35. Visualization must, of course, be directed by the will; we are to visualize exactly what we want; we
must be careful not to let the imagination run riot. Imagination is a good servant but a poor master, and
unless it is controlled it may easily lead us into all kinds of speculations and conclusions which have no
basis or foundation of fact whatever. Every kind of plausible opinion is liable to be accepted without any
analytical examination and the inevitable result is mental chaos.
I find now when my imagination begins to run wild, I am now more of an observer, so I catch myself. I stop take in a few deep breaths and choose what I really want to think. I find it interesting to observe others who are in the throws of letting their imagination run wild. I then give thanks that I am observing and have a choice as to how I want to respond, not react.
I always keep my promises.
This week is encouraging in knowing that we have the ability to change anything we want by changing our thoughts.
“16. All things have their origin in mind, and appearances are the result of thought. So that we see that
things in themselves have no origin, permanency, or reality. Since they are produced by thought, they can be erased by thought.”
So reading the above, I know that if I choose, I can in essence erase anything I want and create anything I want. It sounds simple enough. I see how we really must be the caretaker of our thoughts and be aware of our most dominant thoughts as they are creating exactly what we are thinking.
Again I get excited when I catch myself, as the observer, thinking thoughts that are not conducive to my real desires, because that is when I can erase them and choose the thoughts I really want. I also understand that just like a plant, if you cut the roots, it takes time for the plant to shrivel up and die. So too does it take time diligence and persistence to cut off the thoughts that are not what we really want.
I always keep my promises.
“17. It is with words that we must express our thoughts, and if we are to make use of higher forms of
truth, we may use only such material as has been carefully and intelligently selected with this purpose in
- This wonderful power of clothing thoughts in the form of words is what differentiates man from the
rest of the animal kingdom; by the use of the written word he has been enabled to look back over the
centuries and see the stirring scenes by which he has come into his present inheritance.
- He has been enabled to come into communion with the greatest writers and thinkers of all time, and
the combined record which we possess today is therefore the expression of Universal Thought as it has
been seeking to take form in the mind of Man.”
I have heard Mark say, “We can see the world as perfect for its present state of development, or we can see it as going to hell in a hand basket”
In reading this week the above, it solidifies my belief that the world is perfect for its present state of development. That brings back to the frontal lobe the importance of being conscious of our thoughts and deciding what we truly want to think. To again be the gate keeper, observer, of the seeds we are planting and giving life too. Life is unfolding beautifully before us in exact accordance to what we are really thinking and giving energy too.
I always keep my promises