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Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Religious Science - Science of Mind - Ernest Holmes, part 2 of 13

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  1. I have been parsing this power of mind concept since starting at Religious Science last November. It appears to have a LOT of truth in it, although who knows if the truth of it is complete. There is plenty of evidence, I think of Malcolm Gladwell's "Outliers" as one source, that people who BELIEVE they can be a physicist put WAY more effort into learning physics than people who don't really believe they can be, and similarly for musicians, bioligists, healthy, kind, popular, etc.

    It is important I think to distinguish between BELIEVING something and SAYING YOU BELIEVE something. As much as I want to test Power of Mind by BELIEVING I am 100 pounds thinner, the fact is I DON'T believe it. I believe I am 293 pounds. SAYING I believe I am thin and healthy doesn't make me believe it, anymore than it makes me thin and healthy.

    However, saying I am thin and healthy does make me believe I can be, and I find myself dieting with anxiety, without that feeling of missing out I have had when I tried in the past. What I am able to believe is that I will lose 100 pounds over the next few months, and that I will keep it off after carrying it, or a major part of it around, for decades.

    Will my belief make it true? So far, it has put me on a diet where my feelings about the diet are so much more accepting than any I have done in the past.

    If I way 100 pounds less in a few months, would that be "proof" of the power of mind? Proof of at least some of the techniques of keeping your mind right when you would like to create positive change?

    Certainly if I do not lose the weight, I would accept that as a limitation on the power of the mind.

    Looking forward to more sections!

  2. Anonymous4:30 PM

    I have learned that the study of the Science of Mind that to believe we not only have to have an unwaivering certainty of a thing but we also have to always watch out thoughts. Our belief systems go very deep and we often times have underlying thoughts we may not even be aware of. If we monitor and just listen to our very thouhts we are often surprised. For example, if we believe we will loose weight we have to realyy believe it. If we catch ourselves thinking things like; Im so over weight, then the universe takes it as being so and delivers to us exactly what we are telling ourselves. So i think we need to pay attention to our thoughts and condition ourselves to continually think the way we want to be and act. Full of and kindness for ourselves and everyone around us.

  3. Anon,
    Thank for your thoughts.

    Our thoughts are certainly important but after the age of 30 I can think that I will loose weight all I want whilst eating bacon day and night and it will simply not happen.

    I am also not aware that the universe is a conscious being who reads our minds and delivers to us that it perceives we are telling ourselves.

    Reference to the universe is a way to disregard God as the universe is His creation.



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