G’Day and Happy Friday!
From Emmet Fox Essay The Mental Diet 1935
Emmet Fox wants me to be very clear about this. if I change my mind my
conditions must change too. We are transformed by the renewing of our minds.
So now I will see that my mental diet is really the most important thing in my
From Charles Haanel Master Key System 8-18/19 1912
18. The law of attraction will certainly and unerringly bring to you the conditions,
environment, and experiences in life, corresponding with your habitual,
characteristic, predominant mental attitude. Not what you think once in a while
when you are in church, or have just read a good book, BUT your predominant
mental attitude is what counts.
19. You can not entertain weak, harmful, negative thoughts ten hours a day and
expect to bring about beautiful, strong and harmonious conditions by ten minutes
of strong, positive, creative thought.
With the world within being the cause of the experience we have it makes sense to be very deliberate in what we say and think each minute of every day. It makes a lot of sense to make like the reaper and be conscious of what seeds we sow in the fertile soil of our subconscious; as this ultimately becomes the crop of predominant thought patterns each minute of every day.
With the principles fully explained so far regarding the conscious minds role as a gatekeeper to the ‘subbie’ because the ‘subbie’ does not have the capacity to reason or evaluate the information coming into it. From our own thought, our consistent words used and of course the inputs from our environment.
Our ‘Mental Diet’ exercise this week adds to the no opinion discipline of past weeks and the start of the 7 day mental diet (7 days of no negative thoughts, restarting fresh with any slip to the negative unless caught and substituted within a few seconds); is the cessation of television for a week.
Out of this trio of challenging improvements, having and sharing no opinion has been the most difficult to master; lucky we don’t have a 7 day restart each time on this aspect.
I find as I have expertise in a variety of areas there is often something I wish to share to add value, however to do this is to invite the ego in for a run about as an uninvited guest. It is not my place to judge and decide anyone needs my uninvited opinion on any subject, let alone unsolicited advice as an expert. Stand back!! Listen and learn more about everybody.
The ‘No Negative Thought Diet’ has been much easier, however this only comes as a result of many many years of being more aware and mindful of how I think, realising early in my personal development that optimism and positive thought had far more to offer than pessimism and negativity. All that said, the first few days had a few restarts included as thoughts slipped past the keeper before caught and substituted for a better choice.
No Television!! Well I thought it would be like that anyhow. In truth I am a little surprised how little I miss sitting with that old mate. Time shared with the gorgeous Georgie has been more engaged, dinner on the verandah listening to the birds or frogs and cicadas depending how late we have left eating.
So the diet so far;
Form no judgement or opinion unless asked as an expert, allows the forming of a curiosity and increased attention to the details of life.
No negative thinking, requires the predominant thinking to be positive as a result of the duality of our thoughts; always seeking a new positive view of each situation to exclude the negative.
No TV, stops the crap coming in without being able to consciously filter it all out, while of course filling the mind with course content like the reading, the purpose, the plan of actions and service cards, the visualisation and movie posters. Freeing up time every single day that was previously wasted, to complete promises.
The bike below had become a victim of procrastination and now we are enjoying each others company again. Better thinking, more time and of course, “I always keep my promises” and “do it now!” ringing in my mind.
The re-adjustment, well the old blue print was finding excuses not to compete tasks and to not find time. This week I pick up the baton of my personal race again and will come to the line a winner in March next year at the completion of this Master Key Master Mind Experience.
In the Spirit of Happiness, Optimum Wellness and Prosperity