Dr. Thurman Fleet in the 1930’s, gave us a clue to our own mind. He did that with a simple picture explaining how our mind works. He said the medical profession, of which he was a member, were treating symptoms for effects, not treating causes.
He said if we’re going to treat the whole person, we must give them a picture of the other side of their personality. And he said, “since no person has ever seen the mind, I’m going to make a picture of the mind. Let this represent the MIND.”
And then let this represent, what we’ve given all of our total attention to up to now, the BODY.”
There are two sections to the mind, joined together, but different in how they operate. Dr. Fleet called the top the conscious mind and the bottom sub-conscious mind.
The top is the part of us that thinks, reasons, our free will lies here. The Conscious mind can accept or reject any idea. No person or circumstance can cause us to think about thoughts or ideas we do not choose.
The “thoughts” we choose eventually determine the results in our life. All pain, pleasure and limitation is held in the Conscious mind. As we accept a thought, it is impressed upon the second part of our person.
This second part is certainly the greatest for it is the Power Center. It works in every cell of our body. Every thought our conscious mind chooses to accept, this part must accept! It has no ability to reject!
This second part is most magnificent, for it is the power center. It functions in every cell of our body. Every thought our conscious mind chooses to accept, this part must also accept. It has no ability to reject.
All thoughts impressed upon the Sub- Conscious, over and over, become fixed in this part. Fixed ideas will then continue with no conscious assistance, until they are replaced. We call these fixed ideas Habits.
The Body, the smallest part, is our physique. It is merely the instrument of our mind, the house we live in. Our thoughts drive our actions, our actions determine our results.
1. Thoughts, 2. Feelings, 3. Actions, 4. Results!
And when we desire to be an individual, expressing our uniqueness in the face of all criticism. When an individual decides to step out and live according to their new rules, the masses try to hold them back. They criticize them, they ridicule them, they condemn them, they’ve even crucified them. But the individual has always been right. And what does the individual have to do, they have to move to the next level of conscious awareness, they have to develop a discipline.
A lot of people look at discipline as some form of punishment. I always say discipline is when we can give our self a command and then follow it. You’re going to find as you bring discipline into your life your world will start to change.
Learning is when we consciously entertain a new idea, we get emotionally involved in the idea, we step out and act on the idea, and we change the end results. It’s the experience from the change in results that is the learning experience. We quoted Eric Hoffman, he said in times of change, the learners will inherit the earth while the learned find themselves beautifully equipped to deal with a world that no longer exists. Just keep learning and then we move into a point of mastery. And we master what we are doing. You are totally eliminating competition when you do that. We develop a strength that is called confidence. I think of confidence as strength with style, you know and you know that you know. What a beautiful thing, you are giving everything you’ve got, and you love it.
We say know the truth and the truth will set you free. I think you’ve heard that before. Well, there is only one thing to be free of and that’s ignorance. And you know there is only one way to get rid of ignorance. And that’s through knowledge. And there is only one way to get to knowledge and that’s through knowledge. And that’s what you are doing right now. To think what you want to think is to think truth, regardless of appearance, said Wallace D. Wattles.
He said calmness of mind is one of the beautiful jewels of wisdom. It is the result of long and patient effort in self-control. Its presence is an indication of ripened experience and of a more than ordinary knowledge of the laws and operations of thought.
A person becomes calm in the measure that they understand themselves as a thought evolved being, for such knowledge necessitates the understanding of others, as the result of thought. And as he develops a right understanding and sees more and more clearly, the internal relations of things by the action of cause and effect, he ceases the thought of worry and greed, and he remains poised, steadfast and serene.