Each week we get more and more tools to help us develop our inner strengths and grow into to the person we intend to become. The last two weeks 19 and 20 of The Master Key System by Charles Haanel really sank in and I was again able to enjoy and prosper during my meditation “Sit.”
Week 19 part 27
“For your exercise this week, concentrate, and when I use the word concentrate, I mean all that the word implies; become so absorbed in the object of your thought that you are conscious of nothing else, and do this a few minutes every day. You take the necessary time to eat in order that the body may be nourished, why not take the time to assimilate your mental food?”
Mental food is silence and letting myself concentrate on the focus of my revised DMP with Liberty as my more correct Personal Pivotal Need (PPN) led me to delve deeper into what Liberty means to me. It isn’t about wealth but yet it is. More wealth means I will have time freedom and financial means to do what I need to do to to fulfill my dreams.
Week 20 Part 31
“For your exercise this week, go into the Silence and concentrate on the fact that “In him we live and move and have our being” is literally and scientifically exact! That you ARE because He IS, that if He is Omnipresent He must be in you. That if He is all in all you must be in Him! That He is Spirit and you are made in “His image and likeness” and that the only difference between His spirit and your spirit is one of degree, that a part must be the same in kind and quality as the whole. When you can realize this clearly you will have found the secret of the creative power of thought, you will have found the origin of both good and evil, you will have found the secret of the wonderful power of concentration, you will have found the key to the solution of every problem whether physical, financial, or environmental.”
We are all part of the universal whole and must believe it and concentrate on it to manifest our greatness sooner rather than later.
And this quote at the end of Week 20 part 31 is so clear and to the point – the power to think! We all have the power to think but we must think clearly and deeply to avoid and destroy our ability to repeatedly make mistakes.
“The power to think consecutively and deeply and clearly, is an avowed and deadly enemy to mistakes and blunders, superstitions, unscientific theories, irrational beliefs, unbridled enthusiasm, fanaticism.”
Other tools this week given to us this week were these five faults as tools for expanding or to become better in our lives and businesses;
Fear, Guilt, Anger, Hurt Feelings and Unworthiness.
When you feel any of these faults and stop and think why you feel that it makes you prove to yourself why they are really excuses or lies your old thinking patterns have put in your way. The one that comes up the most in your life is probably the one that is holding you back. Overcome that fault and the rest will fall by the wayside and you WILL be stronger and forever changed for the better.
Below is an excerpt from the book
Let’s Get Off Our Buts
A Guide to Living Your Dreams “
by Peter McWilliams
“People often want to “get rid of” a “negative” emotion before attempting something new. That’s the same thing as saying, “I want to get rid of some of my energy.”
Fear, guilt, unworthiness, hurt feelings, and anger are, in fact, tools. Tools are neutral–they can be used either for us or against us. A knife can be used to heal or to hurt. A hammer can be used to build or to destroy. It is not the tool itself, but the way the tool is used that determines its benefit or detriment.
The difficulty lies in a fundamental misperception of “limiting” emotions. The limitation is not in the emotions themselves, but in the way we’ve been taught to perceive these emotions. We’ve been programmed with certain attitudes about certain feelings, and in the attitudes lie the limitations, not in the feelings.
In a sense, we play isometrics with our feelings and our attitudes. A certain feeling arises. An attitude says we shouldn’t have that feeling, and pushes it down. It’s like arm wrestling with ourselves–we can expend a lot of energy and work diligently, but not much is accomplished.
When we see how little gets done, we wonder (a) why so little was accomplished (“I tried so hard”), (b) why we’re so tired, or (c) both.”
Tools Rule. But they have to be sharp, appropriate and YOU have to use them.
My name is Michael Puffer and I always keep my promises.