Haanel reveals it to us in the Master Key Experience (Part 23). Here is a summary:
Thought is the creative activity behind every constructive enterprise therefore we can’t give nothing more practical than our thought. Creative thought requires attention, the power of attention called concentration is directed by the will. This is why we must refuse to to think or concentrate on anything except the things we desire. On the other hand when we meet with success, gain, or any other desirable condition, we naturally concentrate upon the effects of these things and thereby create more, that much leads to more!
Concentration develops Spiritual Power which is the mightiest force in existence = the science that embraces all sciences, the art which is relevant to human life with the opportunity for unending progression.
A generous thought is filled with strength and vitality, a selfish thought contains the germs of dissolution. Nature is constantly seeking to strike equilibrium. Where something is sent out, something must be received. So our greatest success will come as we recognize the Omnipotent power that it is just as essential to give as to get, and as we adjust our consciousness to this supply in such a way that it will constantly attract all that is necessary to itself. By observance of this rule you cannot fail to profit in such measure as to amply justify your effort along this line.
Spirit must be considered as the Essence of consciousness, the substance of mind, the reality underlying thought. Money consciousness is an attitude of mind that is receptive, desire being the attractive force that sets the current in motion, and fear that is the opposite from money consciousness, poverty consciousness, is the great obstacle by which the current is stopped or turned away from us.
We make money by making friends, and we enlarge our circle of friends by making money for them, by helping them, by being of service to them. The first Law of Success then is service, built on integrity and justice what is the fundamental law of all exchange. If a man is not fair in his intentions, the Law of compensation will demand of him an eye for eye and a tooth for tooth.
The forces of life are volatile, they are composed of our thoughts and ideals these in turn are molded into form; our problem is to keep an open mind, to constantly reach out for the new, to recognize opportunity, to be interested in the race rather than the goal, for the pleasure is in the pursuit rather than the possession.
“Spirituality” is quite “practical,” very” practical,” intensively” practical. “It teaches that Spirit is the Real Thing, the Whole Thing, and that Matter is butplastic stuff, which Spirit is able to create, mold, manipulate, and fashion to its will. Spirituality is the most “practical” thing in the world – the only really and absolute “practical” thing that there is!
On a different note but still in relation to success, tow concepts got my attention this week I’d like to leave you with:
- The price of not doing anything is more than to fail
- Each and everyone of us has a gift to share with the world. If we don’t share it the whole universe can not be in total harmony, what leads to unbalance, instability and chaos.