This time through the Master Key Experience is different. I am seeing and reading more between the lines and connecting thoughts from two genius sources which I did not see the last time. Charles Haanel and Og Mandino are the authors of the readings we are studying during the Master Key Experience.
In Haanel’s Master Key Chapter 2 – part 3 he states;
“The subconscious soul, like a benevolent stranger, works and makes provision for our benefit, pouring only the mature fruit into our lap; thus ultimate analysis of thought processes shows that the subconscious is the theatre of the most important mental phenomena.”
Og Mandino in “The Greatest Salesman in the World” in scroll 1 he states he states;
“Thousands of grapes are pressed top fill one jar with wine and the grapeskin and pulp are tossed to the birds. So it is with these grapes of wisdom from the ages. Much has been filtered and tossed to the wind. Only the pure truth lies distilled in the words to come.”
Both men are saying that true wisdom comes from time (mature fruit) and experience (pure truth lies distilled in the words to come) and the subconscious mind is that store house of memory that we rely on for quick intuitive thinking.
Also when discussing habit(s) both men seem to be disseminating the same idea;
In Haanel’s Master Key Chapter 2 – part 23 he states;
“The subconscious mind can not argue controversially. Hence, if it has accepted wrong suggestions, the sure method of overcoming them is by the use of a strong counter suggestion, frequently repeated, which the mind must accept, thus eventually forming new and healthy habits of thought and life, for the subconscious mind is the seat of Habit. That which we do over and over becomes mechanical; it is no longer an act of judgment, but has worn its deep grooves in the subconscious mind. This is favorable for us if the habit be wholesome and right.”
Og Mandino later in “The Greatest Salesman in the World” in scroll 1 he states;
“Thus a new and good habit is born, for when an act becomes easy through constant repetition it becomes a pleasure to perform and it is a pleasure to perform it is man’s nature to perform it often. When I perform it often it becomes a habit and I become its slave and since it is a good habit this is my will”
Two great thinkers extolling the benefit of good habits.
Another thought this week that became clearer is the distinction between the conscious mind – the world without and the subconscious mind – the world within.
The subconscious mind we call subby acts quickly on existing knowledge and experience in ways such as jerking your hand away from a hot stove. It doesn’t have to process anything new it knows the heat from the stove is dangerous and in an instant your hand is jerked away. The conscious mind works slowly to process in formation and if this would be the first time you touched a hot stove as you may have done as a child your hand would have probably remained in place a little too long before it was jerked away. Subby remembers that and will step in to protect you the next time that happens.
On to next week. I can’t wait to learn more about the mind. Replies and shares are welcome.
My name is Michael Puffer and I always keep my promises.