The Law of Growth
“Whatever we think about grows. What we forget atrophies”.
I’m really starting to understand this simple statement. As I have progressed in this course and do the daily reads, and the contemplative sitting, I have started to become the observer and have seen the changes in my mental well being. I now understand that forming opinions is really passing judgement, usually a negative one. Forgetting the negative thoughts, letting them atrophy, is unto itself a positive change, one which re-shapes the subconscious mind, making room for new, good, positive thoughts and thinking about them will grow and become good habits.
Having been on the mental diet for a couple of weeks now has shown me that I had become complacent and stagnate, not growing. I thought everything was fine, thought I was happy. Turns out that really wasn’t the case, I started to put my dreams back on the shelf again. But just with this mental diet, I have seen an increase in positive attitude, which others have noticed and commented upon. Greatly reducing TV time has provided me with more time to dig deeper into this course, and to be of more service to others, thereby connecting with the “Give more, get more” philosophy.
We’re about one third through this course, based on the changes we all have already made, and anticipating the ones to come, I feel we all made the right choice by joining this MKMMA journey.
Aloha and peace, Steve
I greet this day with love in my heart.
What a powerful statement. Using the law of dual thought, I say this to myself whenever I start to feel negative thoughts coming and enjoy feeling the negativity fade away. My 7 year old granddaughter loves to say this with me, judging by her smile I’m sure she understands the concept. How awesome it is to put into practice the lessons we are learning in raising children, forming their subconscious with positivity instead of adding to the concrete they are exposed to in the outside world. Even though my wife is not taking this program, whenever she starts to say something negative, all I have to say is, I greet this day with love in my heart, and instantly we both feel better.
We are supposed to be on a mental diet, one where we don’t allow ourselves any negative thoughts for 7 days. I think my personal best so far has been 1.75 days. I did not realize how many times a day I actually had negative thoughts, but now that I am the observer, I foresee great changes coming. Thank you MKMMA.
I have not had any trouble giving up TV this last week. I have a feeling that this lesson will last far longer than the one week. I feel this is just the starting point, as we have found more time and mental clarity to accomplish things we want to do.
Aloha and peace, Steve
Wow, this mental diet of Emmet Fox’s has been a tough one. Even Fox said “This discipline will be so strenuous that I could not maintain it consciously for much more than a week”. I would also bet that he did not even attempt it during a contentious presidential election season. I lost track on how many times I had to start over, suffice it to say out of 7 days, I have not completed 1. However, I will persevere and will get to the seven days, (I’m not listening to you old subby) as I can see the importance of this exercise and the effect it will have on creating the new subconscious mind.
I am still practicing not forming opinions, this seems to be getting easier. I believe I’m creating a new good habit. After living with Scroll II for a while, and starting to put into practice the written words, I have seen some personal growth. We (my wife and I) went to a meeting this week, and when we first arrived I did say the phrase silently “I love you” to the host as he greeted us, he must have seen it in my eyes, because he told us later, with a smile, that he felt a change in us. What a confirmation on the progress we have made through the MKMMA. This after only 7 weeks in. I can hardly wait for the fully developed new subby.
I have also tried Master Minding with some friends on some of the finer points of the homework, the collaboration was very beneficial. I am grateful for being able to reach out for and receive assistance.
Aloha and peace, Steve
I am really starting to enjoy the practice of not forming opinions, its mentally freeing, and by now I am starting to form a good habit. By not forming opinions my sub-conscious is not being inundated with negative auto-suggestions about the world without, trying to keep the world within open to more positive auto-suggestions, and being in the moment. I am fairly certain that is the objective of this lesson. However, it does seem that writing a blog means offering many opinions, somewhat counter to the lesson.
I was able to tie together two of our practices this week in the real world. While I took some friends out to Polihale beach on Kauai this week, a fellow from the Czech Republic came up to me and asked me (in very broken english) to help him free his vehicle from the soft sand, he told me he and his wife were to go back home the next day. Having been to this beach many times, I had come prepared with a tow strap, and other equipment in my 4X4. Driving back to his campsite, he pointed out another stranded camper. So as we are learning to give without the expectation of reciprocity, I did not hesitate to help both of these individuals, and I did not express any opinions of how they came to be in such a predicament, just pulled them out and enjoyed the greatest of rewards, smiles, hugs, and many thank you’s. Very happy people indeed. This is something I would have done even before MKMMA, but my lesson was doing it for the joy of service to our fellow mankind.