How to Set Your Thoughts into Motion: Using the Silence

We set our thoughts into motion by seeking the Silence.

This week in the Master Key Coaching Teleseminars (please click that link so you can download all seven episodes!), I spoke a bit about the “Silence,” which Haanel described as the place where we find our true power. This is the place where one can truly set his thoughts into motion because it is here that he develops his goals, creates his vision, forges his plans, and readies his actions.

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

As I wrote in The Master Key Workbook:

Thought is the secret to all attainment. This is because when we think, we set into motion the law of vibration, which carries our thoughts so that they can become reality. The law of love, which works through the emotions, gives these thoughts vitality.

Your level of belief will influence how quickly your dreams become reality. Look at it this way: When you believe that something is easily attainable, then you step quickly to attain that desire. On the other hand, when you believe that what you want is “out of your reach” or a “pipe dream,” then you stall and stutter on your way, which either drastically slows your journey or impedes it completely.

We set our thoughts into motion by seeking the Silence. It is in the Silence that we can be still, and when we are still, we can think, and thought is the secret to all attainment.

As we think something more and more and see it clearer and clearer, it finally becomes automatic in our mind. We really know what we think. It moves from being a mere thought to a fact. “We are sure; we know.”

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? Join the Master Key Coaching Program. You’ll be glad that you did!

Consciousness of Power

Whatever we want in life – be it money, happiness, success – requires that we have power. It does not necessarily mean power over men such as a potentate has, but the power to realize and attain what we desire. Some of the most powerful men in the world desired no political power, but they had the knowledge required to get what they want.

Haanel wrote in The Master Key System

“The real secret of power is consciousness of power.”

This consciousness of power is the realization that each and every one of us has the tools necessary for our continual growth and advancement. We need only to claim them and put them into motion – and it all begins with our thoughts, as this is what brings into reality the results we that we desire.

To acquire that power, here is the process that Haanel outlined:

  1. Every thought creates an impression on the brain.
  2. Experiences come to us through the law of attraction.
  3. The predominant thought or mental attitude is the magnet.
  4. Like attracts like.
  5. The mental attitude is our personality and is composed of  all the thoughts that we have been creating in our mind.
  6. By persistent effort, we can change the mental attitude.
  7. To do this, replace the pictures you have in your mind with new pictures of what you want and desire.
  8. When you have done this, you will begin to attract to  yourself those things.
  9. Build into your mental pictures the necessary essentials, such as determination, ability, talent, courage, power, and anything else.
  10. Aspire to the highest possible attainment in anything you undertake.
  11. Repeat this process as repetition builds habit.

Everything that we have is a result of this process. Everything. Be it good or bad, what we want or what we dislike. This process describes how our  predominant mental attitude about everything is formed. Whether you like it or not, you are using this process. Now that you know how this process works, you can use it consciously and of your own volition.

As you can see, a good portion of this process deals with our mental attitude – what we think habitually. Like Henry Ford once said, “Whether you think you can or you think you can’t, you’re right!” If you think (and believe) that something can’t be done, then chances are likely that you will not accomplish the task at hand or attain the goal you have set. But as you shift your thoughts to ones of success and achievement, you raise the chances that you will get what you want.

For example, if you walk into a job interview like a nervous little whelp, what do you think your chances of being hired are? If it is for a good paying job, your chances are nil. If you walked into the same interview but instead of being mousy you were confident and calm (not to be mistaken for cocky or arrogant), then your chances all of a sudden become very good! What changed? Merely your mental attitude – what you were thinking.

Haanel said that “life is an accretion”, which means that we are building upon what we have and what we know. We are growing. Use the process Haanel outlined here to help you grow in a confident and strong fashion.