when we allow ourselves to judge the worth of a person by anything other than his character or if we discriminate against a person for any reason that is outside his own control. He further states that if we allow ourselves "...to be dazzled by any exalted Office, or intimidated or hypnotized by pretentious titles or gorgeous uniforms of any kind, you are no true American."
Fox concludes by touching upon some of the symbolism used by our country. I particularly love the one of the Eagle. He reminds us why the eagle was adopted as our national bird. The eagle, unlike other birds, does not seek shelter when there is a storm, it does not fight the storm by trying to fly through it; the eagle soars above it. We learn not to run away from our problems nor to fight them with only our will power; we learn to turn to a higher power where there is eternal peace and harmony.
The book, ALTER YOUR LIFE, along with other Emmet Fox books can be purchased through Amazon.com. I have the Kindle version.
There are a lot of truths we must find. As you travel your personal journey, remember to soar. I'll be watching for ya.