The Privilege of a Lifetime is being who you are -Joseph Campbell
I can hardly believe we are on week 17 of this wonderful course and that I have been faithful to the exercises every single day – I will admit there were some days I was more enthusiastic than others but generally I get out of the bed with a light heart looking forward to reading my DMP, The Blue Print Builder etc. doing the sit followed by writing and reciting 3 new gratitude cards.
I use a reminder on my phone to remember to tune in again after lunch, the social networks remind me to link in with fellow participants on social media. I am happy to switch off the TV in favour of finishing my day with more reading and contemplation.
It is like nothing else I have ever experienced – It is gracefully changing me from the inside out!
In Lesson 17 we are encouraged to Concentrate – This is to be a relaxed Concentration which almost seems like a contradiction in terms. Before I started the MKE concentration for me involved unconsciously tensing my muscles particularly my shoulders. Now I relax into the object of my concentration
To become so identified with the object of your thought that you are conscious of nothing else
unaware of your body, your surroundings and how much time has passed since you started the sit, or anything else for that matter.
Haanel goes on to explain that when we execute this method of concentration correctly
Invisible forces are set in motion which irresistibly bring about conditions in correspondence with your thought
When we use this Laser like focus we develop our intuition which
arrives at conclusions without the aid of experience or memory
We can often solve problems by simply sitting alone in silence and concentrating on the desired outcome. Our intuitive insights often come like a bolt out of the blue and with a solution that our logical minds would never have envisioned. The more we acknowledge and welcome these intuitive insights the more often they will come to visit us.
Of course Rome wasn’t built in a day and this discipline of laser focused concentration takes practice and patience but as Haanel describes in 17.17
The intensity of one moment’s earnest concentration and the intense longing to become and to attain may take you further than years of slow normal and forced effort; it will unfasten the prison bars of unbelief, weakness, impotence, and self-belittlement, and you will come into a realization of the joy of overcoming.
So this week I concentrated on giving myself permission to be happy, and to simply be free to be my true authentic self. The scroll we are reading now from Og Mandino tells us we are “Natures greatest Miracle” and that there never has and never will be another quite like us – which is an amazing contemplation.
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