Week 10 – Go for it!

“I will persist until I succeed!” (Og Mandino – Greatest Salesman in the World).
One of my favorite sentences to go along these two:
– “Great habits are the key to all succes.”
– “I will greet this day with love in my heart.”

It’s funny how you can affirm how your day is going to be with just one sentence. But we’ve learned something very important on this subject. It’s true that we can speak life or death with our words, but there’s a twist. If we think and speak positive things for just 10 minutes, we won’t get anywhere. We have to do it the majority of the time. We can’t be positive for 10 minutes and expect to be that way for the remainder of the day. It takes more. We have to persist.

Charles Haanel explained that man should learn how to put causes into play. Everybody knows that thoughts are causes and conditions are effects. Few weeks ago I shared a SMART goal. Looking at my own progress, I’m down another few kg because I caused (healthy meals/exercise) it (better shape) to happen. Just under 8 kg to go. 7 weeks left. It’s been years since I’ve seen my abs again.

There are many things that factor in the outcome of your desires. What’s written in Scroll III of the Greatest Salesman is a part that consists of a greater whole. In our adventure, we are all shaping that great whole. The Law of Growth aids us as we grow into our higher selves. Self-directed human beings powerful enough to manifest desired conditions effortlessly. All we have to think about is the cause.

It’s simple, but that doesn’t make it easy, since these two words have nothing to do with each other. We have to cause. Thinking about causing something to happen for yourself? Go for it!

Persist!

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Week 9 – Finky and the Brain

Thanksgiving is not celebrated in the Netherlands, but I do give thanks. Below is something I’m very thankful for.

The Science behind the world within

Most people believe the big lie about the brain. It’s that “people are either left brain or right brain thinkers”. In other words, if you’re all about facts and numbers, you’re a left brain thinker, and if you’re all about concepts and feelings, you’re a right brain thinker. Science has proved that we are not merely left brained or merely right brained. If that was the case, then we wouldn’t be able to function.

Why is this important? Because if we don’t base all our life’s strategies on the truth, then they’re doomed to fail. In influencing the subconscious mind to make us do daily habits conducive to our success, we must learn exactly how the brain works.

Haanel stated in the Master Key Systempart 6 – passage 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.”

In comes Gerald R. Fink’s study of the two hemispheres of the brain. This shifted the world’s conventional views about the workings of the brain. For a lot of us, this study assisted in developing confidence in our ability to exert faith around the daily MKMMA exercises. What’s started from intuition, is being supported by concrete evidence.

It proved that the left brain (all about information) and right brain (all about concepts) need to work together. If you only operate on information, and don’t have the ability to form a picture out of the information, then you’re a sitting duck. Also, if you only have a vision, but don’t know how to put that vision into practice, then you’re only daydreaming.

To get the two hemispheres to work together, we have the corpus callosum. It can be seen as a bridge between the two. You want to drive a car? Then that impulse goes from right brain to left brain and manifests itself into a plan of action to get a driver’s license. Then it travels back into the right brain and there you’re thinking about what color car you want. Now goes back to the left side to think of methods to obtain that car. This goes on until the initial thought impulse is materialized to its physical equivalent.

Very exciting!

Corpus Callosum

Some people prefer the information first, other people prefer the concepts first. What’s your preference?

Many of us have our Definite Major Purpose written down, illustrated in pictures, recorded in words, affirmed in readings, and more. To know that our faith is backed by hard science is something I’m truly thankful for.