James Lombard Dublin, Leinster, Ireland
“Through the dominating thoughts which one permits to remain in the conscious mind (whether these thoughts be negative or positive is immaterial) the principle of autosuggestion voluntarily reaches the subconscious mind and influences it with these thoughts.”
I need to pay attention to the key phrase in the above quote, which is “permits to remain”. It is my responsibility to choose my dominant thoughts and not let others choose dominant thoughts for me. This reminds me of the current radio advertisement to attract readership for a national newspaper, which after listing the current national controversial topics and the paper’s insightful treatment of them says: “You are what you read”. One could also say: You are what you hear and what you watch, if you don’t control your mind with dominant thoughts of your choosing and allow the media to influence your decisions.
“Recall what has been said about the subconscious mind resembling a fertile garden spot, in which weeds will grow in abundance if seeds of more desirable crops are not sown therein.” Your thoughts arising from your life purpose and your desires are the seeds which you can plant in your subconscious garden when you use autosuggestion, which is the sower of your thought-seeds. You fertilise them when you associate them with intense emotional feeling that becomes an obsession so that they completely occupy your subconscious mind to the exclusion of wayward weed-like thoughts.
Your subconscious mind is also the messenger that tells the spirit of the universe, Infinite Intelligence, to send rain and sun to make your seeds grow just as that same Intelligence populates your creative imagination with prompts and inspirations to realise your desires.
Never think that you cannot control your mind, if you have a life purpose. Use that purpose to formulate a suitable autosuggestion or self-talk which embodies your desires and becomes the driving force of your existence by controlling all your thoughts and actions.
The persistence, habits and focus needed are well worth the effort.
Regards and best wishes to all.
James Lombard, Dublin, Ireland.