Thursday, July 21, 2011

Door to the Treasure House

Learn Mind’s Secrets 2

Door to the Treasure House

According to the scientists the universe is alive, and has mind and Mind-Power in every part and particle of itself. Flammarion says: "Mind gleams in every atom. There is mind in everything, not only in human and animal life, but in plants, in minerals in space!"

Miracle is performed every second by plants absorbing the minerals of the earth, which are then converted into living plant-cells; then we eat the plants and convert the plant-cells into animal-cells which serve as the basis of our blood, muscles, organs, and even our brains. In fact, every particle of organic substance was evolved in this way. When we think over this we can easily come to the conclusion that Nature is one in her essence, and that she is alive and possesses Mind-Power.

Cope says: "The basis of life and mind lies back of the atoms, and may be found in the universal ether." Dolbear says: "Possibly the ether may be the medium through which mind and matter react. Out of the ether could emerge, under proper circumstances, other phenomena, such as life, or mind, or whatever may be in the substratum." So the scientists also come to the inevitable conclusion that there must be Mind-Power even in the ether.

We can receive from the deeper life and all pervading Mind Power only that which we recognize, because consciousness is the power between the outer life and the great within. We open the door only to those things of which we become conscious. The principal reason for the average person’s non possession of greater powers and talents is that he is not conscious of more.

The human mind can be split into two different entities. One is the conscious mind and the other is the subconscious or unconscious mind. The conscious mind predominately deals with analytical problems on a day to day basis. It responds to information it receives by processing it and categorizing it according to its view of life.

The subconscious mind is far bigger and does not have analytical factor as such. It is the subconscious mind that keeps your heart beating and gets you to fill your lungs with air without you having to make any conscious effort to do it. If you reach out for a cup of coffee your conscious mind makes the decision to do so but it is the sub-conscious mind that gives necessary instructions to all the muscles involved to bring the cup up to your lips.

The subconscious mind is an incredibly complex kind of computer with a huge memory bank. Basically everything you do or have done in your life is stored there. The memory of every sound you have heard, everything you may have smelled, tasted, or touched. Your brain retains all this information and it is never forgotten unless you suffer some form of brain damage.

All creativity is found in the subconscious mind. It is where the great artists, composers, scientists, and inventors draw on their inspiration. Many great men have said that they carried out some of their greatest works while in a kind of trance state or day dream. Mozart, one of the most intuitive composers in history, claimed his compositions were formed in his mind like dreams independent of his will. In fact the list can go on and on Isaac Newton, Ramanujam, Goethe, Einstein etc.

Your subconscious mind is like a guided missile except it will always hit the target it is programmed for. This is why you should make it the servant and not the master of your destiny. The subconscious mind is not meant to reason but to react to the instructions you give it. It is actually meant to serve you! And it is the door to the great treasure house. It is through this door we are connected with the Universal Mind or God Mind and brought into relation with the Infinite constructive forces of the Universe.

(To be continued…)


Monday, July 11, 2011

The Treasure House


The Treasure House

Once there was a discussion among the gods as to where the miraculous secret power that could grant everything desired by man was to kept hidden. One of the Gods suggested that it could be buried in the depths of the ocean. Another suggested that it could be kept hidden on the top of the highest mountain. One suggested a cave in the deep forest was the ideal place to hide it. One of the most intelligent gods said,”Let us put it in the depths of man’s mind. He will never suspect that the great power is hidden there”. All the gods agreed to the suggestion and the great treasure was kept there. Hence, in the human mind lies the hidden great miraculous power.

Man cannot easily believe that there is so much energy stored within. He asks “How can such energy be kept inside my mind?” His ignorance and his doubt create inferiority complex which he cannot shake off. Yet he believes science when it tells him that tremendous energy is stored in a small particle of matter. Science tells that the amount of energy that will be released if a tiny portion of any matter, weighing just one gram, is converted in to energy is about 30.3 million horse power. (Albert Einstein discovered the formula that describes the proportion between the mass of matter and energy that is potential in it as E=mc2).

Russian scientists Bernard B Keginski and Dr.Pavel Neumov said, ”The mind is not just an inert matter. Just as there there are precious stones in the depths of the sea, there is a store of abundant energy in the depths of our mind. However this energy is beyond the perception of our ordinary senses, that’s all”. It is true.

The principal reason why the average person remains weak and incompetent is found in the fact that he makes no effort to realize the depths of his real being. He wrongly believes that what exists on the surface is all there is of man. So he does not place himself in touch with the live wire of his great and inexhaustible nature within. He does not exercise his greatest power the power to discern what his whole nature may contain, and therefore does not unlock the door to any of his other powers. And the reason why greatness is the rare exception instead of the universal rule can be traced to the same cause.

Man tries to use the resources on the surface, but is unconscious of the fact that enormous powers are in existence in the greater depth of his mind. These powers are dormant simply because they have not been called into action, and they will continue to lie dormant until man develops his greatest power; that is, the power to discern what really exists within him.

When the mind discovers that its powers are inexhaustible and that its faculties and talents can be developed to the very highest degree imaginable, and to any degree beyond that, the fear of failure will entirely disappear. He will come to the conclusion that man may attain anything or achieve anything, provided, of course, he works within the natural sphere of universal law. Whatever circumstances may be today such a mind will know that all can be changed; that this condition can be made to pass away, and that the vacancy may be filled with the heart's most cherished desire.

(To be continued ….)


Friday, July 1, 2011

Positive Focusing vs. Positive Thinking

Nowadays we hear a lot about positive thinking. It is considered as an important factor for the extent of one’s success. But have you heard about ‘positive focusing?’ Peter McWilliams explains it in his “Do It!” series and differentiates it from positive thinking. He says it is more important than positive thinking for success and enjoyment. Read and learn to be positively focused.

- N.Ganeshan

Positive Focusing vs. Positive Thinking

There is a myth that in order to reach our goal we must "think positive" all the time. No, we don't have to "think positive" all the time. We don't even have to think positively any of the time.

To succeed--to fulfill our Dream--all we have to do is keep focused on our goal and keep moving toward it.

Let's say person A, person B, and person C all set out for the same goal. They begin at the same place at the same time. Person A is a positive thinker; person B is a positive focuser; person C is both a positive thinker and a positive focuser.
At the "Go," person A decides to sit down and do a little positive thinking to help prepare for the journey. Person B focuses on the goal and gets moving. Person C gets moving, too.

Person A notices an area of unpositiveness within, and remains still, working hard to remove the "darkness" before moving on the journey. Person B does not like the road, does not like the rules, does not like the weather, does not like the planned lunch, does not like not liking any of it, but keeps moving toward the goal nonetheless. Person C keeps moving, too, while enjoying the flowers, waving at passersby, singing, and thinking what good exercise all this movement is.

Guess who gets to the goal first? It's a tie between B and C. Person A hasn't left the starting place--but is feeling much more positive now, thank you very much. Person B and person C arrived at the goal at the same time because they were equally focused on it and moved on it. So why bother to add the positive thinking?
Person C enjoyed the journey; person B did not. That's the only difference. As long as we stay focused on our goal and continue moving toward it, we can have all the negative thoughts we want.

In terms of goals, what's the difference? Well, if I were to ask C, "How would you like to go toward another goal?" C might respond, "Sure. That was fun." Person B, on the other hand, might reply, "I worked hard to get here. I want to rest for a while. Enjoy my victory."

What's the point? There are two. First, if your thoughts are not always sweetness and light as you move toward your Dream, don't worry. If you keep moving, you'll still get to your Dream.

Second, as you move toward your goal, you might like to practice focusing on good things along the way. You don't have to "make something up"--you already have; it's called your Dream. You need only look at what's in front of you and find something there to appreciate.

Our lives are a combination of good and bad, positive and negative. It's the best of times and the worst of times, all the time. When we focus on the good that's already present, we feel better. If not, we don't. Either way, life goes on.

Keeping your mind on the goal and moving toward the goal are the essence of positive focusing. All the rest is fun, entertaining, enjoyable--but not essential.

- Peter McWilliams in “Do it!”