4.7-12

(4.7) The secret of power is service.

Serving others is how we give love and we know love adds vitality to thought (4.3), thus, service empowers the magnetism (power) that attracts to us the things we desire.

(4.8) We get what we give.

We serve others with the quality of thought directed toward them. We receive from others based on their quality of thought directed to/about us.

We tend to think of others based on the impression or story we tell ourselves about the story we think they tell themselves about us. We can influence the story others tell themselves by how we think about them (our thought influences their story).

(4.9) The silence is a physical stillness.

A physical stillness is meditative because it allows the nervous system to recharge. The longer the silence, the more of a recharge.

(4.10) The silence is the first step toward self control; self mastery.

The most practical and easy way you can participate in the journey of consciousness becoming aware of itself is to “sit” in silence. There is no need to worry about “taming” ruminating mind because you will never be able to accomplish this by any logical method. This is most often overlooked by meditators, who have westernized meditation into some form of intellectual wrestling match.

You are free to think about anything you would like. The key is to sit in absolute silence. Make silence your priority in meditation, along with posture and breathing (don’t hold your breath! Ensure you are breathing normally and consciously aware of the inhale and exhale).

As you learn to tame physical restlessness, mental restlessness will gradually dissipate. This is the real “secret” of meditation: don’t put the cart before the horse. It is within our ability to control our physical movements, because it is conscious behavior. As such, our priority should be on fixing our attention toward the things we can change.

Rather than trying to control what you are unable to change (mental/subconscious), focus on what you can (physical/conscious).

(2.5) Conscious mind is reasoning will. Subconscious mind in instinctive desire, the result of past reasoning will. 

(4.11) Any purpose in life may be achieved through a scientific understanding of the spiritual nature of truth.

Thought creates and reinforces personal truth. These beliefs inform and influence every decision we will make. Decisions determine opportunities we meet.

(4.12) Knowledge of our power, courage to dare, and the faith to do so are necessary steps to materialize the ideal.

Power is polarity; understanding that energy is generated by the interaction between individual mind and unlimited creative potential (universal).

Courage comes from confidence in the bigger picture: natural law–the pursuit of life to thrive.

Faith is confidence.

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