Week four of the Master Key system discusses the power and energy in our thoughts. Early religious thought looked more toward the effects of this energy and this week through Charles Haanel’s Master Key system are studying the concept that our thoughts are the cause of this energy and determine how we see and act in this world.
In part four points five and six Haanel states the following;
5. “The greatest and most marvelous power which this “I” has been given is the power to think, but few people know how to think constructively — or correctly — so consequently they achieve only indifferent results. Most people allow their thoughts to dwell on selfish purposes, the inevitable result of an infantile mind. When a mind becomes mature, it understands that the germ of defeat is in every selfish thought.”
6. “The trained mind knows that every transaction must benefit every person who is in any way connected with the transaction, and any attempt to profit by the weakness, ignorance, or necessity of another will inevitably operate to his disadvantage.“
I take this to mean if we want a harmonious life in every way we must treat everyone we meet in a harmonious and unselfish way. In the same words we have probably heard some form of this from our elders when they mention the “Golden Rule” in life. They often refer to the words of Jesus in Matthew 7:12 and Luke 6:31. Jesus states, “Do to others as you would have them do to you.”
On to next week!