Thursday, November 20, 2014

The Secret of the Ages by Robert Collier

Collier guides the reader through a mental landscape of three levels: the conscious, subconscious, and superconscious mind. 

The conscious part of your mind you think of as being “you,” but represents only a small part of the mind. Successful people have a good relationship between this and their subconscious, which they direct to create things for them and solve their problems. 

The subconscious part of the brain knows how to do a million things perfectly (including running your body) and will do them if you let it. Carl Jung believed that the subconscious (he called it the unconscious) contained all the knowledge a person had ever gained, but also the knowledge of every other person who had lived. This part of the mind is morally neutral, however, and very open to suggestion. If you give the subconscious thoughts and images of plenty and success, it will go to work to make them reality. If you give it negative thoughts, it will create negative circumstances.

Success first has to be seen
Why is visualizing something you desire so important to its attainment? Everything made in the real world, Collier says, begins as an image. The trick is to take idle image making and render it purposeful and positive. Collier’s “treasure mapping” technique involves creating a collage with images of the things you want in life. By looking at these images several times a day, you prepare the way for their entry into your life.

In a nutshell
If you have a single powerful purpose, you will have the courage to act on your ideas.

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