1. The real secret of power is consciousness of power. The Universal Mind is unconditional. Therefore, the more conscious we become of our unity with this mind, the less conscious we shall become of conditions and limitations, and as we become emancipated or freed from conditions we come into a realization of the unconditional. We have become free!
We must come to a realization of the power within us.
We must recognize it!
As we come to a recognition of this power, we “become free!”
As in freedom.
As in not a slave to conditions.
Not a slave to environment.
Not a slave to others.
Haanel continued in points #2 – 4.
2. As soon as we become conscious of the inexhaustible power in the world within, we begin to draw on this power and apply and develop the greater possibilities which this discernment has realized, because whatever we become conscious of is invariably manifested in the objective world—it is brought forth into tangible expression.
3. This is because the Infinite mind, which is the source from which all things proceed, is one and indivisible, and each individual is a channel whereby this Eternal Energy is being manifested. Our ability to think is our ability to act upon this Universal substance, and what we think is what is created or produced in the objective world.
4. The result of this discovery is nothing less than marvelous and means that mind is extraordinary in quality, limitless in quantity, and contains possibilities without number. To become conscious of this power is to become a “live wire”; it has the same effect as placing an ordinary wire in contact with a wire that is charged. The Universal is the live wire. It carries power sufficient to meet every situation which may arise in the life of every individual. When the individual mind touches the Universal Mind it receives all the power it requires. This is the world within. All science recognizes the reality of this world and all power is contingent upon our recognition of this world.
This power is within us.
It is within you.
You must only realize it.
This recognition provides a connection to Life itself.
That’s why this recognition of this power is to become a “live wire.”
Have you ever noticed that successful people tend to be a lot like “live wires”?
Isn’t that sometimes what we call them?
They’re always active. They’re bundles of energy. They’re productive.
They’re loving life.
They’re living life!
These aren’t boring persons. They bristle with energy!
They recognize their power.
They have that “connection.”
You can have it, too.
What do you have to do?
As Haanel wrote, you just have to recognize this power and be conscious of it. When you do, you, too, will become a “live wire.”
And you’ll be free.
Live wires love these books because they are electrifying.