Week 9 – “To think correctly is to enter into the ‘Secret Place of the Most High.’

This week’s lesson from Haanel is about the process known as thinking.  Our ability to observe ourselves and then choose what to think separates us from all other known life forms. Yeah, so what? you say.  Well, here’s the deal.  Since we can think whatever we choose to think, we should be able to create a paradise on earth.  And yet most of us in this course are here because somehow we have fallen short, so far, of that paradise.

But fear not, help is on the way in the form of directed thinking.  Is it really that simple a solution, you ask?  And Haanel answers, Yes. I said simple, not easy.  Here’s a shorthand version of the formula for a harmonious life.  Wait a minute.  Before I give you this formula there is a conundrum that is part of it.  You have to create harmony within yourself before you can create harmony for yourself. I know that sounds like a riddle but consider this: the distance between New York and Los Angeles seems enormous until you look at it from a satellite 20 miles above the earth.

And that is what Mark J has been drilling into us for the last several months.  We are learning how to be and from that place of selfhood we act by controlling our thoughts, by directing our thinking, our imagination.  We imagine our heart’s desire and create a definite major purpose for ourselves. And then we visualize on the inner screens of our minds the completed image/experience of our purpose. Oh yeah, and then we pour on some jet fuel and ignite our passion like only our hearts desire can!

Our Thoughts + Our Desire = Our Belief x Action = Results of The Highest Order

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Julia Standish

Our Thoughts + Our Desire = Our Belief x Action = Results of The Highest Order

Came back to visit. And you are great with expressing to the point. I was wondering if you still have to log in when you read blogs, or just mine? I have a sponsored website. And when I rover through the blog roll I am already using WordPress. Hmmmm, just curious. I haven’t been blogging, so not many visitors, but MKE is looking for more harmony… so I did a Week 8-10. Peace by your Journey. Love the Jet Fuel!!! I can relate because I enjoy the Reno Air Races for the past 10 years. My husband had his homebuilt fly in the races 2 years by our test pilot.


Great post Andrew, I enjoy reading your blogs, keep it up.

Terrence G Neraasen

Nicely put Andrew. Another succinct but meaty post. You get this big time.

Heather C.

I love this blog! You’re such a wonderful writer. I always take away a “nugget” from each post.



Don’t forget Feeling in that formula! BOOM. lets get it.

Lisa Louise Lindsey

Ahh jet fuel. I like that!

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