Think & Grow Rich Lessons
George Freelen Hondo, TX, United States

Posted: 2017-08-01


Chapter 14                           

As we know the most destructive FEAR is the fear of poverty. The fear of poverty is a state of mind, nothing else. This ghost has never been seen and when I think about it I am reminded of the study on the atom in the quantum field. Physicists tell us that as we go beyond the realm of sub-atomic particles into the cloud of subatomic particles which makes up the atom, which makes up everything in reality. These particles are so small that we can never measure them. There is no instruments available that will measure the minute smallness of these particles. In fact, they are so small we can’t see them, we can only think about them.

So, if we can’t see them, how do we even know that they exist? And the answer is, we know that they exist by the evidence of the trails they leave behind in particle accelerators. One can see – and even photograph – the trails that these particles leave behind. And by looking at the trails, one knows that they did, in fact, exist. But there is another very interesting facet to these particles, and that is that they come into existence only when we observe them. We think (blink) them into existence, turn attention away from them and they disappear into a void. It is through our thoughts the we can bring them into existence and when we remove our thoughts they disappear.

We can think about our thoughts of the fear of poverty in the same way. By putting our thoughts on our fears we bring them into existence. This fear paralyzes the faculty of reason, destroys the faculty of imagination, kills off self-reliance, undermines enthusiasm, discourage initiative leads to uncertainly of purpose, encourages procrastination, wipes out enthusiasm and makes self-control an impossibility.

We can and have learned to control this state of mind by utilizing the thirteen principles of this book. So, this fear is literally created by you and me through the act of observation. Before it was observed, a state of mind, it was just a possibility, a probability. It is our thoughts, our state of mind and the function of time that bring them into reality. 

Thanks to Michael and Linda Dlouhy for creating MFF the Master Mind Group and supporting them all these years.

George Freelen

San Antonio, Texas