Learn Mind’s Secrets – 3
Key to the Treasure House
We have seen that the mind is a great treasure house and sub conscious mind is the door to the treasure house. Do you know the key to the door? The key is deep and strong thoughts.
There are many ordinary impressions and experiences that enter our consciousness are not accompanied with depth of feeling. We may be conscious of such experiences or impressions, but we are not affected by them. For this reason we need not give them our attention, which is well because the majority of the impressions that enter the conscious mind pass off, so to speak, without affecting life in any way.
But whatever enters the consciousness of man and deeply felt will enter into sub conscious mind. Then it is taken up by the creative energies and slowly begins to express itself in the personality of man. So we become like the thoughts we think deeply because the creative power of thought is the only creative power that we have within us. And the energies of mind are constantly creating. So there can be no greater art than the art of correct thinking. Every thought is a cause and every condition an effect. So it is absolutely necessary that you control your thoughts so as to bring forth only desirable conditions.
Everything has a tendency to grow and increase in the subconscious. Whenever an impression or desire is placed in the subconscious, it has a tendency to become larger and therefore the bad becomes worse when it enters the subconscious, while the good becomes better. We have the power, however, to exclude the bad from the subconscious and cause only the good to enter that immense field. So do not permit any idea, suggestion or expectation to enter the subconscious unless it is something that you actually want developed or worked out, and here we should remember that every idea, desire or state of mind that is deeply felt will enter the subconscious.
James Allen says in “As a man thinketh” “Man is made or unmade by himself; in the armory of thought he forges the weapons by which he destroys himself. He also fashions the tools with which he builds for himself heavenly mansions of joy and strength and peace. By the right choice and true application of thought, man ascends to the Divine Perfection; by the abuse and wrong application of thought, he descends below the level of the beast.”
“Just as a gardener cultivates his plot, keeping it free from weeds, and growing the flowers and fruits which he requires, so may a man tend the garden of his mind, weeding out all the wrong, useless, and impure thoughts, and cultivating toward perfection the flowers and fruits of right, useful, and pure thoughts, By pursuing this process, a man sooner or later discovers that he is the master gardener of his soul, the director of his life. He also reveals, within himself, the laws of thought, and understands with ever-increasing accuracy, how the thought forces and mind elements operate in the shaping of his character, circumstances, and destiny.”
Buddha said, "What we are today comes from thoughts of yesterday, and our present thoughts build our life of tomorrow: our life is the creation of our mind."
So make it a point to give continuous directions to the subconscious every day for the steady improvement of mind, character and personality along all lines. You cannot give the subconscious too much to do because its power is immense, and its capacity limitless. Permit no thinking to be aimless. Every aimless thought is time and energy wasted, while every thought that is inspired with a definite aim will help to realize that aim, and if all your thoughts are inspired with a definite aim, the whole power of your mind will be for you and will work with you in realizing what you have aimed.
When there are no results, do not lose faith. Continue to give your thought a deeper life and a more persistent desire. Always be prepared to give these methods sufficient time. Some have remarkable results at once, while others take long time. Be determined in every effort you may make in this direction, but do not be impatient or over anxious.
(To be continued…)