Ryan McChesney Tampa, Florida, United States
The Sixth Sense
I remember the days of studying for a big test, one of the teachers told us that if you are not 100% on a question, go with your first guess or instinct. What I didn't realize at the time was that the teacher was really saying to trust your sixth sense. It will guide you in the right direction.
Hill states, “The sixth sense defies description! It cannot be described to a person who has not mastered the other principles of this philosophy, because such a person has no knowledge, and no experience with which the sixth sense may be compared. Understanding of the sixth sense comes only by meditation through mind development from within. The sixth sense probably is the medium of contact between the finite mind of man and Infinite Intelligence, and for this reason, it is a mixture of both the mental and the spiritual. It is believed to be the point at which the mind of man contacts the Universal Mind.”
The first time I took my Fundamental of Engineering exam to become a engineer in training, I second guessed my sixth sense. And after 8 long weeks of waiting, I found out that I did not pass. I was upset at the time because I know I should have passed. However, I got back in my feet, and was determined to pass this test no matter what. I had a bunch of long nights studying. I would study on the bus after my baseball games, and before I went to the field. But when I look back on it now, those study days helped me quite a bit. However, the most important thing that I believed helped me the day I took the test again was trusting my sixth sense. I would go with my instincts, and after another 8 long weeks of waiting, I passed the exam.
Therefore, the sixth sense is always working for us. It's up to us if we want to trust it or not. Just as Hill states though, we have to go through each preceding principles in this book and master those before the sixth sense can work it's powers.
“Step by step, through the preceding chapters, you have been led to this, the last principle. If you have mastered each of the preceding principles, you are now prepared to accept, without being skeptical, the stupendous claims made here. If you have not mastered the other principles, you must do so before you may determine, definitely, whether or not the claims made in this chapter are fact or fiction.”