Continuing with Haanel writings: The real secret of power is consciousness of power. To become conscious of this power is to become a “live wire“; it has the same effect as placing an ordinary wire in contact with a wire that is charged. The Universal is the live wire. It carries power sufficient to meet every situation which may arise in the life of every individual. When the individual mind touches the Universal Mind it receives all the power it requires.
The next question that would come to mind would be, where do I find the Universal Mind to tap into that power? The answer is in the silence. It is all about silencing our mind, cleared of thought that is constantly running around in our heads. Re-training the mind to get quiet so the Universal mind can release the power.
How do I silence the hurt feelings, unworthiness, anger, guilt and fear?
Be an observer and I…..
Use one of the 7 Laws of the Mind, relaxation.
Let’s think about anger for a minute. Observe yourself, as I have; what do I look like? I admit, I get red in the face, start to shake all over, my stomach gets upset and all I can think of is to strike back. My mind locks up on my point of view. My whole body gets into this angry frenzy. I have given up my power to anger. Not a good thing.
Now by observation, before all these symptoms arrive, I exercise control over the run-away feeling of anger. It’s all about silencing my mind to tap into the power. That already feels better to me. Let’s take a deep breath together. Much better now.
The REAL secret of power is to remain conscious of the power we already possess.
“Knowledge does not apply itself, we as individuals must make the application and the application consists in fertilizing the thought with a living purpose.” Haanel writes the way to move forward in our lives of purpose is first, have the knowledge of our power, then the courage to dare and finally, the faith to do it. Our purpose must be very clear, sharp and definite. No wavering of ideas or chaotic combinations. Our creative power is infinite and unlimited. Our only independence is found to be, a practical working knowledge of the creative power of thought.
The one exercise that I find to be the most effective and perhaps at the same time the most difficult is the time we sit for 30 min. At first it seemed easy to sit quietly and just listen. Now I find that distracting thoughts try to carry me away to “critical land”. When these thoughts come into my mind I now realize I must stop the progression of them. The only way I have found is to overlay the critical thoughts with good thoughts filled with love. There is no getting away from the law of love. It is the feeling of love that imparts vitality to thought. Thought impregnated with love becomes invincible.
This is one of the Seven laws of the Mind. The law of relaxation. This law states mental effort defeats itself exactly the opposite of physical effort. A relaxed, calm state of mind, is the doorway to progress mentally. Relaxation of thought is the only access to Infinite Intelligence. It is in the silence that we get into touch with the Omnipotent power of the subconscious mind from which all power is evolved. Once again it is our ability to think, to know our power then the faith to move forward.
I can be what I will to be.