Religion and concern make dangerous bedfellows.
The place one is discovered, the opposite can not exist.
What a profound but infinitely true assertion.
The quote is from “Assume and Develop Wealthy” by Napoleon Hill.
We’re not more than the sum of all our ideas. We’re what we predict. If we preserve pondering the best way we have at all times thought, we’ll preserve getting what we have at all times bought. Its brilliance lies in its simplicity. You possibly can actually suppose your approach to success, suppose your approach to wealth and happiness, however the reverse can be true.
We consider we are able to disguise our ideas. That they’re non-public and subsequently don’t matter, however nothing might be farther from the reality. Ideas turn into habits, habits turn into character. We expect each consciously and subconsciously. Nevertheless, it’s the latter that’s infinitely extra highly effective.
Our unconscious works 24/7. It by no means rests; it by no means sleeps. The one goal in life is to please us; to ship to us what issues most to us. So the query arises: “How does it know what we wish?” It is simple; we inform it, consciously or unconsciously. It connects to our ideas and determines our targets in life based mostly on that. If it picks up optimistic ideas supported by optimistic feelings, it would carry good issues and vice versa. The unconscious can not stay lazy. If you happen to fail to implant optimistic ideas into it, it would feed on the ideas that attain it on account of your neglect.
Nevertheless, the unconscious will be programmed. Simply as one will instruct a lawyer, the acutely aware thoughts will be developed and educated to transmit optimistic ideas to the unconscious thoughts. Nevertheless, you need to converse his language earlier than he responds to your name; the language is emotion. Ideas accompanied by sturdy feelings have been proven to maneuver sooner and be handled prior to ideas processed by sheer chilly motive. It’s subsequently essential that we domesticate ardour and need, love, religion and hope. Conversely, we should guard in opposition to the equally sturdy influences of the principle adverse feelings, with concern being the principle competitor, but in addition hatred, revenge, greed, anger and jealousy. Constructive and adverse feelings can not occupy the thoughts on the similar time. They’re mutually unique.
So what about praying? Jesus made it very clear that prayer solely works when it’s accompanied by religion. He mentioned, “Really, verily, I say to you. If you happen to say to that mountain, let your self be eliminated and solid into the ocean. If you happen to consider in your coronary heart that it is going to be so, so it is going to be.” That is the place the saying “Religion can transfer mountains” comes from.
Nevertheless, religion and concern can not coexist. When now we have absolute religion, we are able to don’t have any concern. But I undergo you that most individuals, and sure, that features Christians, return to earnest prayer solely when all else has failed; if they’ve tried all the things else, nothing has labored they usually concern the results. If they arrive to the Infinite Intelligence in prayer however in concern, they’re misplaced earlier than they start. Others mumble prayers learn from prayer books or recite prayers discovered verbatim years in the past. They, too, will fall on deaf ears.
The unconscious thoughts is the car by which prayer is translated into non secular waves and guided via time and house to God. Prayer can solely be finished by the person via religion and absence of concern. You can’t pray by proxy. You go instantly or in no way.
What would you do if you happen to weren’t afraid? What may you obtain? Are your ideas holding you again? These are rhetorical questions. I will let you consider the reply.