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Master Key Week 4.2 – Peptides, peptides and peptides…

I wanted to end this week with a piece on the context from week 4 and how the addictive relationship we all have to certain neurotransmitters and that forces us to repeat behaviors that provide us with feelings that in turn trigger the production of these peptides to satisfy the craving of our cells.

Og Mandino writes in his “The Greatest Salesman in the World”, Scroll 1:
“My actions are ruled by appetite, passion, prejudice, greed, love, fear, environment, habit, and the worst of these tyrants is habit. Therefore, if I must be a slave to habit let me be a slave to good habits. My bad habits must be destroyed and new furrows prepared for good seed.”

Charles Haanel, “The Master Key System”, Part 4:
“27. From this it is evident that in order to express power, abundance or any other constructive purpose, the emotions must be called upon to give feeling to the thought so that it will take form. How may this purpose be accomplished? This is the vital point; how may we develop the faith, the courage, the feeling, which will result in accomplishment?
28. The reply is, by exercise; mental strength is secured in exactly the same way that physical strength is secured, by exercise. We think something, perhaps with difficulty the first time; we think the same thing again, and it becomes easier this time; we think it again and again; it then becomes a mental habit. We continue to think the same thing; finally it becomes automatic; we can no longer help thinking this thing; we are now positive of what we think; there is no longer any doubt about it. We are sure; we know.”

And starting to dig deeper into the material I realized that I have no chance to make a more thorough point than my friend and mentor Mark Januszewski  already did with his post for this week so here I give You this weeks guest blogger.
If You don´t already follow Mark´s blog You can do so here and I highly recommend You do and for You who already read this, jump to the last part and read the sentence I highlighted in bold blue – it so straight to the point and definitely deserves some thought!

Master Key System Week 4; Naughty Little Peptides?

IT’S REMARKABLE

There is tremendous pain and relief in knowing the choices I am are pretermined, for real, by what we affectionately call ‘the blueprint.’

Peptides: Naughty or Nice?
Peptides: Naughty or Nice?

Coping with the idea that not only are all the choices I make made about 4-6 seconds before my conscious mind knows the decision is made….is, well, bewildering.

No free will……..

Is this good news or is it bad news?

I guess it depends on a few things….

 

  1. Mood
  2. Ego
  3. Responsibility
  4. Forgiving
  5. Forgetting
  6. Fear
  7. Faith…..

Well, the list is endless, isn’t it?

The hard reality the stunning science behind the ‘blueprint’ idea is a thrill of a lifetime if I can lay my ego down and, here’s the biggie, comprehend, on some level, that my initial reaction is also ‘predetermined’ …..YIKES!

There is nothing in the Master Key Mastermind Alliance Experience that has been debated longer and debated with as much spirit…….as to when to introduce this mindbending, liberating, terrifying and exhilirating information.

TIMING

It was never a question of ‘if’ but always when.

Lesson 4 of the Master Key System is, in and of itself, so intense…that the debate was …..too much in this week vs. the conclusion that the creator is within…..hmmmm

Will it blow people away?

Is that a good thing?

Is that a not good thing?

Maybe both?

In a nutshell, our cells……are addicted…to peptides released in massive quatities when we have a feeling…any feeling …the peptides we produce are linked to directly to feelings….a specific peptide for each feeling….and since the cells are addicted, even behaviors we want to modify, and sometimes do modify for a few days really have no chance to stick if the behavoirs interrupt the addiction.

This is why resolutions never work…..sooner or later the cells demand, [think addicition], for a particular peptide sends stronger and stronger messages to the brain….and the subby, that mysterious source that never sleeps…has us unconsciously making decisions that will create scenarios…..that trigger actions…..that will make us act contray to the behavior modification….and bang, they get their “fix.’

Those naughty little peptides…

Here’s the proof….

Change…..go for it ….

NAUGHTY OR LIBERATING?

That is the choice, isn’t it?

Master Key Lesson 4.5: The greatest and most marvelous power which this “I” has been given is the power to think, but few people know how to think constructively, or correctly, consequently they achieve only indifferent results. Most people allow their thoughts to dwell on selfish purposes, the inevitable result of an infantile mind. When a mind becomes mature, it understands that the germ of defeat is in every selfish thought.

And there it is…..for me….the liberty. The “I” can think.

For me it was understanding that I was just beginning to learn to think….and, if, with effort I could learn to think from the “I” it would be possible to create a new, clear reality ….the trick was ….how do I drive it into the subby?…..and create new peptides?….and get the cells additiced to peptides of my choice instead of defaulting to my addiction

If I wanted peptides for joy, liberty….harmony….peace of mind…..if I identified a vision that would trigger positive peptides and reinforced them, with triggers that keep them, on several levels within my consciousness, change would be not just possible, it would be a done deal.

That ol' blueprint wants it's fix and is cunning, like any addict
That ol’ blueprint wants it’s fix and is cunning, like any addict

But time….and the emotional and business and physical enrironments I live in made this a challenge…..wiat, was that the old blueprint rationalizing……OK, now I can see how complicated this is……or is it?

Is that the old blueprint too?
BAM! Yes….I realized I was addicted to, among other things…using ‘time’ as an excuse to trigger feelings that would produce peptides. A NON-JUDGEMENTAL look at my ‘pattern’ would, if I was honest…and asked the 2 honest-with-me friends I had to verify and or expand on my findings.

Here was my pattern, one of many.

I would get a good idea…from someone, something I read….and use ‘time’ …not having the time to do it….to feel like a victim and that great phrase, which my friend verified…came rolling off my lips….

The phrase? “If only….’

If only I had the time….
If only I had the money
If only I had saved more money…
If only I had the disipline….

I wanted to use MY LIFE as an excuse for my life?
Holy Batman.

Those 2 friends laughed and said, “YES! You are constantly using the phrase ‘if only’”

THE SIT & THE WORK

And, oddly enough, I’m reading the solution every day….

It is in ‘the sit’

The ‘sit’ and quieting the mind, for me, was probably not going to be enough….whoops, old blueprint.

The trail of thought leads me to another truth about me …..to me……not trying and doing because of the fear….”what if I do this and it doesn’t work for me?”

And Haanel shatters that notion…..”it requires work, hard mental labor that so many are unwilling to do.”

The sit, while in a sit one day…..reveals the solution. It is in the sit, not just sitting to sit, to “do the exercise” but to really concentrate…..and I really sucked at it.

The "Sit"? WIll it pay off for me?
The “Sit”? WIll it pay off for me?

Those naughty old-blueprint cell addicted peptides kept telling me it wouldn’t work for me….and I did not have the time…..

BAM! I read and begin affirming…..I can be what I will to be.

Is it possible I am addicted to including myself in the ‘most people’ Throreau identified……”Most people live lives of quiet desperation?”

Then, out of the blue…..divine inspiration…..something fighting to make itself known in the subby…..prayer….luck…..who cares…..I surrender and remember something from my days in college, where I was an English major……..and, the subby never forgets…..funny how it happened.

I keep thinking….too hard….

BABBIT pops into my head…

“Clear the mechanism!” I demand of myself.

Voice says “BABBIT”

Clear the mechanism!” I yell.

Quiet the mind…..like I had been practicing….

“BABBIT”

I’m pissed.

“BABBIT”

So I give up….listen to the voice and the last line of Babbit pops into my head……

 

OMGoodness

All those years if pondering “most people live lives of quiet desperation” …was me, was Babbit.

And the peptides were not ‘naughty’ …..I had created them…..

And since I had created them……I could create new ones!

It only required 2 things……if Haanel was correct. If I did these 2 things…..the methods, [which some of you now know, Index cards, Og, shapes] would appear…..

The 2 things?

I had to do these 2 things or default to what I had.

I needed something stronger.

Drive that new blueprint with a clear vision and FEELINGS
Drive that new blueprint with a clear vision and FEELINGS

Are some peptides stronger?

No.

My feeling needed to be stronger……deeper, intense….

The 2 things?

1. Decide what I want….not the person who had been conditioned but the “I”….what did my authentic self want?

2. The sit. I knew genius would reveal itself in the sit. Not me being the genius…..but the genius of ideas that would provide the methods……the pathyway to bliss…

So……who is your authentic self and what do you want?

Who knew that all those years I was telling my 3 English Setters to ‘sit’ I was repeating the one word I needed to hear. Go figure……

believe

mark januszewski

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Master Key – Week 3: Practice the Habit

There´s an old story I read many times and never remember where it originated or where I read/heard it first – I just like it and it so beautifully fits into this weeks Master Key Experience. For me, myself and I anyway…can´t say it´s the same for everyone 😉

As I don´t know where to find it I decided to paraphrase so You just have to bear with me and, if You know the story, please excuse any butchering on my part!

Once upon a time there was a young, promising violinist who was looking for a new teacher to help him develop his talent faster. Several of his peers told him to see an elderly lady with the reputation of advancing her students skills faster than anyone else in her craft.
As the young man called on the teacher she was rather reluctant in taking on any new student and he became increasingly desperate to have her accept him. At last he persuaded her to give him a chance to demonstrate his talent and got a ridiculously complicated and fast piece to play. Performing far below par he was asked to practice the piece for a week and then come back again.
One week later the student appeared at the ladys studio prepared with many hours of practice just to find a completely different, and even harder to play, piece on the note stand. Again he performed clearly below what he expected of himself and was sent home with the same instructions as the week before.
And so it went on for weeks and weeks, every week the student showed up after practicing his homework every waking hour – and every week he got a harder piece to play, a piece just above his current ability.
One day he just couldn´t take “it” anymore, he wanted to show his teacher what a musician he was and being presented with new pieces, all slightly above his ability, every week got him to a point or frustration where he was unable to hold himself back and he exploded during a lesson.
“How can I ever demonstrate my progress when You treat me this way?” he yelled and through the sheets on the floor.
His teacher looked at him calmly, brought out the sheet from his first lesson, that had caused him so much difficulty, and asked him to play.
Stunned the young man set his violin and played the difficult piece with a true virtuosity.”

And what is the connection to the Master Key?

So glad You asked ;-)!!!

This week we were asked to take out the word “will” from the scroll we´re reading and read it in present tense.
Last year I found this quite difficult, even after crossing the word out thoroughly I still mentally (and verbally) continued to read it for some time…

Now i didn´t even have to score out the word “will” or make any changes to the text, I just read by it and make the changes automatically.
Fascinating how the mind got trained almost without myself noticing :-D, and quite encouraging for everyone who sticks with the exercises!

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