Haanel states this week that you may create for yourself Health, Strength, Success, Prosperity or any other condition which you desire.
The process of evolution is constantly building our tomorrows out of our todays.
The ‘trick’ is to build from today and not contaminate it with the past. As long as you spend more time fiddling with your past, you are doomed to recreate it!. Come from a future of your own design! Build from the possibility of a future not contaminated by the past, built on the present bridging to the future.
Individual development, like Universal development, must be gradual with an ever-increasing capacity and volume.
This must be different than a caterpillar to a butterfly or is gradual a relative term in time. Is six seconds gradual or is five years? Can you choose? The caterpillar goes through a chrysalis stage and the final struggle of transformation is sudden relative to everything before and after.
Aspiration, desire and harmonious relations constantly and persistently maintained will accomplish results. The greatest hindrance is erroneous and fixed ideas.
The attainment of ‘poise and harmony within’ must be part of any definite major purpose for the DMP to work!
When we have accomplished this [harmonious relationship with the Universal] we may ask anything to which we are entitled, and the way will be made plain.
Notice Matthew 7:21 “Not everyone who says to me, ‘Lord, Lord,’ shall enter the kingdom of heaven, but he who does the will of my Father who is in heaven.” The suggestion is the same. Wanting ‘it’ is not enough nor is belief, faith or what anybody else says! The requirements are plain if you can see.
10. The effects which are produced in the world without are the result of the action and reaction of the individual upon the universal; that is the process which we call thinking; the brain is the organ through which this process is accomplished; think of the wonder of it all! Do you love music, flowers, literature, or are you inspired by the thought of ancient or modern genius? Remember, every beauty to which you respond must have its corresponding outline in your brain before you can appreciate it.
Having ‘thoughts’ is not thinking, we may be a receiver of ‘thought’ and that does not mean any more than a bird flying in the breeze or a fish swimming in water affects their medium. We are immersed in thought. Pick the ones that support your future. Do some ‘new’ thinking with what your receive or discover how to create nothing first. The purpose of the exercises is to help you ‘catch’ your self.
14. [Our body] then is the “Temple of the living God” and the individual “I” is given control and upon his understanding of the mechanism which is within his control will the result depend.
18. The [human] who looks within instead of without cannot fail to make use of the mighty forces which will eventually determine his course in life and so bring [her] into vibration with all that is best, strongest and most desirable.
19. Attention or concentration is probably the most important essential in the development of mind culture. The possibilities of attention when properly directed are so startling that they would hardly appear credible to the uninitiated. The cultivation of attention is the distinguishing characteristic of every successful man or woman, and is the very highest personal accomplishment which can be acquired.
Any man who can drive safely while kissing a pretty girl is simply not giving the kiss the attention it deserves. – Albert Einstein
20. The power of attention can be more readily understood by comparing it with a magnifying glass in which the rays of sunlight are focused; they possess no particular strength as long as the glass is moved about and the rays directed from one place to another; but let the glass be held perfectly still and let the rays be focused on one spot for any length of time, the effect will become immediately apparent.
21. So with the power of thought; let power be dissipated by scattering the thought from one object to another, and no result is apparent; but focus this power through attention or concentration on any single purpose for any length of time and nothing becomes impossible.
Everything and anything that absorbs, scatters or diffuses my attention is to my disadvantage. My attention, my focus, left to my subconscious mind has proven to me to be potentially deadly. Training the subconscious to operate on my future destiny [DMP] is not what I am here to accomplish. Giving the subconscious short in time, small, doable, mandated by me, tasks to perform is essential for effortless action. How many automobile accidents is the subconscious driving while your conscious mind wanders through some other time and space, using the radio, texting, either cell phones or worse?
Listening is active. At its most basic level, it’s about focus, paying attention. – Simon Sinek
The question is “Who is listening?”
YOU ARE NOT YOUR MIND!
“The first time I heard somebody say that, I didn’t like the sound of it one bit. What else could I be? I had taken for granted that the mental chatter in my head was the central “me” that all the experiences in my life were happening to. … If you can observe your thoughts just like you can observe other objects, who’s doing the observing?” – David Cain