Charles F. Haanel and the Power of Seeking the Silence
Charles F. Haanel and the Power of Seeking the Silence

How to Set Your Thoughts into Motion by Using the Silence

The “Silence.”

Haanel described the Silence as the place where we find our true power.

This is the place where you can truly set your thoughts into motion because it is here that you develop your goals, create your vision, forge your plans, and ready you actions.

The Silence is where you partake in that “hardest of work”: Thinking.

The exercises in The Master Key System teach us how to use the Silence

But we must make the effort to find the Silence first.

Those who do not are depriving themselves of the place where they will find and develop their thoughts.

Do your best to enter the Silence at least once per day — either in the morning or at the end of the day.

Without distractions, without clutter, without “noise,” you will discover something perhaps you’ve never experienced: yourself.

Need more help finding the Silence? Then look here.


  1. Tom says:

    Tony, I know going into the silence is so important. What is the best way to enter inward into the silence. If you are being silent are you thinking of questions you want answered from within? Would you please explain what it means to you going into the silence,the best way to enter into the silence and what are the benefits of the silence? I appreciate your response–Tom

    • Tony says:

      Hi Tom!

      Thank you for you question.

      The best way to enter the Silence, in my opinion, is to use Haanel’s method, which you do by following the exercises in The Master Key System. It begins by relaxing and then it continues by you either (a) following your thoughts, or (b) thinking of a particular “problem.”

      In general — and perhaps even in essence — the “Silence” is nothing more than being free from distractions, be those distractions other people, telephones, music, outside noises, whatever. The “Silence” is freeing ourselves from visual, aural, or any sensory distraction. It’s getting away from “it all.” It’s closing your office door and being alone with only one thing: your thoughts.

      It truly is a daunting task at times, but the people who truly enter the Silence — the ones who are not afraid of their own thoughts and what they may “find” there — are the ones who have the better chance of using the creative parts of their mind and truly thinking.

      I hope this helps. All the BEST!

      Have fun … Tony.

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