My life the past few years seems like I’m in the middle of a never ending game of 52 pickup. Just when I feel I’m getting things organized and caught up I drop the cards in front of a hurricane like fan and need to start all over again. When I start to pick them up they are all jokers!
This will stop because of the exercises like these and continued education and skill building of the Master Key Mastermind Alliance teach me how to focus my thoughts on the world within which will positively improve my world without. Week 6 is a great lesson on focus.
Week six contained with a focus to continue with a no opinion lifestyle. It became easier as the week went on and I started to feel the power of giving no opinions. I was listening more and not parsing thoughts in my mind as the conversation took place. I was more relaxed and learned more about the friends, family and customers I spent time with. There were a few slip up and I realized how that that interrupted the flow of the conversation. Do I really have to interject something during a lull in the conversation? Maybe but why not ask a question instead of voicing an opinion? Questions lead to more conversation and that leads to a more intimate experience. Focusing on the moment in the conversation and not pre-planning my words kept me in the moment longer. Less focus on me and more focus on the other person in the room gave me a feeling of comfort and I was more relaxed. Definitely a practice I will strive to build on throughout my life.
Week six exercises continued to sharpen the focus our brain energy. Charles Haanel’s Master Key number 6-7 posits that we often focus on external “world without” much more than we focus the immense power of the “world within” when the world within is the driving force to the outcome in the world without.
6-7. We are accustomed to examining the mechanism of the implements which we use for tilling the soil, and we try to get an understanding of the mechanism of the automobile which we drive, but most of us are content to remain in absolute ignorance of the greatest piece of mechanism which as ever come into existence, the brain of man.
The exercises in week six remind me of other mindfulness training I received in the past. The Jose Silva book and course “The Silva Method of Mind Control” also discussed the immense power of the mind’s power to change a person’s life in the most positive ways by focusing on what you want in life rather on the things you don’t want. The exercise in Haanel’s part six where we are to study a photograph for 10 minutes and then cover it and then paint a mental picture of it reminded me a lot of the exercises in the Silva Method so this mental picture exercise yield very favorable results. Mid week I changed the photograph and repeated the exercise. Last night after completing the exercise with the second photograph I swapped the mental picture between both of the photographs and was able to recall the details very well.
My name is Michael Puffer and I always keep my promises.