‘The Power of Your Subconscious Mind’

From ‘The Power of Your Subconscious Mind’:

“Look around you. Wherever you live, whatever circle of society you are a part of, you will notice that the vast majority of people live in the ‘world-without.’ Those who are more enlightened, however, are intensely involved with the ‘world-within.’ They realize – as you will, too – that the world within creates the world without. Your thoughts, feelings, and visualized imagery are the organizing principles of your experience. The world within is the only creative power. Everything you find in your world of expression has been created by you in the inner world of your mind, whether consciously or unconsciously…Most people try to change conditions and circumstances by working on those conditions and circumstances…They fail to see that their conditions flow from a cause. To remove discord, confusion, lack, and limitation from your life, you must remove the cause. That cause is the way you use your conscious mind.”

Is the power in you? Or is it in the white man, patriarch, slavemaster, or CEO? Bemoaning their power and how they use it doesn’t increase mine or yours. Nor does it get us what we say we want, does it?! Look around…

Muhammed Ali is the personnification of using the power of the mind to achieve. Ali told himself he was the greatest and would be heavyweight champion, probably hourly, from before puberty. Over and over again this man told himself and the world what he would achieve. The caterpillar became a shifty, stinging butterfly, the Champ, the ‘Greatest of All-Time.’

He corrected the faulty thinking that most of us ALLOW to flow in our craniums without correction. I say, ‘correct dat shit.’ Turn that cesspool into a pristine pond. Don’t allow any unsupportive, fallacious weeds to grow in your/my mental gardens. Oh, HELL NO!

What do you want to achieve: Peace? Social Justice? Racial healing?

It can be done – but it starts within. And that internal game is ongoing…it ain’t evah ova!

Instead of mixing the ‘world-without’ in your virgin eggnog, slurp up that distilled thought that only you control.


4 Responses to “‘The Power of Your Subconscious Mind’

  1. I remember Muhammad Ali’s fights against Joe Frazier. My parents were rooting for Joe Frazier (and rather contemptuous of Ali). They told me they were rooting for Frazier because he’s a local man, a Philadelphia.

    I realize as I read this that even then (I was maybe 12, 13) I understood that, in the predominately white rural part of South Jersey I grew up in, the fight was *realY* about The “Good” Black Man versus The “Bad” Black Man. I was so suffused in this mentality, through my family, that I partly agreed with that sentiment though it nagged at me that something was wrong with it.

    Now, I realize what a great man Ali is and what a fabulously courgeous and proud black man he always was.

    But then, although neither the “N” word nor the “S” word was never uttered in our household when I was a child, the messages still got through. My parents would never admit they were racists but my father told me when I was a teenager that the worst thing I could ever do was bring home a black man. I did him one better when I was 40 by bringing home a woman.

    I am sorry for some of the prejudices I held in the past.

    (I hope that just made sense there!)

  2. Made a lot of sense to me. This is why the whole idea of banning the N-word is so ridiculous. So much stuff gets passed on in code. To say certain things straight out is revolutionary.

  3. I dunno. I’m an idealist who would like to live in a world where no derogatory terms were used for anyone. But, like the Socialist in me, the idealist in me realizes that will never happen.

    While, as a white person, I would not use that word, I would not be offended to hear it used by a black person if used as a greeting or term of empowerment, etc. and not in a derogatory way.

    As a lesbian, I use the word “dyke” to describe myself and other lesbians but I never use it as a pejorative. (Same thing for “the ‘C’ word.”) I would find it offensive to have the word “dyke” used about me by most straight people. I’ve found that when most straight people use that term it is meant as a pejorative.

    I imagine you would feel the same about “the ‘N’ word.”

    The difference between myself and my parents with respect to race is that I am willing to examine my feelings and define my morality in that regard; they were not.

  4. I recognized the eyebrows before I saw the whole face. My father was a huge boxing fan.

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