Ever since I started writing about my experience with mind power and spirituality, I’ve had people asking me how it has changed my life. These are the very people who have also tried their hands on mind power and it hasn’t seem to work for them.
So why does mind power work for some and not for others?
Here are some reasons:
1. The Power of Belief
“Whether you believe you can or can’t, you’re right.” – Henry Ford
What Henry Ford meant was that if you believe you can succeed, then you will. On the other hand, if you believe that you cannot succeed, then you can’t. And that’s really the crux of the issue.
Most people tried mind power tactics and tools half-heartedly. This really set them up for failure even before they begin. I can tell whether a person will succeed or not simply by the degree of faith and commitment he or she has. Most people just want to “try it”, so they don’t do it diligently and they give up after a short while. That just won’t do.
2. The Power of Commitment and Persistence
Results from mind power are not instantaneous. They take time to manifest from the formless realm of mind and thoughts into physical reality. In order to taste its fruits, you’ll have to work at it and give it time to manifest. It’s very much like planting a tree. You start with a seed – whatever seed you choose to grow – and then you must water it, give it the nutrients and sunshine it needs, pull out all the weeds around it, and pretty soon it grows into a shoot and then into a tree. That takes time and commitment. Most people give up too easily.
3. The Power of Knowledge
It’s important to know what you’re doing, and whether you’re doing it right. So understanding the universal laws and how they work is of primary importance. In fact, if you fully understood the laws, you’ll have the faith to go with its applications.
For me, the understanding and the faith came after reading and researching for quite a while. It’s not enough reading just one or two books on mind power and assume you already know everything.
Every author has something new to share, a unique twist or an insight that is just right for you. So keep reading. I often get my best insights from little known authors, so don’t discount authors you haven’t heard of before. For example, two years ago I have not even heard of Wallace D. Wattles, the author of “The Science of Getting Rich”, yet his books have already made quite an impact in society. There are really quite a number of very good but obscure authors out there, and with the Internet, it’s much easier to find them than before.
In the past, all these books would have been considered as occult knowledge, but in the age of the Internet, not anymore.
Finally, I continue to encourage you to pursue your dreams via cultivation of your mind. Once you’ve tasted its fruits, you’ll regard life as a play – a creative game where you DO have absolute control over. The degree of control you have over your own life is proportionate to the degree of control you have over your mind.
Dr. Tim Ong is a medical doctor and the author of “From Fear to Love: A Spiritual Journey” and “The Book of Personal Transformation”. He is also a contributing author of David Riklan’s “101 Great Ways to Improve Your Life – Volume 3″ with other authors like Mark Victor Hansen, Ken Blanchard, Byron Katie and Les Brown. You can get more inspiring and mind transforming articles at his websites at The Self Improvement Site and Mind Science 101.