Manning, Charbit and Krot write in their book, “Invisible Power …
Here are the three important points we hope you understand after reading our book (and this blog!):
- Your mind works only one way (ie from the Inside-Out)
- Your mind has a built-in design for success
- Your life will be more productive, enjoyable and fulfilling the more deeply you realise the living truth of the first two points.
Unfortunately, most people don’t understand that we create our reality and our lives through our thoughts and chase after solutions believing that we live our lives at the mercy of our circumstances… 100% from the Outside-In rather than the Inside-Out!
The Role of Thought
William James, the “Father of American Psychology” once said … “Thinking is the great originator of our experience. That every experience in life is based on thought.”
The world-famous physicist David Bohm confirms the importance of thought in our lives when he tells us that “Thought creates our world (reality**) and then says, I didn’t do it… it’s really there!” And adds “A great many people think they are thinking (differently) when they are merely rearranging their prejudices.” And Robert Carlson (“You Can Be Happy No Matter What”) wrote “Every negative and positive feeling is a direct result of thought. It’s impossible to have for example a sad feeling without first having a sad thought as it is with jealous feelings, happy feelings, depressed feelings etc. And, that we fill our heads with false information, which we then interpret as ‘reality’ instead of thought.”
The Universal Mind
Thoughts are an illusion; they are not real … they only exist in our heads. The thoughts that we experience on an everyday basis are our habitual thoughts. Those that shape our opinions and emotions and emanate from our ego/little mind. Those that shape who we think we are rather than our true self.
A mind that is in regular turmoil living in illusionary fears, anxieties, doubt and worries has little space for insight and peace. When we realise that by dissolving our habitual thoughts and associated emotions – our fallback take on our world – we gain access to our innate wisdom, knowledge, love, compassion, serenity, wellbeing etc. our Universal Mind.
All qualities to which everyone has access when we quieten our thoughts and resultant emotions and return ourselves to our ‘factory settings’.
One of the reasons that people often will not accept this as fact is described in the following quote by Dr Roger Mills from the book Modello, and explains why we think something else other than ourselves is responsible for our emotions;
“As soon as your thoughts change, your feelings (emotions) change. The common denominator behind all this is thought. As soon as people see a certain interpretation as valid, they may get angry or have some other feeling. The angry feeling is produced in the moment because of their thinking. The problem is that most of us are thinking so fast that we’re literally caught up in the EFFECT of our thoughts AFTER the fact of our thinking – so it SEEMS like the emotions come from someplace else. That’s the illusion”
The “Thought” however that we are looking at here emanates from our Universal Mind as opposed to the thoughts that come into our head on a daily basis. This is the source of our pure creative wisdom, potential and insights.
So, if your habitual thoughts tell you that you’re having a bad year (or are about to have) and nothing can turn it around you will block out the creative wisdom and potential which could help turn it around. We access this only when we quieten the chatter of our habitual thoughts … with a quiet mind.
All external circumstances/events etc that challenge us internally dampen our ability to access our true creative wisdom.
George Pransky uses a metaphor that helps us to understand how this feels when he explains “Our wisdom is always playing like a soft flute in the background; the rest of our thinking is like a brass band. When the brass band is playing we can’t hear the soft flute. As soon as the band in our mind stops, even for a second, the flute-wisdom can be heard, because it never stops playing in the first place.”
And Jack Pransky (George’s cousin) prompts us to realise that our innate health and wisdom with its natural intelligence is always hidden within us, just waiting to rise to the surface. “All we have to do is allow what we think we know to drop away, or no longer take it seriously, and this wisdom will speak to us.”
And with the current challenges we face Manning, Charbit and Krot remind us that…
“A mind free of insecure thinking has clarity, perspective, insight and humanity in the moment.”
Written by Charlie Jackson
References and Reading
- “Invisible Power”: Ken Manning, Robin Charbit, Sandra Krot 2015
- “Modello”: Jack Pransky 2011
- “Somebody Should Have Told Us”: Jack Pransky 2005
- “You Can Be Happy No Matter What”: Richard Carlson 1997
- “The Inside-Out Revolution”: Michael Neill 2013
- “The Space Within”: Michael Neill 2016