(5.6) Who we inherently are is the result of all our past thinking, both conscious and subconscious.
A generic search for “default” produced this definition: “a preselected option adopted by a computer program or other mechanism when no alternative is specified by the user or programmer.”
The “other” mechanism -in our case- is mind. The preselected option of mind is determined by habit. Conscious mind is the “programer” and our great power is our ability to choose how we concentrate our attention.
(8.17) Thought is spiritual and therefore creative. To consciously control thought is to, therefore, control circumstances, conditions, environment and destiny.
We are constantly inspiring others, regardless of our intention. How we deal with conditions in life projects to others a a subtle picture of our character. In many cases, they have no conscious recognition of this picture, although how another feels is largely due to the mental pictures they are unconsciously receiving.
Adversity is the best method to test out this superpower for yourself. When everyone around you is stressed, remain calm and see what happens. When those around you anticipate that you should be stressed, angry, or feel sorry for yourself, express gratitude. Watch what happens. Those around you will be inspired to think, act and feel differently about their own adversarial conditions. And when gratitude becomes your predominant mental attitude, it replaces your old default system and becomes the new one.