MKE 2019, Week 18

33. 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.

34. This week concentrate upon your power to create; seek insight, perception; try to find a logical basis for the faith which is in you. Let the thought dwell on thefact that the physical man lives and moves and has his being in the sustainer of all organic life air, that he must breathe to live. Then let the thought rest on the fact that the spiritual man also lives and moves and has his being in a similar but subtler energy upon which he must depend for life, and that as in the physical world no life assumes form until after a seed is sown, and no higher fruit than that of the parent stock can be produced; so in the spiritual world no effect can be produced until the seed is sown and the fruit will depend upon the nature of the seed, so that the results which you secure depend upon your perception of law in the mighty domain of causation, the highest evolution of humanconsciousness.

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

So, the trick seems to be creating a self-perpetuating spiral of interest arising attention, the attention strengthening the interest and thereby gaining more power for itself.

And isn’t that how any real habit, good or bad is created?

We do something because it catches our interest, we give our attention to the process and repeat it. And sooner or later the whole cycle becomes automatic, conscious thought and will has been removed.

Until, for some reason, we take interest in changing this certain aspect of our lives, we turn our attention to the matter at hand and after some number of conscious cycles of interest and attention, we manage to consciously change an unconscious habit.

Wonderful how the mind works, right?

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Peace // Claes

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