The opening of Week Seventeen is profound, and really sets the stage for the lesson Haanel delivers;
We are told that Man has “dominion over all things”, this dominion is established through Mind. Thought is the activity which controls every principle beneath it. The highest principle by reason of its superior essence and qualities necessarily determines the circumstances, aspects and relation of everything with which it comes in contact.
So now, with the ‘stage set’ for how Mind (thought) is the power that controls all things, Haanel explains that continuous concentration means an even, unbroken flow of thought and is the result of patient, persistent, persevering and well-regulated system.
The preceding statement is a testament to the title of Napoleon Hill’s famous book Think and Grow Rich. EVERYTHING starts with thought or an idea.
But it has to be followed be concentration of the thought and a desire to manifest.
Or as Haanel says, “desire added to concentration will wrench any secret from nature”.
The mind is an engine whose power is undreamed; thought is an omni-working power. It is the ruler and creator of all form and all events occurring in form.
Thought enables man to harness all other natural power.
Vibration is the action of thought; it is vibration which reaches out and attracts the material necessary to construct and build.
If you concentrate on some matter of importance, the intuitive power will be set in operation, and help will come in the nature of information which will lead to success.
And this is where Haanel leads us, (or at least my interpretation), into using the Mind to create wealth:
By keeping the thought in mind, it will gradually take tangible form. A definite purpose sets causes in motion which go out and find the material necessary to serve your purpose.
Here is my Facebook Post for Week 17:
And to end this week on a positive note I want to point out the objective of The Sit (meditation) in which Haanel explains using concentration, with no conscious effort or activity associated with your purpose:
If you wish to eliminate fear, concentrate on courage.
If you wish to eliminate lack, concentrate on abundance.
If you wish to eliminate disease, concentrate on health.
Always concentrate on the ideal as an already existing fact; the life principle which goes forth and sets in motion those causes which guide, direct and bring about the necessary relation, which eventually manifest in form.
Remember Napoleon Hill said, “Thoughts Are Things”…I wonder where he ‘stole’, (or borrowed) that from. Doh!
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To Your Success,
Scott W. McAvoy