My awareness this week reading 17, is that there is a fine line between concentrating to hard on something, trying to force the thoughts or ideas, and just being those thoughts and ideas. Trying to hard defeats the purpose. I need to just be the thought, be the idea, live the thought or idea. Don’t try to have it, just be it. Now all the exercises we are learning, are simple little was to just be our definite major purpose. Live our definite major purpose.
6. Concentration is much misunderstood; there seems to be an idea of effort or activity associated with it,when just the contrary is necessary. The greatness of an actor lies in the fact that he forgets himself in the portrayal of his character, becoming so identified with it, that the audience is swayed by the realism of the performance. This will give you a good idea of true concentration; you should be so interested in your thought, so engrossed in your subject, as to be conscious of nothing else. Such concentration leads to intuitive perception and immediate insight into the nature of the object concentrated upon.
You can not have until you can be. Be the thing you want to be.
Second this week, was thinking about intuition, I should never second guess it, and I have begun to celebrate it with joy and gratitude. I want it to visit often. The more it comes the smoother things seem to go. I am more and more aware of it.
23. Intuition arrives at conclusions without the aid of experience or memory. Intuition often solves problems that are beyond the grasp of the reasoning power. Intuition often comes with a suddenness that is startling; it reveals the truth for which we are searching, so directly that it seems to come from a higher power. Intuition can be cultivated and developed; in order to do this it must be recognized and appreciated; if the intuitive visitor is given a royal welcome when he comes, he will come again; the more cordial the welcome the more frequent his visits will become, but if he is ignored or neglected he will make his visits few and far apart.
I always keep my promises.