Week 12-c IMPORTANT! Intention and Attention Exposition

intention_focus_beamIn response to our call to focus on #4 of the Week 12 Lesson, I decided to share what I learned.  The fourth sentence of MK12 led me to really looking at #25.  Here is what the sentences say:

#4-“The only way to keep from going backward is to keep going forward.  Eternal vigilance is the price of success.  There are three steps, and each is absolutely essential.  You must first have knowledge of your power, second, the courage to dare; third, the faith the do”

#25- “The intention governs the attention.  Power comes through repose.  It is by concentration that deep thoughts, wise speech, and all forces of high potentiality are accomplished.”

Lets start with #4.  Willard Tate, a teacher I had, always said that a rut was just a grave with the ends knocked out of it.  He also said that if you are not growing you are going backward.  This really matches with #4 to me.  The only way to get where we want to go is by moving forward, by growing………no matter how slowly.  Just keep on keeping on toward the goal, the DMP.  It’s a lot like running a marathon, you just have to keep going because if you stop you will never get to the point you are working and have worked towards:  The Goal!

The cool thing about #4 is that it tells us how to get there in a very simple way.  This is how I see it.

  • First, you have to realize that you CAN do it.  This is the part where you have to change your mind so that it believes that something more is possible.  It seems #25 has the answer on how to get to this place.
  • The second part is to dare.  To me this means to dream bigger.  When I started running, two miles was really hard but I dreamed of more.  I dreamed of going long.  I dared to believe that running a marathon, or a 50 miler, or even further was possible.
  • Then finally, you have to step out in faith with action.  Nothing happens without action.  I could have told the universe all day long that I want a finish in a 50 miler but without training it ain’t gonna happen.  It took faith the believe that starting a training regime for a 50 miler would accomplish what I set out to accomplish.  Action is always required and faith is required to take action because EVERY time we do take action we are not there yet, we are not exactly that person we want or think we will be when we attain.  But in reality you are because the person who attains is the person who takes action.  Nobody FELL to the top!

This led me to seeing a striking thing in #25.  I saw it as an antecedent to the three steps.  It is was CAUSES the three steps to occur.  Check out these definitions from Webster:

  • Intention– The determination to act in a certain way, what one intends to do or bring about! (This is like when we first want to truly become something)
  • Attention– The act of applying the mind to something, carefully thinking about, listening for, or watching someone or something.  Noticing with interest and awareness. (This is like the law of growth starting with our thoughts as we begin to think more about the thing we want to be)

Here’s the chain of events:

  1. I have this thought, “I want to be this”!  I am determined to be something or do something new which begins to create #2
  2. I apply my thoughts constantly to the thing that I want and am determined to do.  I am always thinking about it by dreaming of it, fantasizing about it, reading about it, constructing pictures in my mind of it, seeing things out in the world that remind me of it, I start watching others do it and talking to others who have done it or are doing it.
  3. Soon I begin to believe that I CAN.  That I can actually maybe do this.  If others have done it why not me.
  4. Once this happens I begin to dare that me, little ole’ Jason, can run a marathon, or start a company, or buy real estate all with great success.
  5. Before you know it my faith brings into action my thoughts.  I start running and training, I start meeting with real estate investors, I start planning out future businesses.

This, to me, is the coolest thing.  It is not this mystical law of attraction, speak it into the universe stuff.  This is a sound real chain of events.  I am REALLY THINK ABOUT THIS.  When was the last time you did something that you hadn’t thought about prior to doing it.  Have you even EVER accomplished a thing without action??? And did you ever take action before the idea entered your thoughts.  Do you give your attention to things that you aren’t interested in.  How did the interest develop???  This is how buildings are created, teams become national champs. You become a millionaire.  You create a life of your dreams.  You become fit, or happy, or successful, or whatever it is that you intend for your life, give your attention to, believe it’s possible, dare to dream, and take action.

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Week 12-b “Until” in the Blueprint Builder…. Very Cool

keep calm and work hardI modified the Blueprint Builder about a month ago.  Instead of,

“I have clearly written down a description of my definite chief aim in life, and I will never stop trying until I shall have developed sufficient self-confidence for it’s attainment”.

I changed mine to sound like this………..

“I have clearly written down a description of my definite chief aim in life, and I never stop working on myself until I shall have developed sufficient self-confidence for it’s attainment”.

I changed this because a very important person to me said way back that “Tryin is lyin”.  I hated that he said that all the time and so did the other students but by the end of the class we believed it.  When someone asks you to come over to their house and you say you will TRY……well that most likely means that you won’t or are afraid to say that you don’t want to.  He always told us it was a way to not commit.  That’s why I had to take it out because I just kept seeing his darn face every time I read that LOL.

I have thought of this part of the BPB probably for several hours all together since starting to read it.  That is why I chose the picture I did for this blog.  The comforting part about this in the BPB is that we just need to keep calm and never give up UNTIL…………that’s the secret word right there.  UNTIL, that means we work UNTIL, persist UNTIL, and do our best UNTIL.  There are two really a cool things about this word:

  1.  UNTIL means “up to the time that” implying that it IS GOING TO HAPPEN, which is basically the opposite of IF which implies an “uncertain possibility”.
  2. It is not an emergency or a huge rush or hurried thing.  So we just keep calm and work UNTIL “We now know that we have the ability to achieve this definite chief aim for our lives.” 

Week 12-a Having What You Want NOW!

one-good-thing-blog2I have what I want right now!  It’s an amazing thing and I will explain with a little story.

There was a man walking through the desert in the dead heat of day……..it had already been days since he left on his journey in the desert.  He was tired and approaching probable death all the while wishing he had a “way” to get out safely.  The man carried with him a horse which he led by a rope.  He struggled on and on and on, with each day becoming more difficult and tiring.  He had walked far enough to know that if he turned back he would most certainly die and if he kept going forward he would also die.  He never realized that he could just get on the horse and ride out of danger.  He had what he needed for his journey the whole entire time.

That is the visual that I had when I was in the mirror for 50 minutes during the webinar this Sunday.  I realized that I actually am that person that I was reading about in my “one-liner”.  It was no emotional shocker to me nor was it necessarily exciting.  It came upon me in a matter-of-fact way as simply true.  I realized that for so long people even saw me as the guy I was reading about.  It was almost like I was the only one who didn’t see it.  This was ONE GOOD THING that really hit me and I am so glad it did.  We have it in us now, we are those people we are reading about.  We are our future selves.

This also brought together a VERY IMPORTANT personal “pay-off” for me.  I have been pondering this long and hard for weeks now……..maybe months.  What is it you ask???  It is the conversation that we all constantly talk about how the stuff in our lives is the effect of the cause which is our thinking.  I have really been thinking on this because it appears (maybe it’s only me) that the conversation is totally bent toward negativity bias.  Meaning that when the conversation comes up it is usually around some thing or circumstance in our life that we don’t like and we have to find a way to realize that we are responsible for it.  I don’t have a problem with this at all.  What I do have a problem with, until now, is the exact opposite.  I totally get that the things I don’t like are caused by me but I have not believed that all the GOOD THINGS are.  I actually am successful, I always achieve my goals, I have persistence and endurance like crazy, I have so many good things in my life.  Thus the people that are not living in my inner world see me differently than I do.

I finally got the great and most wonderful comfort that I, Jason, myself, me………created all of these wonderful things and circumstances in my life by my thoughts and actions bringing in the effects that I want.  Sometimes when I don’t like the effect it takes me awhile to change it but I always do.  I realized that I could just jump on the horse………..meaning jump on the abilities that I have and have always been demonstrating my whole life.

So back to the mirror!  I felt somewhat sad actually.  Saddened that I have gone so long and not realized that my awesome life conditions were created by me, my thinking, my choices.  The fact that even others could see it but I couldn’t because of some sick way of seeing myself.  But in the end confidence and calmness filled me up knowing that I am responsible for the things I have in my life.  And I love those things!!!

Week 11-b Can You Relate?

empathyI was sitting there in my “sit” chair after my sit was over pondering this little thing: The posts’ in the alliance trend toward the positive.

I was wondering if this is more based on the class working in the minds and lives of people and/or that it is just more likely that people post positive things rather than negative things meaning they tend not to share the negative.  I am not talking about “bashing” type negativity but more along the lines of struggles.  So I wondered, if at times, people feel somewhat alone because they are struggling and mostly read that everyone is victorious.  I have been there, not just in MKMMA, but in many arenas of life.  So I wanted to post a real post that maybe the people who are struggling today might relate too.  It is not always the easiest thing to share a negative experience or thought in true honesty when we are all working really hard to do the 7 day mental diet and can’t share opinions.

  1. This week I have not felt EXCITED about what I am doing even though I know it is a super powerful exciting thing.
  2. At times I worry that I am supposed to be feeling awesome 100% of the time and I don’t so then I wonder if I am doing something wrong.
  3. Just the plain ole’ thought, “Am I doing this right”.  Red pencil!  LOL
  4. Why does it “appear” to be so easy for that person and not for me.  Even though we don’t actually know how it is for that person REALLY.
  5. Sometimes I just don’t want to do the exercises but I still do, does that mean I don’t get it or am not doing my best because I don’t want to even though I do.  I think this is truly where the victory is…….doing it regardless.
  6. Am I being realistic and why do I feel like I am delusional at times hahahahaha.  Bridging the gap baby!
  7. It’s odd that the more positive that I get the more alone I can feel because most people are so negative and now I can no longer relate to them as well as when I was more negative.  I am really focused now.
  8. Why doesn’t this person I am talking to know what the heck DMP means LOL
  9. Am I being balanced about all of this, can a life of burning desire even have a balance.
  10. I wonder why nobody really responds to my posts in the alliance area?

Anyway, just thought I would share some of the things that pop into my mind, hopefully for 7 seconds or less though right!

Week 11-a Do You Feel Awesome Every Minute Of The Day?

toilSo far this week, I have to say that I totally identify with Jenna.  Og Mandino really sets the record straight on feeling fantastic all the time:

“I will avoid despair but if this disease of the mind should infect me I will work on in despair. I will toil and I will endure.  I will ignore the obstacles at my feet and keep mine eye on the goals above my head, for I know that where the dry desert ends, green grass grows”.

I do feel fantastic about doing the work of MKMMA and doing it with feeling.  It’s just that this week seems that once the exercise is done the feeling is gone.  So I toil on despite not feeling amazing that I am headed toward my bliss.  I consciously realize that it is a wonderful thing that I am doing, and that I am going to succeed with greatness, and that I am becoming the person I truly am (want to be) each day.  These are super exciting things but I just want to be honest.  I don’t feel super excited and if there is one thing I have learned from running marathons and such, it’s that the feeling excited thing is really meaningless as far as my ability to keep on.

Remember this……….I KNOW I HAVE THE ABILITY to achieve my definite purpose in life.  It doesn’t say I know I will always feel like an awesome rock start LOL.  I realize that doing the work with great feeling creates a new blueprint in my mind but I don’t think it means that I am feeling totally ecstatic 24-7.  I CAN and DO keep on regardless of the feeling because I have built it into myself that I can.  I guess that is the true burning desire huh?  I mean who would toil on in despair if they didn’t have a damn good reason to do it LOL.

I have two good reasons!  True Health and Autonomy!  Well three……..the guy in the mirror!  And I have written down a description of my definite chief aim in life to achieve those two things for the guy in the mirror.  And I will!

Week 10-d A Special Realization For Me

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Romans 7:15 says: “I don’t realize what I’m doing. I don’t do what I want to do. Instead, I do what I hate.”  This makes perfect sense to me now after 10 full weeks of deep work in MKMMA.  The special realization came to me while I was sitting by the fire listening to the Think and Grow Rich Webinar.  Basically here is a little outline of what I realized, some or all of you may have realized this long ago or maybe not so here it goes anyway LOL:

Lets say I FINALLY realize that I am doing something I don’t want to be doing.  This could be something bad that I don’t want to do anymore, or something more neutral that is stopping me from doing what I DO want to do.

  • The subconscious is making the choice to do or not do the thing because of what it believes or has accepted
  • I want to change that so I make a specific affirmation for the thing and read it as often as possible with GUSTO!
  • I develop a few simple POA’s that will move me toward the thing that I WANT!
  • My subconscious begins to accept the new idea as I read with feeling and celebrate the small wins of doing my POA.

Example:

Losing weight seems to be a highly sought after goal of many and often we feel deprived when we eat healthy and get resentments about not being able to eat whatever we want and stay skinny like some people do naturally.

Subconscious thought: It sucks to eat healthy why can’t I be like those skinny people who can eat whatever they want and stay thin.  I want to be able to do that.

Affirmation(s): I love and want to eat healthy food because it feels amazing to make good choices.  I have the power to make healthy choices all day long and joy fills me because I am in control!

POA(s): I promise to: Weigh only once per week.  Stay within my program limits daily. To walk/run/exercise 3 times per week.

New belief that the subconscious accepts eventually: I am in control of what I eat and how healthy I am.  I love to eat healthy and I am fit and healthy person.

Before you know, with persistent daily practice of this you begin to make better decisions automatically.  This was cool to me because it involved me realizing how to implement MKMMA for ANYTHING that I want to do.

Week 10-c Reminder To Celebrate The Win

POA picI wanted to write a post to just remind myself and anyone reading to celebrate the little wins.  The service for me this week was to simply call to get my mower picked up to get worked on.  This way I can make sure that my lawn stays in tip top shape.  I celebrated hard when I did this.  I did it on Monday and I have celebrated three times a day at least cheering myself on for getting the simple task done.

I have also ramped up the celebration for the POA card in the picture above.  This is my office, sitting next to the fire place outside, where I listen to all the webinars.  I love my POA and I have been doing it to a “T” and super proud of it.

Celebrate the awesome things you are doing, even if you feel like not much is happening or that you have missed things or haven’t done it perfect.  CELEBRATE because what you HAVE done is making changes within you!!!!

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