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What is our strength for?
According to universal law, the amount of strength we gain is in proportion to the effort expended. It reminds me of Wallace Wattles summary affirmation from the Science of Getting Rich which states,
“I am rich and the riches I receive are in exact proportion to the definiteness of my vision, the fixity of my purpose, the steadiness of my faith and the depth of my gratitude.
Is strength physical or mental?
When explaining strength of this nature, we must realize that mental strength assists in creating mental states of happiness. Concentration requires effort and Haanal says it’s hard at first. Over time, with discipline and practice, things of this nature become habitual and easier to do without as much effort. Physical strength requires practice to get muscles strong and in time they maintain that strength. However, with physical strength, if muscles are not used, they atrophy or become weakened to the degree of lack of use.
Spiritual habits are similar but discovering a truth and forming beliefs are very strong and the sub conscious mind is so powerful that it will remember them until another truth comes up against it. The truth that triumphs is the one input last!
Strength and the Inside World
Effort is the inside job of concentrating on what we desire according to where our insight, if received in our sit, takes us. The answers we receive are the insight we need to grow. This growth is cause and the manifestation is happiness.
We’re taught that knowledge does not apply itself. I can write about this but if I am not practicing what I’m learning, this knowledge will pass me by. So this insight is meant to be practiced, as is all insight we gain in our meditation.
Conditions and experiences come to us for our benefit. Strength is gained in proportion to the effort expended. Happiness comes when we are in conscious cooperation with these laws. Today, let’s consciously cooperate with this insight from Haanal and love ourselves into happiness. In so doing, we are developing love for all humanity, as is stated in Hill’s Blueprint builder.
Strength serves a great purpose. Find that purpose so your strength is used and doesn’t atrophy!