Each week in Master Key Experience (MKE) I have assignments, along with a host of other activities which are building upon the foundation which is already in place. Progressions, permutations, persistence. patience…you get the idea! Good habits take effort, bad habits grow automatically, like weeds in nature. It has been said that 95% of what we do is based on habits, and generally speaking, we need habits to function in our daily activities. Just think how our day would be, if we had to lean anew each time we wanted to do something, like driving a car, cooking a meal, etc. Our thinking is also habitual, and gets “set in cement” over time. Therefore, I work on good habits and think good thoughts!
The role of the subconscious is illustrated by the following poem.
In “Seeds of Greatness”, Denis Waitley wrote “My Robot” :
I have a little robot, that goes around with me,
I tell him what I’m thinking, I tell him what I see.
I tell my little robot, all my hopes and fears,
He listens and remembers, all my joys and tears.
At first my little robot, followed my command,
but after years of training, He’s gotten out of hand.
He doesn’t care what’s right or wrong, or what is false or true,
No matter what I try now, he tells ME what to do!
One of our assignments over the next 13 weeks is to follow Wise Ole Ben Franklin’s efforts to improve himself, focusing as he did, on 13 Virtues, one for each week. Mark J added a twist: we only focus of the positive aspect of each virtue. Hence, this week I observe “Courage”, wherever I can see it. This can be observed in people, animals, even in fiction, or in the news. The biggest “secret” was that these virtues already exist within us! Observation helps us to manifest these virtues in our own lives. Oh, what fun it will be in the following weeks!!
Because of my interest in words, and the power of words, I am including a quote by Haanel that I want to share: “Accuracy in building words and sentences is the highest form of architecture in civilization and is the passport to success.” Many authors have pointed to vocabulary and use of language as the best indicator of a person’s success in the work world. Who is our most important audience? Who needs to be a ‘Watchman” to the gate into our subconscious? Words are thoughts; thoughts have power. It has been written: “The pen is mightier than the sword.” The Bible says that the Word of God is a two edged sword.” Bonar writes: “Speak truly, and each word of thine shall be a fruitful seed.”
Open your heart, open your mouth, let your light shine forth!