Daily Nugget of Gold 1843
We’re in the midst of a re-review of The Master Key System by Charles Haanel. This work, originally presented as a correspondence course about 100 years ago is one of the best manuals we know of for changing the method of thinking for the positive to yield the positive results we all desire in our lives. One principle of this work is that in order to change our outside reality, we must work within our inner selves through our methods of thought to change our inner selves, and in that we manifest the changes we desire as we go about our lives.
Thought is energy. Active thought is active energy; concentrated thought is a concentrated energy. Thought concentrated on a definite purpose becomes power. This is the power which is being used by those who do not believe in the virtue of poverty, or the beauty of self-denial. They perceive that this is the talk of weaklings.
The ability to receive and manifest this power depends upon the ability to recognize the Infinite Energy ever dwelling in man, constantly creating and recreating his body and mind, and ready at any moment to manifest through him in any needful manner. In exact proportion to the recognition of this truth will be the manifestation in the outer life of the individual. – Charles Haanel
We’re in Chapter 4 now of the work, and in it, Haanel describes the relation of the conscious mind with the subconscious mind. The conscious mind is our thinking and reasoning mind, and the subconscious is concerned with keeping us alive through all of the hidden processes of our body.
The subconscious is also charged with bringing into manifestation all of those things impressed upon it, good or bad. That’s the rub, it doesn’t judge what conditions would be favorable or unfavorable, it just manifests those things we focus on. If we are to use our thought energy in a constructive sense, everything within our world will correspond to those positive thoughts and we will find that we will move through live with ease. If instead we concentrate of negative conditions and processes, our life will be one of misery and woe.
This work is assembled as a teaching tool so that we can not only extract the meaning of each lesson, but to build upon the very basic understanding with the exercises contained. Step by step, we are brought into the reality of the marvelous power of right thinking and the benefits of applying the principles of it.
Question of the Day to Ask Ourselves
“What does my own outside reality say about my inner thoughts which created it?”