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“Experience is a safe light to walk by, and he is not a rash man who expects to succeed in [the] future from the same means which have secured it in times past” (Wendell Phillips). This almost seems to be contrary to good reason, but after a moment’s reflection, one can see the wisdom of this. What occurred in the past was in relation to the surrounding circumstances and the skill/ability that brought about the success. Future events will not have the same circumstances, and the skill/ability/wisdom of the one who has experience will also be different. Thus, one’s experience will modify and make use of that which has been learned to help when the times calls for it. This applies in the material world, and it applies in the spiritual world. RT