Week 12 Three Essential Steps To Knowledge

“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.

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7 thoughts on “Week 12 Three Essential Steps To Knowledge”

    1. Nice summary of this weeks lesson…Haanel also says in Part 12 – “the only way to keep from going backward is to keep going forward. Eternal vigilance is the price of success.” Keep forging ahead Joan!

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