MKE 2018, Week 18 – Interest & Attention

28. The Universal Mind is static Mind or Substance in equilibrium. It is differentiated into form by our power to think. Thought is the dynamic phase of mind.
29. Power depends upon
consciousness of power; unless we use it, we shall lose it, and unless we are conscious of it, we cannot use it.
30. The use of this power depends upon attention; the degree of attention determines our capacity for the acquirement of knowledge which is another name for power.
31. Attention has been held to be the distinguishing mark of genius. The cultivation of attention depends upon practice.
32. The incentive of attention is interest; the greater the interest, the greater the attention; the greater the attention, the greater the interest, action and reaction; begin by paying attention; before long you will have aroused interest; this interest will attract more attention, and this attention will produce more interest, and so on. This practice will enable you to cultivate the power of attention.

Charles Haanel, ‘The Master Key System’, Part XVIII

So, once we’re conscious of the power of thoughts, we’re also able to make use of it. And making use of it is the only way of keeping it. Again, we’re back to applied faith – unless we prove our faith in this power by actually put it to use in our lives, it becomes useless to us and we thereby rob the world of our gifts by neglect.

Attention drives this power and goes hand in hand with interest, too many of us tend to engage in activities we do not have a genuine burn for and that take our attentions away from what we’re actually here to do.
How important is it then not to educe our deepest interest, put our attention on it, and get the power of ‘the dynamic phase of mind’ working for us?

What do You think? Do You keep Your attention and interest supporting each other? Where could You still make improvement?

Peace be the Journey // Claes

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