Thought is energy. Active thought is active energy. Concentrated thought is concentrated energy. Thought focused on a definite purpose becomes power — a power that places us in contact with Omnipotence.Haanel
I believe one could focus their attention on the depth of this principle alone for a lifetime. I can’t help but wish I could have put it to work as a younger man, but I am where I am.
There was a period in my early twenties where certain friends and I sought states of being where we pondered ideas of a ‘deeper, metaphysical nature’. Though there were a few books of note floating around back then to aid our curiosity, The Master Key was not one of them. For the better, I was plucked from the dangers of that time by the author of Everlasting Life. Even if I’d known of Haanel, I likely would have set him aside in favor of the book bound in black leather.
Indeed I was Born Again, but part of me feels I got off on the wrong foot. From the start, my faith was covered in a fresh layer of cement that I’d mixed myself. Some came from others. They said things like ‘troubles are because of unconfessed sin.’ Such opinions gave my ‘accuser’ a foothold, even though Jesus was telling me His ‘grace was sufficient’.
In many ways, thoughts and beliefs in the decades to follow concentrated into ruts heading the wrong direction. Mentally speaking, I had bad habits. The worst of which was not understanding that I had a choice in the matter.
If must be a slave to habits, let me be a slave to good habits.Mandino
Now, day by day, I voluntarily step forward to serve a new slave master — seeking to live in an active, rather than passive fashion.
I can think. My thought is energy. I have the responsibility to take an active role in what thoughts I entertain. They will seep into my subconscious mind where the connection to the Universal lies.
I concentrate my thoughts on a definite purpose. There is no higher purpose than to concentrate on the deep personal ideals expressed in my DMP. This becomes power, which places me in contact with Omnipotence.
All this strikes me as a cycle where when one is complete another takes its place — over, and over, and over. The Universal Mind expressing life through the individual in ever-expanding and glorious ways.