So, let´s look at the “I”:
In Part 4 of the Master Key Charles Haanel points out:
“1. The “I” of you is not the physical body; that is simply an instrument which the
“I” uses to carry out its purposes; the “I” cannot be the Mind, for the mind is simply
another instrument which the “I” uses with which to think, reason, and plan.
2. The “I” must be something which controls and directs both the body and the
mind; something which determines what they shall do and how they shall act.
When you come into a realization of the true nature of this “I”, you will enjoy a
sense of power which you have never before known.
3. Your personality is made up of countless individual characteristics, peculiarities,
habits, and traits of character; these are the result of your former method of
thinking, but they have nothing to do with the real “I.”
4. When you say “I think” the “I” tells the mind what it shall think; when you say “I
go” the “I” tells the physical body where it shall go; the real nature of this “I” is
spiritual, and is the source of the real power which comes to men and women when
they come into a realization of their true nature.
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.”
Oxford English Dictionary says:
So how can we look at the “I”???
Well, if the world without is a reflektion of the world within, which we already have learned in Part 1, and the world within is governed by the “I”….
“14. But when you have learned to control yourself you will have found the “World
Within” which controls the world without; you will have become irresistible; men
and things will respond to your every wish without any apparent effort on your part.
15. This is not so strange or impossible as it may appear when you remember that
the “World Within” is controlled by the “I” and that this “I” is a part or one with the
Infinite “I” which is the Universal Energy or Spirit, usually called God.
16. This is not a mere statement or theory made for the purpose of confirming or
establishing an idea, but it is a fact which has been accepted by the best religious
thought as well as the best scientific thought.” Charles Haanel, Part 4 of the Master Key
…then we must conclude that the world without is mirroring the “I”…
“22. The Universal cannot express through you as long as you are busy with your
plans, your own purposes; quiet the senses, seek inspiration, focus the mental
activity on the within, dwell in the consciousness of your unity with Omnipotence.
“Still water runs deep;” contemplate the multitudinous opportunities to which you
have spiritual access by the Omnipresence of power.
23. Visualize the events, circumstances and conditions which these spiritual
connections may assist in manifesting. Realize the fact that the essence and soul of
all things is spiritual and that the spiritual is the real, because it is the life of all
there is; when the spirit is gone, the life is gone; it is dead; it has ceased to exist.
24. These mental activities pertain to the world within, to the world of cause; and
conditions and circumstances which result are the effect. It is thus that you become
a creator. This is important work, and the higher, loftier, grander and more noble
ideals which you can conceive, the more important the work will become.”
Charles Haanel, Part 4 of the Master Key
So let´s look at what happened in the world without recently:
On October 5th my wife, the Marvelous Maria, won her class in the Cyprus SUP Cup 2014, first price was a ticket to the international race through the Isthmus of Corinth on October 19th with the sponsor Aegean Airlines.
We were going to Sweden October 11th – 18th flying….Aegean Arlines (coincident???) so Maria got her ticket changed for free (!) – (mine was €60 – on the other hand I didn´t even compete…)
Arriving in Athens, super service at the car rental and…an upgrade (!!!)
I had booked a dirt cheap hotel (like 40 bucks/night, 2p w/breakfast) and this is the view we got from the balcony (the one to the right is sun rise):
And what about the race???
So glad You asked 😉 – Maria won her class (women 12’6″) with a good 4 minute to go and we had a good time!!!
Were are we going with this?
Well, I remember a time when I used to have problems with rental cars, not getting upgraded…
Also I remember how dirt cheap hotels used to be just that – dirt…
And how I really was affected by outer circumstances…
That was before Think&Grow Rich, before having a DMP and reading it aloud, before the MK and the Scrolls and before diligently spending time in seeking the silence.
Can I be sure that the results and experiences in the world have everything (or even anything) to do with the focus on the world within?
Well from a scientific standpoint – definitely a resounding YES!!!
The truth is all in there and has been so for many, many years – I´ve just never been told to look in that place before, that holds all the answers for me, myself and I.
And with that I leave You with a final piece:
Thanks for taking the time to read my blog, I appreciate You // Claes