Saturday of week 3 was a little rough. The Master Key course is about developing new thoughts, feelings, habits, and outcomes. The accuser in my head ran rampant when I awoke that morning, hell-bent on making sure I was well aware of the futility of my endeavors. The discourse was well-prepared. I’ve heard that voice so many times over the years — so much so in my 40’s I would have done anything to make it shut up.
It did shut up — eventually — but left behind an uneasy realization. It’s one thing to be having loud, obvious thoughts, but what about the ones that whisper? They are most dangerous! Quiet and subtle — day by day building the dominant mental attitude that determines our experiences in life.
Haanel writes “… We think something, perhaps with difficulty the first time: we think the same thing again, and it becomes easier this time; we think it again and again; it then becomes a mental habit. We continue to think the same thing; finally it becomes automatic; we can no longer help thinking this thing; we are now positive of what we think; there is no longer any doubt about it. We are sure; we know.”
Whether for good outcomes or bad, Haanel is right. Thankfully, I now have the tools in hand to direct my thoughts, thanks to the Master Key Experience. I use them each day as directed. Bit by bit, they will do their work and I will move in the direction I wish to go.
The accuser and his sneaky minions have been served their eviction notice.