think of failure for what we think will come about.” -
Maharishi Mahesh Yogi (1917-2008):
Founder of the Transcendental Meditation Movement, or TM. The Beatles
were among his students.
There is no doubt in my mind that
everyone who seeks to experience success, can be successful. There
is only One Mind. We all use It. Bill Gates, Warren Buffet,
Carl Ichan ... use this same Mind ... all 1,062 of the richest people on
the planet on the Forbes List, all Billionaires ... use this same Mind.
There is only ONE ... One God, One Life, One Mind ... and we are each
living to our understanding and acceptance of this Truth.
I firmly believe that the only difference
between the rest of us in the world and the 1,062 Billionaires on the
Forbes List, is that they have discovered the connection between their
mind and the One Mind and have benefited from it. After all, it is
available to all of us. The Master Mind Jesus spoke of this when
He said, "it rains on the good and the bad alike."
"The Law of God is Perfect" ... but
we don't "think" we are perfect and that is the
"doubt" that creeps into our thinking whenever we seek
success. And it is this "doubt" that keeps us from
realizing the success we seek. This "doubt" is no
different than fear or a belief in failure ... it is one and the same.
Most of us will deny that we hold this "fear" in our
sub-conscious. But, for many of us our life experience clearly
reveals it to us. It is this "fear" that holds us in
jobs that do not bring us any real feeling of accomplishment and for
many, little compensation. It is this "fear" that causes
us to believe that we are powerless against our circumstances. It
is this "fear" that causes us to stop dreaming and to stop
hoping for a better life experience. This "fear" is
subtle ... but we can eliminate it from our consciousness by entering
into "Conscious Union with the Spirit."
Dr. Holmes wrote a short affirmative-prayer
that will get us started on eliminating fear from our mind: "I
release all thought of fear from my mind. I lay down the burden of
carrying the load of responsibility for life for myself or for others.
I lay all trouble aside, seeking to look through it, beyond it, above
it; to detach it from the realm of Reality, to separate it from any
consciousness that it belongs to me or to anyone else, regardless of
what any problem of the moment seems to be."
These words from Dr. Holmes will help us to set
the stage in our mind to move forward, to take the next step towards our
goals ... to think about our success and to see ourselves as successful.
To be in "Conscious Union with the Spirit" is to know that our
mind is One with the One Mind ... to know that we are in unity with this
"All-Knowing Intelligence." It knows what to do and how
to do it. It knows everything that is necessary for our success;
people, places and things that need to come together in cooperation with
our plan for success. It is God and It is Principle ... It is the
Law of God and It works "perfectly" through us, as us and for
us. We do not need to use "will power" to make this
connection to this One Mind. All we need do is "think into
It" what it is that we want to accomplish; to do, to be or to have.
And we must "think our success into It" no matter what may
appear along the way.
And so we must choose how we spend our time.
And for many of us this means we must change our life-style. We
must turn-off the television, the music player, put down the book ...
and go within our mind and "think" about what our success
looks like. We must take our mind away from other people's success
and focus on our own. We must spend more time thinking about our
success than we do anything else. We must mentally get a sense of
being successful in our mind. We must see it so vividly in our
mind that we begin to live it mentally ... lifting our spirit up to our
highest idea of success. And we must do this as we live in our
present circumstances. Our success must become the most important
"thoughts" we think.
"The kingdom of
Heaven is within you," the bold Jesus declared. And we must
find this "Great Reality" within our self ... within our mind.
And we must be determined to do it and willing to "give to It"
that which we must "give to It" ... and that is our thoughts
of success and our thoughts of ourselves as being successful, prosperous
and happy! We can realize "guaranteed success" ... as we
know that our success is guaranteed! ... just like the 1,062
Billionaires on the Forbes List of the Richest People in the World!
SO IT IS!
Dr. Henry Lee Bates
Visit Rev. Bates BLOG: Living
the Science of Mind