Here’s an interesting quote by Prentice Mulford:
“A principal means for holding and increasing both physical and mental strength lies in the training of the mind and body to do but one thing at a time; in other words, to put all the thought necessary for the performance of any act in that act, and to put aside all other thought whatever, save what belongs to that act.
Every physical act costs a thought, and every thought costs a certain outlay of force. Every step you take involves a plan to give that step direction. Plan involves outlay of thought. Thought means outlay of force. If you think of other things while walking, you are expending force in two directions at once.
Do you think that an acrobat could so readily ascend a rope hand over hand, did he not put his whole mind as well as strength on the act? or that an orator could thrill an audience, were he obliged to turn a grindstone while speaking? Yet, in so many of our acts, do we not unconsciously burden ourselves by turning that grindstone, in thinking and planning one thing, while doing or trying to do another?
If you are going up a hill and are continually looking with impatience toward the top, and wishing you were at the top, you will soon become tired. If you are near that hilltop in imagination, while your body is near the bottom, you are sending your force of thought to the top of the hill, leaving only enough in the poor, outraged body to drag it wearily upward.
If you hold all that force to that body, and concentrate it on each step, you ascend far easier; because your power is then concentrated in those parts of your body (your legs) that most need that power. When you concentrate all your strength in each step, you make each step easier, you get a certain pleasure out of each step, and you forget all your trouble – that being the impatient desire of being at the hilltop.
This law holds good in every act of life. Do you not wish you could forget your trouble, your disappointment, your sense of loss, through concentrating all your thought on something else, and becoming so absorbed in it, and enjoying it, as to forget all things else?
This is a possibility of mind, and is one well worth the striving for. It can be attained by the practice of concentration.”
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Here’s an interesting question from a reader:
“I used to frequent a meditation group where they did meditations using visualizations, but I could hardly ever feel anything the other people were mentioning. Am I a difficult case for the energy awareness?”
I can’t tell you if you are a “difficult case” but I can tell that it’s hard to feel anything from visualization alone.
Particularly if you never had any kind of energy training before.
This can change once you are very much aware of your energy. Once this happens, then visualization can be as good of a tool as any.
In fact, it’s like you have opened the doors to a whole new world, and now you can enter it any way you want. It doesn’t matter which road you take, you’ll get there.
When you know how to drive, you can drive any car. This is the same thing.
But if that’s not the case – if you haven’t trained energetic methods – then visualization is a bad method to start to achieve it.
Some people might be able to do it, but the vast majority won’t.
I certainly didn’t.
And I also experimented with these type of “meditations” before. Yet, aside from a pleasant daydream, I couldn’t feel much. My experience was the same as most other people.
Things changed after I learned magnetism and energy awareness and control.
Once I started with the magnetic method, I could actually FEEL.
Energy is not something vague and ambiguous. It’s not like a fuzzy daydream where maybe something happens inside.
It’s very concrete, detailed and objective.
Once you feel it, you have no question about what it is. There’s no “fuzzyness” or ambiguous feelings. It’s something you have inside and can objectively sense.
We work on visualization on the Concentration and Mind Control training since it’s a great method for improving your focus. We also use it sporadically on other trainings. However… for beginning your training in energy awareness and control, we don’t use it and stay well away from it. It’s very easy to fool yourself into thinking that you are feeling energy when you aren’t.
After you have your energy basics covered and well developed, then you can use visualization at will!
Start to develop your energy awareness and control with the course:
>>> Vitality and Energy Training
Whether you are on lockdown due to COVID-19 or whether you are on any bad situation that you see no way out, you’ll need the same skill: inner power.
There’s no way around that.
You need to manage your internal state, mental state, emotional state, energetic state very well. Otherwise, it’s easy to fall into a pit of despair.
When things don’t go our way – particularly for no fault of our own – we can easily loose our way. Even if you generally are a strong person, strong negative events have a way to creep in your mental state.
Especially if they are prolonged.
It’s hard to manage your inner power in the midst of a prolonged negative event that you have no control over. This could happen on any kind of global emergency situation – like the one we’re having now – but also on any individual emergency situation – like any bad situation that can happen to you.
The principles shared on 10 Steps to Inner Power are now more important than ever.
When things are good and life goes well, these principles are used to make it better. To improve your mental state, your confidence and magnetism.
They are the essential practices for a solid magnetism.
Now, during a negative situation, these principles are used to keep your power. To keep your mental health. To make sure your Will remains strong! To get out on the other end with a strong mental state. And to continue living while everyone else seems to only be surviving.
Everyone reacts in a different way to negative situations:
Maybe the only thing you can do is watch netflix all day, sleep or similar procrastination behavior.
Maybe your mental state slides often into panic or anxiety mode.
Maybe you see no way out and stop doing any of your projects.
Yet, this is manifesting in you… and you can get the solution among the timeless principles of inner power. They worked during world wars and famine, so they can very well work now where most of us are staying in the comfort of our own homes.
Inner power is your foundational bedrock upon which everything else is built. To get out of any bad situation thriving instead of failing or declining, start your training with the course:
>>> 10 Steps to Inner Power