Potential Becomes Valuable only when it is recognized and used.
How many times have you heard from a teacher “He has such potential but he is not using it” or hear commentators say how this athlete has great potential? Everything has great potential in it. It is the art of educing this potential out of us that is the key.
There is a story of a man who saw some boys playing a game with some stones. He noticed the stones and found that they got them from their father, The father had bowels of them as they were all around the place….. You may know the story that this was the greatest jewel field in Africa. Yet the families there did not recognize what was there. There was the potential for great wealth but they could not make use of it because they did not recognize it!
Our minds and thoughts are the same. We hold great potential, great gifts, but until we recognize, understand, and become conscious of what we have we are unable to use it.
You may have all the wealth in Christendom, but unless you recognize it and make use of it, it will have no value! – 20:2 MKS
We have been given this great tool, our mind, to use and create with. Oil, electricity, gases, water, everything on this planet has always been here but until we learned of its existence, recognized it, learned how to harness it, only then were we able to profit from it.
You and I have the greatest tool and mechanism ever at our disposal. Given freely and abundantly. We have great potential in our own minds if we but learn to THINK!
Take the time to recognize, learn, harness, and create with this power within you!
We Are Many and We Are One
I just watched “I AM” by Tom Shadyac this week and it illuminated our Master Keys study for the week brilliantly. In ‘I Am’ Tom Shadyac begins by asking the question “what is wrong with the world and what can we do to make it better?” In a documentary style he searches and poses the question to the thinkers of the world. In the end he says “We started out looking for what was wrong with the world and ended up finding out what was right with it instead” Truly he found the correct question to ask.
In This weeks Master Keys I am struck by these two sentences “If your thought is powerful, constructive, and positive, this will be plainly evident in the state of your health, your business, and your environment” Then Haanel shares “What is this raw material which is being collected in these thousands of mental powerhouses all over the world and developed into a power which is evidently controlling every other power? In its static form it is Mind – In its dynamic form, it is THOUGHT”
It is gratitude, cooperation, love, compassion, these are the powerful vital ‘Thoughts’ that are transforming the story of our world. As Tom finds over and over in his film “We are all connected – to each other and to everything around us!” Global Consciousness; there is an identity that we all share, a cause and effect that continues to recur and resonate through us all.
Ying and Yang are not 2 separate things but one complete whole. Light-dark, high-low, hot-cold all the same but extremes of degree. We are unique individuals because of our juxtaposition to each other, our uniqueness lies in our relationship to each other thing. Yet we are all part of the same fabric, the same Universal Mind, all made up of the same particles of life.
And, as each of us in the world begins to understand that we tell our own story and we begin to create a consciousness that is positive and constructive, We are changing the dynamic of the whole world!
We are many but we are one.