Week 15 – Cool Runnings

Focus Daniel San… oh wait, wrong movie.

While I enjoyed Disney’s version of the story, further research reveals the lack of reality. Bummer, but understandable. I did get behind the characters in the film and enjoyed the dedication and focus that they portrayed. It was a good model for real life… I think.

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Week 14 – It’s like buying a new car!

The Seven Laws of the Mind….

LAW OF SUBSTITUTION

We cannot think about 2 things at the same time. If a negative thought enters your mind  don’t resist it but instead turn from it and think about something else instead.

 LAW OF RELAXATION

Mental effort defeats itself – It’s the exact opposite of physical effort. A relaxed, calm state of mind is the only access to Infinite Intelligence.

LAW OF PRACTICE

Practice. With practice of the correct things, we improve the other 6 Laws of the mind.

LAW OF FORGIVENESS

To access the Divine and connect the subconscious to the Omnipotent, Omniscient and Omnipresent Creator we must forgive everyone and anyone to clear the channel.

LAW OF DUAL THOUGHT

Thought is a combination of ideation and feeling. We can attach any feeling to a thought we want.

LAW OF SUBCONSCIOUS

As soon as the subconscious accepts an idea it becomes a demand and it works constantly, 24-7, to manifest that demand – accessing a reservoir of infinite resources.

LAW OF GROWTH

Whatever we think about grows. What we forget atrophies.

The mission was to read and memorize these laws… Okay. Then the weird stuff… I started associating these ideas all over the place and my wife started coming to me with examples that SHE was finding… Once I saw it, I can’t stop seeing it!!

 

 

Week 13 – Gratitude Cards

Once again we are handed an activity that I GET. I have heard it. I have read it. I have recommended it. I have never done it… consistently… over a long period of time. I am so grateful that I have committed to this course and surrendered to the process as it is laid out by the Fabulous Januszewskis… They could join a circus and be the Fabulous Flying Januszewskis… I digress. This whole Master Key Experience has been activity on top of activity that I have been introduced to and agreed that COULD work, I’ve just never slowed my life down enough to participate… and have it spoon-fed to me. A question that I am now asking myself on a semi-regular basis is, “Is this habit good for me?” I am SUPER excited to see the BREAKTHROUGH moment in my life. It HAS to happen soon. With all of the positiveness flowing into my brain and all of the FOCUS flowing through my magnifying glass of purpose… you people in the front row might get a little splash back… I’m just sayin’. It’s going to be like Gallagher’s hammer on soft fruit!

Week 12 – So much learning!!

So how cool is it to be 50 years old and learning SO much new information. Well, it’s not new like learning how to blog, (cause that’s TOTALLY new) but it is learning things from a new perspective and applying knowledge to new learning and applying that new learned knowledge to an already known activity… PHEW!!

In The Greatest Salesman in the World, OG Mandino writes about bulls in the Orient. Their bravery is rated based on the number of times they charge the picador despite being stabbed. The first couple weeks as I read this I couldn’t get into my head how this was a good metaphor for persisting through to success. Because my head went to the end… when the bull fights in an arena… and dies… I guess that is not the point. No pun intended there… EVERY time I read that paragraph I asked divine guidance for clarification. EVERY time I read it thinking how it didn’t make sense. Then, one day, I just read the words. It is about the bravery of the bull. Courage is having the fear and doing it anyway. That is all we are talking about here. Just the one activity. Don’t try to see the whole picture. Just get through this one thing. Just be brave for this moment in time and complete this activity.

At least that’s how I’m reading it now….

Week 11 – I persist until I succeed

“The prizes of life are at the end of each journey, not near the beginning”

GAH!! WHY aren’t we taught THAT in KINDERGARTEN?!?  I mean, DUH!! Okay, I greet this situation with love. I KNOW that I have the ability to succeed. Simply direct my prevailing thoughts to focus on the success and then go about my day. The right situations come to me. Now I need to get back into the current of life. Being a recluse has slowed my progress. I am reinserting myself into society and the activities that put me in contact with busy successful people. It is so easy when I am in the flow. FOCUS! It is easier to swim WITH the current. BREATHE. Inhale… relax… exhale… relax my mind.

 

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Be open to what is happening.

Week 10 – The Thoughts that DOMINATE my Mind

When I would wake up thinking with a defeatist attitude I would experience that defeat throughout the day. It was brutal! I knew what was happening and couldn’t seem to turn it around. With the MKE I wake up in the morning and start my day with POSITIVE thoughts. My first assignment includes reading POSITIVE plans for my day, and the rest of my life. Things go along pretty well. Around noon I have a “check-in” and I boost those POSITIVE thoughts again. It reinvigorates the POSITIVITY. At night, right before bed, I have my last daily assignment and I go to sleep with POSITIVE thoughts. The more I control what my brain is thinking, the more I like what I am thinking. When I write it out here it seems like, DUH! I knew all this before… It is really good to be applying it regularly. I am SUPER looking forward to the other benefits these new POSITIVE habits have on my life!

Week 9 – The Little Voices…

I started having doubt this week that the MKE program is going to do ANY good in my life. This is a TOTAL waste of time. Three times a day I stop everything, find a quiet place, read, reflect and meditate for 30+ minutes (I actually have never timed it). How can this POSSIBLY help me get out of this rut and start being productive? Why am I bothering to upend my life when I am not seeing ANY positive results? Why am I trying ANOTHER program that won’t do ANY good?! WHEN am I going to understand that there is NO WAY to change my world?! I’m two days late posting my blog, I might as well quit before I get kicked out…

 

WOW! What DRAMA! PLEASE! I KNOW this is WORKING. It’s subtle, but it IS working. People have commented on my mental state (in a positive way). I have really felt the URGE to get things done. I can feel the fire burning (occasionally). I’m not seeing the GREAT changes that some of the other participants are reporting, but this is MY journey, not theirs. It’s not a race. It’s PERSONAL development. Not a public trial… I’ll get there.

I. Just. Have. To. Stay. Focused.

Week 8 – Controlling my thoughts…

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Right? I was just getting comfortable with my style of personal management (shoot from the hip, take life as it comes, no worries…) when I start this class about the subconscious and learn that the LAST thing I want to do is get comfortable! I need to get UNcomfortable and get this freight train moving in the right direction. Control my thoughts, guide my emotion/reaction, direct the belief, take appropriate action, achieve desired result… seems so simple on paper. Seems FUN when Mark talks about it… then I DO it and WOW… not so simple. I’m getting better. Step 1 is knowing there is a problem with the way it’s been done in the past.

 

Week 7 – I greet each day with LOVE in my heart…

How hard could that be? I live in L.A., the city of angels. Love is all around me, like when I take the kids to school in the morning and the mom who just burned her lips on her latte is giving me the number one salute because my kids aren’t exiting our vehicle fast enough.

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Or the guy walking his dog down at the beach “forgets” his obligation to pick up after his dog… I didn’t step in it this time! 🙂

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I held the door for a woman and she looked at me with shock and then gave me a VERY warm, “Thank You!”

<no need to reset… carry on>

I got to play racquetball and LAUGH my _ _ _ off with a good friend.

<gotta keep this heart full of love thing GOING!>

It IS a GREAT DAY. PLENTY of love!

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