Last week we discussed The Mystery of Sex Transmutation.
This week we discuss The Subconscious Mind, Napoleon Hill’s Eleventh Characteristic of Successful People. The Subconscious Mind is a field of consciousness where every impulse of thought that reaches the objective mind through any of the five senses is classified, recorded and can be recalled or withdrawn, like a mental filing cabinet.
You may voluntarily plant in your subconscious mind any plan, thought or purpose which you desire to translate into its physical or monetary equivalent.
Your subconscious mind acts first on the dominating desires that have been mixed with emotional feeling, such as faith. Consider this in connection with Desire and Organized Planning and you may better understand this concept.
The subconscious mind does not remain idle, it works day and night, and acts on the thoughts in your brain. It will feed on the thoughts that reach it, it is your choice whether those thoughts get there by design or by accident. If you take in negative thoughts of fear, poverty and struggle, your subconscious mind will focus on this; if you instead focus on success, abundance and positivity your subconscious mind will work on these ideas.
It has been said that everyone has two “wolves” (personas) inside of them that battle on a daily basis; one born of negativity and complaints and one born of positivity and love. It’s a daily battle, the question is which one of them wins? The answer is: The one that you feed.
It is important to connect emotion with your desires and plans.While there are many others, there are seven major positive emotions and seven major negative emotions.
The Seven Major Positive Emotions are:
- The emotion of Desire
- The emotion of Faith
- The emotion of Love
- The emotion of Sex
- The emotion of Enthusiasm
- The emotion of Romance
- The emotion of Hope
The Seven Major Negative Emotions are:
- The emotion of Fear
- The emotion of Jealousy
- The emotion of Hatred
- The emotion of Revenge
- The emotion of Greed
- The emotion of Superstition
- The emotion of Anger
Positive and negative emotions cannot occupy the mind at the same time; one or the other must dominate.
While you cannot entirely control your subconscious mind, you can voluntarily hand over to it any plan, desire or purpose you wish to transform into concrete form, as discussed in Auto-Suggestion.
To do this, we need to hold in our conscious mind a clear picture of ourselves as if we had already completed our goals and to do this as often as possible. When creating these pictures we must know what we want and define it clearly. You should then project it clearly in your mind as if you have already achieved your goal. These images must be mixed with emotion and faith to be really effective – how do you feel in that moment, how does your family feel and how do others feel about you.
This must be done regularly and particularly before you go to bed, when you put your conscious mind to rest, and when you wake up, when you kick start and rev up your conscious mind. Your subconscious mind will lead you to your objectives. Hunches and inspirational ideas are the subconscious mind trying to get through to the conscious mind.
Now it is on you to put this into action.
Stay tuned to learn more about Napoleon Hill’s success principles from Think and Grow Rich. Next week we will talk about The Brain.
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