It is now an intuitively known fact that the powers and possibilities that are inherent in the mind of man are limitless. This conclusion is based on the discovery that no limit can be found to anything in human nature. This discovery, and the greatest discover in any age, gives us a new concept of ourselves, a concept which when we apply will revolutionize the entire sphere of our thoughts and actions.
Our goals should not be to obtain these powers and put them straight to egotistical use, but to find out what really exists inside of us. Mind power is the greatest of all powers because it allows us to attain all other powers. A major reason that the average person remains week is because he makes no effort to understand the depths of who he really is. He tries to put into action what is on the surface, but is unconscious to the fact that he has automated responses that he can take control of when he digs deep within.
Failure is found when one believes that what exists on the surface is all that exists in man. When the mind discovers that its powers are inexhaustible and that its talents can be developed to the very highest degree you can imagine, then, and only then, will all fear disappear.
It has been said that we are 9/10ths of our environment. That means that our ideas, desires, and motives are suggested by the environment we find ourselves in. That being said, we find ourselves being a reflection of our circumstances instead of being who we truly desire to be. No life is complete until we can have the things that we like. And we can’t have these things until we consciously change ourselves and our environments according to those higher views of ourselves.
We have to accept and be consciously aware that anything external is permitted to impress its likeness on the mind and will influence character, thought, action and living. And when you give such impressions the right away they will actually take control of your life.
It’s really very simple how to avoid unwanted circumstances. You refuse to allow unwanted impressions into your reality from the outside world. A major problem for us in today’s world is that when we receive these unwanted conditions we show emotion and respond to them. Allowing them to exist in our free-willed reality. If it does not exist in your mind, then it does not exists anywhere.
Every mind should be able to be himself, no matter what happens or fails to happen, and every mind should be able to think its own thoughts regardless of anyone elses opinions. This, however, requires a strong character. The coming and going of events and the opinions of others play a large part in molding the thoughts in most minds. But no mind should be molded by such influences unless he accepts those modifications by personal choice.
The mind must be able to choose what is wishes to respond to consciously and perfectly respond when the choice is made. When you actively participate in being aware of your responses you secure your habitual choices and it becomes effortless. You will never be influenced by anything but your own thoughts and you will find much enjoyment in the things you wish to appreciate. The path to such an attainment is a strong, developed character.
To your awareness in self-development,
J. A. Franco