Here we are on the 7 day mental diet, and I have a mental picture of watching myself like a cat watches a mouse. This tickled me, and gave me a chuckle. The prescription for the diet that lasts 7 days is to NOT allow myself to dwell for a single moment on any kind of negative thought. I must watch myself for a whole week to catch that “negative mouse”. I must not under any pretense allow my mind to dwell on any thought that is not positive, constructive, optimistic, or kind.
Mandino puts it this way….Most of all I will love myself. For when I do I will zealously inspect all things which enter my body, my mind, my soul, my heart. In order to have the purest of love, I must remove the negative from my life….what I mean here is, give up the negative to grow love. As soon as I recognize the negative, I must let it go and control my mind to give myself the space and time to be constructive with my thoughts.
This is the Law of Growth..what I think about grows. What I forget atrophies. Earnest desire will bring about confident expectation and this in turn must be reinforced by firm demand. These three cannot fail to bring about Attainment, because the Earnest Desire… is the feeling, the Confident Expectation… is the thought, and the Firm Demand… is the will, feeling gives vitality to thought and the will holds it steadily until the law of Growth brings it into manifestation.
The law of substitution, i cannot think about 2 things at the same time. If a negative thought enters my mind I try to think about…. coffee ice cream with dark chocolate chips…. or something else! In the Master Key I am concentrating on the ideals which I desire to see manifested in my life.
Therefore, I am A Cat that watches A Mouse.