Archive for February, 2011
Cooperation is the beginning of all organized effort and it exists in two forms. First, the Cooperation between people who group themselves together or form alliances for the purpose of attaining a given end, under the principles known as the Law of the Master Mind. Second, the Cooperation between the conscious and the subconscious minds, which forms a reasonable hypothesis of man’s ability to contact, communicate with and draw upon infinite intelligence.
Natural laws as we know them fit together in a perfect and continuous order. A thousand analogies indicate the same harmony and continuity among spiritual laws. Harmony is the sine qua non of the universe; without it we could not exist. The law of love is the law of harmony. Yet people will tell you that living by the law of love is not practical. It is not – if you go only part way. The way to obey is to obey – completely.
It is said that there is no royal road to learning; and while in a sense this is true, it is also true that, in all things, even in mind training, there is a right way and a wrong way – or rather there is one right way, and there are a thousand wrong ways. In Secrets of Mental Supremacy, you need not expect an essay on psychology or a series of dissertations upon the “faculties of the mind.” In this Success Manual, W. R. C. Latson presents plain directions, stripped of all verbal and pseudo-scientific flummery, for the acquisition of mental activity and mental supremacy.
We so often have the idea that if we go to church on Sunday, and we use that period for prayer, we have done the job for the week. But no one would be so foolish as to think that Sunday dinner would be sufficient to keep the body well for the balance of the week. This is the bread of the soul; meditation is the food it needs . . . Don’t pamper the body. Train it. This body has no life in it, except that which you give it. Always remember, “I AM a soul. I have a body.” And, don’t forget it is only worth $2.94 in raw materials. You should learn to wear it as you wear your clothing, for your body is merely the clothing of the mind and soul.
While it is absolutely true that any human being can make of himself that which he desires to be – can literally raise himself to any ideal he is capable of conceiving – it must not be supposed that it can be done in a short time and by intermittent effort. We sometimes hear it said that all we need do is to realize that all power is within us, when, presto! we are the thing we would be! It is quite true that we must realize their existence before we can call the latent powers into expression; but the work of arousing the latent into the active is a process of growth, of actual evolutionary change.
Lesson 12 of the Sixteen Laws of Success occupies a keystone position in this course, for the reason that the psychological law upon which it is based is of vital importance to every other lesson of the course. Lesson 12 is on Concentration – the act of focusing the mind upon a given desire until ways and means for its realization have been worked out and successfully put into operation. Stating it in another way, Concentration is the ability to think as you wish to think; the ability to control your thoughts and direct them to a definite end; and the ability to organize your knowledge into a plan of action that is sound and workable.
Worry is a State of Mind based upon Fear. It works slowly, but persistently. It is insidious and subtle. Step by step it “digs itself in” until it paralyzes one’s reasoning faculty, destroys self-confidence and initiative. Worry is a form of sustained fear caused by indecision; therefore, it is a state of mind which can be controlled. Kill the Habit of Worry, in all its forms, by reaching a general, blanket Decision that nothing which Life has to offer is worth the price of Worry.
The Law that we reap what we sow is mathematically accurate. Each experience through which we pass operates ultimately for our good. To interpret this Law in a simple form, it should be stated that whatever we attract, we require and whatever we need is always good. This is a correct attitude to adopt, because all experience is for our good and we must be able to see it in that light. – Raymond Holliwell