In Part 24, Haanel discusses appearances. The route of the sun through the sky, the sound of a bell, and the sun that gives us light.
“…we cannot depend upon the evidence of the senses for our information concerning the realities of things…”
He goes on to say that “in order to express harmony, you must think harmony. In order to express health, you must think health. In order to express abundance, you must think abundance.”
To get there I must “reverse the evidence of the senses.” In spite of what I see, I have “nothing to do but convince myself of the truth which I desire to see manifested.”
There is a famous book by Malcolm Gladwell called The Tipping Point. I’ve had the idea of my own tipping point in mind lately.
In this context, much of what I understand or believe came from the evidence of my senses. The sun moves through the sky and gives me light. It’s the bell that rings and my bank account that rarely had enough. Bit by bit, evidence — better yet error — has collected upon itself for the better part of six decades. In MKE parlance, it’s called concrete.
Think of a balance scale, heavily weighted to one side from evidence of the senses — the concrete. On the other, conviction of the truth I desire to see manifested — the “gold in the mind transmuted into gold in the heart and in the hand.”
Efforts of the last six months have been to divert attention from outward appearances to the desires I wish to manifest through the discovery of the Power Within. Haanel warns in Part 23 that six months is really just a beginning — “it is a labor of life. Not to go forward is to go backward.”
He’s right — after six months of the Master Key Experience, it’s time to commence the journey forward on my own.
My tipping point lies somewhere in the future.