So we are at the half-way point, and Charles Haanel tells why the dreams of the dreamers come true…explaining the law of causation by which dreamers, inventors, authors, financiers, bring about the realization of their desires.
Here are the relevant parts that explain this in greater detail:
13:15 It will be found that the creative power of thought will explain every possible condition or experience, whether physical, mental or spiritual.
13:16 Thought will bring about conditions in correspondence with the mental attitude. Therefore, if we fear disaster, as fear is a powerful form of thought, disaster will be the certain result of our thinking. It is this form of thought which frequently sweeps away the result of many years of toil and effort.
13:17 If we think of some form of material wealth we may secure it. By concentrated thought the required conditions will be brought about, and the proper effort put forth, which will result in bringing about the circumstances necessary to realize our desires, but we often find that when we secure the things we thought we wanted, they do not have the effect we expected.
What Haanel is saying is “what we think about we bring about”, but it is very important to ‘be careful what you wish for, you just may get it‘.
In the next section Haanel expresses what everyone wants, which I Posted on Facebook this week:
This is where we get to the meat of this Part: (and why I titled the Post like I did):
13:23 Thought is a spiritual activity and is therefore creative, but make no mistake, thought will create nothing unless it is consciously, systematically, and constructively directed (focused), and herein is the difference between idle thinking , which is simply a dissipation of effort, and constructive thinking, which means practically unlimited achievement.
And if you are still with me, (and Charles Haanel), we get another example of the Law of Attraction, which requires a change in consciousness (aka transformation):
13:24 We have found that everything comes to us by the Law of Attraction. A happy thought cannot exist in an unhappy consciousness; therefore the consciousness must change, and as the consciousness changes, all conditions necessary to meet the changed consciousness must gradually change, in order to meet the requirements of the new situation.
I hope this Blog Post does not dilute Haanel’s message too much here, as I breakdown Part 13 in the interest of brevity, because you don’t want to miss this next point leading up to The Sit for this week:
Haanel concludes Part 13 by saying, ” We can best conserve out interests by recognizing the Infinite Power and Infinite Wisdom of the Universal Mind, and in this way become a channel whereby the Infinite can bring about the realization of our desire. This means that recognition brings about realization”.
I could explain The Sit for this week to give an even greater perspective on what Haanel was trying to convey, but I would have to quote every paragraph in Part 13 so nothing was lost in translation.
So let me conclude this Post by saying, If I haven’t convinced you by now, to get this book for yourself, and read it as prescribed by the Author, then I hope you will leave me a comment and let me know.
To Your Success,
Scott W. McAvoy